TEXAS RANGERS MINOR LEAGUE REPORT TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
ORGANIZATIONAL RECORD: 369-332 (.527), 8th-best in MLB
ROUND ROCK EXPRESS – OFF DAY
Triple-A, Pacific Coast League (74-61, 3rd, 1.0 GB)
Round Rock are coming off a series split at home against Sugar Land this past week. The Express entered the series sitting in second place, two games back of Oklahoma City. They currently sit in third place, one game back behind OKC and El Paso, who are tied for first. 1B Blaine Crim looks to make his debut this week for the Express after being called up from Frisco yesterday. Round Rock will begin a crucial series at El Paso tonight as they look to make a playoff push with two and a half weeks left in the season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:35 p.m.
FRISCO ROUGHRIDERS – OFF DAY
Double-A, Texas League (71-60, 1st, 3.5 GA)
Frisco split their series with Tulsa last week in their final home stand of the season. The RoughRiders currently sit in first place of their division with a three and a half game lead over second place San Antonio going into the final week of the regular season. However, Frisco only has a two-game lead over second place Midland as they look to clinch the division in the second half. Their magic number is currently six games. OF Evan Carter and IF Thomas Saggese will both make their Double-A debuts this week as they were promoted from Hickory yesterday. Frisco will look to hang on to their division lead as they travel to play a six-game series at Northwest Arkansas beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m.
HICKORY CRAWDADS – SEASON COMPLETE
High-A, South Atlantic League (66-65, 3rd, 12.5 GB)
Hickory completed their season on September 11 with a 4-2 loss vs. Rome. The Crawdads finished the season with a 66-65 record, good for third-best in the South Atlantic League’s Southern Division. For Hickory, Thomas Saggese (.308/.359/.487/.846) led the team in BA which ranked third in all of High-A. He also ranked eighth in SLG (.487) and ninth in H (117) in High-A. Evan Carter ranked among league leaders in multiple categories for the South Atlantic League, ranking seventh in BA (.287), eighth in RBI (66) and SLG (.476), fourth in OBP (.388), fifth in OPS (.864), and eighth in H (108).
On the mound, RHP Mason Englert finished with the final totals of 7-5, 3.57 ERA (41 ER/103.1 IP) with 73 H, 116 SO, and 26 BB in 21 G/GS for the ‘Dads, the Texas Rangers’ High-A affiliate.
He led the entire starting pitching staff in ERA on the year.
DOWN EAST WOOD DUCKS – SEASON COMPLETE
Low-A, Carolina League (65-66, 3rd, 10.0 GB)
Down East completed their final game of the season on September 10 with a 11-4 loss at Delmarva. The Wood Ducks finished the season with a 65-66 record, good for third-best in the Carolina League’s Northern Division. This is the first time since 2018 that the Wood Ducks have failed to finish above .500 for the season. Down East had a few players finish in the Carolina League Leaders, Daniel Mateo ranked seventh in BA (.274), Yosy Galan ranked first overall in the Carolina league and T-5th overall in Single-A in HR (20), Maximo Acosta ranked T-4th in 2B (26) and Marcus Smith ranked T-7th in BB (66). Mateo led the team with a .274 avg and slashed .274/.317/.412/.729 with 11 HR and 51 RBI this season. On the mound, RHP Winston Santos led all starters with 108.1 IP and finished with the final totals: 7-6, 3.49 ERA (42 ER/108.1 IP) with 89 H, 108 SO, and 20 BB in 22 G/21 GS for the Wood Ducks.
ACL RANGERS – SEASON COMPLETE
Arizona Complex League West (32-22, 1st, 3.0 GA)
The ACL Rangers saw their season end on August 25th with a 9-6 loss to the ACL Giants Black squad in the ACL semifinals. The Rangers won the ACL West division by three games and finished with the 6th-best record in the Arizona Complex League at season’s end. In the middle of their season, the Rangers went on a historic 16 game winning streak. Since 2005, the year MLB began tracking day-by-day stats, the 16 G win streak is the longest win streak in the Arizona Complex League and for a Rangers affiliate.
From Texas Rangers PR staff reports