The future of the Texas Rangers is getting really close to arriving.
3 top Texas Rangers prospects are being promoted to AAA Round Rock as they near the big leagues
With AA Frisco’s season coming to an end, falling just short of a playoff spot, the opportunity for further playing time with the AAA season lasting longer presented itself and the Texas Rangers took advantage.
Huff bashed 10 home runs in 173 AA at-bats this season, while Cole Winn posted a 2.31 in 19 AA starts on the mound. As for Wendzel, his season at Frisco was less productive, with a decent .738 OPS. Perhaps the Rangers feel like Wendzel can be a more immediate big league contributor.
Either way, all three prospects are deserving of this promotion and by getting a taste of AAA, Texas is indicating that all three could be big leaguers imminently. And that’s really exciting.
Huff, of course, has big league experience with a brief cup of coffee back in 2020. Had it not been for an injury this season, he’d arguably be up by now, along with fellow top prospect Josh Jung.
The Rangers are understandably taking their time with Winn, a prized pitching prospect, letting him complete the AA season before promoting him to AAA. But the promotion nonetheless inspires confidence that a 2022 debut is well within the realm of possibility.
It should be assumed that Winn, Huff and Wendzel will all be invited to big league spring training in 2022, with a real chance that the latter two make the team out of camp. We shouldn’t expect to see Winn before late 2022, on the other hand.
But let’s just take a moment to enjoy the fact that the future is getting near for the Texas Rangers. These promotions represent one of the more exciting occasions of what has been a roller coaster (but mostly down) 2021 seaon.