Bubba Thompson, the Texas Rangers’ first round pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, is in the Arizona Fall League trying to make up for lost time after an injury-plagued 2019 campaign for Down East. After going hitless on Wednesday, Thompson hit his first home run of the AFL season last night, off of Phillies pitcher JoJo Romero. Thompson was 0 for 4 on the day with 2 Ks.
Surprise had a particularly Ranger-heavy contingent yesterday. Jax Biggers, the infielder taken in the 2018 draft out of the University of Arkansas, played second base and was 0 for 3 with a walk and a K, while catcher Matt Whatley was 3 for 4 with a double.
On the mound, Noah Bremer gave up 3 runs in 2 IP, while Cole Uvila, a name you should tuck away for future reference, struck out 4 batters in 2 IP while allowing a pair of hits. Josh Advocate walked 2 and K’d 2 in 1.1 IP. Advocate came into the game in relief of former Ranger pitcher David Lebron, a 26th rounder of the Rangers in 2018 who was dealt to Baltimore in February for international slot money.