Foscue ranked 8th best prospect.

Jim Wallis of released his list of top second basemen prospects in baseball. The Rangers Justin Foscue is eighth.

Foscue was the Rangers first-round pick, and fourteenth overall, in the 2020 draft, out of Mississippi State.

The six-foot, 203-pound right handed hitter batted .297 in college, with fewer strikeouts than walks.

Because of COVID, he hasn’t played a minor league game yet. But here is his scouting report from

“He led Mississippi State to the College World Series in each of his two full seasons and became the third-highest Bulldogs position player ever drafted, behind only Will Clark (No. 2, 1985) and Hunter Renfroe (No. 13, 2013). 

“An offensive-minded player whose right-handed power is his best tool, Foscue has a profile similar to that of Jeff Kent. He has more strength and bat speed than a typical second baseman and attacks pitches with a pull-heavy approach. Though he’s aggressive at the plate, he makes consistent contact and should produce 20 or more homers per season without striking out excessively. “

It’s odd that they would rank Foscue that highly having not played a single professional game. It’s also encouraging. Maybe a Rangers draft choice might work out for once after all.