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WFAA Top 15 Texas Rangers Prospect List

After years of trades, the Texas Rangers are in the process of rebuilding their farm system. Here's a look at the best of their crop:
Credit: Rob Carr
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Leody Taveras #3 of the Texas Rangers and the World Team against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Over the previous decade, the Texas Rangers enjoyed the spoils of one of the strongest minor league systems in the game with successes the franchise had not experienced before. After years of trades to keep the big league club competitive, the Rangers are in the process of rebuilding their farm.

Texas prefers athletic players with loud tools as an organizational philosophy. Through the years, the Rangers have had a reputation for finding and developing sluggers, especially from Latin America, while struggling to develop starting pitching.

For our mid-year list, we are excluding players who have yet to participate in organized minor league ball. This includes Texas' most recent draftees such as Cole Winn and Owen White. Those two, and others from this year's draft, along with the talented International signees from this month, are well on their way to making the grade but we're holding back on ranking them until they've taken the field.

Collectively, Brice Paterik (@80gradewhitt), Chris Roland (@realchrisroland), and Samuel Hale (@thesamuelhale) and the Baseball Texas team have ranked the top 15 prospects on the Texas Rangers' farm as follows:

No. 15: Scott Heineman, OF

No. 14 Michael Matuella, RHP

No. 13 Chris Seise, SS

No. 12 Ariel Jurado, RHP

No. 11 Jose Trevino, C

No. 10 Anderson Tejeda, SS

No. 9 Joe Palumbo, LHP

No. 8 C.D. Pelham, LHP

No. 7 Bubba Thompson, OF

No. 6 Jonathan Hernandez, RHP

No. 5 Cole Ragans, LHP

No. 4 Julio Pablo Martinez, OF

No. 3 Hans Crouse, RHP

No. 2 Leody Taveras, OF

No. 1 Willie Calhoun, OF

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