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Rangers call up 20-year-old prospect Rougned Odor

May 8, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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In need of infield help with Jurickson Profar and Kevin Kouzmanoff on the 60-day disabled list and Donnie Murphy hurting with a neck injury, the Rangers have decided to call up 20-year-old top prospect Rougned Odor well ahead of his expected debut timetable.

Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus both ranked Odor among their top-50 prospects this season and he was holding his own at Double-A despite being one of the youngest players in the Texas League, hitting .279 with six homers and a .763 OPS in 32 games.

However, those numbers certainly don’t scream MLB-ready and Odor’s poor 22/7 K/BB ratio suggest he may struggle initially against big leaguers. Still, in terms of raw talent he’s among the best infield prospects in baseball. And let’s focus on the truly important thing here: “Rougned Odor” is an amazing name.

  1. thetoolsofignorance - May 8, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    “Rougned Odor” IS an amazing name I agree. But he’s no Arquímedes Euclides Caminero. Start to finish that beats Rougned Roberto Odor easily.

    • apkyletexas - May 8, 2014 at 5:18 PM

      Damn straight.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - May 8, 2014 at 9:33 PM

      Since Gleeman dropped the ball, can anyone provide a phonetic pronunciation guide to this guy’s name? Thanks.

      • thetoolsofignorance - May 8, 2014 at 9:42 PM

        http://bit.ly/1mHaVg1

      • nothanksimdriving123 - May 8, 2014 at 10:28 PM

        Thanks.
        Those wishing just a guide:
        One source says: ROOG-ned o-DOOR

  2. strictlythedanks - May 8, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    Lets hope he doesn’t stink

  3. babyfarkmcgeezax - May 8, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Hope he doesn’t stink

  4. babyfarkmcgeezax - May 8, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Ahh, beat me to it, Danks

    • strictlythedanks - May 8, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      only by a hair

  5. beefytrout - May 8, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    This pretty much tells you all you need to know about how derailed the Rangers season is right now.

    • scatterbrian - May 8, 2014 at 6:02 PM

      Do you smell trouble brewing?

      • historiophiliac - May 8, 2014 at 7:14 PM

        I think he means it reeks of desperation.

  6. djandujar - May 8, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    One of my favorite baseball names.

  7. kcroyal - May 8, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    this move is a little fishy…

  8. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - May 8, 2014 at 7:54 PM

    Really excited about this kid. Fingers crossed!

  9. punksinplay - May 8, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Wow, now that is a name!

  10. mikhelb - May 8, 2014 at 8:50 PM

    His uncle also has a cool name, though I still prefer Pork Chop Pough.

  11. denny65 - May 8, 2014 at 9:59 PM

    Name? Nothing tops Razor Shines.

  12. toodrunktotastethischicken - May 8, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Sounds like a viking name

  13. moogro - May 9, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    Roughneck Odor

  14. larrymahnken - May 9, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    I hope when he gives interviews, the only thing he can say is “Odor. Odor!”

  15. musketmaniac - May 9, 2014 at 4:07 PM

    `ranked Odor` and here I thought all odor is rank`

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