Future Indians, Will the Rangers be Watching Them? - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Future Indians, Will the Rangers be Watching Them?

The Texas Rangers will watch their Spokane Indians prospects closely this season. The Texas Rangers will watch their Spokane Indians prospects closely this season.
  • BaseballMore>>

  • Indians rally for wild 10-9 win over Astros

    Indians rally for wild 10-9 win over Astros

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:46 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:46:19 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 4:48 AM EDT2018-05-28 08:48:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Indians' Greg Allen watches his winning solo home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock in the 14th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Indians' Greg Allen watches his winning solo home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Brad Peacock in the 14th inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Cleveland.
    Rookie Greg Allen hits leadoff homer in 14th as Cleveland Indians top Houston Astros 10-9.>>
    Rookie Greg Allen hits leadoff homer in 14th as Cleveland Indians top Houston Astros 10-9.>>
  • LEADING OFF: Braves await word on Acuna, Verlander vs. Yanks

    LEADING OFF: Braves await word on Acuna, Verlander vs. Yanks

    Monday, May 28 2018 2:14 AM EDT2018-05-28 06:14:24 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 4:47 AM EDT2018-05-28 08:47:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Team personnel help Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. after he was injured while running out a single during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston.(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Team personnel help Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. after he was injured while running out a single during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, May 27, 2018, in Boston.
    LEADING OFF: Braves await word on Acuna; Yanks' sluggers vs. ERA leader Verlander; Mookie on the mend.>>
    LEADING OFF: Braves await word on Acuna; Yanks' sluggers vs. ERA leader Verlander; Mookie on the mend.>>
  • Tanaka leads Yankees over Ohtani, Angels 3-1

    Tanaka leads Yankees over Ohtani, Angels 3-1

    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:04 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:04:09 GMT
    Monday, May 28 2018 4:47 AM EDT2018-05-28 08:47:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun). New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers the ball to the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York.(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun). New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers the ball to the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Yankee Stadium in New York.
    Masahiro Tanaka scattered three hits over six strong innings and struck out fellow Japanese countryman Shohei Ohtani twice as the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1.>>
    Masahiro Tanaka scattered three hits over six strong innings and struck out fellow Japanese countryman Shohei Ohtani twice as the New York Yankees defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-1.>>
On the same day of the 2014 MLB Draft, the Texas Rangers installed cameras at the home ballparks of their minor league affiliates so they could check in on the stars of the future. 

Today's Rangers draft selections are just two of the players who might be suiting up in Spokane Indians' uniforms in the near future and caught live on candid camera.

Above is more on the installment of cameras at Avista Stadium, mobile/App users click here to watch the video: http://bit.ly/1kFEzzX

by Spokane Indians Media Relations

SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Texas Rangers drafted right-handed pitcher Luis “Lulu” Ortiz with its 30th overall selection in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft on Thursday, June 5th. With its next pick, 59th overall in the second round, the Rangers selected Ti’Quan Forbes out of Columbia High School in Mississippi.

Ortiz, from Sanger High School in Sanger, Calif., is listed at 6’2” and 210 pounds. The 18 year old has a college commitment to Fresno State University. Ortiz’s fastball, which floats between 92-95 mph, is considered his best pitch; his slider is also considered one of the best secondary pitches in the draft. He was ranked the 28th overall prospect by Baseball America.

Forbes is the latest athletic middle infielder pick made by the Rangers in the early rounds of the draft. With talent brimming from the position at all ages with the likes ofElvis Andrus, Jurickson Profar and Rougned Odor, Texas has made it clear they value the center of the diamond. Forbes is listed at 6’3” and 180 pounds. His bat and feet are quick, and he is believed to have some power potential. Baseball America had him rated 46th overall.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Spokane IndiansSpokane IndiansMore>>

  • Indians season ends after 2-1 loss to Canadians

    Indians season ends after 2-1 loss to Canadians

    Indians eliminated in 1st round of the NWL PlayoffsIndians eliminated in 1st round of the NWL Playoffs

    Vancouver started the scoring in the first inning. After reaching base with two outs on a walk, Logan Warmoth advanced to second on a walk by Kacy Clemens and then scored on a single by Riley Adams.

    >>

    Vancouver started the scoring in the first inning. After reaching base with two outs on a walk, Logan Warmoth advanced to second on a walk by Kacy Clemens and then scored on a single by Riley Adams.

    >>
  • Indians drop Game 1 of NWL Playoffs to Canadians

    Indians drop Game 1 of NWL Playoffs to Canadians

    Game 2 will be played tomorrow in VancouverGame 2 will be played tomorrow in Vancouver

    In the bottom of the ninth, Spokane saw its comeback attempt come up short after Miguel Aparicio hit an RBI single, driving in Pedro Gonzalez to get within one.

    >>

    In the bottom of the ninth, Spokane saw its comeback attempt come up short after Miguel Aparicio hit an RBI single, driving in Pedro Gonzalez to get within one.

    >>
  • Hazardous air quality postpones Game one of NWL Playoffs

    Hazardous air quality postpones Game one of NWL Playoffs

    Game one is now scheduled for Wednesday in Vancouver. Photo: Spokane IndiansGame one is now scheduled for Wednesday in Vancouver. Photo: Spokane Indians

    Due to the current air quality conditions and forecast, the Spokane Indians and the Northwest League have postponed tonight's game scheduled at Avista Stadium. Game one will be moved to Vancouver and is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 7:05 PM.

    >>

    Due to the current air quality conditions and forecast, the Spokane Indians and the Northwest League have postponed tonight's game scheduled at Avista Stadium. Game one will be moved to Vancouver and is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 7:05 PM.

    >>