But even if you don’t love Gallo being traded, you can at least try to embrace the pieces that the organization got in exchange for the power-hitting right fielder. And one of those players is SS Josh Smith, now the Rangers’ No. 7 prospect.
Smith, a highly touted hitter with a 1.094 OPS in 156 minor league at-bats in 2021, was arguably the best player in the trade coming back to Texas, even though fellow SS and No. 8 prospect Ezequiel Duran was considered the “headliner” in the deal.
And he’s also a very entertaining vlogger.
Just check out the latest installment on his and his wife’s YouTube channel, which hilariously documents Smith’s journey from New York Yankee to Texas Ranger.
Texas Rangers fans should love prospect Josh Smith after he recorded a hilarious trade vlog
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At first, Smith, an LSU grad, didn’t even know he was being traded, which is always funny. He even dressed in his Yankees’ minor league uniform the night of the deal, still unaware of the brewing circumstances. His wife kept telling him, and yet the 23-year-old kept going about his normal routine.
That is until it finally happened, of course, and the reality settled in that the shortstop would now be joining the Texas Rangers organization.
The vlog is worth watching in its entirety, and really gives fans insight into the minor league life as well as what it’s like for a player to hear and react to the fact that they were traded.
And what better way to endear yourself to a new fanbase and new home than with some good old-fashioned humor?
Josh Smith is off to a great start as a member of the Texas Rangers organization, both on and off the field. We’re very much looking forward to tracking his progress down in the minors as he looks to become a big leaguer in due time.