Power ranking the Texas Rangers' potential rookie superstars for the 2024 season

The Rangers are absolutely loaded with high impact rookies heading into 2024.
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While much has been made of the Texas Rangers' big ticket free agent signings in previous years and the lack of them this offseason, Texas has also put together a hell of a young core from good ol' fashioned player development and smart draft picks. Yes, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, and Jordan Montgomery were big reasons why the team won the World Series last year, but one cannot discount the contributions of Josh Jung, Evan Carter, and Adolis Garcia, either.

Despite having a quiet (by their standards) offseason, that doesn't mean that change isn't coming for the 2024 Rangers, as they have another wave of absolute studly young players coming up. Assuming a few of them live up to expectations, those players could end up being better than any free agent they could have traded for anyways.

Texas Rangers rookie power rankings for 2024

This list is going to be for guys with rookie eligibility that we reasonably expect to see time on the big league roster in 2024. That parameter excludes Jack Leiter for now, as while he may be incredibly talented, he is also coming off some rough seasons in the minors and probably needs some more time to be ready for the show.

Some honorable mentions include Antoine Kelly and Dustin Harris, but they didn't quite make the cut. Here are our power rankings of the expected Texas Rangers rookies in 2024 in reverse order to help build the suspense.

Cole Winn

Winn has above-average secondary pitches including a high quality slider, but his fastball is just too hittable at the moment, despite the fact that he does throw reasonably hard. He has also had a bad spring (9.82 ERA in 7.1 innings of work), which has led to a healthy amount of skepticism. He is better than what he has shown down at camp this year, and he could see time in the big leagues, especially since he is on the Rangers' 40-man roster, but he gets the bottom spot in these rankings.

Marc Church

This ranking could end up being low, as Church has looked great this spring with a 1.13 ERA and nine strikeouts in his seven appearances. He is still a reliever, which limits his ceiling a bit, but that fastball/slider combo of his is very legit and he has the stuff to be a high leverage reliever down the road. The most recent projections of the Rangers' Opening Day bullpen don't have him in it, but Texas may be wise to include him.