With the 2011 minor league season complete we check in on the progress of each of the Texas Rangers preseason Top 15 prospects as ranked by our prospect ranker J.P. Schwartz. The post season grading report was done by the publisher of Top Prospect Alert, not Mr. Schwartz, and reflects only the 2011 season and not future upside or downside of the individual prospect. Our 2012 preseason rankings will be published in the coming months.
#1 Martin Perez GRADE: B-
Perez went a combined 8-6 with a 4.33ERA between the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders and the Triple-A Round Rock Express. He walked 56 and struck out 120 in 137.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .284 off of Perez on the season.
#2 Jurickson Profar GRADE: A+
Profar batted .286 with 37 Doubles, 8 Triples, 12 Home Runs and 65 RBI’s for the Low-A Hickory Crawdads. He also stole 23 bases on the season. He walked 65 times and struck out 63 times in 115 games.
#3 Tanner Scheppers GRADE: B-
Scheppers went a combined 4-1 with a 3.71ERA and 2 Saves between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. He walked 21 batters and struck out 44 in 43.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .252 off Scheppers on the year.
#4 Robbie Erlin TRADED TO SAN DIEGO
Erlin went to the Padres in the Mike Adams deal. He went a combined 9-4 with a 2.99ERA between the Low-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Double-A Frisco, and the Padres Double-A San Antonio affiliate. He walked just 16 batters while striking out 154 in 147.1 innings.
#5 David Perez GRADE: C
Perez went 1-4 with a 8.60ERA for the Short-A Spokane Indians. He walked 29 and struck out 43 in 30.1 innings. Opposing batters hit .223 against him on the season.
#6 Mike Olt GRADE: B+
Olt batted .264 with 15 Doubles, 15 Home Runs, and 46 RBI’s between a four game rehab stop with the Rookie League AZL Rangers and 69 games with High-A Myrtle Beach. He walked 49 times and struck out 75 times in 73 at-bats.
#7 Engel Beltre GRADE: C-
Beltre batted .231 with 15 Doubles, 6 Triples, 1 Home Run and 28 RBI’s for Double-A Frisco. He also stole 16 bases on the season. He walked 28 times and struck out 103 times in 118 games.
#8 Roman Mendez GRADE: A-
Mendez went 9-1 with a 3.31ERA for Low-A Hickory. He walked 45 and struck out 130 in 117 innings. Opposing batters hit .259 off Mendez on the season.
#9 Neil Ramirez GRADE: A
Ramirez went a combined 5-3 with a 3.12ERA between High-A Myrtle Beach, Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. He walked 44 and struck out 119 in 98 innings. Opposing batters hit just .215 off Ramirez on the season.
#10 Robbie Ross GRADE: A
Ross went a combined 10-5 with a 2.34ERA between High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco. He walked 33 batters and struck out 134 in 161.1 innings of work. Opposing batters hit just .228 off Ross on the year.
#11 Miguel de los Santos GRADE: B-
de los Santos went a combined 7-6 with a 5.04ERA between a rehab start with Rookie League AZL Rangers, 12 starts at High-A Myrtle Beach and 6 starts for Double-A Frisco. He walked 46 and struck out 142 in 94.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .219 off de los Santos on the season.
#12 Jake Skole GRADE: B-
Skole batted .264 with 14 Doubles, 6 Triples, 9 Home Runs and 62 RBI’s for Low-A Hickory. He also stole 21 bases. Skole walked 65 times and struck out 138 times in 124 games.
#13 Justin Grimm GRADE: B
Grimm went a combined 7-3 with a 3.39ERA between Low-A Hickory and High-A Myrtle Beach. He walked 48 and struck out 127 batters in 140.2 innings. Opposing batters hit .247 off Grimm on the season.
#14 Kellin Deglan GRADE: C
Deglan batted .227 with 15 Doubles, 1 Triple, 6 Home Runs, and 39 RBI’s for Low-A Hickory. He walked 34 times and struck out 91 times in 89 games.
#15 Jared Hoying GRADE: C+
Hoying hit .236 with 27 Doubles, 4 Triples, 5 Home Runs and 45 RBI’s for High-A Myrtle Beach. He also stole 10 bases. Hoying walked 45 times and struck out 98 times in 116 games.