DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The Texas Rangers will call up one of their top prospects ahead of Thursday's day game vs the Angels.
Sam Huff, the club's No. 2 ranked prospect and the No. 75 ranked prospect in all of baseball, according to MLB.com, will be added to the roster, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers have a need for a catcher after dealing Robinson Chirinos at the trade deadline and after Jose Trevino left Wednesday night's game with a sprained left wrist.
Huff will join Jeff Mathis as the club's catchers on the active roster. He's been at the Rangers' alternate training site this season.
The 21-year-old, who has never played above Single-A, had a coming out party in 2019 between Hickory (Low-A) and Down-East (High-A). He ranked second among minor league catchers with 28 home runs, according to MLB.com. He also won the MVP award at the SiruxAM All-Star Futures Game.
"Huff may have more raw power than any catching prospect and as much as any player in the Minors. He has plenty of strength and leverage in his 6-foot-4 frame, which combine with his take-no-prisoners right-handed swing to produce the highest exit velocities of any Rangers farmhand since Joey Gallo. His extreme aggression has resulted in a 30 percent strikeout rate through his first four seasons, however, and he may need a more disciplined approach to succeed against upper-level pitching."