Rangers Call Up Prospect Tearing Up Minors


The Rangers are calling up their 27th-ranked prospect. 

Bubba Thompson is finally getting the call to the majors after tearing it up with Triple-A Round Rock this season. He will start in left field and bat ninth on Thursday. 

A first-round pick in 2017, Thompson has had a breakout season, slashing .303/.355/.474, with 13 home runs, 48 RBIs and 49 stolen bases in 80 games. 

The twenty-four-year-old is expected to start in left field, one area that's been a pretty big problem for the Rangers all season long. The Rangers have used 11 different left fielders this season, and they've combined for an OPS of just .482. That is, by far, the worst in baseball this year. 

The left fielders used by the Rangers the most this season are Brad Miller (24 times), Kole Calhoun (20 times), Eli White and Nick Solak (15 times). 

Hopefully, Thompson can make an immediate impact.