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Texas Rangers prospects: Northwest League top 20 list includes three Rangers

Josh Morgan, Richelson Pena and Jose Trevino made the Baseball America Northwest League top 20 list

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers prospects:  Baseball America's Northwest League top 20 list came out today, and the list includes three Rangers prospects.

2014 third round draft pick Josh Morgan, a middle infielder who also made the Arizona Rookie League top 20 list, checks in at #10.  20 year old righthanded pitcher Richelson Pena was #13 on the list, and 2014 sixth rounder Jose Trevino was #15.

Pena is the most intriguing player in the group, a guy who pitched stateside for the first time this year after having pitched in the DSL in 2011-13.  He's a small pitchability guy who put up a 3.36 ERA in 72 innings for Spokane, with 15 walks and 67 Ks.

Morgan is a polished high school draftee who gets good marks for his baseball instincts and approach at the plate despite somewhat limited tools.  He put up a .303/.392/.315 line in 89 ABs for Spokane.

Trevino is a hitter who caught in college, and who BA says the Rangers are hoping will stay behind the plate.  He put up a .257/.313/.448 line for Spokane.

The BA list from five years ago included four Rangers prospects -- Robbie Ross, Miguel Velazquez, Tommy Mendonca, and Braden Tullis.  Alas...