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Texas Rangers

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Player Updates

September 26, 2020 12:32 AM
Rangers' Sam Huff: Goes yard twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Huff went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Friday's 5-4 extra-inning win over the Astros.

Huff went deep twice off Astros starter Jose Urquidy. Those were Huff's second and third homers of the year. The 22-year-old catcher is up to three RBI and four runs scored across 29 plate appearances, but he's also struck out nine times and walked just once.

September 23, 2020 07:08 AM
Rangers' Sam Huff: Collects two hits in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Huff went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Diamondbacks.

The Rangers are giving opportunities to young players over the final weeks of the season, and Huff was part of a lineup whose average age was 24 years, 145 days. Six of the nine players were rookies and three never played above High-A. It was also the first batting order that failed to produce a run this season. All of those facts should sound an alarm for anyone considering streaming a Texas starter over the final five game. Huff, who has hit safely in three straight games, has been alternating every other game along with veteran Jeff Mathis.

September 20, 2020 11:20 PM
Rangers' Sam Huff: Pops first big-league homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Huff went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in the 7-2 win over the Angels on Sunday.

Huff took Patrick Sandoval deep for his first big-league long ball and RBI in the fourth inning. The backstop has slashed .188/.235/.438 since being promoted Sept. 10. It currently looks like he will continue sharing the catching duties with Jeff Mathis during the season's final week, though his playing time could be reduced if Jose Trevino (wrist) is able to return from the injured list.

September 12, 2020 09:00 AM
Rangers' Sam Huff: Makes debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Huff went 0-for-3 with a walk in Friday's 10-6 loss to the Athletics.

Huff made his MLB debut Friday and it was immediately a busy night for the rookie. Game opener Luis Garcia walked the first three batters before ceding a grand slam, and primary pitcher Jordan Lyles gave up another four runs over the next two innings. The Rangers need Huff with Jose Trevino (wrist) on the injured list and plan to use him regularly as long as Trevino is sidelined. With a doubleheader scheduled Saturday, he should be in the lineup for at least one of those games.

September 10, 2020 11:24 AM
Rangers' Sam Huff: Contract selected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Huff will be added to the Rangers' roster prior to Thursday's game against the Angels, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

The Rangers would have had to add Huff to the 40-man roster this offseason anyway, so they are going to do so a few months early so that they can get a look at him against big-league pitching. Huff's 70-grade raw power is impressive by any standards, let alone compared to other catching prospects. However, he has typically logged horrific BB/K rates (0.16 at Low-A, 0.23 at High-A) and has never played above High-A, so it would be surprising if he does much more than ambush the occassional meatball during this cup of coffee. Jose Trevino (wrist) could be headed to the injured list in a corresponding move, so it would be Huff and Jeff Mathis splitting time behind the dish in the short term.

September 11, 2020 10:16 AM
Rangers' Sam Huff: Considered for callup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Huff could be called up to the active roster with Jose Trevino (wrist) expected to miss at least a few games, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

The Rangers will be without a second catcher for a few games, and Huff is a possibility to be called up. Texas manager Chris Woodward said the team would consider Huff, but it is not going to bring him up if he doesn't play consistently. Huff doesn't have experience above High-A, but the team has shown a willingness to give young players a chance in September. The organization also has veterans Tim Federowicz and Nick Ciuffo at the alternate camp.

June 29, 2020 09:36 AM
Rangers' Sam Huff: Lands in player pool
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Huff was added to the Rangers' 60-man player pool Sunday.

Huff, who is not on the 40-man roster, blew up in 2019 when he swatted a combined 28 home runs and knocked in 72 runs for Low-A Hickory and High-A Down East. He maintained an exit velocity of 91 MPH -- the MLB average was 88.1 -- per T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com. The 6-foot-5 Huff may not remain a catcher as he moves forward, but his power potential is intriguing enough for the Rangers to find him a home. He's played first base in each of the last two seasons, but the Rangers are not currently planning a position shift. It's unlikely he'll get an opportunity to face MLB pitchers in 2020, but the Rangers will have him work with an established backstop, like Jeff Mathis, so that he can further his development behind the dish.

April 17, 2020 10:44 AM
Rangers' Sam Huff: Shows off power stroke
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Huff hit a combined .278/.335/.509 with 28 home runs between Low-A Hickory and High-A Down East over 127 games in 2019.

Huff was a big mover in the organization, per Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. He was off the radar prior to 2019, but his power warranted an early promotion to Down East, and he won the MVP at the All-Star Futures Game in July. He moved to the second-ranked Rangers prospect per MLB Pipeline while Baseball America pegs him at No. 99 on their top-100 list. The big-time power is the skill that grabs the most attention, but he strikes out a ton and is still a work in progress as a receiver, particularly at 6-foot-5 and 235 pounds. That's big for a catcher. The Rangers plan to have him open at Double-A Frisco, where he will be managed by former MLB catcher Bobby Wilson.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
09/27vs HOUW 8-43110110
09/25vs HOUW 5-44232200
09/23@ ARIL 3-74120000
09/22@ ARIL 0-74020000
09/20@ LAAW 7-24111100
09/18@ LAAL 2-63010000
09/17@ HOUL 1-20000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020TEX10315113421100.355.394.7421.136
2019TEX0000000000------------
Total10315113421100.355.394.7421.136
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020TEX10302300000
2019TEX000000000
Total10302300000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-AZL Rangers28971932101117162900.330.436.484
2017R-AZL Rangers49197344992931246632.249.329.452
2018AFX-Hickory Crawdads1184155310022318552314091.241.292.439
2019AFX-Hickory Crawdads30108223650152963741.333.368.796
2019AFA-Down East Wood Ducks97367499617213432711725.262.326.425
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/215
Birthdate:
1/14/1998
Age:
22
Hometown:
Phoenix, AZ
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Texas Rangers
College:

MLB Experience:
1