After Spring Training ends, every minor leaguer is assigned to one of the major leagues's minor league affiliates. Fans predict which ones are going to have a huge outbreak year and those that might not have a good year. The Texas Rangers have had some good outcomes in the minor leagues this season such as J.P. Martinez getting called up. One of the biggest surprises in my opinion has been the emergence of Second Baseman Jax Biggers.
From mid round pick to a diamond in the dirt for Jax Biggers
The former Razorback has been with the Texas Rangers since he was drafted by them in the eighth round in the 2018 MLB Draft. During the championship run with the Frisco Roughriders last season, he really wasn't as much of an offensive threat at the plate as he is this season. Let's take a look at his stats below.
In 2022, Biggers had 61 hits and scored 26 runs. He also had one home run and was walked 19 times. During the 2023 season with both the Frisco RoughRiders and Round Rock Express, he has provided the offense at the plate. He has 77 hits, scored 52 runs, 11 home runs and 56 walks.
Now let's not get ahead of ourselves here, some prospects will have a breakout season and then have a regression the next year. However, I'm very happy with the way that Biggers has helped both the Express and RoughRiders drive in runs this season. It's good to see Biggers take advantage and make an impression to be here next season.
Biggers was up for the Rule 5 draft this past offseason and wasn't selected by any franchise. I think the Rangers lucked out not protecting him. It probably gave him motivation to have a breakout season this year. I don't know if he will get promoted to Triple-A next season with the Express or if he end up back with the RoughRiders. All I know is the Rangers have a diamond in the rough with Biggers.