Texas Rangers: Full Overview of Rangers' Farm System and Prospects for 2013

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Texas Rangers: Full Overview of Rangers' Farm System and Prospects for 2013
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Jurickson Profar is ready to be a big league shortstop already at the age of 20.

After winning the American League in 2010 and 2011, the Texas Rangers seemed poised to make another deep playoff run after being the best team in the AL West for the first 5.5 months of the season. 

However, a late-season swoon cost the Rangers their third straight division championship and relegated them to the one-game Wild Card playoff against the Baltimore Orioles.

Despite being the better team on paper, the Rangers had no answer for Joe Saunders and were one-and-done. Things seemed to get worse as the offseason moved along, as Josh Hamilton signed with the Los Angeles Angels

But if there is one thing that the Rangers have done over the years, it is build depth throughout the farm system to withstand a significant loss without suffering a significant drop-off from where they were in 2012. 

It also helps when you have the best prospect in baseball ready to step in and play at just 20 years old. And it is a good sign when you may not have a spot for that player because his position is currently occupied by a really good player. 

Even though people want to write the epitaph for the Rangers before the season even begins, they should wait for the games to start and see where this franchise is. 

Here is a complete breakdown of the Rangers' system heading into 2013, including a look at the top prospects, an impact prospect and breakout prospect to watch. 

Note: All stats and ages courtesy of of MiLB.com unless otherwise noted. 

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