2012 Texas Rangers Top 15 Prospect Rankings

By: J.P. Schwartz
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2012 Texas Rangers Top 15 Prospect Rankings

Every year at this time I like to rank each team’s top prospects. My criteria is based upon both past performance and future potential to his parent team. This is my ranking of the 2012 Texas Rangers Top Prospects. If you have any questions about my rankings, feel free to shoot me a message on twitter @Jaypers413

To qualify, a prospect must have fewer than 130 at-bats or 50 innings in MLB

#1 Yu Darvish RHP
Born: 8-16-1986
Highest Level Reached: Played In Japan In 2011
2011 Combined Stats: 18-6, 1.44ERA, 232IP, 36BB, 276K (Japan)

#2 Jurickson Profar SS
Born: 2-20-1993
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hickory Crawdads
2011 Combined Stats: .286, 37(2B), 8(3B), 12HR, 65RBI, 23SB

#3 Martin Perez LHP
Born: 4/4/1991
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Round Rock Express
2011 Combined Stats: 8-6, 4.33ERA, 137.1IP, 56BB, 120K, .284BAA

#4 Leonys Martin OF
Born: 3/6/1988
Highest Level Reached: MLB Texas Rangers
2011 Combined Stats: MINORS: .295, 16(2B), 5(3B), 4HR, 42RBI, 19SB
MAJORS: .375 (3-8), 1(2B)

#5 Mike Olt 3B
Born: 8/27/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: .264, 15(2B), 15HR, 46RBI

#6 Neil Ramirez RHP
Born: 5/25/1989
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Round Rock Express
2011 Combined Stats: 5-3, 3.12ERA, 98IP, 44BB, 119K, .215BAA

#7 Rougned Odor SS
Born: 2/3/1994
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Spokane Indians
2011 Combined Stats: .262, 9(2B), 3(3B), 2HR, 29RBI, 10SB

#8 Cody Buckel RHP
Born: 6/18/1992
Highest Level Reached: Low-A Hickory Crawdads
2011 Combined Stats: 8-3, 2.61ERA, 96.2IP, 27BB, 120K, .229BAA

#9 Miguel de los Santos LHP
Born: 7/10/1988
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Frisco Roughriders
2011 Combined Stats: 7-6, 5.04ERA, 94.2IP, 46BB, 142K, .219BAA

#10 Robbie Ross LHP
Born: 6/24/1989
Highest Level Reached: Double-A Frisco Roughriders
2011 Combined Stats: 10-5, 2.34ERA, 161.1IP, 33BB, 134K, .228BAA

#11 Justin Grimm RHP
Born: 8/16/1988
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: 7-3, 3.39ERA, 140.2IP, 48BB, 127K, .247BAA

#12 Tanner Scheppers RHP
Born: 1/17/1987
Highest Level Reached: Triple-A Round Rock Express
2011 Combined Stats: 4-1, 3.71ERA, 2 Saves, 43.2IP, 21BB, 44K, .252BAA

#13 Jorge Alfaro C
Born: 6/11/1993
Highest Level Reached: Short-A Spokane Indians
2011 Combined Stats: .300, 9(2B), 1(3B), 6HR, 23RBI

#14 Will Lamb LHP
Born: 9/9/1990
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: 3-1, 2.75ERA, 55.2IP, 31BB, 62K, .220BAA

#15 Barret Loux RHP
Born: 4/6/1989
Highest Level Reached: High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
2011 Combined Stats: 8-5, 3.80ERA, 109IP, 34BB, 127K, .252BAA

Disclaimer – I did not attend any minor league games this year, nor do I claim to have any scouting experience. These lists are the product of my own research of statistics and online scouting reports.

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