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Texas Rangers Prospect RHP Jack Leiter Promoted to Round Rock

Leiter Slated to Start Tonight in Tacoma as Express Continue Chase for the Playoffs
September 23, 2023

ROUND ROCK, Texas –The Texas Rangers announced RHP Jack Leiter was promoted from the Double-A Frisco RoughRiders to the Triple-A Round Rock Express on Saturday afternoon. The righty is scheduled to start tonight against the Tacoma Rainiers (Seattle Mariners affiliate) at 8:05 p.m. CT from Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, Washington.

Fearsome Frisco duo: Leiter, Langford flash skillsets

Rangers first-rounders, Top 5 prospects help pace RoughRiders win
@brendan_samson
September 17, 2023

With the Minor League offseason on the horizon, players are striving to finish the regular season on a positive note. Two prospects who have already checked that box are Jack Leiter and Wyatt Langford, both of whom had standout performances on Saturday night.

Leiter back in saddle with solid RoughRiders start

Rangers' No. 5 prospect strong on hill in first outing since July 7
@brendan_samson
August 27, 2023

Jack Leiter toed the rubber at Double-A Frisco for the first time in 51 days on Sunday, and for the first time all season, he made it through three innings without walking a single batter. The No. 5 Rangers prospect per MLB Pipeline has had a roller-coaster season, accumulating a

The Road to The Show™: Who’s up next?

Reds' De La Cruz, Mets' Mauricio knocking on door to Majors
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 30, 2023

Each week, MiLB.com profiles an elite prospect by chronicling the steps he's taken toward achieving his Major League dream. For more stories about players on The Road to The Show, click here. For top prospects throughout the Minors, two months of play can go a long way toward revealing which

Carter knocks 'em out, Leiter strikes 'em out

Top Rangers prospect belts two homers, fireballer fans seven
April 13, 2023

The spotlights on Double-A Frisco are pretty bright right now with Evan Carter and Jack Leiter in the fold. On Wednesday night, the pair showed why that is the case. Carter, the Rangers' top prospect and No. 37 overall, according to MLB Pipeline, mashed a pair of home runs on

Road to The Show™ Ambassador season reviews

Volpe, Leiter, Walker, Rodriguez take big steps forward in 2022
@Gerard_Gilberto
November 15, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at four of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returned for another season in 2022. Orioles hurler Grayson Rodriguez, Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe, Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter and Cardinals infielder/outfielder Jordan Walker were this

The Show Before the Show: Episode 378

Former teammates Leiter, Volpe reunite on latest MiLB podcast
October 7, 2022

Check out the latest episodes of The Show Before the Show, MiLB.com's official podcast. A segment rundown is listed below, in case you want to skip to a particular section. Like the podcast? Subscribe, rate and review on Apple Podcasts. The podcast is also available via Spotify, Stitcher and other

Former Riders sweep 2022 Rangers MiLB awards

Ornelas plays shortstop, third and centerfield over month
October 3, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (October 3, 2022) – Five 2022 Frisco RoughRiders players took home all of the Texas Rangers Minor League Awards on Friday: Tom Grieve Player of the Year – OF Evan Carter Nolan Ryan Pitcher of the Year – LHP Cole Ragans Reliever of the Year – RHP Chase

Ornelas wins Co-Defender of the Month for August

Ornelas plays shortstop, third and centerfield over month
September 19, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (September 19, 2022) – On Frisco RoughRiders infielder Jonathan Ornelas took home Co-Defender of the Month honors in the Texas Rangers farm system for August. Ornelas played shortstop (11 games), third base (10 games) and centerfield (two games) in August, totaling a .966 fielding percentage while converting 86

Riders win wild regular-season finale

Ornelas ties franchise record with 157 hits in a season
September 18, 2022

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (September 18, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders staved off a late comeback attempt from the Northwest Arkansas Naturals in the regular-season finale on Sunday from Arvest Ballpark in a 10-9, 10-inning win. After the Naturals scored three runs in the ninth to tie the game, a three-run 10th

Frisco falls to Naturals in back-and-forth contest

Chavez collects three hits in loss
September 17, 2022

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (September 17, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders took the lead early, but eventually lost to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 7-5 on Saturday night from Arvest Ballpark. In the second-to-last game of the regular season, Frainyer Chavez led the offense with three hits. The Riders will take on the

Riders clinch first playoff berth since 2014 with win

Frisco to play San Antonio in first round of 2022 postseason
September 17, 2022

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (September 16, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders clinched the Texas League South Division Second Half Championship on Friday night with an 11-6 victory over the Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Arvest Ballpark. The Riders will take on the San Antonio Missions for the first game of the Division Championship

Offense falls flat in loss to Northwest Arkansas

Riders magic number down to one with Midland loss
September 16, 2022

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (September 15, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders fell to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 6-3 on Thursday night from Arvest Ballpark. Though the Riders lost, a Midland loss as well dropped their magic number to just one to clinch a second-half South Division Championship. Box score Northwest Arkansas (26-40,

2022 Riders playoff tickets on sale now

Tickets just $5 for potential first-round game on Tuesday
September 15, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (September 15, 2022) - In the final week of the regular season, the Frisco RoughRiders are in good standing to make the postseason and single-game playoff tickets are available now. Should the RoughRiders make the playoffs, game one of the best-of-three South Division Championship Series against the first-half

Bradford, offense shines in win over Naturals

Cody Bradford goes 6.2 innings in 9-2 victory
September 15, 2022

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (September 14, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders bested the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 9-2 on Wednesday night from Arvest Ballpark. Cody Bradford poured in a strong start for Frisco, allowing just one run over his 6.2 innings. Box score Bradford (10-7) earned the victory for Frisco (36-28, 72-61), striking

Naturals take down Riders in series opener

Kapers homers in defeat
September 14, 2022

SPRINGDALE, Arkansas (September 13, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders fell to the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 8-4 in the opener of the final regular season series on Tuesday from Arvest Ballpark. Scott Kapers hit a three-run go-ahead home run in the fifth, but a Naturals comeback win began the series. Box

Stowers, Crim pace Riders in big home-finale win

Crim hits 24rd home run, Stowers hits two long balls in 18-3 victory
September 11, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (September 11, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders dominated the Tulsa Drillers 18-3 in the final home game of the 2022 regular season on Sunday night. Josh Stowers led the way offensively, going 3-for-4 with two home runs and six RBIs. Box score The Drillers (26-36, 66-63) jumped out

Frisco comes back, falls late against Tulsa

Crim hits 23rd home run of season in loss
September 10, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (September 10, 2022) – In front of a season-high 9,515 fans at Riders Field, the Frisco RoughRiders were downed by the Tulsa Drillers on Saturday night 10-7. Trailing 7-2, Frisco returned to tie the game at 7-7 in the seventh before eventually falling. Box score The RoughRiders (34-26,

Tulsa drops Frisco big in game four

Frisco matches largest loss of season on Friday night
September 9, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (September 9, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders were downed by the Tulsa Drillers 14-2 on Friday night from Riders Field. Frisco was handed their largest loss since July 16th, a 14-2 loss to Midland. Box score Tulsa (25-35, 65-62) jumped on the scoreboard first against RoughRiders (34-25, 70-58)

Frisco topples Tulsa behind big fifth inning

Hauver hits go-ahead homer, Riders hang on late in 4-3 win
September 8, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (September 8, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders, playing as Los Quesos Frisco, took down the Tulsa Drillers 4-3 on Thursday night from Riders Field. Trailing 2-0 into the fifth, the Riders rallied to win their second game in a row. Box score Tulsa (25-35, 65-62) found the scoreboard

Riders dominate Drillers on Wednesday night

Frisco scores all runs in 1st and 3rd innings in 11-0 victory
September 7, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (September 7, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders, playing as the Dallas Black Giants, scored early and often in a dominating 11-0 win over the Tulsa Drillers on Wednesday night from Riders Field. Frisco scored four runs in the first and seven in the third on their way to

Leiter fans six, Strahm homers in final home series debut

Riders drop opener despite four-run third inning
September 6, 2022

FRISCO, Texas (September 6, 2022) – The Frisco RoughRiders dropped a Tuesday afternoon matchup against the Tulsa Drillers at Riders Field to begin the final homestand of the regular season, falling 11-7. RoughRiders starter Jack Leiter struck out six batters in his first September start, while center fielder Kellen Strahm

The Road to The Show™: Meet the Ambassadors

Follow Rodriguez, Volpe, Leiter and Walker during 2022 season
@Gerard_Gilberto
May 3, 2022

The Nationwide Road to the Show™ Ambassadors series, which provides fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at five of the best prospects in Minor League Baseball, returns for a second season in 2022. Orioles hurler Grayson Rodriguez, Yankees infielder Anthony Volpe, Rangers right-hander Jack Leiter and Cardinals infielder Jordan Walker are