Baseball America’s top 100 prospect list for 2024 is out, and, no surprise, the Texas Rangers have three players on the list.
The highest ranked Ranger is outfielder Evan Carter, who checks in at #4. The 2020 second rounder trails only Jackson Holliday of the Orioles, Jackson Courio of the Brewres, and Junior Caminero of the Rays. Carter is slated to be the Rangers’ starting left fielder for 2024, so he will graduate from the list a month or so into the season, most likely.
Right behind Carter is outfielder Wyatt Langford. The #4 overall pick in the 2024 MLB Draft tore up four different minor league levels in his first go-round as a pro, and has a shot at breaking camp this spring with the major league club. If Langford doesn’t start the season in the majors, he will most likely be at AAA Round Rock, where he finished the 2023 season.
Finally, shortstop Sebastian Walcott comes in at #54. Walcott, who signed just a year ago, started in the Dominican Summer League last year before making his stateside debut, showing impressive power along with a lot of swing-and-miss. He would seem most likely to start the year at low-A Down East.
As far as former Rangers go, both players from the Jordan Montgomery trade, TK Roby and Thomas Saggese, made the list, at 75 and 85, respectively. Luisangel Acuna, however, who went to the Mets in the Max Scherzer trade, did not make the cut.