No farm system in baseball has made bigger strides in the last year than that of the Texas Rangers. But don’t just take that from us, let the consensus show that this is indeed the case.
MLB Pipeline ranked the Rangers’ farm system 11th-best in baseball at the end of 2021, including as the second-most improved system in baseball, only behind the Boston Red Sox.
In the last few days, Baseball America (subscription required) and Bleacher Report have also released updated farm system rankings, with Texas coming at No. 9 on the former’s list and at No. 13 in the latter’s. Both rankings are in the upper half of all of baseball.
The Texas Rangers’ farm system is gaining momentum in 2022 and should only keep rising
Within the span of a year, the Texas Rangers have emerged as an organization on the rise thanks in large to part to trades and the MLB draft. Adding Jack Leiter, Ezequiel Duran and Josh H. Smith, along with the emergences of Dustin Harris, Justin Foscue and new risers in Owen White, Ricky Vanasco and Evan Carter have made this farm system deep and talented across the board. And the big outlets are beginning to take notice.
The Texas Rangers hold the third overall pick in the 2022 MLB Draft as well, which will enable them to add yet another high-ceiling prospect out of high school or college and buoy them even further up the farm system rankings this year.
Of course, this is all without mentioning Cole Winn and Josh Jung, both of whom seem primed to make their big league debuts in 2022. The more homegrown talents that reach Arlington, the more successful this rebuild becomes.
Across the board, people are finally starting to recognize the significance of what the Texas Rangers are building organizationally. This isn’t the rebuild of ’07 or even the reset after ’17-’18. This is a new era in Rangers baseball, headlined by some of the most exciting prospects Texas has had in years.
That’s also what made adding Corey Seager and Marcus Semien this winter feel that much more tantalizing: if the Rangers can get outsiders to believe in what they’re building as they did with those superstar infielders, that’s extremely promising going forward.
MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo said it best, “Hang on Rangers fans, help is on the way.”