It’s no secret that the Texas Rangers are willing to wheel and deal to land players. We’ve seen them go for it in years where perhaps they should’ve held back and, in recent years, send veteran players packing for prospect returns.
But while we commonly associate trades involving the swapping of minor league players, let’s not forget that the Rangers have assets at the big league level who could provide a return in the right deal.
With Texas having been so active prior to the lockout, combined with their propensity for making trades, it wouldn’t surprise me to see one go down before the 2022 season commences.
Here are five Texas Rangers players who have the most trade value at the moment.
Top five Texas Rangers trade chips in 2022
5. Glenn Otto
Otto was one of the prospects the Rangers got in the Joey Gallo trade with the Yankees last summer, and he came up firing in his MLB debut against the Astros.
Unfortunately, that euphoria was short-lived, as he would finish the season with a 9.26 ERA in six big league starts.
But while that 9.26 ERA looks hideous on the surface, lying beneath it was a much more respectable 3.17 FIP. So, there was a lot of bad luck going against Otto in 2021.
Otto’s stuff looked downright nasty at times, and if he can harness that stuff on a more consistent basis, he has the looks of a really solid big league pitcher. That alone should get him on other teams’ radars in trade talks.