2019 Texas Rangers minor league review: The Nashville Sounds hitters.
With the regular season over for the Texas Rangers’ minor league clubs, we are taking a look at the performance of each of the U.S.-based minor league teams. With the A ball clubs all in the playoffs, we will skip forward to AAA today, and look at the hitters for the PCL’s Nashville Sounds.
As is usually the case with AAA, we see a bunch of up-and-down guys and veteran depth pieces, with a few prospects mixed in. Eli White, who came over in the Jurickson Profar trade, didn’t hit as well as I think was hoped, though as he’s a versatile defender with speed, he’s probably going to be added to the 40 man roster this offseason to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Nick Solak tore things up in his short stint in AAA, Ronald Guzman was sent down and hit okay, Scott Heineman was great in his time at Nashville, and Carlos Tocci put up a 621 OPS and got released.
Matt Davidson and Patrick Wisdom were the subject of a fair amount of discussion this year, but both ended up with mid-800 OPSs, which isn’t the type of performance that’s going to get a late-20s CIF guy noticed in the 2019 PCL. Both will be minor league free agents after this season, barring the Rangers pulling a surprise move and adding one of them to the 40 man roster.