The Texas Rangers once again feature a top-ranked farm system thanks to an 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 each made their major league debuts last summer. But beyond their three top prospects, it could be several years until their next big wave of talent reaches the upper echelons of their system.
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 surefire major leaguers.
And after failing to make a significant acquisition via trade this offseason, the Rangers’ loaded prospect pool could still allow them to trade for big league talent at some point during the 2013 season.