Good morning. Hopefully A.J. Preller left some good ones in his hidden Latin tween compound before he left because those kids are grown up and ready to sign today.
Jeff Wilson reacts to yesterday’s loss but writes that there is no time to dwell on getting blown out by the Chicago White Sox when it’s J2 signing day.
MLB Pipeline has a list of the top 30 International prospects with No. 21 Jose Rodriguez, a Venezuelan catcher, the highest ranked player linked to Texas.
Wesley Dotson writes that the hopes of landing a haul for Cole Hamels took a blow as he allowed seven runs in five innings against lowly Chicago.
Evan Grant writes that Hamels has some questions to answer about his performance before teams will offer assets for his services.
Wilson writes that Hamels is on the trading block but things are a bit different now than they were when the Rangers acquired him nearly three years ago.
Grant writes that even if Adrian Beltre is traded, if he plays next season, he wants to play for the Rangers and retire a Ranger.
Yesterday wasn’t all bad as Dotson notes that Shin-Soo Choo extended his on base streak to 42 games and the Perezes Martin and Carlos continued to see progress in their rehab stints.
Per Grant, Martin Perez is due to pitch again before the All-Star break but the Rangers haven’t decided on if it’ll be in the minors or back with the big league club.
After tackling the pitchers, Jamey Newberg re-ranks and reevaluates the position player prospects on the farm halfway through the season.
And, lastly, Levi Weaver peers into the superstitions that permeate from within the Rangers clubhouse. If you don’t click the link, you’ll be cursed forever.
Have a nice day!