I think a lot of Rangers fans are happy that General Manager Chris Young was able to get help at the trade deadline without giving up any of our top prospects. When I saw that the Rangers were trying to trade for Max Scherzer, I thought the Rangers were about to part ways with top prospect Evan Carter However, the Mets wanted Luisangel Acuña and that was the only prospect that we gave up for Scherzer.
After the trade deadline, the prospect rankings always get updated due to numerous prospects changing organizations. The Rangers now have a new top three with their prospect list. Of course, Evan Carter remains the number one prospect after the year he is having down in Double-A with the Roughriders. The latest first-round draft pick, Wyatt Langford debuts in the second spot, and Sebastian Walcott is now the third-ranked prospect.
Texas Rangers consensus top prospect Evan Carter
Carter has been the most talked about Texas Rangers' prospect this season on social media as fans want him called up to the Rangers ASAP. He's the eighth-ranked prospect in all of baseball right now. Fans will likely have to wait for next season for him to try and make the 40-man roster.
The 20-year-old Carter's batting average is .278 and his OPS is .859. He has 13 home runs and 58 RBIs this season with the Roughriders. I think he has a good shot at making the Rangers roster next season.
2023 Texas Rangers' First Round Pick Wyatt Langford
Langford was drafted fourth overall last month and he's already making a huge impact with the Hickory Crawdads. He's the 13th-ranked prospect in all of baseball. His .395 batting average and his 1.327 OPS certainly has the attention of fans.
With the way he continues to get on base, Langford could be in Frisco by the end of the season. He will probably need some more time down in the minor leagues next season. I can see him starting in Frisco next season and probably getting promoted to Triple-A by mid-season. He has a very bright future with this organization.
17-year old Jamaican Phenom Sebastian Walcott
Sebastian Walcott was just signed out of Jamaica in January as one of the top international prospects. In Arizona, Walcott is slugging the ball. in his short time with the Rangers, he's the 67th overall prospect in baseball. His 40 hits, 7 HRs, and 21 RBIs have really impressed the Rangers front office in the short time he's been here.
He's still got time to grow as a player since he's only 17 years old. Fans should expect him to get time in Down East to start next season and allow him to climb up the minor league ladder from there. Walcott is another exciting prospect that fans should keep an eye on starting next season.
As I wrap up this article, fans should know that they won't all make the team at the same time. They will probably stagger their debuts over the next three to four seasons. The last thing that Texas Rangers Manager Bruce Bochy wants to do is have three rookies possibly having growing pains as he tries to lead the Texas Rangers to a World Series title. However, these three prospects should have fans excited about what is in store for the franchise down the road.