Two of the Texas Rangers’ first-rounders took to the batting cages Friday, and their swings look big league ready.
Top prospects Josh Jung and Justin Foscue got into the batting cages and showed off some of the pop in their bats.
Check this out.
Josh Jung and Justin Foscue are letting it rip at Texas Rangers’ camp.
Loud noises, indeed.
The early hype around Josh Jung has raised eyebrows in Texas Rangers‘ camp early this spring, garnering the attention of scouts, coaches, fans and the front office.
He is looking to win the third base job out of spring training, but the uphill battle to make the Opening Day roster may have him down at Round Rock to begin the year.
Recent change to Jung’s approach at the plate look to be paying off, though, as the Texas Rangers wanted him to work on his pull power.
He did so with great ease it looks like in the video above.
As for Foscue, he was a late addition to the NRIs this spring training, as he was originally left off the list.
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He was added late, and deservedly so because he has yet to showcase himself for any professional coaches thus far.
The Mississippi State product was a surprise pick for the Texas Rangers in last year’s draft, but has had high praise and comparisons given to him since his signing.
Most notably, Foscue has been called the “next Ian Kinsler,” and for any Ranger fans, that should bring on some excitement.
With the caveat that he leave the pop-ups behind. of course.
Foscue is a career .298 hitter, hitting 21 homers and driving in 105 over his four years in the college ranks.
His bat-speed and ability to adjust quickly at the plate should prove very beneficial to him once he sees more advanced pitching in the minor leagues.
Another big time minor league hitter took batting practice today, as power-hitting Curtis Terry took some hacks in the cage, as well.
We highlighted Terry earlier this offseason, noting that the power potential is through the roof for the right-handed first baseman.
Of course, he will have an uphill battle to get to the majors, but if his bat continues to play and the power stays consistent, he’ll find his way to Arlington in no time.
It just goes to show you that the next great wave of Texas Rangers are not too far away.
Knowing that the rebuild won’t last forever, we can look forward to seeing the likes of Jung, Foscue and Terry in Arlington one day, and hopefully sooner rather than later.