Texas Rangers: Yohel Pozo’s electric debut should prompt more MiLB call-ups

Seth Carlson
Aug 13, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Yohel Pozo (37) hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 13, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Yohel Pozo (37) hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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You could argue Yohel Pozo‘s Texas Rangers‘ debut was the most electrifying so far this season, at least since Adolis Garcia’s back in April.

Getting the call from AAA Round Rock, where he was absolutely raking, Pozo did not disappoint upon his arrival in Arlington, continuing those hitting ways at the big league level. His debut night saw a 2-4 night including 3 RBI’s and his first career big league home run as the Texas Rangers kicked off a new home stand defeating the Oakland A’s 8-6 on Friday night.

Yohel Pozo crushed his big league debut with the Texas Rangers Friday night

Pozo, who notoriously swung at nearly every pitch he saw in his four at-bats, made his debut count.

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It was the debut that, quite frankly, we wish Curtis Terry, optioned Friday to make room for Pozo, would’ve had.

And speaking of Curtis Terry, it’s players like him that the Rangers should be calling up in droves this August and September. With nothing to lose and lots of young players deserving of their big league breakthrough, Texas should be encouraged by the performance they got from Yohel Pozo in his first ever MLB game.

There are plenty of studs worthy of a call-up to Globe Life Field this season. RHP Nick Snyder is one, with a combined 2.53 ERA between three MiLB levels this season. Ditto AJ Alexy, who continues to flash his potential at AAA Round Rock with a sterling 1.80 ERA between Double-A Frisco and Round Rock. Pitching reinforcements are always needed during a long season.

You don’t even need to look any further than big leaguer Joe Barlow, who has been dominant since being promoted to the big leagues out of the bullpen, to see the benefits of calling up such talents.

Yohel Pozo got called up and on the same day, delivered a huge jolt to a languishing lineup.

It’s pretty amazing how much minor league call-ups can provide a boost and a reason to keep watching this Texas Rangers team play. And guys like Pozo, Barlow and Andy Ibanez are proving it doesn’t even need to be the top prospects that get called up.

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Keep ’em, coming, Rangers!

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