Texas Rangers minor league players

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Below are select minor league players and the rosters of the minor league affiliates of the Texas Rangers:

PlayersEdit

A. J. AlexyEdit

A. J. Alexy
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1998-04-21) April 21, 1998 (age 22)
Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Adam John Alexy (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Alexy attended Twin Valley High School in Elverson, Pennsylvania.[1] He committed to play college baseball at Radford University.[2] During his senior season at Twin Valley, Alexy threw a complete game shutout in which he threw 164 pitches, leading his team to a 2–1 win.[3] Alexy was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 11th round of the 2016 MLB draft,[2] and signed with them for a $600,000 signing bonus,[4] forgoing his commitment to Radford.

After signing, Alexy was assigned to the Arizona League Dodgers to make his professional debut; in ​13 23 innings pitched for them, he posted a 1–0 record and a 4.61 ERA. He began the 2017 season with the Great Lakes Loons.[5]

On July 31, 2017, the Dodgers traded Alexy, along with Willie Calhoun and Brendon Davis, to the Texas Rangers in exchange for Yu Darvish.[6][7] The Rangers assigned him to the Hickory Crawdads, where he finished the season. In 19 starts for Great Lakes he was 2–6 with a 3.97 ERA, striking out 86 in ​73 23 innings, and in five starts for Hickory he was 1–1 with a 3.05 ERA.[8][9] He spent 2018 with Hickory, going 6–8 with a 3.58 ERA and 138 strikeouts over 108 innings.[10][9] Alexy was assigned to the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League for the 2019 season,[11] going 0–3 with a 5.12 ERA in ​19 13 innings. He suffered a strained lat muscle during a game on May 1 and received a PRP injection as part of his rehab process.[12] Alexy missed the rest of the 2019 season due to the lat injury.[13] Following the 2019 season, Alexy played for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League.[14]

On November 20, 2020, Alexy was added to the Rangers 40-man roster.[15]

Jason BahrEdit

Jason Bahr
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1995-02-15) February 15, 1995 (age 25)
Orlando, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jason Thomas Bahr (born February 15, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Bahr attended Lake Mary High School in Lake Mary, Florida.[16] He enrolled at the University of Central Florida (UCF) and made the UCF Knights baseball team as a walk on. He was cut from the team by coach Terry Rooney after the 2015 season, but new coach Greg Lovelady brought Bahr back on the team in 2017.[17][18]

The San Francisco Giants selected Bahr in the fifth round, with the 156th overall selection, of the 2017 MLB draft.[19] He signed and made his professional debut with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes where he was 3–2 with a 3.55 ERA in 13 games (seven starts). He began 2018 with the Augusta GreenJackets and was promoted to the San Jose Giants in June.[20]

On July 8, 2018, the Giants traded Bahr, Austin Jackson, and Cory Gearrin to the Rangers for a PTBNL or cash considerations.[21][22] He finished the year with the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League. In 24 starts between Augusta, San Jose and the Ducks, he went 10–8 with a 3.52 ERA.[23] Bahr was assigned back to Down East to open the 2019 season,[11][24] and went 6–1 with a 1.71 ERA in 58 innings for them. On June 21, he was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Double-A Texas League,[25] and went 4–3 with a 3.23 ERA in 64 innings for them.[26][27] Bahr was named the Texas Rangers 2019 Nolan Ryan Minor League Pitcher of the Year.[28]

Joe BarlowEdit

Joe Barlow
Texas Rangers
Relief pitcher
Born: (1995-09-28) September 28, 1995 (age 25)
Riverton, Utah
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Joseph Israel Barlow (born September 28, 1995) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers organization.

Barlow attended Riverton High School in Riverton, Utah.[29][30] He attended Salt Lake Community College in Salt Lake City, Utah and played college baseball for them in 2015 and 2016.[31] During his freshman season, Barlow was a catcher and hit just .202 with zero home runs and 13 RBI. In his sophomore season, Barlow appeared at pitcher and catcher. Hitting .208 with 14 RBI. In 13 games pitched (7 starts) Barlow went 3–3 with a 2.12 ERA and 51 strikeouts over ​46 23 innings pitched.[32] The Texas Rangers selected Barlow in the eleventh round, with the 339th overall selection, of the 2016 MLB draft. He signed with them for a $85,000 signing bonus.[33][34]

After signing, Barlow converted to full–time pitching and was assigned to the AZL Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League to make his professional debut; in ​32 23 innings pitched for them, he posted a 2–4 record with a 4.41 ERA. He split the 2017 season between extended spring training and the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League, producing a 6–1 record with a 2.00 ERA and 64 strikeouts in 45 innings. In 2018, Barlow spent the full season with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, producing a 3–3 record with a 1.68 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 59 innings. After the 2018 regular season, Barlow played for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League.[35][36] Barlow was assigned to the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League to open the 2019 season.[11][37] He went 4–0 with a 0.38 ERA and 44 strikeouts in ​23 23 innings for them. On May 29, he was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Double-A Texas League,[38][39] and went 1–1 with a 1.18 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 16 innings for them. On July 15, he was promoted to the Nashville Sounds of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League,[40] and went 1–1 with a 8.83 ERA in ​17 13 innings.[41]

Hans CrouseEdit

Hans Crouse
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1998-09-15) September 15, 1998 (age 22)
Dana Point, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Hans Michael Crouse (born September 15, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Crouse attended Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, California. As a senior, he struck out 99 batters in 63 1/2 innings, posting a 7–3 record with an 0.88 ERA.[42] He committed to the University of Southern California to play college baseball.[43]

Crouse was considered one of the top prep prospects for the 2017 MLB Draft.[44] He was selected in the second round, 66th overall, by the Texas Rangers.[45] He signed with the Rangers for a $1.45 million bonus[46] and was then assigned to the AZL Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League, where he spent all of his first professional season, posting a 0.45 ERA with thirty strikeouts in twenty innings pitched along with an 0.70 WHIP.[47] In 2018, he split time between the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League and the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, compiling a combined 5–3 record and 2.47 ERA in 13 total starts between both teams.[48]

Crouse was ranked as the #73 overall prospect in baseball by Baseball America in their preseason 2019 Top 100 list.[49] Crouse was also ranked as the #85 overall prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline in their preseason 2019 Top 100 list.[50] Crouse was ranked as the #95 overall prospect in baseball by ESPN's Keith Law in his preseason 2019 Top 100 list.[51]

Crouse was assigned back to Hickory for the 2019 season.[52] Crouse produced a 6–1 record with a 4.41 ERA in ​87 23 innings in 2019.[53] He was hampered by bone spurs in his right elbow throughout the season, which forced him to miss almost a month of action and required surgery following the season to remove.[54][55]

Brett de GeusEdit

Brett de Geus
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1997-11-04) November 4, 1997 (age 23)
Pleasanton, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Brett de Geus (born November 4, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

de Geus attended Foothill High School in Pleasanton, California.[56][57] He was not selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft, and thus enrolled at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, where he played college baseball. As a freshman at Cabrillo in 2016, de Geus earned all-conference honors.[58] As a sophomore in 2017, he went 9–3 with a 1.94 ERA over 16 games (14 starts).[59] After the season, he was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 33rd round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.[60]

de Geus signed with the Dodgers and made his professional debut in 2018 with the Ogden Raptors, going 4–5 with a 7.26 ERA over 15 games (14 starts).[61] In 2019, he began the year with the Great Lakes Loons before being promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in June. Over 39 relief appearances between the two clubs, he pitched to a 6–2 record with a 1.75 ERA, striking out 72 over ​61 23 innings.[62] Following the season, he was selected to play in the Arizona Fall League, where he was named an All-Star.[63]

de Geus was a non-roster invite to 2020 spring training.[64] He was selected by the Texas Rangers with the second pick in the 2020 Rule 5 Draft.[65]

David GarcíaEdit

David García
Texas Rangers
Catcher
Born: (2000-02-06) February 6, 2000 (age 20)
Caracas, Venezuela
Bats: Switch Throws: Right

David Alejandro García (born February 6, 2000) is a Venezuelan professional baseball catcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

García signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in 2016 for a $800,000 signing bonus.[66] He made his professional debut in 2017 with the DSL Rangers of the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League, hitting .215/.321/.280/.601 with 1 home run and 26 RBI.[67] He spent the 2018 season with the AZL Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League, hitting .269/.320/.361/.682 with 1 home run and 20 RBI.[67] He played for the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League in 2019, hitting .277/.351/.435/.786 with 5 home runs and 29 RBI.[68][69]

The Rangers added García to their 40-man roster following the 2020 season.[70]

Joe GattoEdit

Joe Gatto
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1995-06-14) June 14, 1995 (age 25)
Hammonton, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Joe John Gatto (born June 14, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball.

Gatto attended St. Augustine College Preparatory School in Richland, New Jersey, and pitched for the school's baseball team.[71] The Los Angeles Angels selected him in the second round of the 2014 MLB draft and he signed with the Angels, receiving a $1.2 million signing bonus.[72] Gatto split his professional debut season of 2014 between the AZL Angels and the Orem Owlz, going a combined 2–1 with a 5.33 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 27 innings.[73] He spent the 2015 season with Orem, going 2–3 with a 4.31 ERA and 38 strikeouts over ​54 23 innings.[74] Gatto spent the 2016 season with the Burlington Bees, going 3–8 with a 7.03 ERA and 54 strikeouts over 64 innings.[75] Gatto split the 2017 season between Burlington and the Inland Empire 66ers, going a combined 8–9 with a 3.43 ERA and 101 strikeouts over ​128 23 innings.[74] He split the 2018 season between Inland Empire and the Mobile BayBears, going a combined 8–6 with a 5.18 ERA and 100 strikeouts over 120 innings.[74] He spent the 2019 season with Mobile, going 5–4 with a 4.80 ERA and 57 strikeouts over ​54 13 innings.[76] He became a free agent following the pandemic canceled 2020 season.[74]

On December 3, 2020, Gatto signed a major league contract with the Texas Rangers.[77][78]

Jake LemoineEdit

Jake Lemoine
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1993-11-28) November 28, 1993 (age 27)
Nederland, Texas
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Jacob Alan Lemoine (born November 28, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Lemoine attended Bridge City High School in Bridge City, Texas.[79] He was drafted in the 21st round, 666th overall, of the 2012 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers but did not sign.[80] He attended the University of Houston for three years (2013–2015), playing college baseball for the Cougars.[81] He played for the 2014 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, going 2–2 with a 2.45 ERA in ​18 13 innings for them.[82][81] During his junior year of 2015, he suffered a right shoulder injury that limited him to just 5 games that season.[81] He was drafted in the 4th round, 108th overall, of the 2015 MLB draft by the Texas Rangers and signed with them for a $528,000 bonus.[83][80]

Lemoine did not appear in a professional game in 2015 and 2016, after dealing with right shoulder problems that led to rotator cuff surgery.[84] He made his professional debut in 2017 with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, going 3–4 with a 2.96 ERA in 70 innings.[80] He spent the 2018 season with the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, going 3–4 with a 2.40 ERA in 56 innings.[80] He split the 2019 season between the Frisco RoughRiders of the Double-A Texas League and the Nashville Sounds of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League, going a combined 2–2 with a 4.45 ERA over ​54 23 innings.[85]

Julio Pablo MartínezEdit

Julio Pablo Martínez
Texas Rangers
Outfielder
Born: (1996-03-21) March 21, 1996 (age 24)
Baracoa, Cuba
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Julio Pablo Martínez Sánchez (born March 21, 1996) is a Cuban professional baseball outfielder in the Texas Rangers organization.

Martínez began his professional career in the Cuban National Series from 2012 through 2017, playing for Guantánamo, Isla de la Juventud, and Camagüey.[86] In 2016, Martínez played for the Cuba national baseball team when they played 20 games in the Can-Am League.[86] He played for the Trois-Rivières Aigles in the Can-Am League in 2017.[87] In November 2017, Martínez defected from Cuba.[88]

Martínez signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent in March 2018.[89][90] He made his professional debut that year with the DSL Rangers of the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League, and was promoted to the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League after nine games in the DSL in which he batted .409. In 60 games for Spokane he batted .266 with nine home runs, 24 RBIs, and 13 stolen bases.[91] After the 2018 regular season, Martínez played for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League. On October 22, 2018, Martínez hit for the Cycle, going 4–4 with a walk.[92] Martínez was ranked as the #78 overall prospect in baseball by Baseball Prospectus in their preseason 2019 Top 101 list.[93] Martínez was also ranked as the #88 overall prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline in their preseason 2019 Top 100 list.[94]

Martínez was assigned to the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League to open the 2019 season.[95] He was promoted to the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League on April 17, after hitting .250 with 1 home run and 5 RBI.[96] With Down East, he hit .248/.319/.423/.741 with 14 home runs and 58 RBI over 113 games.[97][98]

Tyler PhillipsEdit

Tyler Phillips
Texas Rangers – No. 80
Pitcher
Born: (1997-10-27) October 27, 1997 (age 23)
Lumberton, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Tyler Nicholas Phillips (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Phillips attended Bishop Eustace Preparatory School in Pennsauken Township, New Jersey.[99] He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 16th round of the 2015 MLB draft.[100] He signed with them for a $160,000 signing bonus, forgoing a commitment to State College of Florida, Manatee–Sarasota.[101][102]

After signing, Phillips was assigned to the AZL Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League to make his professional debut; in 15 innings pitched for them, he posted a 0–1 record with a 3.60 ERA. In 2016, he made 13 starts for Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League, going 4–7 with a 6.44 ERA, while striking out 57 in ​58 23 innings. He split 2017 between Spokane and Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, going a combined 5–4 with a 4.21 ERA in 20 games (17 starts). In 2018 he went 11–5 with a 2.67 ERA with the Hickory, striking out 124 in 128 innings.[103] He earned a spot on the South Atlantic League mid-season all-star team.[104] Phillips finished the season with the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League, going 1–0 with a 1.80 ERA.[105][106] Phillips was the recipient of the 2018 Texas Rangers Nolan Ryan Pitcher of the Year award.[107]

Prior to the 2019 season, Phillips was rated by Baseball America as having the best control tool in minor league baseball.[108] Phillips was assigned back to Down East to open the 2019 season,[109] and went 2–2 with a 1.19 ERA in ​37 23 innings for them.[102] On May 10, he was promoted to the Frisco RoughRiders of the Double-A Texas League.[110][111] With Frisco, Phillips went 7–9 with a 4.73 ERA over ​93 13 innings.[112][113]

Phillips was added to the Rangers 40-man roster following the 2019 season.[114]

Cole RagansEdit

Cole Ragans
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1997-12-12) December 12, 1997 (age 23)
Crawfordville, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Left

Cole Gatlin Ragans (born December 12, 1997) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.[115][116]

Ragans was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft out of North Florida Christian High School.[117][118] He had committed to play college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles,[119] but instead chose to sign with the Rangers. After signing, he was assigned to the AZL Rangers, where he spent 2016, posting a 4.70 ERA in ​7 23 innings. He spent 2017 with the Spokane Indians where he pitched to a 3–2 record and a 3.61 ERA along with 87 strikeouts in ​57 13 innings pitched.[120]

Ragans underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2018 and missed all of the 2018 season.[121] On May 14, 2019, the Rangers announced that Ragans had suffered a tear in the graft of his surgically repaired left elbow during his rehabilitation process. The tear resulted in a second TJS which resulted in him missing the entire 2019 season.[122]

Yerry RodríguezEdit

Yerry Rodríguez
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1997-10-15) October 15, 1997 (age 23)
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Yerry Manuel Rodríguez (born October 15, 1997) is a Dominican professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Rodríguez signed with the Texas Rangers as an international free agent on September 2, 2015.[123] He made his professional debut in 2016 with the DSL Rangers of the Rookie-level Dominican Summer League, going 4–3 with a 2.66 ERA and 38 strikeouts over ​50 23 innings.[124] He returned to the DSL in 2017, going going 1–0 with a 0.00 ERA and 3 strikeouts over just 6 innings.[124] He split the 2018 season between the AZL Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League and the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League, going a combined 5–2 with a 2.86 ERA and 82 strikeouts over 63 innings.[125] Rodríguez spent the 2019 season with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, going 7–3 with a 2.08 ERA and 85 strikeouts over ​73 23 innings.[126] He suffered a right elbow UCL sprain in July 2019, which ended his season but did not require surgery.[127]

The Rangers added him to their 40-man roster after the 2020 season.[123]

Ryder RyanEdit

Ryder Ryan
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1995-05-11) May 11, 1995 (age 25)
Huntersville, North Carolina
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ryder Michael Ryan (born May 11, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Ryan attended North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina, where he played baseball for his father, Sean.[128] As a junior in 2013, he hit .597 with 29 RBIs along with pitching to a 0.28 ERA in 54.2 innings.[129] He committed to play college baseball at the University of North Carolina for the North Carolina Tar Heels the summer before his senior year.[130] As a senior, he batted .536 with six home runs and 28 RBIs while also pitching to a 7–1 record and a 0.57 ERA.[131] Although he was projected to be drafted as high as the third round in the 2014 MLB draft,[132] he was not drafted until the 40th round by the Cleveland Indians.[133] He did not sign and instead enrolled at North Carolina.

In his freshman and sophomore years at North Carolina, Ryder appeared in only 33 games as a hitter, and only one game as a pitcher.[134] After his sophomore year, he was drafted once again by the Indians, this time as a pitcher, in the 30th round of the 2016 MLB draft.[135] He chose to sign with Cleveland rather than return to school.[136] After signing, he made his professional debut with the AZL Indians where he was 0–1 with a 3.86 ERA in ​18 23 relief innings pitched. He began 2017 with the Lake County Captains, where he was named a Midwest League All-Star after compiling a 0.84 ERA in ​21 13 innings pitched.[137]

On August 9, 2017, Ryan was traded to the New York Mets in exchange for Jay Bruce.[138] He finished the year with the Columbia Fireflies. In 41 relief appearances between Lake County and Columbia, he was 3–4 with a 4.14 ERA.[139] In 2018, he began the season with the St. Lucie Mets, where he was named a Florida State League All-Star after posting a 1–0 record, a 1.77 ERA, and a 0.93 WHIP over 16 relief appearances.[140] He was promoted to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in late May.[141] Over 42 relief appearances between St. Lucie and Binghamton, he went 4–3 with a 3.23 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.[142] Ryan returned to Binghamton in 2019,[143] going 3–1 with a 3.05 ERA over ​44 13 innings, striking out forty.

On December 18, 2020, Ryan was traded to the Texas Rangers as the PTBNL in the Todd Frazier trade of August 31, 2020.[144]

Chris SeiseEdit

Chris Seise
Texas Rangers
Shortstop
Born: (1999-01-06) January 6, 1999 (age 22)
Schenectady, New York
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Christopher Seise (born January 6, 1999) is an American professional baseball shortstop in the Texas Rangers organization.

Seise attended West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. He committed to play college baseball at the University of Central Florida. He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round of the 2017 MLB draft.[145][146][147][148]

After signing, he was assigned to the AZL Rangers. There, he posted a .336 batting average with three home runs and 27 RBIs in 27 games which earned him a promotion to the Spokane Indians, where he batted .222 with nine RBIs in 24 games to end his first professional season.[149] He missed all of 2018 after undergoing rotator cuff surgery.[150] Seise was assigned to the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League to open the 2019 season,[52] and appeared in 21 games, hitting .241/.267/.356/.623 with 6 RBI.[151] Seise underwent surgery in early May to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and missed the rest of the 2019 season.[152][153]

Alex SpeasEdit

Alex Speas
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1998-03-04) March 4, 1998 (age 22)
Powder Springs, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Alex JoVaughn Speas (born March 4, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Speas attended McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia.[154][155] Speas participated in the 2015 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game.[156][157] He was rated as the 36th ranked prospect entering the 2016 MLB draft by Baseball America.[154] He committed to play college baseball at Auburn University.[154][158][159] Speas was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 2nd round, with the 63rd overall selection, of the 2016 MLB draft.[160][161] Speas signed with Texas for a $1,024,900 signing bonus.[162]

Speas spent his debut season of 2016 with the AZL Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League, recording eight scoreless innings over four appearances.[163] In 2017, Speas played for the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League, going 1–6 with a 6.15 ERA over ​33 23 innings in 16 games (7 starts).[163][164] Speas was transitioned to a full-time relief role in 2018, and went 2–0 with a 2.20 ERA and 49 strikeouts over ​28 23 innings for the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League.[163] His season was cut short that June when he underwent Tommy John surgery after suffering a torn ulnar collateral ligament of elbow joint.[165] Speas spent the majority of the 2019 season rehabbing his elbow to full health, making just two appearances for the AZL Rangers.[166] Once returned to full health in 2019, Speas was clocked throwing as hard as 102 mph.[166]

Tyler ThomasEdit

Tyler Thomas
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1995-12-22) December 22, 1995 (age 25)
San Diego, California
Bats: Right Throws: Left

Ricky Tyler Thomas (born December 22, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Thomas attended Mira Mesa Senior High School in San Diego.[167] He enrolled at California State University, Fresno, and played college baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs.[168][169]

The Chicago Cubs selected Thomas in the seventh round of the 2017 MLB draft and he signed, receiving a $175,000 bonus.[170] He made his professional debut that year with the Eugene Emeralds where he was 1–0 with a 2.33 ERA in 19.1 relief innings pitched. He began 2018 with the South Bend Cubs.

On July 19, 2018, the Cubs traded Thomas to the Rangers for Jesse Chavez.[171] The Rangers assigned him to the Hickory Crawdads and promoted him to the Down East Wood Ducks in August. In 22 games (twenty starts) between South Bend, Hickory, and the Wood Ducks, Thomas compiled a 3–9 record with a 3.00 ERA over 105 innings.[172] Thomas was assigned back to Down East for the 2019 season,[173] going 0–2 with a 5.19 ERA over just ​8 23 innings due to a non-disclosed injury.

Cole UvilaEdit

Cole Uvila
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1994-01-30) January 30, 1994 (age 26)
Port Angeles, Washington
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Cole Baker Uvila (born January 30, 1994) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Uvila attended Port Angeles High School in Port Angeles, Washington.[174] Undrafted out of high school, Uvila attended Pierce College in Lakewood, Washington for two years (2013–2014).[175] He posted a 5–2 record with a 1.77 ERA and 74 strikeouts over 64 innings in 2014.[175] Uvila then transferred to Georgia State University to played for the Georgia State Panthers for two seasons (2015–2016).[176] He posted a 1–6 record with a 4.24 ERA and 46 strikeouts over 54 innings in 2015. Uvila entered 2016 as the Friday night starter, but suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament injury of the elbow during his third game of the season, resulting in Tommy John surgery that ended his season.[177] Uvila transferred to Georgia Gwinnett College for his final season of college baseball.[178] He posted a 4–2 record with a 4.75 ERA and 80 strikeouts over 55 innings in 2018.[177] Uvila was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 40th round, with the 1199th overall selection, of the 2018 MLB draft.[179] He signed with Texas for a $1,000 signing bonus.[180]

Uvila spent his debut season of 2018 with the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League, going 1–0 with a 1.42 ERA and 48 strikeouts over ​31 23 innings.[180][181] Uvila opened the 2019 season with the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, and threw 7 scoreless innings for them before being promoted to the Down East Wood Ducks of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League.[182] He finished the 2019 season going a combined 7–3 with a 2.23 ERA and 95 strikeouts over ​64 23 innings.[183] Uvila played for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League following the 2019 season,[184] and was named a Fall League All-Star.[185][186]

Ricky VanascoEdit

Ricky Vanasco
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1998-10-13) October 13, 1998 (age 22)
Williston, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Ricky Vanasco (born October 13, 1998) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Vanasco attended Williston High School in Williston, Florida.[187] In his senior season, he posted a 6–2 record with a 0.53 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 53 innings.[187] Vanasco committed to Stetson University.[188] He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 15th round, with the 464th overall selection, of the 2017 MLB draft.[187] He signed with the Rangers for a $200,000 signing bonus.[189][190]

Vanasco made his professional debut in 2017 with the AZL Rangers of the Rookie-level Arizona League, going 0–1 with a 0.00 ERA and 16 strikeouts over 9 innings.[191] His season was cut short when on August 31, he was struck in the head by a throw from his catcher Sam Huff.[191] He suffered a concussion and missed the rest of the 2017 season.[191] He returned to the AZL Rangers in 2018, going 3–3 with a 4.38 ERA and 25 strikeouts over ​24 23 innings. He was shut down for the rest of the 2018 season on July 24 after developing elbow inflammation that required rehabilitation.[191] Vanasco split the 2019 season between the Spokane Indians of the Class A Short Season Northwest League and the Hickory Crawdads of the Class A South Atlantic League, going a combined 3–1 with a 1.81 ERA and 75 strikeouts over ​49 23 innings.[192][193][194] He was named a 2019 Northwest League All-Star.[195] Vanasco underwent Tommy John Surgery in September 2020, causing him to miss the 2021 season.[196]

Stephen VillinesEdit

Stephen Villines
Texas Rangers
Pitcher
Born: (1995-07-15) July 15, 1995 (age 25)
Irvine, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Stephen Villines (born July 15, 1995) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Texas Rangers organization.

Villines attended El Toro High School in Lake Forest, California and played college baseball at the University of Kansas. In 2015 and 2016, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Falmouth Commodores of the Cape Cod Baseball League.[197][198] He was drafted by the New York Mets in the 10th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft.[199]

Villines spent his first professional season with the Kingsport Mets and Brooklyn Cyclones, going 3–2 with a 1.95 ERA over 19 relief appearances. He pitched 2018 with the Columbia Fireflies, St. Lucie Mets and Binghamton Rumble Ponies,[200] pitching to a 5–4 record and 3.11 ERA, striking out 96 batters over ​66 23 innings. He started 2019 with Binghamton before being promoted to the Syracuse Chiefs.[201] Over 41 relief appearances with the two teams, Villines went 2–1 with a 2.66 ERA, striking out 54 over 61 innings. On September 20, 2020, Villines was traded to the Texas Rangers as the PTBNL in the Ariel Jurado trade.[202]

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Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

  • -- Miguel Aparicio
  • -- Pedro Gonzalez
  • -- Elier Hernandez
  • -- Jason Martin


Manager

  • Vacant

Coaches


  7-day injured list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated January 19, 2021
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Double-AEdit

Frisco RoughRiders roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Tyler Davis ‡
  • -- James Jones
  • -- Sal Mendez
  • -- Jeifry Nunez
  • -- Ryder Ryan
  • -- Darel Torres
  • -- Collin Wiles

Catchers

  • -- Kevin Mendoza
  • -- Clayton Middleton
  • -- Melvin Novoa
  • -- Tyler Sanchez ‡
  • -- Francisco Ventura

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

  • Vacant

Coaches

  • -- Jeff Andrews (pitching)
  • -- Jonathan Gelnar
  • -- Josue Perez (hitting)


  7-day injured list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
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‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated January 5, 2021
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High Single-AEdit

Hickory Crawdads roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Grant Anderson
  • -- Hans Crouse
  • -- Ryan Dease
  • -- Mason Englert
  • -- Eris Filpo
  • -- Ronny Henriquez
  • -- Jesus Linarez
  • -- Andriu Marin
  • -- Sergio Pacheco
  • -- Triston Polley
  • -- Daniel Robert
  • -- Tyree Thompson
  • -- Grant Wolfram

Catchers


Infielders

Outfielders

  • -- Ryan Anderson


Manager

  • -- Carlos Cardoza

Coaches

  • -- Jason Hart (hitting)
  • -- Jose Jaimes (pitching)
  • -- Jay Sullenger


  7-day injured list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated December 28, 2020
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Low Single-AEdit

Down East Wood Ducks roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

Catchers

  • -- Xavier Valentin

Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

  • -- Jared Goedert (hitting)
  • -- Steve Mintz (pitching)
  • -- Kevin Torres


  7-day injured list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated December 10, 2020
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RookieEdit

Arizona League Rangers roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Ben Anderson
  • -- Kelvin Bautista
  • -- Michael Brewer
  • -- Sean Chandler
  • -- Marc Church
  • -- Mason Cole
  • -- Gavin Collyer
  • -- Aidan Curry
  • -- Destin Dotson
  • -- Anthony Hoopii-Tuionetoa
  • -- Rosmer Inojosa
  • -- Nick Krauth
  • -- Jamarcus Lang
  • -- Nick Lockhart
  • -- Dylan MacLean
  • -- John Matthews
  • -- D. J. McCarty
  • -- Damian Mendoza
  • -- Tekoah Roby
  • -- Adrian Rodriguez
  • -- Luke Schiltz
  • -- Florencio Serrano
  • -- Colton Snyder
  • -- Nick Starr
  • -- Josh Stephan
  • -- Corey Stone
  • -- Owen White
  • -- Kai Wynyard
  • -- Nick Yoder

Catchers

  • -- Reynaldo Pichardo
  • -- Brady Smith

Infielders

  • -- Jose Acosta
  • -- Luisangel Acuña
  • -- Hunter Bryan
  • -- Cody Freeman
  • -- Yenci Pena
  • -- Keyber Rodriguez
  • -- Thomas Saggese

Outfielders

  • -- Angel Aponte
  • -- Zion Bannister
  • -- Evan Carter
  • -- Leuri Mejia


Manager

  • Vacant

Coaches


  7-day injured list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated January 18, 2021
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Foreign RookieEdit

Dominican Summer League Rangers 1 roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Oscar Abreu
  • -- Jose Corniell
  • -- Yangely De La Cruz
  • -- Elian Ferreira
  • -- Dianye Florentino
  • -- Eiroon Flores
  • -- Andry Garcia
  • -- Orceli Gomez
  • -- Jose Gonzalez
  • -- Stanley Guzman
  • -- Jeremis Herrera
  • -- Joshua Javier
  • -- Riki Lorenzo
  • -- Eudrys Manon
  • -- Emmy Morel
  • -- Teodoro Ortega
  • -- Jose Pacheco
  • -- Deretd Parra
  • -- Luis Paulino
  • -- Jhon Ramon
  • -- Moises Rodriguez
  • -- Jose Viola
  • -- Jhon Yan
  • -- Jhan Zambrano

Catchers

  • -- Fernando Amaro
  • -- Israyber Gomez
  • -- Jesus Moreno
  • -- Efrenyer Narvaez
  • -- Jose Rodriguez

Infielders

  • -- Maximo Acosta
  • -- Michael Chirinos
  • -- Jember Gutierrez
  • -- Keithron Moss
  • -- Junior Paniagua

Outfielders

  • -- Robert Gonzalez
  • -- Ronier Lascarro
  • -- Brandon Linares
  • -- Daniel Mateo
  • -- Cesar Ortega
  • -- Justin Tejeda


Manager

Coaches

  • -- Pablo Blanco (pitching)
  • -- Luis Sumoza


  7-day injured list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated January 18, 2021
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Dominican Summer League Rangers 2 roster
Players Coaches/Other

Pitchers

  • -- Julio Ayola
  • -- Wilson Castillo
  • -- Sebastian Duenas
  • -- Jhonny Duran
  • -- Jeuyson Fernandez ‡
  • -- Jesus Garcia
  • -- Orlando Gil
  • -- Nyan Hernandez
  • -- Wuilliam Hernandez
  • -- Rafmar Medina
  • -- Juan Mejia
  • -- Peniel Mena
  • -- Bladimir Ramirez
  • -- Arthur Sabino
  • -- Yosber Sanchez
  • -- Darlwin Sandobal
  • -- Manuel Santiago
  • -- Victor Simeon
  • -- Emiliano Teodo

Catchers

  • -- Jose Felix
  • -- Jose Gomez
  • -- Abel Noguera
  • -- Roldany Reinoso

Infielders

  • -- Reyber Bermudez
  • -- Alisson Del Orbe
  • -- Joiquer Guacare
  • -- John Mejia

Outfielders

  • -- Frankely Hurtado
  • -- Isaias Leon
  • -- Johan Lopez
  • -- Bayron Lora
  • -- Alejandro Osuna
  • -- Rony Reyes
  • -- Luis Zambrano


Manager

Coaches


  7-day injured list
* On Texas Rangers 40-man roster
# Rehab assignment
∞ Reserve list
‡ Restricted list
§ Suspended list
† Temporary inactive list
Roster updated January 18, 2021
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Minor League CoordinatorsEdit

The Rangers' Minor League Coordination staff consists of:[203]

  • Field: Matt Hagen
  • Infield: Kenny Holmberg
  • Pitching: Danny Clark
  • Pitching: Jono Armold
  • Hitting: Cody Atkinson
  • Roving Coach: Geno Petralli
  • Roving Catching: Turtle Thomas

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