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Four Texas Rangers prospects in Keith Law top 50 list

Keith Law's midseason top 50 prospect list includes four Texas Rangers

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Keith Law's midseason top 50 prospect list is out, and the Texas Rangers have four prospects who crack the list.

Joey Gallo is, as you would expect, the top ranked Ranger at #18, but Lewis Brinson is close behind him at #21...Law doesn't appear too bothered by Brinson's slow start to the season at AA Frisco, and calls Brinson's defense in center field "elite."

A couple of Frisco pitchers then sneak in at the back part of the list...Luis Ortiz is at #46, while Yohander Mendez at #49.  Ortiz is around where you'd expect, though Mendez is a bit of a surprise...Law praises his three pitch mix, and calls Mendez a potential MORP if he can handle a starter's workload.

The only one of the prospects the Rangers sent to the Phillies in the Cole Hamels trade to crack the list is Jorge Alfaro, who is at #40.  However, if you want to fret about the 2015 draft, Alex Bregman (a potential Rangers selection if they'd had the #1 overall pick) is #1, and Andrew Benintendi, who the Rangers passed on to take Dillon Tate, is #3.