Curtis Terry, MLB Debut with the Texas Rangers- July 24, 2021
Making room on the big-league roster for aforementioned Pozo came at the expense of Curtis Terry.
The Snellville, GA native was sent down to AAA after appearing in 13 games with the Rangers. So for now, Terry’s extended audition will have to wait.
In 48 big-league plate appearances thus far, Terry has collected four hits. It’s no secret that hitting in the majors is vastly different from hitting in the minors. But in the world of the Rangers in 2021, this movie has played out before.
Jonah Heim and Andy Ibanez both had their rough patches at the big-league level on multiple occasions during the campaign before finding their stroke.
Take that with a grain of salt, but still, the positives with Terry exist. Both he and Pozo were the ultimate bright spots in Round Rock this year, particularly from a power perspective.
Terry’s inability to catch up with the fastball while appearing for the Rangers is what held him back from translating his stellar minor-league numbers to the majors.
But with most second-half auditions, the sample size is just too small to jump to any conclusions.
The 24-year old collected his first major-league hit after starting his career on an 0-20 streak at the plate. Terry will surely get the opportunity to re-write his early-career output — or lack thereof– shortly in Arlington, most likely in September when rosters expand league-wide.