Texas Rangers: Ranking the position player prospects

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Oregon’s Aaron Zavala (13) runs to home plate during the game against the Oregon State Beavers at PK Park in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, April 10, 2021.Baseball Osu At Uo 1594 /

Texas Rangers Position Player Prospect Rankings: Honorable Mention

Aaron Zavala-OF

  • Draft: 2021, Texas Rangers, Round 2, #38 Overall
  • Age: 21
  • 2021 MILB Teams: ROK/A
  • GP: 22
  • HR: 1
  • RBI: 9
  • SB: 9
  • AVG: .293

Aaron Zavala was a recent high draft pick of the Rangers.  He needs experience but, has the potential to move through the Rangers organization at a rapid rate.  Zavala will likely start the season back in A ball but, could reach A+ at some point during 2022.

Justin Foscue-2B

  • Draft: 2020, Texas Rangers, Round 1, #14 Overall
  • Age: 22
  • 2021 MILB Teams: ROK/A/AA
  • GP: 26
  • HR: 2
  • RBI: 13
  • SB: 0
  • AVG: .247

Justin Foscue played at three different levels of MILB in 2021.  Foscue has a very high ceiling and will likely start the season back in AA to start and could see time in Texas as a September call-up when the rosters expand.

Domingo Leyba-2B

  • Free Agent: 2012, Detroit Tigers, Dominican Republic
  • Age: 26
  • 2021 MILB Teams: AAA
  • GP: 50
  • HR: 13
  • RBI: 60
  • SB: 1
  • AVG: .313

Domingo Leyba was a surprise after being acquired as a free agent signing.  Leyba has played in  eight seasons of MILB so, its difficult to call him a prospect but, his numbers in 2021 were terrific.  In 646 career games, Leyba has compiled a .289 AVG, 59 HR, 345 RBI, and 43 SB.  Leyba may be blocked by higher profile Rangers prospects but, there is no doubt, driving in more runs than games played has made scouts drool at the prospect of a MLB contract.  He also only had two errors while playing multiple infield positions so, he could be an option as a utility infielder for the Rangers.

Sam Huff-C/1B

  • Draft: 2016, Texas Rangers, Round 7, #219 Overall
  • Age: 23
  • 2021 MILB Teams: ROK/AA/AAA
  • GP: 61
  • HR: 16
  • RBI: 36
  • SB: 0
  • AVG: .246

An injury during Spring Training in 2021 derailed Sam Huff from having any chance to play for the Rangers in 2021.  In 2020, when the MILB seasons were canceled, Huff played played in 10 games for Texas.  He was primarily a 1B/DH option in 2021 and was playing catchup all season because of the hamstring injury.

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The Rangers still view Huff as the catcher of the future but, he needs to be healthy in 2022 to have any chance of making the Rangers.  For his MILB career, Huff has played 383 games over five partial seasons and he has compiled a .261 AVG, 72 HR and 211 RBI.  If Huff has a terrific Spring Training, he could be an option at multiple positions for the Rangers next year.