My job here is to help make your fantasy baseball team better by giving you the information you need to know as it pertains to the Texas Rangers organization. While I love talking about the top guys like Leody Taveras and Hans Crouse, we all know we need to find the diamonds in the rough to truly give our fantasy teams an edge. If you’re a DEEP dynasty player like we are here at Prospects1500, you may want to consider taking a flyer on a couple of guys in the Rangers system.
How about a 5’10, 155 pound, 18-year-old pitcher that signed for just $10,000 out of the Dominican Republic? Is that deep enough for you? Young Ronny Henriquez is by no means physically imposing on the mound, but what he lacks in appearance he makes up for in stuff and confidence.
His fastball lives 93-95 and can hit 97 with extreme arm side run. From the brief film I have seen on him from instructs and reading quotes from folks in the organization, it sounds like Henriquez isn’t afraid to come right at hitters with the heater either. He couples it with a slider that has some hard bite, but he needs to harness the command on it. A developing changeup rounds out the repertoire.
I’m willing to bet that many fantasy owners will read the physical characteristics and pass on Henriquez. Go out and stash him in your deep leagues. The way the Rangers develop pitchers is steadily improving and as Henriquez grows, so will his ownership.
Curtis Terry is way more on the prospect radar than Henriquez, but chances are he is still available, especially in your deep leagues. The Georgia native has yet to play above Short Season Spokane because of the depth of the position in the system. That is another thing keeping Terry under the radar, he has had guys like Ronald Guzman, Yanio Perez, and Tyreque Reed to contend with.
Defensively, he is limited to first base, so you know the offensive profile really has to be there. The 6’3, 260 pound, right handed power hitter crushed Northwest League pitching in 2018 en route to winning league MVP honors. Now, we are talking about a then 21-year-old in his second consecutive stint of at least 60 games in short season, but if you watch Terry hack, you know the power stroke is legit. He’s a high risk, potentially high reward hold on your team.
Both players are ones that you can buy extremely low on. I think many will write off Henriquez due to his size and Terry because of his defensive handcuff and distance from the upper levels. Regardless of all the qualities that may make you hesitate to use a roster spot on these guys, they are the type of players that if you hit on, can take your team to the next level down the road.
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I reside in Carrollton, Georgia and love everything baseball. I graduated from the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management. I have a passion for the minor leagues and have high hopes of visiting as many minor league parks as I can. I enjoy the statistical side of the game, especially sabermetrics. I am also an avid baseball card collector and fantasy baseball player.
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