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Lone Star Ball 12 mins ago
Baseball America 2018 Mid-Season top 100 prospect list: Texas Rangers place three

Baseball America 2018 Mid-Season top 100 prospect list: Texas Rangers place three

The Rangers have three prospects on the BA mid-season top 100 prospect list just released today Baseball America’s 2018 mid-season top 100 prospect list has dropped, updated to reflect the inclusion of 2018 draft picks, and the Rangers have three prospects on the list, all outfielders and all in the 50s. Leody Taveras, the Rangers’ 19 year old centerfielder at high-A Down East, is the top ranked Ranger, coming in at #50 on the list despite a shaky offensive season. Julio Pablo Martinez, the Cuban centerfielder signed as the consolation prize for the Rangers in the J-2 signing period...
SportsDay 12 hours ago
Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo makes most of All-Star Game debut, sparks rally in American League's 8-6 victory

Rangers' Shin-Soo Choo makes most of All-Star Game debut, sparks rally in American League's 8-6 victory

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Shin-Soo Choo, the Rangers' offensive standout, made his long-awaited All-Star Game debut on Tuesday night. Choo did what he does best.He hit, against about the toughest pitcher imaginable for him.Pinch-hitting against nasty Milwaukee left-hander Josh Hader, Choo triggered a three-run rally by the American League in the eighth inning with a single. In the regular season, left-handed hitters are 3 for 53 with 34 strikeouts against Hader.It was a rare single in a homer-fest. There were nine homers overall, including back-to-back blasts by Houston's Alex Bregman and George...

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Lone Star Ball 59 mins ago
LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings — #21

LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings — #21

Congratulations to Ariel Jurado, who is the #20 prospect in the LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings Congratulations to Ariel Jurado, who has been named the #20 prospect in the LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings. Our list so far: 1 — Leody Taveras 2 — Willie Calhoun 3 — Bubba Thompson 4 — Hans Crouse 5 — Julio Pablo Martinez 6 — Cole Winn 7 — Jonathan Hernandez 8 — Joe Palumbo 9 — Cole Ragans 10 — Kyle Cody 11 — Pedro Gonzalez 12 — C.D. Pelham 13 — Jose Trevino 14 — Anderson Tejeda 15 — Chris Seise 16 — Owen White 17 — Tyler Phillips 18 —...
SportsDay 10 hours ago

Rangers minor-league report (7-17): Calhoun stays hot in July

Worth noting from the Texas Rangers' minor-league system on Tuesday:TRIPLE-A ROUND ROCK (44-51): Allowed 19 hits, seven for extra bases, during an 11-10 loss at Colorado Springs (Milwaukee). LF Willie Calhoun reached base three times in six plate appearances and is hitting .455 for 55 at-bats in July.DOUBLE-A FRISCO (15-10, 39-56): Allowed two runs in the ninth inning for a 4-3 loss at Corpus Christi (Houston). RHP Ariel Jurado gave up two runs in six innings for a no-decision. Jurado has allowed only four runs in 21 1/3 innings during his last three starts.HIGH A DOWN EAST (9-17, 44-52): Had...
SportsDay 15 hours ago
5 Rangers who lagged in the season's first half, including the roster mainstay that might get demoted

5 Rangers who lagged in the season's first half, including the roster mainstay that might get demoted

The Rangers may have lost a few more -- OK, 15 more -- than they won in the first half of the season, but here... we're all about equal time.So without more of a long-winded introduction, here are the five worst performers of the first half:The worstMatt Moore: Among offseason pitching acquisitions, Mike Minor was at one end of the spectrum and Moore at the other. The Rangers thought he was a solid bet to resurrect his career after an awful year in San Francisco. Instead, he's looked like a guy who has little confidence in his ability. The Rangers gave him a dozen starts and he was an abject...
SportsDay 15 hours ago
An underappreciated Rangers prospect who will have significant role, Jeff Banister's performance and the perfect sandwich

An underappreciated Rangers prospect who will have significant role, Jeff Banister's performance and the perfect sandwich

This week, in an All-Star break edition of #EvanHelpUs ...Me: San Antonio is the odds-on favorite. The Triple-A club in Colorado Springs is relocating there and that's that. So, new stadium on the drawing board or not, San Antonio is getting a Triple-A club. And it makes all the sense in the world for the Rangers to end up there, especially on the marketing level.If, as expected, Round Rock goes back to Houston, the Astros will basically control the ability to connect with the fan bases in Central and South Texas. And the Rangers would lose some ground. Going into San Antonio, making a big...
SportsDay 16 hours ago
5 Rangers who stood out in the season’s first half, including the biggest 'surprise' and the gamble that paid off

5 Rangers who stood out in the season’s first half, including the biggest 'surprise' and the gamble that paid off

The Rangers may have lost a few more -- OK, 15 more -- than they won in the first half of the season, but here... we're all about equal time.So without more of a long-winded introduction, here are the five best performers of the first half:The bestShin Soo-Choo: It says a lot about the Rangers that a 36-year-old DH leads them in WAR (3.3) at the All-Star break. It also says a lot about Choo's professionalism and dedication to his craft. His 51-game on-base streak is a club record and he ranks ninth in the league in OPS (.911). He is third to Mike Trout (.454) and Mookie Betts (.448), who...
SportsDay 17 hours ago
Mitch Moreland describes Rangers' 2011 World Series loss as a high and low point in his career

Mitch Moreland describes Rangers' 2011 World Series loss as a high and low point in his career

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The Rangers' loss in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series lives on for Mitch Moreland.The Rangers came within one out of defeating St. Louis for the championship in the ninth and 10th innings. They lost 10-9 in 11 innings on a lead-off homer by David Freese, who had a two-out, game-tying two-run triple over right fielder Nelson Cruz in the ninth. The Cardinals won Game 7."That was a tough time,'' Moreland told media during All-Star festivities in Washington. "That [World Series] was a high point in my career and a low point at the same time. That's what everybody plays for:...
SportsDay 17 hours ago
MLBPA has not, does not expect to be consulted by Rangers regarding grass vs. turf choice at Globe Life Field

MLBPA has not, does not expect to be consulted by Rangers regarding grass vs. turf choice at Globe Life Field

Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark said the union has not been consulted on the Rangers' decision between grass or artificial turf in its new ballpark and does not expect to be involved in the decision-making process. Clark acknowledged that given a choice, players would prefer a grass field.Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and Clark each took questions in separate sessions with the Baseball Writers Association of America for about one hour. There appears to be friction between the sides over the slow free-agent market before this...
Lone Star Ball Jul 17, 2018
LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings — #20

LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings — #20

Congratulations to Scott Heineman, who is the #19 prospect in the LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings Congratulations to Scott Heineman, who has been named the #19 prospect in the LSB Mid-Season Community Prospect Rankings. Our list so far: 1 — Leody Taveras 2 — Willie Calhoun 3 — Bubba Thompson 4 — Hans Crouse 5 — Julio Pablo Martinez 6 — Cole Winn 7 — Jonathan Hernandez 8 — Joe Palumbo 9 — Cole Ragans 10 — Kyle Cody 11 — Pedro Gonzalez 12 — C.D. Pelham 13 — Jose Trevino 14 — Anderson Tejeda 15 — Chris Seise 16 — Owen White 17 — Tyler Phillips 18...
SportsDay Jul 17, 2018
Rangers minor-league report (7-16): Spokane slugger stays ahead of high draft choice

Rangers minor-league report (7-16): Spokane slugger stays ahead of high draft choice

Worth noting from the Texas Rangers' minor-league system on Monday:TRIPLE-A ROUND ROCK (44-49): LF Willie Calhoun reached base four times in five plate appearances during a 5-4 loss at Colorado Springs (Milwaukee). Calhoun has a .542 on-base percentage for July.DOUBLE-A FRISCO (15-9, 39-55): Got a three-run homer from DH Destin Hood in a 5-3 win at Corpus Christi (Houston). RHP Cole Wiper retired the final four hitters for his third career save.HIGH A DOWN EAST (9-17, 44-52): Had six hits, two by LF LeDariouis Clark, in a 2-0 loss to Myrtle Beach (Chicago Cubs). CF Leody Taveras was 0 for 4...
SportsDay Jul 16, 2018
Bobby Witt Jr., son of former Ranger, wins High School Home Run Derby

Bobby Witt Jr., son of former Ranger, wins High School Home Run Derby

Bobby Witt Jr., son of the former Rangers pitcher, won the High School Home Run Derby. Witt defeated Rece Hinds of Niceville, Fla.“It was absolutely surreal,’’ said Witt, entering his senior year at Colleyville Heritage High School. “Walking around this stadium, with all these players, was absolutely amazing. It was truly a blessing to be here.’’Witt, a shortstop, is considered a leading candidate to be the top overall pick in the 2019 draft. He previously added to his standing with a strong showing in the Perfect Game Junior National Showcase last month in St. Petersburg, Fla....
SportsDay Jul 16, 2018
5 biggest developments in the first half of the Rangers' season, including Rougned Odor's overnight maturation

5 biggest developments in the first half of the Rangers' season, including Rougned Odor's overnight maturation

It was an utterly forgettable first half of the season for the Rangers.They are one of four teams in the majors that has not been at or above .500 for even one day since the ceremonial first pitch of the season. Their best starting pitcher is now 45 years old. They are on pace to break a club record for most strikeouts by batters.At 22 games back in the AL West, only once in their 46 previous seasons have they been further out at the All-Star break.All of those are ugly numbers, but they are just about this season and the Rangers acknowledged the hope for this season set sail two months ago....
Lone Star Ball Jul 16, 2018
Home Run Derby Watch Thread

Home Run Derby Watch Thread

No Joey Gallo? Easy pass Today is the MLB Home Run Derby which will be broadcast live on ESPN. There’s no Josh Hamilton but there will be a bunch of players no one cares about trying to hit dingers in an event that is rendered meaningless by Joey Gallo not being invited. Zack Greinke said it best... Zack Greinke, asked about his expectations for the home run derby: "I expect the home run derby will be boring and I'll leave early."— Ted Berg (@OGTedBerg) July 16, 2018 Have fun!
SportsDay Jul 16, 2018
How Rangers All-Star Shin-Soo Choo became South Korea's national hero, again

How Rangers All-Star Shin-Soo Choo became South Korea's national hero, again

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Shin-Soo Choo, the Rangers’ All-Star representative with the 51-game on-base streak, has been down the national hero route before.In 2000, Choo the pitcher led South Korea to the world juniors championship. In the title game against the United States, Choo struck out future American League Most Valuable Player Joe Mauer at the vital juncture.In 2010, Choo the hitter carried the Koreans to the gold medal in the Asian Games. The government thought so much of the performance that it exempted Choo from the requirement of two years of military service before age 30.On Tuesday...

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