3 Texas Rangers prospects dominating spring training so far
2. Bubba Thompson
The Texas Rangers probably came closer than they would’ve liked to admit to losing Bubba Thompson this winter after out-righting him off the 40-man roster and subjecting him to the Rule 5 draft.
In some cases, the lockout was a blessing for Thompson, who now gets to remain in the Rangers organization and is showing out early in spring training. The 23-year-old has two home runs and a 2.056 OPS in eight spring at-bats so far. With 2022’s edition of Cactus League play being shorter than normal, there will be less time for Thompson to prove himself again.
But with a strong showing, it’s not out of the question for the former two-sport athlete (he used to play football) to finally reach his potential of latching on with the Texas Rangers as a reserve outfielder. His speed and defense can certainly play at the big league level, now his bat just needs to catch up.
It looks like it has early on in spring training.