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Mets' Courtney channels 'The Ryan Express' 

Brooklyn reliever helps filmmakers re-create Hall of Fame career
June 8, 2022

For a Hall of Fame career that had to be seen to be appreciated, it took an appearance from a Minor League reliever to help bring some of those stories to life. Over 27 years in the Majors, Nolan Ryan set all-time records for total strikeouts (5,714), no-hitters (seven) and

The Road to The Show™: Meet the Ambassadors

Follow Rodriguez, Volpe, Leiter, Davis and Walker during 2022
May 3, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at five of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returns for a second season in 2022. Orioles hurler Grayson Rodriguez, Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe, Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter, Cubs outfielder Brennen Davis and Cardinals

Jung, Foscue finding their place in Rangers' plans

Top 100 prospects charging toward freshly loaded Texas infield
January 6, 2022

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club. Things are getting interesting deep in the heart of Texas. The Rangers have

Prospect season in review: Rangers' Foscue

No. 83 overall prospect taps into power during first pro season
December 8, 2021's Prospect Season in Review series spotlights players who shined brightest during the 2021 campaign. Here's a look at fourth-ranked Rangers prospect Justin Foscue.

2021 MiLB playoffs preview: Low-A

Dominguez, Tampa host Bradenton; Veen, Fresno travel to San Jose
September 21, 2021

Minor League Baseball! After the 2020 Minor League season was canceled due to COVID-19, baseball returned to the Minors in 2021, albeit under a different structure. Low-A went from two leagues (Midwest and South Atlantic) to three (East, Southeast, West), and the representatives from each will go straight to the

Rangers righty Otto thriving closer to home

No. 24 prospect made quick leap to Majors after trade from Yanks
September 9, 2021

As the Trade Deadline approached in late July, then-Yankees prospect Glenn Otto knew something could go down at any moment. Otto was in the rotation for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre while the team was on a road trip in Syracuse. It wasn’t his day on the mound, so he was bouncing back

Scouting report: Rangers' Justin Foscue

Texas' 2020 first-rounder surging since return from injury
July 27, 2021's Scouting Report series spotlights players who are just starting their professional careers, focusing on what the experts are projecting for these young phenoms. Here's a look at second-ranked Pirates prospect Nick Gonzales. For more player journeys on The Road to The Show, click here.

2021 Prospect Projections: AL West rookies

How Astros, Halos, M's, A's, Rangers prospects could fare in 2021
February 10, 2021

This is the fifth in a six-part Toolshed series that uses FanGraphs' Steamer 600 projections to look at how prospects would fare over a full Major League season in 2021. The system bases its forecast on 600 plate appearances for position players, 450 plate appearances for catchers, 200 innings for

Rangers land backstop Heim in veteran swap

Catching prospect heads to Texas with Davis, Andrus on the move
February 6, 2021

While Khris Davis and Elvis Andrus headlined the exchange of veteran mainstays between the Athletics and Rangers on Saturday, Texas also scored a catching prospect as part of the five-player trade. Jonah Heim, who entered the weekend as the Athletics’ ninth-ranked prospect, headed to Texas, joining a catching stable that

The Show Before the Show: Episode 292

Rangers pick Foscue shares stories about early days in pro ball
January 22, 2021

Check out the latest episode of The Show Before the Show,'s official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review "Minor League Baseball podcast" on iTunes. The podcast is also available via Spotify,

Rays add three prospects in trade for Lowe

Rangers send Basabe, Hernandez, Ovalles for infielder, Guenther
December 10, 2020

Trade season is in full effect for the Rays and Rangers. Tampa Bay acquired prospects Osleivis Basabe, Heriberto Hernandez and Alexander Ovalles in exchange for Nate Lowe, Jake Guenther and a player to be named later, the clubs announced on Thursday.

Righty Dunning heading to Rangers

Chicago gives up No. 98 overall prospect, Weems to get Lynn
December 8, 2020

Dane Dunning is on the move again.'s No. 98 overall prospect and left-hander Avery Weems were traded to the Rangers for right-hander Lance Lynn. Reports came in late Monday night with both clubs confirming Tuesday afternoon.

Rangers' Crouse on track for 2021 return

Sixth-ranked prospect had elbow surgery following '19 season
November 12, 2020

The Rangers got positive returns from a lot of highly regarded prospects on the field at their alternate training site during baseball’s off-kilter 2020 season. One of Texas’ top talents wasn’t included in that group, but he's still been progressing in the offseason. Sixth-ranked Rangers prospect Hans Crouse has become

State of the System: Texas Rangers

Huff, Taveras among those with valuable big league time in 2020
October 16, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Rangers opened up Globe Life Park

Rangers' Huff has Texas-sized night with bat

No. 70 overall prospect uses both fields in first multi-homer game
September 26, 2020

Sam Huff’s 60-grade power figures to do a lot of damage from the middle of the Rangers’ lineup at Globe Life Field for years to come. Consider what happened Friday night to be an appropriate first act. The second-ranked Rangers prospect launched his first home run at Texas’ new ballpark

Rangers' Vanasco to undergo Tommy John surgery

No. 18 Texas prospect likely to miss 2021 after elbow procedure
September 18, 2020

Ricky Vanasco wasn't able to pitch in a Minor League game in 2020. It's unlikely he will be able to do so in 2021 either. The Rangers' No. 18 prospect will undergo Tommy John surgery, Texas announced Friday. The elbow procedure will be performed by Dr. Keith Meister next Monday

Rangers calling up Huff for MLB debut

Texas adding No. 75 overall prospect following Trevino injury
September 10, 2020

The catching position is about to get a whole lot bigger in Texas. The Rangers are adding No. 75 overall prospect Sam Huff to the Major League roster prior to Thursday's game against the Angels, the club announced. Outfielder Scott Heineman was optioned to the alternate training site to make

Toolshed: Who will make the next big leap?

Candidates that could climb from Class A Advanced straight to MLB
August 14, 2020

Seth Romero recently became the latest example of a mini-trend taking place during the 2020 Major League season, yet there was still an element of awe involved. The Nationals purchased the contract of their No. 11 prospect/2017 first-rounder Thursday, and he made his MLB debut the same day. But it

Texas' Tejeda terrific in big league debut

Rangers No. 7 prospect nets first MLB homer, steal, three RBIs
August 6, 2020

For a prospect who hadn't played above the Class A Advanced level, Anderson Tejeda looked awfully comfortable against Major League competition Thursday. The seventh-ranked Rangers prospect made the most of his first big league game, recording a homer, a single and a stolen base in Texas' 6-4 loss in Oakland.

Prospects in the Rangers' 2020 player pool

Jung, Huff lead talented contingent of prospects hoping for a shot
July 2, 2020

As part of the new rules for the 2020 Major League season, each of the 30 organizations will maintain a 60-man player pool for the duration of the campaign. Some members of the player pool will feature on the active Major League roster while others will work out at an

2020 Draft recap: Texas Rangers

Following Foscue in first round, Texas turns to prep talent
June 17, 2020

Following the five-round 2020 MLB First-Year Player Draft, takes an organization-by-organization look at each pick with help from team scouting executives.

Trevino feels at home at TL All-Star Game

Texas No. 6 prospect plays in fourth midsummer classic in a row
June 27, 2017

FRISCO, Texas -- Jose Trevino doesn't know anything about the "break" part of an All-Star break, and he wouldn't have it any other way.Texas' No. 6 prospect spent his All-Star break the same way he's spent the break in each of his four professional seasons -- playing in a midsummer