The Texas Rangers have three young outfielders who all played very well this spring. Julio Borbon, Craig Gentry and Leonys Martin.
All of these prospects are projected as very good center fielders, but the Rangers are not going to keep all three of them on roster. So which one will be traded or sent down?
Let’s look at them from youngest to oldest.
First up is Martin. This 25-year-old has had a fantastic spring. He has looked stellar defensively as he has throughout the minors. But what Martin has shown this spring is that his offense is coming along nicely. He put up pretty good numbers in the minors last year and I think he deserves a chance in the majors.
Next up is Borbon. Borbon turned 27 in February. As with Martin the defensive aspect of his game has never been in question. The offense has been what holds him back. Borbon has also hit very well this spring. Borbon is out of minor league options so he either needs to make the club, be traded or risk waivers.
Last is Gentry. At 29, Gentry can no longer be considered a prospect. Gentry is in the same situation as the other two being that he has always been excellent defensively and is very fast, but his offense has been a struggle. Gentry has been amazing this spring.
Looking back over the three, I believe that Martin definitely deserves a chance in the majors, Gentry has played so well that he has earned his spot on the major league roster. But Borbon doesn’t look like he will make it.
Borbon has played very well, but with no more minor league options it is time for the Rangers to use the trade value he has built up this spring and bring in some more young talent.