Ricky Vanasco

After the dumpster fire of 2020, we all need something to look forward to. There is some good news. On the farm, the Rangers have product (prospects) that are almost ready for the market (MLB). I’m sure we’ll be met with disagreement on our Texas Rangers top 15 prospects but we debated the rankings for weeks and we’re excited to share them with you. This is our list of the Texas Rangers top prospects in 2021.

**Jeff Hewitt and Marah Mason contributed to this post**

Rangers top 15 prospects 2021

15. Ricky Vanasco

Ricky Vanasco
Ricky Vanasco, photo credit: Eddie Kelly / ProLook Photos
AgePositionHeightWeightDraftHighest Level
22RHP 6’318015th round 2017 draftA

Vanasco underwent Tommy John surgery in September of 2020. That isn’t deterring us from including him in our top 15. Vanasco has a reprotiore that includes a curveball, changeup and a fastball that sits 94-97 mph and can reach up to 99 mph. In 2019, between Spokane and Hickory he went 3-1 with a 1.31 earned run average in 49.2 innings pitched. He issued 25 walks but struck out an impressive 75 batters.

Vanasco’s 1st Bowman auto: can be found on eBay for around $20.