5 Texas Rangers players taking advantage of 2024 spring training

Let's take a look at the some of the more unlikely standout performances from Rangers camp so far in 2024.

Feb 27, 2024; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Wyatt Langford (82)
Feb 27, 2024; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers left fielder Wyatt Langford (82) / Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
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Cameron Cauley

Given all of the big-time prospects that have passed through the Rangers' minor league ranks in recent years like Josh Jung and Evan Carter, in addition to now Langford and Foscue, it would be easy to miss out on a guy like Cam Cauley. The 21-year-old infield prospect that the Rangers picked in the third round of the 2021 draft has steadily improved each season as a pro, with more power showing up last year than many expected.

However, what puts him on this list is his somewhat surprising dominance in spring training.

There is little chance that Cauley will compete for a big league roster spot anytime soon given the guys ahead of him on the depth chart. However, Cauley has had two strong spring training camps in a row now, and with the type of speed he has, he's absolutely going to become a name to watch if he can just continue to develop his hit tool and tap into power on a consistent basis.

Jared Walsh

It is going to be hard to break through for any guy right now into the Rangers' infield mix given the sheer amount of talent they have. However, having depth at each position is so valuable as the Rangers found out when Corey Seager missed significant time last season. With Jared Walsh showing out this spring, first base seems to be in a good spot heading into 2024.

Walsh is not that far removed from being an All-Star before some pretty serious injuries hindered him the last couple of years. This spring, he looks like he's back to his former self as he has posted a 1.147 OPS in his seven games this spring. Getting big-league playing time this season could be a challenge, but he looks like he could fill in if needed right now, and Texas' offense wouldn't miss a beat.