We’ve still got 4 months before baseball returns to Frisco. Most people like lists so to help pass the time, here is my list of 5 Texas Rangers prospects that will be promoted to Frisco in 2020. We are about to see our young prospects start forcing their way into Frisco. This is not an all encompassing list either and no names on this list will surprise you; unless you don’t pay attention to the farm system.
Here. We. Go.
Sherten Apostel: 3B
Remember that Sherten Apostel was part of the Keone Kela (RP) with the Pirates. He has risen up the prospect charts and split time between Hickory and Down East this year. He hit for an average of .258 in Hickory with an on-base percentage of .332. In Down East he hit .237 with an on-base of .352, so his average went down but he got on base more.
Hickory: 80 games| .258 AVG|15 HR|43 RBI| .332 OBP| .470 SLG| .802 OPS
DEWDS: 41 Games|.237 AVG| 4 HR | 16 RBI| .352 OBP|.378 SLG| .730 OPS
There’s been some speculation that he will start 2020 in Frisco.
Sam Huff: C
Huff skyrocketed up the prospect charts this year. He has a big frame and that has some wondering if he can stick at catcher. Huff knows he can remain at catcher and he can mash too. He will need to work on his strikeouts and we will see him in Frisco.
Hickory: 30 games| .333 AVG| 15 HR| 29 RBI| .368 OBP| .796 SLG| 1.165 OPS
DEWDS: 97 games| .262 AVG| 13 HR| 43 RBI| .326 OBP| .425 SLG| .751 OPS
Curtis Terry: 1B
Terry is a big human and can mash some baseballs as evident of his 25 home runs between Hickory and Down East. It’s safe to say that we see Terry in Frisco.
Hickory: 62 games| 15 HR| 47 RBI| .263 AVG| .328 OBP| .560 SLG | .889 OPS
DEWDS: 67 games | 10 HR| 33 RBI | .322 AVG| .395 OBP | .515 SLG| .909 OPS
Cole Uvila: RP
Uvila is a right-handed relief pitcher who will turn 26 in January. Uvila has one of the top spin rates on his curve ball which is part of the reason he is effective. He also pitched helped the Rangers win in the Arizona Fall League.
Hickory: 3 games| 0.00 ERA | 7 IP | 3 H | 1 BB | 10 SO | 0.571 WHIP
DEWDs: 35 games | 2.50 ERA | 57.2 IP | 31 H | 33 BB | 85 SO | 1.110 WHIP
AFL: 9 games | 2.53 ERA | 10.2 IP | 10 H | 7 BB | 16 SO | 1.594 WHIP
Josh Advocate: RP
Advocate is armed with a fastball, curveball and a change up-that’s a work in progress. He had a great in Down East with the Wood Ducks and it wasn’t bad with the Hickory Indians either. He also helped the It won’t surprise me one bit to see him on the mound in Frisco sooner than later.
DEWDs: 35 games | 2.64 ERA | 75 IP | 55 H | 26 BB | 77 SO | 1.080 WHIP
AFL: 9 games | 0.00 ERA | 11.1 IP | 3 H | 4 BB | 9 SO | 0.618 WHIP
There will be plenty of movement this next year so these guys will not be the only ones to make it. Who do you think makes it to Frisco in 2020?
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Heath is the founder of The Prospect Times and is a life-long Rangers fan. Nolan Ryan is his favorite pitcher of all time. When Heath isn’t working his full-time job, he is busy writing about the Rangers and spending time with his family.