MLB Pipeline published its list of 30 prospects set to break out in 2020, one from each organization.
From the Rangers they picked right-handed pitcher Cole Winn, who in 2019 was number 4 on MLB Pipeline’s list of Rangers prospects (after Josh Jung, Sam Huff, and Hans Crouse).
Here is what they said about him:
“One of the most polished high school pitchers in the 2018 Draft, Winn went fifteenth overall but struggled more than expected while being kept on a tight leash in his first full pro season in 2019. But he finished the year with a 2.81 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 51-1/3 innings over his final 12 starts, showing signs of a quality four-pitch mix once he dials in his command.”
Of course, when they say “breakout” they don’t mean on the major league level. They mean they predict him to have a make a major name for himself in the Rangers minor league system this year. Or, in their words, “they all have the potential to jump on the scene during the upcoming season and establish themselves as can’t-miss prospects.”
The Rangers could use a few of those. And a few who actually don’t miss.