The Texas Rangers once again feature one of the top farm systems in the game thanks to assemblage of nearly big-league-ready and teenage talent—both positional and on the mound.
Their top prospects began to arrive ahead of schedule last season, as top prospect Jurickson Profar, third baseman Mike Olt and southpaw Martin Perez all made their major-league debuts over the course of the season. However, it may be several years until their next big wave of talent arrives.
The Rangers have made a killing in the international free-agent market in recent years, as six of the organization’s top 10 prospects are the result of excellent scouting in Latin America. Furthermore, the team has been especially aggressive in the draft in recent seasons, targeting high-risk, high-upside talent rather than potentially sure-fire major leaguers.
Headed into the offseason, the Rangers’ depth on the farm should allow them to trade for talent at the major league level without sacrificing success.