Nice to see Lonnie get moved up.
I posted about one of the Rangers young pitching prospect a few weeks ago - High A Joe Wieland.
He finally got bumped up to AA the other day, Frisco Roughriders of the Texas League and went 5 innings: 5 IP | 6 H | 1 ER | 0 BB | 5 K | 72 pitches, 50 strikes (69.4%), 7 swinging strikes (9.72%) last night:
He finished this season at A ball with:
85 innings pitched
A lot of the scouting reports say his ceiling is a 4th/5th starter because he doesn't have a "wow" pitch but the kid just keeps throwing strikes, changing speeds and getting hitters out.
The Rangers have a nice stable of young arms at AA right now with Wieland since they moved lefty Robbie Erlin up to AA at the end of May. He's (Erlin) 4-0 there since the end of May but has been getting banged around a bit and giving up a few too many HR's.