It may be an off-day for the minor leagues. Actually, the seasons are over for Low-A Down East and High-A Hickory. That paved the way for the Rangers to promote three of their top prospects.
Blaine Crim, who isn’t ranked in the Rangers top 20, has not been kind to pitchers in the Texaseague this season gets his turn in Triple-A Round Rock.
Top prospect Evan Carter has been promoted from High-A Hickory to Double-A Frisco along teammate and roommate in Down East, Thomas Saggese.
Blaine Crim takes his bat to Triple-A
Crim has earned this promotion. He has raked at the plate at every level he’s played. Sure, he’s had some cold streaks but just about every player will go through multiple cold streaks in a season.
In Frisco, Blaine has hit a line of .295/.364/.508/.871 with 24 home runs and 91 RBI in 119 games. Crim leads the Texas Rangers farm system in home runs and RBI. Crim is Rule-5 eligible this winter so the Rangers will need to add him to their 40-man roster or risk losing him.
Evan Carter is heading to Frisco
Since the Crawdads season has come to an end, it is the perfect opportunity to promote Evan Carter to Double-A.
Evan Carter, 20, is quite impressive and literally has all the tools. He’s widely seen as a top 5 prospect in the Rangers system with spme publications ranking him at # 1.
In 100 games at High-A Hickory, he slashed a line of .287/.388/.476/.864 with 11 home runs and 66 RBI.
Thomas Saggese is heading to Frisco as well
Thomas Saggese, 20, is also heading to Frisco. He is ranked #20 on MLB. He had a fantastic season in Hickory. He slashed a line of .308/.359/.487/.846 with 14 home runs and 61 RBI in 98 games.
Unfortunately for RoughRider fans we won’t be able to see Carter or Saggese in person unless the RoughRiders make the post-season. I believe they will and if so, they will play on September 20th at Riders Field.