Justin Foscue fighting to make Texas Rangers Opening Day roster

With the Rangers still looking to fill the DH position this could be the perfect opportunity for Justin Foscue to capitalize on the opportunity and become the newest Rangers prospect to join the team.
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Texas Rangers prospect, Justin Foscue was the fourteenth overall selection in the 2020 draft coming out of Mississippi State where he was known for both his plate discipline and his power. He finished his college career with a .464 on-base percentage as well as a .509 slugging percentage. Foscue has been compared to Josh Jung due to their similar frame, as well as their ability to hit for power at the plate. He is also known to be a solid fielder finishing last season with a .976 fielding percentage.

Since being in the minors, he has been plagued by several different kinds of injuries which have kept him sidelined for most of the 2021 season and part of 2022 as well. When he has remained healthy, he has made solid contributions with the bat. Known to be a very mature batter for his age, he avoids chasing pitches outside of the zone and frequently works the count to his advantage. He has some pop, hitting 18 home runs, along with 84 RBI, and also had a .394 on-base percentage last season with Triple A Round Rock.

Growing up Foscue played second base primarily, but since moving into the minors he has split time between second base, third base, and also spending a little time at first base. If he was promoted to the majors this season, he would most likely see action primarily at DH while also filling in among the infield as needed. Due to his defensive ability and young age, Foscue will most likely find his way back into the field as a position player at some point in his career.

Similar to Wyatt Langford, this spring training will be a big determining factor in if Foscue is promoted to Arlington to start the season or not. As of now, Foscue has a .375 batting average as well as a .444 on-base percentage in his first three games of spring training. If he can keep those numbers throughout the rest of spring training, there will be a good chance that he starts the season with the big club here in a few weeks.

Foscue does have the potential to be another strong contributor to the Ranger's success for years to come. The question now becomes whether or not he is ready to start contributing now or does he need to spend some time getting a little more experience in the minors.

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