Former Florida outfielder Wyatt Langford continued to quickly climb up the Texas Rangers minor league system with a call-up to Double-A Frisco after just 24 games in High-A.
Langford is batting .340 with a 1.120 on-base-plus-slugging percentage over 100 career at-bats. He only spent three games in the Arizona Complex League before skipping Single-A entirely and moving to High-A Hickory. He’s dominated there and his power is showing to all fields, so it’s time to face tougher competition.
Former LSU Tiger Dylan Crews, the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, recently got promoted to Double-A after putting up similar number to Langford and is going through an adjustment period. It wouldn’t be surprising to see Langford struggle as well, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see him pick up where he left off in High-A either.
Langford’s 17.0% walk rate and strikeout rate are both above average, meaning he is seeing the ball well in the pros. But the jump to Double-A is perhaps the most significant in the minors.
With only 12 games left in the regular season and the Roughriders five games back of Armarillo in the Texas League South Division, Langford won’t get much time in Double-A, but the plate appearances will still be significant for a player who was in college less than 10 weeks ago.