The Texas Rangers promoted infielder Chris Seise to short-season A Spokane in the Northwest League yesterday. Seise was the team’s second first round pick in the 2017 draft, the #29 overall pick.
Seise has generated a lot of positive buzz for his work in Arizona, with observers praising his work at the plate and in the field. He’s put up a .336/.395/.509 slash line in the AZL while playing 24 games at shortstop, and the consensus seems to be that he will be able to stick at shortstop.
Seise will have the next month or so to show what he can do against the more advanced pitchers in the Northwest League, while Bubba Thompson and Hans Crouse, the Rangers’ other two top picks, will remain in Arizona for the time being. There seems to be a lot to be encouraged about in regards to this trio, but Seise, in particular, appears to be putting himself on the map right now.