This is going to be an awesome year for the Rangers minor league system. The Texas Rangers have made their first subtractions from camp. They have assigned Kyle Cody, Tyler Phillips and Anderson Tejeda to Double-A Frisco. Each of these guys are highly regarded prospects. Kyle Cody and/or Tyler Phillips could see time in Arlington this year as they were both added to the 40 man this winter.
RHP Kyle Cody, 25
Cody missed the entire 2019 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. Frisco fans will be able to see him up close but better do so quick as he isn’t likely to stay long. In 2018, Cody pitched 5 innings and allowed 2 hits, 1 walk and struck out 9. Through his 3 seasons in the minors, he has averaged 10 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In 2017 he dominated in Hickory and Down East. Between the two, he went 9-6 with a 2.64 earned run average in 124 innings pitched.
RHP Tyler Phillips, 22
Tyler ‘the strike thrower’ Phillips has been reassigned to Frisco where he spent the majority of last year. He pitched to a 7-9 record with a 4.73 earned run average in 93.1 innings pitched. In Frisco, his WHIP was 1.232 but in Down East it was 0.903 where he walked 6 batters in 37.2 innings.
SS Anderson Tejeda, 22 in May
Tejeda is someone I’ve been excited about for a while. Tejeda’s 2019 season was cut short with a shoulder injury. Due to the injury, he only played in 43 games for the Down East Wood Ducks. He started to switch hitting last year, which intrigues me. All 4 of his home runs that he hit came from the left side of the plate.
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