Texas Rangers prospects we could see soon
2. Bubba Thompson, OF
Cut from the same cloth as Leody, Bubba Thompson is an athletic outfielder who is having a career year so far in the minors. Slashing .355/.371/.505 with three home runs on the same team as Taveras, the 24-year-old is still less likely to see the big leagues this year than his teammate.
Thompson’s biggest knock overall is his health, though in 2021, he managed to play in 104 games, the most to date. In the four injury-shortened seasons prior, he only managed a batting average of .249 with 19 home runs in in 192 games. His AA performance in 2021 where he hit .275/.325/.483 pushed him to AAA this year.
He still profiles more as a fourth outfielder as he crushes right handed pitching. IF he can manage to stay healthy and succeed against the southpaws, we could see him AFTER the All-Star break.