5 prospects the Texas Rangers can afford to trade this year

Seth Carlson
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Sep 23, 2020; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks Ketel Marte grounds out at first base against Texas Rangers first baseman Sherten Apostel (82) in the fourth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher/The Arizona Republic via USA TODAY NETWORKMlb Texas Rangers At Arizona Diamondbacks /
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Mar 1, 2021; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers Davis Wendzel #86 poses during media day at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports
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5 prospects Texas Rangers can afford to trade this year

2. Davis Wendzel

Wendzel can flat-out hit, and he’s even reached AAA Round Rock, more than a lot of the infield prospects ranked ahead of him and behind him in the Rangers system can say.

Unfortunately for Davis, many of those players have higher ceilings. Wendzel was drafted 41st overall in 2019 out of Baylor and has always been regarded as a bat-first prospect, though he is solid with the glove and can play middle infield or third base.

The problem is that a lot of other guys in Texas’ system can claim the same skillset. And Wendzel has not done nearly enough to separate himself from the pack despite his comparative longevity. Of course, it doesn’t help having a whole season taken away like minor leaguers did in 2020.

Circumstances are what they are, though, and it feels as though the Rangers could now trade Davis Wendzel with the depth they have in their system at all the infield positions.

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