5 prospects the Texas Rangers can afford to trade this year

Seth Carlson
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
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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ASU’s Trevor Hauver scores behind UNLV catcher Jacob Godman during the second inning in Phoenix April 23, 2019.Unlv Vs Asu Baseball
ASU’s Trevor Hauver scores behind UNLV catcher Jacob Godman during the second inning in Phoenix April 23, 2019.Unlv Vs Asu Baseball /

5 prospects Texas Rangers can afford to trade this year

3. Trevor Hauver

Much like Davis Wendzel, Trevor Hauver find himself amidst a glut of infielders in the Texas Rangers farm system.

Hauver was one of the pieces acquired in the Joey Gallo deal with the Yankees last summer, and his inclusion felt more like depth rather than anything really substantial.

The 24-year-old doesn’t have a set position defensively; the Rangers have tried him at both second base and in the outfield. His talent is more evident in his bat, which he grades out positively for his contact skills and plate discipline.

But also like Wendzel, there are others in the farm system that also have that profile such as fellow former Yankees Josh H. Smith and Ezequiel Duran. Those two are much more likely to see Arlington than Trevor Hauver at this point.

It’s less of a slight on Hauver and more of a casualty of depth, but the Rangers might find that Hauver is more valuable as a trade piece this year.

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