Rangers Farm Report: Games of Tuesday 5 July

Box Scores

AA: Frisco 10, at San Antonio (SDG) 1
Frisco: 15 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts
Opponent: 6 hits, 4 walks, 5 strikeouts
Record: 5-3, 0.5 GB, 41-36 overall

SP Cody Bradford: 6 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO, 69 P / 52 S, 5.85 ERA
RF Kellen Strahm: 2-4, BB, .273/.399/.372
2B Justin Foscue: 3-5, .283/.374/.455
SS Jax Biggers: 4-5, 2B, .330/.393/.425

Frisco’s 30-inning scoreless streak ended in the 8th. Frisco has thrown three shutouts in five games and allowed four runs in the other two.

The other teams were off.

The powers that be named the first eight players to this summer’s Futures Game. RHP Jack Leiter is among them.

OF Miguel Aparicio was assigned to high-A Hickory. He’d been injured and rehabbing in Arizona. I have no idea who holds the record for most games played for the Crawdads. Pedro Gonzalez played in 301. Aparicio’s next will be his 267th. (Gonzalez, incidentally, joined indy Quebec over the winter but was released three days ago.)

He’s not listed on the transaction wire, but 2016 2nd-round righty Alex Speas is the new head coach of Combine Academy. Speas hadn’t pitched in 2022 and was on the restricted list. He apparently concludes his pro career with a 5.07 ERA, 81 walks and 137 strikeouts in 87 innings. Speas drew the most attention during a year when he didn’t take the field, as reports of triple-digit velocity and semblance of control in side sessions raised the possibility of an MLB debut in 2020 while the minors were shut down. That didn’t come to pass, and in 2021 staggeringly poor control even by his standards (one of every three batters walked or hit) dimmed his star. Speas would have become a free agent after this season.

Righty James Jones threw a rehab inning in Arizona. The 33-year-old joined the Rangers along with 3B Bill McNulty in 1972 for lefty Paul Lindblad. Okay, not really, but he’s been around a while.

Today’s Starters
AAA: Tyson Miller
AA: off
Hi-A: TBD (Ricky Vanaco’s turn)
Lo-A: TBD (Emiliano Teodo’s turn)

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Texas promoted SS Yeyson Yrizarri and 3B Ti’Qiuan Forbes to high-A. Neither had been especially productive but were near or at 200 games in low-A. Forbes is hitting .238/.295/.337 for AA Amarillo (ARI), while Yrizarri’s pro career concluded in 2019.