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Riders cruise to commanding victory over Naturals

Stowers, Apostel each hit two homers in 10-3 win
June 11, 2021

FRISCO, Texas (June 10, 2021) – The Frisco RoughRiders defeated the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 10-3 on Thursday night from Riders Field in Frisco. The Riders (19-13) crushed a season-best five home runs. Frisco responded early after a two-run first inning by the Naturals (15-15) when Sherten Apostel hit his first

Rangers' Crouse on track for 2021 return

Sixth-ranked prospect had elbow surgery following '19 season
November 12, 2020

The Rangers got positive returns from a lot of highly regarded prospects on the field at their alternate training site during baseball’s off-kilter 2020 season. One of Texas’ top talents wasn’t included in that group, but he's still been progressing in the offseason. Sixth-ranked Rangers prospect Hans Crouse has become

State of the System: Texas Rangers

Huff, Taveras among those with valuable big league time in 2020
October 16, 2020

Starting in October and running through the end of the year,'s new State of the System series evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of each Major League organization, highlights prospects who've made the biggest strides in 2020 and offers a peek at 2021. The Rangers opened up Globe Life Park

Crawdads' Crouse lands on injured list

No. 3 Rangers prospect finished August with three victories
August 30, 2019

With the South Atlantic League playoffs just around the corner, Hans Crouse has landed on the shelf.The third-ranked Rangers prospect, who's expected to undergo elbow surgery after the season, was placed on the seven-day injured list Friday by Class A Hickory. 

Crouse strong in return to Crawdads

No. 63 overall prospect hurls three hitless innings in brief stint
June 23, 2019

Rangers fans got probably the best news possible Sunday: Hans Crouse pitched again.Texas' top prospect returned to the mound for Class A Hickory nearly a month after his last start, tossing three hitless innings in a 5-3 win over Charleston at L.P. Frans Stadium. He worked around two walks in

Prospect Roundup: Games of April 24

Astros' Tucker blasts third homer; Padres' Urias triples twice
April 25, 2019

Astros RF Kyle Tucker, Triple-A Round Rock: 2-for-4, HR, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI -- What's been a slow start for the Astros' second-ranked prospect could have hit a turning point Wednesday when he collected a pair extra-base knocks, including a game-tying homer in the ninth inning. Facing R.J. Alvarez

Crawdads' Crouse polishes off gem

Top Rangers prospect strikes out nine in five scoreless innings
April 10, 2019

The first Hans Crouse gem of the season is in the books. It likely won't be the last.The top Rangers prospect struck out nine and allowed one hit without a walk over five innings on Wednesday afternoon, pitching Class A Hickory to a 5-0 blanking at Greensboro. 

Rangers Prospect Primer: Rebuild in swing

Crouse grows, Taveras resets, Martinez climbs, Palumbo healthy
April 1, 2019

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2019 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Shining star: Hans Crouse, RHP A

Rangers have strength in foundation

Taveras, Thompson lead prospects showing off at lower levels
December 17, 2018

Each offseason, goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.Just two years removed from a 95-win season, the Rangers have finished under .500 in consecutive

Toolshed: Prospects pushing for playoffs

Late-season additions could tip scales as division races heat up
August 10, 2018

Most fans know the impact that players like Manny Machado, Chris Archer and Kevin Gausman -- all dealt before last month's Trade Deadline -- could have on the Major League postseason picture. The hope in all three cases (and many others) is that these additions will provide that extra push

Prospect Roundup: Games of July 25

Rangers' Crouse fans 12; Giants' Canario tees off twice
July 26, 2018

Theme of the dayLong and strong outings: Wednesday was a day for pitching across the Minor League landscape. No. 40 overall prospectDylan Cease was the most dominant of the bunch, retiring the first 20 batters he faced before finishing with 12 strikeouts in a gem for Double-A Birmingham. Padres No.

Crouse's free spirit a perfect fit for Rangers

Spokane righty's unorthodox delivery, eccentricities OK with club
July 23, 2018

Hans Crouse slowly raises his bent left leg to a 90-degree angle at the midsection of his 6-foot-4 frame, stalls briefly, then cocks his right arm back and unfurls a pitch toward his target.Crouse's windup is slow and methodical at first, then bursts into an aggressive follow-through that results in

Spokane's Crouse fans 11 in one-hit gem

Rangers No. 4 prospect posts seven zeros, drops ERA to 2.21
July 14, 2018

Hans Crouse was excited for the reins to be taken off Friday night.The Rangers' fourth-ranked prospect retired his final 17 batters, gave up one hit and recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts over seven scoreless innings as Class A Short Season Spokane edged Eugene, 2-1, at Avista Stadium. It was the first

Toolshed: Prospects in short-season ball

Bucs' Baz, Rangers' Martinez ready to get going in lower levels
June 15, 2018

Happy Opening Day! No, that's not Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" playing in the background. This isn't Groundhog Day. We really have arrived at another edition of a Minor League Opening Day. Two Class A Short Season leagues and one Rookie-level circuit open for the 2018 season on Friday

Rangers Prospect Primer: Tool time in Texas

Healthy Matuella on the rise, Calhoun looks to master outfield
April 3, 2018

Some players are on the verge of stardom, others are entering a crucial phase of their development and still others are getting their first tastes of full-season ball. With the 2018 season approaching, takes a look at the most intriguing prospects from each MLB organization.Major League-ready: Willie Calhoun, 2B/OFCalhoun's