TEXAS RANGERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021
Futures Game: MLB announced today that RHP Cole Winn (2-3, 2.27 ERA) and LHP Cole Ragans (0-2, 3.22 ERA) have been selected to play for the American League in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on July 11th at Coors Field in Denver. Winn’s .113 opp. BA allowed in ‘21 is lowest among Double-A qualifiers, while Ragans has compiled a 11.39 K/9 figure in 8 GS with High-A Hickory.
Organizational Record: 105-91 (.536) Transactions: RHP Orceli Gomez transferred from Arizona (ROK) to Down East (A).
ROUND ROCK EXPRESS – L, 2-1 AT EL PASO
Triple-A West, East Division (26-22, T2nd, -0.5 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: OFF DAY
Round Rock was held to just one run on 6 hits in last night’s 2-1 defeat at El Paso. LF Delino DeShields (2-for-4, R) and 1B Curtis Terry (2-for-4, 2 2B) both had multiple base knocks, as Terry finished with hits in all 6 G he appeared during the series at .444 (10-25). CF Leody Taveras (1-for-3, BB, CS) has hit safely in his last 10 G w/ PA at .385 (15-39). RHP Collin Wiles was scoreless over 3.0 IP in relief (4 SO, 2 BB), dropping his season ERA to 3.57.
FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS – W, 3-1 VS MIDLAND
Double-A Central, South Division (33-16, 1st, +9.5 GA)
Today’s Probable Starter: LHP Jake Latz
Frisco rolled to its 11th straight win last night, 3-1, over the visiting Midland RockHounds. 2 of the ‘Riders’ 3 runs came via solo home runs by SS Anderson Tejeda (1-for-3, RBI, BB) and 3B Josh Jung (2-for-4, RBI). Jung’s blast was his 2nd HR in 3 G, 4th in 11 total G with Frisco this season. RHP Yerry Rodriguez (4.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R-ER, 2 SO) made his 9th start of 2021. RHP Cole Uvila earned the win (1-1) after firing 2.0 SHO IP and fanning 2 of 6 BF.
HICKORY CRAWDADS – W, 6-3 VS ASHEVILLE
High-A East, South Division (18-31, 7th, -15.0 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: LHP Cole Ragans
The Crawdads bested the Asheville Tourists 6-3 in last night’s series opener, Hickory’s 3rd win in its last 4 games. Starter RHP Justin Slaten was awarded his 1st win of the campaign after holding Asheville scoreless over season-high 5.0 IP (2 H, 2 BB, 5 SO). 1B Blaine Crim (2-for-4, RBI), C David García (2-for-4) and 3B Jose Acosta (2-for-3, RBI) combined for 6 singles. DH Trey Hair reached base twice on a double and walk.
DOWN EAST WOOD DUCKS – W, 2-1 AT MYRTLE BEACH
Low-A East, Central Division (28-20, 2nd, -0.5 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: RHP Wyatt Sparks
The Woodies topped the Pelicans, 2-1, on Tuesday night in Myrtle Beach. Starter RHP Gavin Collyer was solid over season-high 4.2 IP (2 H, 1 R-ER, 2 BB, 6 SO) before ceding the rubber to RHP Florencio Serrano (W, 2.1 IP, 1 SO) and RHP Jesus Linarez (SV, 2.0 IP, 1 SO), who combined for 4.1 SHO IP in relief. SS Luisangel Acuna (2-for-4, RBI) and CF Jayce Easley each had 2 steals. Down East’s 110 SB in ’21 are 2nd-most in MiLB (131-Hillsboro).
ACL RANGERS – L, 8-5 VS ACL ROYALS GOLD Arizona Complex League West (0-2, 5th, -1.5 GB)
Today’s Probable Starter: Camp Day
The Arizona Complex League Rangers are off to an 0-2 start to their season following last night’s 8-5 loss vs. ACL Royals Gold. 2B Hunter Bryan (2-for4, HR, 3 RBI) lifted a 2-run home run in the 9th inning as part of a two-hit, 3-RBI showing in his professional debut. LF Daniel Mateo (2-for-4, 3B, RBI) has gone 6-for-8 with 3 XBH (2 3B, 2B) in his first 2 games of the young season. CF Angel Aponte (3-for-4, 2B, RBI) had game-high 3 hits. RHP D.J. McCarty struck out 3 and walked 3 over one scoreless frame in his 1st professional outing. DH Sam Huff went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, now 0-for-7 with 1 BB/3 SO in 2 rehab G with the ACL Rangers.