Grades are in for the Texas Rangers' 40-man roster.
Past the halfway point of the season, the Rangers have been flirting with first place of the AL West. With the newest addition of Alex Rios, the team is now standing at the top of the division with 68 wins and 50 losses.
As of August 11, these grades are given on an alphabetical scale. A grade of "A+" is the highest a player can receive and an "F" is the lowest. Players are rated based on their performance including stats and how well they have lived up to season expectations.
A player who is a prospect might receive a higher grade than a veteran, but that does not necessarily mean the prospect is a better player.
Player grades are not final for the 2013 season. Also, these grades are not a projection, but an indication of current player performance. One thing to notice, Nelson Cruz is not on the 40-man roster because of a 50-game suspension.
The 40-man roster is not the same group of players that dresses out for each game. Instead, it's a list of players who either are in the MLB or can easily be called up from the MiLB. For more information on how a 40-man roster works, check out this article by TheJay of SB Nation. The 40-Man Roster: How Does It Work?
It's a long season, but let's take a look at the grades for the Texas Rangers' 40-man roster.
For a look at the current 40-man roster, click here.