Today MLB Pipeline unveiled their new list of the top 100 prospects in baseball for 2020. The Texas Rangers had 2 players named. You’ve probably guessed who those prospects are.
Sam Huff (C)
The 2019 Futures game MVP and Texas Rangers Minor-League MVP, Sam Huff comes in at # 74, compared to Baseball America at #99.
Huff was drafted by the Rangers Draft in the 7th round of the 2016 MLB Draft. He really started shooting up the prospect lists this year. Between Hickory and Down East, Huff had a solid year and showed quite a bit of power. There are some concerns about his strikeout numbers as he struck out 154 times.
Some 2019 stats: 127 Games| 475 AB| 28 HR | 72 RBI | .278 AVG | .335 OBP| .509 SLG| .845 OPS
Josh Jung (3B)
Josh Jung has been consistently placed as the Texas Rangers highest rated prospect. He is rated # 55 on MLB Pipelines list, compared to Baseball America’s list at # 93.
As you know, Jung was drafted by the Rangers in the 2019 draft in the 1st Round as the # 8 overall pick. He played in the Rookie league and smashed the ball with a .588 average and was quickly assigned to Hickory.
Some 2019 stats: 44 games|174 AB| 2 HR| 28 RBI| .316 AVG| .389 OBP| .443 SLG| .831 OPS