The Texas Rangers made a number of roster moves involving their minor league affiliates today, with the most notable being infielder Ryan Dorow and relief pitcher Scott Engler being promoted from AA Frisco to AAA Round Rock.
Dorow, who turns 26 in August, has been terrific for the Roughriders this year, slashing .333/.394/.600 for Frisco while playing all three infield positions. Dorow’s glove work for Frisco has gotten very good reviews, and he won the organization’s minor league defender of the year award in 2018. Dorow was originally a 30th round pick in 2017 out of Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan.
Engler, a 24 year old righthanded reliever, was originally a 16th round pick in 2016 out of Cowley County Community College. He missed 2017 and much of 2018 due to Tommy John surgery, but bounced back with a solid season in 2019, splitting the year between Hickory and Down East. Engler has struck out 32 of 79 batters for Frisco this year, against six walks, and has put up a 3.20 ERA.
Both players have been on the fringe of prospect status, but their stock has risen with their performances this year. Each now gets a chance to show they can handle AAA.
Also getting promotions are relievers Nick Snyder, going from high-A to AA, and Joe Corbett, going from low-A to high-A. Snyder is a 25 year old righty who was a 19th round pick in 2017, and has 17 Ks against 4 walks with a 2.19 ERA in 12.1 IP for Hickory. Corbett is a 24 year old righty who was a 10th round pick in 2019. He has a 2.38 ERA in 11.1 IP with 18 Ks and 4 walks. Each of them was old for the level their were at, and so moving them up makes sense.
Also, Evan Carter has been placed on the 7 day injured list with lower back discomfort, per Scott Lucas, who says the hope is he will be back in a week.