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20 Days of Rangers Prospects: The suspense was killing you, wasn’t it?

I’m a cruel blogger. I just had to make a few of you wait to read all about our No. 1 selection. Hey, all good things are worth waiting for. Except for maybe our No. 1 prospect. While you might…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 19, No. 2

Well, I can’t believe we’re almost done. It seems like just three weeks ago or so that we started. If you can’t figure out No. 1 after reading the No. 2 entry, well, you haven’t been paying very close attention…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 18, No. 3

No. 3 3B Chris Davis (Age: 21, turns 22 in March) 2007 season: .297, 36 HRs, 118 RBIs, .347 OBP, .945 OPS split between Class A Bakersfield and Double-A Frisco. The scoop: Davis’ homer and RBI totals both ranked second…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 17, No. 4

No. 4 RHP Michael Main (Age: 19) 2007 season: 2-1, 3.21 ERA, 34 strikeouts and 13 walks in 28 innings pitched at rookie level Arizona and short-season Class A Spokane. The scoop: So far, it’s been hard to find much…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 16, No. 5

OK, here goes the top five. Critique away: No. 5 RHP Blake Beavan (Age: 19) 2007 season: Did not pitch after high school season ended. The scoop: The Rangers top pick (17th overall) in last June’s draft, the charismatic 6-7,…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 14, No. 7

While you are all getting ready for the NFC and AFC Championship games, figured you could use a quick little Rangers break: No. 7 C Taylor Teagarden (Age: 24) 2007 season: .310, 27 HRs, 83 RBIs, .426 OBP, 1.012 OPS…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 13, No. 8

I’ve seen a little griping about my “conservative” predictions on assignments for players in 2008 and on their potential arrival dates. Let me explain my thinking: When it comes to development, I tend to think a little more conservatively. I…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 12, No. 9

I really don’t have anything witty to intro this with, but this is the first of four first-rounders in our top 10. No. 9 LHP Kasey Kiker (Age: 20) 2007 season: 7-4, 2.90 ERA, 112 strikeouts and 41 walks in…


20 Days of Rangers prospects: Day 11, No. 10

Let’s see how I can wriggle out of this one. I, um, used an extemperaneous word yesterday when I said that Max Ramirez was the first of three “consecutive” catchers on our list. He was the first of three, but,…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 9, No. 12

Back on track after yesterday’s tardy entry and with no wise-cracking introduction. Here ya go. You may notice that today’s prospect is the third straight guy on our list who has joined the Rangers organization since last June. Guess I’ll…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 8, No. 13

Little bit tardy today and I even got an email from one Seamheaderian and an IM from Jamey Newberg asking if I was taking a break from blogging today. Well, we all know better. The blog stops for no man….


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 7, No. 14

Let me rock a brief Happy Birthday to my No. 1 prospect: Dear ol’ dad, who turns 84 today in Atlanta. Born and bred in Brooklyn, dad still loves his Dodgers, but he’s gotten more interested in the Texas Rangers…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 6, No. 15

The march of prospects takes no break for the weekend. And for Sean, who complained on the blog yesterday that Fabio Castillo should be higher: Tough cookies. My list, my rankings. Seriously, look on the bright side: If he’s No….


20 Days of Ranger Prospects: Day 5, No. 16

Another shot in the dark: No. 16: RHP Fabio Castillo (Age: 18, turns 19 in February) 2007 season: 3-5, 5.92 ERA, 46 strikeouts, 27 walks in 62 ½ innings at short-season Class A Spokane. The scoop: Despite the less-than-impressive numbers,…


20 Days of Ranger Prospects: Day 4, No. 17

Another day, another shot in the dark at ranking the Rangers’ top prospects: No. 17: RHP Luis Mendoza (Age: 24) 2007 season: 15-4, 3.93 ERA, 93 strikeouts, 43 walks in 148 2/3 innings at Double-A Frisco. With Rangers: 1-0, 2.25…


20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 3, No. 18

As we continue with our dart-tossing at the Rangers’ board of prospects, here’s today’s entry: No. 18: 3B Johnny Whittleman (Age: 20) 2007 season: .264, 17 HR, 72 RBI, .379 OBP, .841 OPS split between Class Clinton and Class A…


The 20 Days of Rangers Prospects: Day 2, No. 19

Remember, this is from me, so call it the Evan Grant Marginally Significant, Mostly Inaccurate Top 20: No. 19 RHP Wilmer Font (Age: 17) 2007 season: 2-3, 4.53 ERA, 61 strikeouts, 24 walks in 45 2/3 innings at rookie level…

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