Texas Rangers prospects we could see in the big leagues this year

Chris Bachman
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Apr 30, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Joe Barlow (68) and catcher Sam Huff (55) celebrate the win over the Atlanta Braves at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 30, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers relief pitcher Joe Barlow (68) and catcher Sam Huff (55) celebrate the win over the Atlanta Braves at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas Rangers prospects we could see soon

4. Sam Huff, C

This one might be cheating since he’s seen some MLB time in 2022, but he only played in one game, so I’m listing him.

Huff has had immediate success in the majors with a 2020 performance of three home runs in 10 games while batting .355. He also managed a clutch single in his lone appearance this year. That single spoke volumes for the power hitter, though. He is known to “strike out a lot and smash a lot” so to buckle down and get an important RBI hit was big.

The problem is his position. As prior mentioned, catcher is currently a position of strength for the Texas Rangers. Like Winn, it will likely take an injury (looking at you, Mitch Garver) to get him consistent at bats like he’s getting in the minors.

Another route, my personal favorite, would allow him to be a primary DH. The slugger is “only” hitting .275/.351/.609 with seven home runs through 18 games for the power-house Round Rock Express, but he could be a back up at any time this season given Garver’s injury prone career.

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