Texas Rangers prospects we could see soon
3. Cole Winn, SP
Finally, a pitcher.
The Texas Rangers have had some stellar performances of late from Dane Dunning, Martin Perez and their bullpen, but they still sit 26th of 30 in team ERA this season. Jon Gray is here to stay after signing a four-year deal and Dunning is as well, but the young duo of Hearn and Howard have left some wanting more.
Howard has already been demoted, seeing the rise of Glenn Otto and Hearn has done JUST enough to stay in the rotation. There is little to knock about Winn, as he has succeeded at every level.
He carried a carrier 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings in AA-AAA last year with a sub-three ERA but has a career low 7.2 Ks/9 this year. He’s also run into some trouble his past two outings, allowing six earned runs in his past 8.1 innings of work.
Winn doesn’t profile as an “ace”, but he definitely looks to be a front-line starter. It’ll likely take an injury before he’s called up, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him around the All-Star break.