Texas Rangers underrated prospects: RHP Zak Kent
A recent recipient of a minor league promotion to Double-A Frisco, RHP Zak Kent is having a fabulous 2021 season for the Texas Rangers.
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Drafted in the same year as Dustin Harris, Kent was selected in the 9th round by the Texas Rangers in 2019 out of the Virginia Military Institute. And also like Harris, Kent is not listed as a top organizational prospect at the moment, but that’s not stopping him from having a great season as well.
In 60.1 minor league innings and 9 games started for Hickory prior to his aforementioned promotion, Kent posted a 2.83 ERA and 78 strikeouts along with a 1.01 WHIP, which makes it easy to see why the Rangers liked him enough to move him up to AA.
Kent also reportedly has “some of the best stuff” that Texas scouts have seen this year, and while he won’t get the same level of recognition as Jack Leiter or Cole Winn, he’s worth watching as the season progresses.