The Texas Rangers have released the Frisco RoughRiders 2021 roster. Let me just say, to start the season, this ranks among the best opening day rosters for the RoughRiders.
The rotation will be headlined by right-hander Cole Winn (#5), who was the Rangers 2018 first-round selection. Hans Crouse, 2nd round pick in 2017, A.J. Alexy and Yerry Rodriguez round out the fantastic rotation.
The roster features thirteen pitchers, eleven are right-handed. The pitchers are:
As I get my own photos of each player I will come back to this post and up their profile.
- AJ Alexy
- Noah Bremer
- Tim Brennan
- Hans Crouse * Traded
- Scott Engler
- Joe Gatto
- Jake Latz
- Sal Mendez
- Fernery Ozuna
- Tyler Phillips *designated for assignment
- Yerry Rodriguez
- Alex Speas
- Cole Winn
- Tai Tiedemann
Age: 23 | Height: 6’4 | Weight: 195 | Throws: Right
Ranked: # 23
Added to roster: to start the season.
The Rangers acquired Alexy from the Dodgers in the Yu Darvish trade. He has had a fantastic season.
Age: soon to be 25 | Height: 6’5 | Weight: 206 | Throws: Right
Added to roster: to start the season on May 4.
Reprotiore: fastball, curve, slider, change
The Rangers drafted Bremer in the 6th round of the 2017 draft.
Hans Crouse *Traded
Right-handed pitcher, Hans Crouse is making his AA debut May 18, 2021 against the San Antonio Missions (Padres).
Ranked: we have him ranked # 6 our list. MLB has him ranked # 7 in the Rangers system.
Added to the roster: May 18, 2021 he was reassigned.
Reprotiore: Fastball, Curveball, Slider, Changeup. He’s also got the hip shimmy on the mound that he uses to try to throw hitters timing off.
Sadly Hans Crouse was traded to the Phillies as part of the Kyle Gibson trade. He was one of my favorite pitching prospects. Best of luck to Hans.
Phillips was designated for assignment and then claimed by the Philadelphia Phillies.
We have three catchers listed. Melvin Novoa, Jordan Procyshen and Matt Whatley. Procyshen is the only one that bats left-handed.
- Melvin Novoa
- Jordan Procyshen
- Matt Whatley
Age: 25 | Height: 5’11 | Weight: 215 | Bats: R Throws: R
Whatley was drafted by the Rangers in the third round of the 2017 draft.
This infield group is talented. We’ve got Sherten Apostel, Jax Biggers, Ryan Dorow and Davis Wendzel.
- Sherten Apostel
- Jax Biggers
- Ryan Dorow (promoted to Triple-A Round Rock on June 16, 2021.
- Davis Wendzel (1st rd pick 2019, 41st)
- Josh Jung (added June 15th)
- Diosbel Arias
Jax Biggers hits from the left side of the plate.
If any balls are lucky enough to get through the infield, we have a pretty good group of outfielders. Not much will drop in between these guys patrolling the outfield.
- Julio Pablo Martinez
- Josh Stowers
- Bubba Thompson
- Steel Walker
May 4, 2021
The following roster changes were made prior to Opening Day.
Riders moves Added:
- Sherten Apostel placed on the IL
- Yenci Pena transferred to Double-A
- Tim Brennan placed on IL
- Hans Crouse assigned
- Brock Holt: MLB rehab
Tuesday June 15th
- Josh Jung was added and made his Double-A debut.
June 16, 2021
- RHP, Nick Snyder was promoted from High-A to Double-A.
Trace Loehr was assigned to Frisco from Round Rock.
July 15, 2021
- Catcher, Jordan Procyshen placed on the 7-Day IL.
This post will be updated as the Frisco RoughRiders roster is filled out for the 2021 season.