Rangers Farm Report: Games of Saturday 6 April

Box Scores

AAA: Round Rock 2, @ El Paso (SDP) 7
Round Rock: 9 hits, 5 walks, 6 strikeouts
Opponent: 7 hits, 9 walks, 12 strikeouts
Record: 4-4, tied for first

SP Jack Leiter: 3.1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 6 SO, 77 P / 42 S, 3.24 ERA
RP Danny Duffy: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 SO, 1.50 ERA
RP Daniel Robert: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO, 11.57 ERA
LF Elier Hernandez: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB
3B Dustin Harris: 2-3, HBP, SB (2)

A mixed result for Jack Leiter on a chilly night in El Paso. He struck out six of 16 batters and drew misses on 10 of 29 swings (34%). But on the whole, the Chihuahuas were a patient bunch, forcing deep counts including three straight full counts to open the 4th and end his night early. Leiter’s impressive induced vertical break from the previous start was absent, but we can probably pin most of that on El Paso’s 3,700′ elevation.

Danny Duffy’s fastball is running 88-92, but he’s been effective.

Dustin Harris played third again, fielding a liner and popout.

AA: Frisco 3, @ Wichita (MIN) 13
Frisco: 5 hits, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts
Opponent: 14 hits, 8 walks, 5 strikeouts
Record: 1-1, tied for first

SP Emiliano Teodo: 2.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 2 SO, 49 P / 28 S, 13.50 ERA
LF Aaron Zavala: 1-3, HBP
DH Liam Hicks: 2-3

Emiliano Teodo completed the first two innings on just 19 pitches, but after 30 pitches for just two outs in the 3rd, he was done. The only time he’s shown decent control was last year’s Arizona Fall League, the toughest level of competition he’d faced to date. He’s exciting but has work to do.

Nobody tell Liam Hicks he’s not playing rec-league softball. Maybe he’ll maintain his .778 OBP all season.

Hi-A: Hickory 1, @ Rome (ATL) 4
Hickory: 7 hits, 0 walks, 10 strikeouts
Opponent: 7 hits, 3 walks, 11 strikeouts
Record: 0-2, tied for first

SP Aidan Curry: 4 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 5 SO, 67 P / 42 S, 0.00 ERA
RP Jackson Kelley: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0.00 ERA
RP Skylatr Hales: 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 SO, 0.00 ERA

Aidan Curry was reasonably effective but didn’t have much help, as the Crawdads committed three errors during his outing (and two more later). Tricky righty Jackson Kelley and hard-throwing Skylar Hales shut down the Emperors for four innings.

Sebastian Walcott blooped a single for his first hit, and six teammates singled, but that would be the extent of the offense.

Lo-A: Down East 1, Lynchburg (CLE) 0
Down East: 4 hits, 3 walks, 11 strikeouts
Opponent: 2 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts
Record: 2-0, tied for first

SP Kolton Curtis: 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 0 SO, 56 P / 32 S, 0.00 ERA
RP Josh Trentadue: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 SO, 0.00 ERA
1B Arturo Disla: 1-3, BB

In their full-season debuts, undrafted 19-year-old Kolton Curtis and 2023 14th-rounder Josh Trentadue combined for a two-hit shutout. The 22-year-old Trentadue is out of Southern Idaho. Both had only a handful of pro innings in last year’s complex league.

In the 8th, Echedry Vargas atoned for the previous night’s three-error performance with a two-out RBI double for the game’s only run.

Other News
Texas placed LHP Dylan MacLean on the full-season injured list. The 2020 4th-rounder posted a 3.20 ERA with 75 strikeouts in 76 innings at Down East, often in a tandem with the similarly named DJ McCarty.

Righties Josh Stephan and Jose Corniell are on the seven-day IL along with IF Keyber Rodriguez and OF Alejandro Osuna.

The White Sox designated reliever Alex Speas for assignment (to make room for OF Robbie Grossman) and traded him to Oakland.

Today’s Starters
AAA: Sampson
AA: Krauth
Hi-A: Porter

Five Years Ago Yesterday
Down East’s Leody Taveras collected his third multi-hit night in three games. Demarcus Evans fanned a side in order on 12 pitches.