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  • Bubba Thompson Called Up, Making MLB Debut Thursday

    The Texas Rangers are expected to promote outfield prospect Bubba Thompson to the major league roster on Thursday, according to a source. Thompson will make his MLB debut on Thursday against Chicago White Sox right-hander Johnny Cueto, starting in left field and batting ninth in the lineup. The team's No. 27 prospect, per MLB Pipeline, was hitting a strong .304/.355/.474 with 13 home runs, 48 RBI, 77 runs scored and a whopping 49 stolen bases in 80 games for Triple-A Round Rock before the call-up. Despite the speed, there are questions about whether Thompson can be a regular at the MLB level because of his 95:22 K:BB in the minors this year. Because of the speed alone, the 24-year-old is worth a pickup in deeper fantasy leagues.

    Aug 4 · Source via Rangers Bubba Thompson
  • Rangers To Select Bubba Thompson

    The Rangers are selecting outfielder Bubba Thompson onto the big league roster before tonight’s contest against the White Sox, reports Jeff Wilson (Twitter link). Texas will need to create a pair of 40-man roster spots this evening, with Thompson joining the previously-reported Cole Ragans in reporting to the team for his big league debut. It’s the long-awaited…

    Aug 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Rangers Bubba Thompson
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