5 prospects Texas Rangers can afford to trade this year
5. Yerry Rodriguez
Rodriguez almost made the big leagues in 2021, reaching AAA Round Rock as part of the organization’s late wave of prospect promotions last September.
It’s very possible Rodriguez has a cup of coffee with the big league club in 2022, but that’s just the thing: a cup of coffee may be all that’s in store for Rodriguez with the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers’ current pitching situation would seem to suggest that Rodriguez will get an opportunity to make the team out of spring training, but what happens once he gets pushed out by better competition down the line?
Much like Henriquez, Rodriguez has the stuff to be successful and has a good delivery to the plate, but he lacks in durability, which clouds his future role as a big league pitcher.
Perhaps another team would be able to generate more out of Rodriguez than the Rangers have to this point.