3 biggest storylines to watch at 2022 Texas Rangers Spring Training

Seth Carlson
Mar 28, 2021; Surprise, Arizona, USA; A general view of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs during the second inning of a spring training game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 28, 2021; Surprise, Arizona, USA; A general view of the game between the Texas Rangers and the Chicago Cubs during the second inning of a spring training game at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /
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ARLINGTON, TX – JULY 28: The Texas Rangers 2021 top draft pick Jack Leiter throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the Rangers play the Arizona Diamondbacks at Globe Life Field on July 28, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) /

What are the 3 biggest storylines of 2022 Texas Rangers spring training?

3. Top prospects trying to win jobs/continue their progression

Much to their credit, the Texas Rangers have been taking a cautious approach with their prospects. This will hopefully pay off down the line.

Right now, however, that means fans will have to wait to see these talents play in the big leagues. But they can watch them at spring training as the Rangers allow them to take part in spring games.

Jack Leiter, for example, has already pitched in a scrimmage this spring, and will have more opportunities to impress the Rangers in Arizona in front of big league talent. Other prospects like Cole Winn should expect to merit serious consideration for MLB call-ups this season, so their spring performances will serve as early indicators of whether they’re still on track or not.

The continued rise of infielders Ezequiel Duran, Justin Foscue, Dustin Harris and others will be closely followed, as will those of pitchers like Owen White and Ricky Vanasco.

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Though the great majority of these high-level prospects won’t be on the Texas Rangers’ Opening Day roster come April 8, their progress this spring will be no less important to monitor.

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