Rangers (F)arm Report: July 5, 2024 Pitching Highlights

Heath C.
Heath C. 3 Min Read

The Texas Rangers farm system showcased some pretty solid performances last night, highlighting some of the talent on the farm. Here’s a little more detailed look at the some of the standout pitching performances:

Kumar Rocker’s Return to Action

Kumar Rocker made his much-anticipated return to the mound for the ACL Rangers, marking his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery. Rocker’s performance was solid as he worked his way back into form.

Kumar Rocker’s Line

  • 2 IP
  • 1 R
  • 2 H
  • 3 SO
  • 2 Groundouts
  • 15 pitches/14 strikes
  • Fastball sat at 98 and topped out at 99

The ACL Rangers pitching staff combined to strikeout 15 batters.

Emmanuel Martinez Dominates in DSL

Emmanuel Martinez (1-1, 5.27) had a dominant performance out of the bullpen for the DSL Rangers Red.

Emmanuel Martinez’s Line

  • 3.1 IP
  • 1 R
  • 1 H
  • 8 SO

He earned his first win.

Izack Tiger Impresses for Down East Wood Ducks

Izack Tiger delivered a strong start for the Down East Wood Ducks, showing resilience and command on the mound. Despite a shaky second inning, Tiger settled in and finished strong.

Izack Tiger’s Line

  • 5 IP
  • 3 H
  • 1 ER
  • 2 BB
  • 5 K
  • 72 Pitches, 47 Strikes

Alejandro Rosario’s K’s 10 for the Crawdads

Alejandro Rosario’s performance for the Hickory Crawdads was one that required close watching to appreciate fully. Despite allowing some runs, his fastball and slider were effective, and he racked up an impressive number of strikeouts.

Alejandro Rosario’s Line

  • 5 IP
  • 6 H
  • 4 ER
  • 2 BB
  • 10 K
  • 79 Pitches, 54 Strikes

Winston Santos Shines for Frisco RoughRiders

Winston Santos continued his strong showing for the Frisco RoughRiders, making his second Double-A start a memorable one. His command and strikeout ability were key in his performance.

Winston Santos’s Line

  • 5 IP
  • 2 H
  • 1 R (0 ER)
  • 1 BB
  • 7 K
  • 80 Pitches, 53 Strikes

Texas Rangers fans have understandably been concerned about the team’s ability to develop pitching talent. But lately, we’ve seen some truly promising outings that should ignite some optimism. With performances like these, the future of Rangers pitching is looking brighter. Keep an eye on these young arms – they might just be the game-changers we’ve been waiting for.

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Covering the Texas Rangers farm system since 2019. Credentialed media with the Frisco RoughRiders.

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I am a lifelong Rangers fan. When not covering the Texas Rangers farm, I enjoy spending time with my family, exploring all things minor league baseball, and pretending I can hit a fastball.
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