It could be argued that Yohel Pozo’s debut at Texas Rangers was the most electric he has had this season, at least since Adolis Garcia returned in April.
Receiving the call from AAA Round Rock, where he was absolutely scratching, Pozo was not disappointed with his arrival in Arlington, following his paths at the big league level. His debut night saw a night of 2 to 4, including 3 RBI and his first home run in the league, as the Texas Rangers threw a new local score defeating the Oakland A 8-6 on Friday at the night.
Yohel Pozo crushed his big league debut with the Texas Rangers on Friday night
Pozo, who spun notoriously to almost every throw he saw in his four bats, made his debut.
It was the debut that, frankly, we wish Curtis Terry, who chose Friday to make way for Pozo, had had.
And speaking of Curtis Terry, it’s players like him that the Rangers should call up en masse this August and September. With nothing to lose and many young players deserving of their big break in the league, Texas should be encouraged by the performance they got from Yohel Pozo in their first MLB game.
There are plenty of tacos worthy of a call-up at Globe Life Field this season. RHP Nick Snyder is one, with a combined ERA of 2.53 between three levels of MiLB this season. Ditto AJ Alexy, who continues to tap into his potential at AAA Round Rock with a £ 1.80 ERA between Double-A Frisco and Round Rock. Launch reinforcements are always needed for a long season.
You don’t even have to look beyond the great legacy Joe Barlow, who has been dominant since he was promoted to the big leagues outside the bullring, to see the benefits of summoning talent.
Yohel Pozo was called up and on the same day delivered a huge shock to a languid formation.
It’s pretty amazing how many minor league calls can provide a boost and a reason to keep watching this Texas Rangers team play. And guys like Pozo, Barlow and Andy Ibanez are proving that they don’t even need to be the top possible candidates.