Shocking news came to Rangers’ camp Saturday, as top prospect Bayron Lora was involved in a horrific car crash that left one dead.
According to Hector Gomez, Bayron Lora was driving his truck with several others when he lost control and crashed the truck.
The crash left one dead, while the others, including Lora, were left in serious condition.
Texas Rangers’ prospect Bayron Lora was involved in a major car accident on Saturday.
Lora was transferred to a local hospital were he is being treated, and according to Gomez, has been progressing well since his arrival.
Bayron Lora was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2019 for $3.9 million, and represented one of the better power bats to come out of that international player pool.
He has been graded with 70 power on the 20-80 scale and could be a 30-40 home run player for the Texas Rangers in the near future.
Lora is currently ranked as the Rangers’ 20th-best prospect according to MLB Pipeline.
The organization released a statement later Saturday afternoon acknowledging that they had been notified of the accident.
This is undoubtedly a massive blow to the 18-year-old Lora, who prior to this accident was scheduled to resume professional baseball activities in 2021 after minor league operations were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
It’s also unfortunate for the Rangers organization since they were hoping to see Lora make meaningful strides in his first stateside action this season.
At this point, though, all parties should just be thankful that Lora is alive, albeit in serious condition.
Hopefully, the 18-year-old is able to make a full recovery and hit the diamond again soon.
With a bat as big and powerful as Lora’s and with the future he has ahead of him, we’re wishing him nothing but the best during this difficult time.