Currently I am working on the Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects list for 2015. The next team in line is the Texas Rangers, to be followed by the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Use this thread to discuss the Texas Rangers organization. Possible points for discussion include, but are certainly not limited to,
***2014 was a season of chaos and disappointment for the major league club, undone by injuries and capped by the unexpected resignation of manager Ron Washington. Are you optimistic at all about 2015? Will better health solve most problems? What farm system products will contribute?
***True or False: Rougned Odor will develop into an multiple All-Star game player.
***Design an appropriate development plan for Joey Gallo. How fast do you push him? If he's sitting with 30 homers and 120 strikeouts in Double-A at the All Star Break, what do you do?
***The 2013 Hickory Bunch (Gallo, Nomar Mazara, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Lewis Brinson, Ryan Rua, Ronald Guzman) is shaking out now, with Rua (the oldest and least-talented of the group) making the majors first. Gallo, Mazara, Williams, Alfaro, and Brinson all made progress to a greater or lesser extent, with Guzman being the main disappointment. Where do you see these guys in five years?
***As always, feel free to discuss your favorite sleepers.