How many Texas Rangers prospects does it take to light up a room?
It’s a rhetorical question, so don’t try to answer it. But six in this case.
Six of the organization’s top prospects stopped by Globe Life Field Monday for a media opportunity in which beat reporters and other credentialed outlets got to interview the rising stars. And the Texas Rangers’ Twitter account posted a photo that left us starstruck.
6 Texas Rangers prospects posed for a picture at Globe Life Field that really brings the future into vision
Pictured left to right above are top prospects Cole Winn (RHP), Josh Jung (3B), Dustin Harris (INF), Jack Leiter (RHP), Owen White (LHP) and Josh H. Smith (INF). All six are on MLB Pipeline’s Rangers prospect rankings, and four of them in the top 10.
That’s one bright-looking future in just one photo. And it won’t be long before (hopefully) all of these players call Globe Life Field and the city of Arlington home.
Cole Winn and Josh Jung are both expected to see the big leagues in 2022 pending a season after both reached AAA Round Rock at the end of 2021. Jung arguably would’ve been called up already had it not been for a foot injury suffered last year, but Texas will be sure to take its time with Winn, one of the Rangers’ most promising and exciting pitching prospects.
Dustin Harris was last season’s MiLB Player of the Year for the Texas Rangers after a breakout season. Watch for his continued development in 2022 as well.
Jack Leiter has yet to pitch a pro inning since being drafted second overall in 2021, but could find himself in the big leagues by 2023 given his polish and college experience.
Owen White just dominated the Arizona Fall League and looks to be on the rise as well. And Josh H. Smith was acquired from the Yankees in the Joey Gallo deal.
No pressure or anything, but the future of the Texas Rangers relies heavily upon how these six (and others) perform once they make their big league debuts.
For now, though, the future looks really bright and fans should be excited!