12 Texas Rangers prospects to watch in 2022

3. Ricky Vanasco

Age: 23 | Position: RHP | Draft: 15th Rd 2017

Vanasco is rehabbing from Tommy John that he underwent in September of 2020. A few have said that Vanasco has the best stuff in the organization. I’m not one to argue with that assessment. His fastball has reached up to 99.

Vanasco pitched in the Instructional league in 2021 against TCU and his velocity sat between 95-97 mph on the fastball.

In 2019 at the Single-A levels he went 3-1 with a combined 1.81 earned run average in 11 starts. He struckout 75 in 49.2 innings pitched good for a 13.6 strikeouts per nine.