Wyatt Langford’s month of June shows why Rangers were sold on rookie’s potential

The Texas Rangers have gotten a little bit of everything out of Wyatt Langford.
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It's been a rough season for the Texas Rangers. After winning the 2023 World Series, they have fallen on hard times and now own a record of 39-48. They're falling further and futher back of the division and wild card races.

However, despite their struggles, their season hasn't been devoid of some positives. In fact, they've gotten a lot of contributions from rookie Wyatt Langford. The 22-year-old is hitting .263 with 4 home runs, 36 RBI, seven stolen bases, and a .723 OPS.

Last Sunday night, he capped off a strong June by hitting for the cycle against the Baltimore Orioles. He made 106 plate appearances in June and had slash line of .309/.368/.526 with six doubles, three triples, three homers, and was successful in all six of his stolen base attempts.

This is exactly why the Rangers were so high on Langford heading into the 2024 season, and why after having just been drafted out of the University of Florida in 2023, is now in the Major Leagues.

Strong June proves why Rangers were high on Wyatt Langford

Langford was the fourth overall pick in last year's draft. He has quickly risen through the ranks of the Rangers organization while showing star qualities. And though the Rangers may be out of contention at the moment, they at least have more potential success from Langford to look forward to in the years to come after betting on him this spring.

He's continued raking in July after his cycle performance and has been one of the few bright spots for the team over the last few weeks. It may have been a bit of a slow start for him, but Texas' patience with Langford is now being rewarded.

If the Rangers are going to climb back into contention, they are going to need Langford to continue at his torrid pace and repeat what he was able to do in June. But it's now obvious as to why the defending World Series champions were sold on his ability to take the next step in the big leagues.

We could be looking at a monster second half for the 22-year-old.