Rangers Make Big Splash Signing Top-10 International Prospect

Larry Rupp
The Texas Rangers make a big splash by signing a top-10 international prospect.
The Texas Rangers make a big splash by signing a top-10 international prospect. / AP Photos/Tony Gutierrez

The Texas Rangers are clearly sick of losing and ready to compete in the AL West Division. They have hired a veteran manager in Bruce Bochy, signed a new ace in Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom and made a splash in the MLB international signing period with the addition of a top-10 ranked prospect.

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The Rangers have inked shortstop Sebastian Walcott to a deal that includes a reported bonus north of seven figures. The 16-year-old out of the Bahamas checks in at No. 8 in MLB.com's international amateur rankings and is already drawing comparisons to a fellow Bahamian in Miami's Jazz Chisholm.

Walcott's baseball IQ is already off the charts and his athleticism shines every time he steps out on the diamond. He projects as a contact hitter that can get on base and rack up stolen bases, but could develop into a hitter that drives in runs and hits for power with some experience in the minor leagues.

It's worth noting that the Rangers also signed Pablo Guerrero, who is the younger brother of All-Star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Sr. His ceiling is that of a power-hitting corner infielder, but he was not inlcuded in MLB.com's top 50 international amateur rankings.

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