Baseball America has released their list of the top 10 prospects in the Texas Rangers system and they are especially high on some of the latest international signings.
2019 first round pick Josh Jung is No. 1 in the rankings at BA but the biggest takeaway is the inclusion of 2019 J2 signees Maximo Acosta at No. 5 and Bayron Lora at No. 9 with 2018 signee Luisangel Acuna at No. 8. Pitcher Ronny Henriquez makes the list at No. 10 after signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2017.
OF Lora was the headliner of the J2 period for the Rangers over the summer but as the year grew on, scouts and people in the know began to hype SS Acosta as the top player in Texas’ International haul.
Acuna — brother of Atlanta Braves sensation Ronald — was one of the lesser heralded signings from the Rangers’ crop last year but he slashed .342/.438/.455 in the Dominican Summer League as a shortstop in 2019 and obviously has the pedigree.
Henriquez pitched his first season in the Dominican in 2018 before jumping two levels and joining Low-A Hickory in 2019 where he struck out 99 in 82 innings spanning 19 starts and 21 appearances while turning 19 years old over the summer.
You can read more of BA’s thoughts on the overall system where they like the depth but feel Texas is lacking impact talent at the top. The folks at BA are also holding a chat to talk about the system at 2:00 pm CT.