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

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Texas Rangers prospects we could see soon

5. Josh Smith/ Davis Wendzel 3B

I’m ranking them as a duo here because neither has a clear path, yet both have about the same chances to make it.

Smith was a typical SS, but after being blocked by Corey Seager, he’s experienced playing time at a few different positions. Some have him going to the OF but with Taveras/Thompson I believe his best chance to being called up would be to man third base.

Wendzel, meanwhile, is a standard third base prospect who was drafted after Jung (8) and before Smith (67) in the competitive balance first round (41) in 2019.  Wendzel hasn’t quite had the minor league success as Smith, but is known to get hot and is a career third baseman. These two are likely to come up late in the season for “try-outs” unless incumbent Andy Ibanez can establish himself.