Starting pitcher Cole Winn has been promoted to AAA Round Rock and is starting for the Express as we speak. Third baseman Davis Wendzel and Catcher Sam Huff were also promoted after spending the season in Frisco with some rehab games in Arizona sprinkled in.
Cole Winn, the Rangers 2nd highest ranked pitcher in their system, spent the entire season in AA Frisco where he led the league in quite a few categories for over half the season.
In 78 innings pitched (19 starts), he had a 3-3 record with a 2.31 earned run average with 26 walks and 96 strikeouts. He held opposing batters to a 1.44 batting average and had an impressive 0.821 WHIP.
Cole Winn’s final line against the Tacoma Rainiers:
David Wendzel spent a good chunk of the season on the IL with the hamate bone injury.
In 45 games he hit a line of .239/.348/.390/.738 with 6 home runs and 23 RBI. He’s got a keen eye at the plate from my observations. He had a 11.2 % (21) walk rate and his strikeout rate was 23% (43). If he had missed less time I’d fully expect the walk rate to be higher with the strikeout rate slightly down.
Huff was limited to playing 1st base and DH this year in Frisco due to his knee surgery. The master of hitting baseballs out of the park. He hit the a ball the furthest (495 feet) I’ve ever seen in person. His home runs displayed the power that fans and the organization knows he has.
In his 46 games in Double-A, he hit a line of .237/.309/.439/.748 with 10 home runs and 23 RBI. He walked 16 times and struckout 77 times.
Neither Sam Huff or Davis Wendzel started in Round Rocks game against the Tacoma Rainiers.