Jack Leiter shines in Frisco start
Jack Leiter looked like the ace of the future on Wednesday night, pitching six scoreless innings for the Frisco RoughRiders against the Midland RockHounds. Leiter struck out seven and walked two, allowing just three hits. He threw 91 pitches, 60 of which were for strikes and sat at 94-97 with his fastball.
The RoughRiders were able to take advantage of Leiter’s brilliant outing and won the game by a final of 4-1. They move back over the .500 mark by improving to 13-12.
Leiter’s start was the one that fans have been waiting for all season. The 23-year-old right-hander was the second overall pick in the 2021 MLB Draft by the Texas Rangers. He had had shown a few flashes in his first full season of professional baseball, but he also had some struggles with command and so far this season it seems that has carried over.
The last time Leiter threw 6 innings was on May 7, 2022 against the Arkansas Travelers throwing only 68 pitches.
The Rangers are hoping that Leiter can be a part of their rotation in the near future. He has the potential to be a special pitcher, and his start tonight was a step in the right direction.
Dustin Harris and Kellen Strahm each hit a home run and had a multi-hit game.
Jordan Procyshen also had a multi-hit game.
Left-hander Antoine Kelly (2.79) earned his 1st save of the season pitching a scoreless inning. He walked one and struckout one.