2021 hasn’t officially begun in the baseball world yet, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been ignoring the Texas Rangers’ future.
Particularly with this team in the midst of a rebuild, the future couldn’t be more pertinent.
Baseball America seems to agree, because they expect the Texas Rangers’ minor league system to make major strides in 2022 according to a recent article.
The Texas Rangers’ farm system might actually garner the respect it deserves.
It’s quite refreshing to see that a legitimate entity such as Baseball America is willing to put some respect on the Texas Rangers’ farm system after disrespecting it not long ago.
Sure, most of the Texas Rangers’ talent is still early in development and years away from making any kind of impact, but that shouldn’t take away from the value of these players.
With the Texas Rangers holding a top-five selection in 2021 and likely to possess another one in 2022, the organization will only be adding more elite talent to the mix over the next two seasons.
Additionally, with the minor league season expected to take place in 2021 after grinding to a halt in 2020, many of the Rangers’ youngest prospects will have a chance to showcase their talents and once again prove why they’re so deserving of the respect they’re soon to earn.
Some of that youth is, of course, already near or at the big league level. Names like Leody Taveras, Dane Dunning, Josh Jung, Joe Palumbo, Demarcus Evans, Kyle Cody and Jonah Heim all come to mind.
With not much doing in Arlington (baseball wise), all of the aforementioned names (plus potentially others) could find themselves making big-league contributions in 2021.
That’s significant by itself, as not many teams will have the ability to play most of their young players in an attempt to take an inventory of the future.
Ultimately, only time will tell how these prospects will fare, but if Baseball America’s recent prognostication proves true, we could be in for an incredibly bright future in Texas, Rangers fans!