Whether you are a religious person or not, you have to admit one thing: Miracles do happen. The Rangers traded Rougned Odor to the New York Yankees for two prospects, outfielders Josh Stowers and Antonio Cabello. Something that virtually no one thought would happen.
The Rangers have fully committed to their rebuild and in the process designated Rougned Odor for assignment, so he didn’t make their opening day roster as the 3rd baseman.
This scenario is a win for the Rangers and I say that because they easily could have recieved nothing at all for Rougned. Now, at least they have more depth to add to the farm system. Best of luck to Odor.
Lets take a look at Josh Stowers and Antonio Cabello.
Stowers, 24, is right-handed and hits from the right side of the plate. He is listed at 6’0 and 200 lbs and was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2nd round of the 2018 draft. The Yankees acquired Stowers from the Mariners in the Sonny Gray trade that sent Gray to the Reds.
Most recently, in 2019, Stowers played 105 games for the Charleston Riverdogs and slashed a line of .273/.386/.400/.786 with 7 home runs and 40 RBI. He committed multiple thefts as he stole 35 bases but was caught 16 times. He struck out 123 times and worked 64 walks.
He also played 20 games in the Arizona Fall League and hit a line of .131/.312/.180/.492 with 1 home run and 5 RBI. Very possible we could see him in Frisco.
Cabello, 20, is listed at 5’10 and 160 lbs. The Rangers John Blake announced him as a outfielder-catcher so maybe they look for him to catch but he has been an outfielder. He is right-handed and hits from the right side of the plate and has played every outfield position.
In 2019 he played for the Pulaski Yankees at the Rookie level that was part of the Appalachian League. He played in 56 games and slashed a line of .211/.280/.330/.610 with 3 home runs and 19 RBI. The strikeouts are something that he’ll need to work on as he struck out 77 times compared to 19 walks.