Texas Rangers May Minor League Update

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4. Evan Carter

Carter was ranked as the highest rated Rangers prospect coming into the season. By midseason he might be one of the highest rated prospects in all of baseball. The 20-year old centerfielder has played great defense in center and shown a mature approach at the plate. For most of April he had a batting average well over .350 and an OPS over 1.000. It has come back down to earth the last couple of weeks. He still has a .958 OPS, he has 23 walks to just 18 strikeouts, four home runs, and 20 RBI's. He doesn't turn 21 until August. The question from fans and media alike are will he be taking his first drink legally in a Rangers uniform or in a Round Rock or Frisco uniform.

5. Luisangel Acuna

Acuna has experience being overshadowed. He is the younger brother of Ronald Acuna Jr, who is a multi-time All-Star and Rookie of the Year award winner. Now in Frisco he is being overshadowed by Evan Carter. He is putting up great numbers that deserve to be recognized. He is 21-years old and is in his first full-season at Double-A after being promoted at the end of the 2022 season. He has made massive improvements between last year and this year. He currently has a .320 batting average, 13 stolen bases, seven doubles, and 18 RBI's. He is also playing great defense at second and shortstop. He has a very bright future. He showed out in spring training this year and is now carrying that over into the regular season.

6. Owen White

White is the Rangers best pitching prospect. He has had injury issues through the years. He is fully healthy now and is in his first season on the 40-man roster. The Roughriders have been easing him into the season. He had a minor injury during spring training. His innings are being closely monitored through the first month. At this point he is still putting up good numbers. He is 1-0 on the season with a 2.91 ERA. He has 18 strikeouts to seven walks in his five starts. He has done nothing to damage his status as the top pitching prospect for the Rangers. As we get into May and June hopefully the kid gloves are removed and they start letting him pitch deeper into games. The one thing I want to see from White is more strikeouts. In his last start he had six strikeouts in three innings. That was a season high for him. Hopefully we see more of that going forward.