Just as they did with Jurickson Profar last year, the Texas Rangers will have another kid who can't legally drink alcohol in their major-league spring training group in a couple of weeks in Surprise, Ariz.
Rougned Odor, the Rangers' top prospect, according to Baseball America, turned 20 years old on Monday. Now, he will be with the Rangers in big-league camp after receiving an invite on his birthday, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.
Odor was named the 2013 Tom Grieve Minor League Player of the Year after hitting .305 with 41 doubles, six triple, 11 home runs and 78 RBIs with 32 stolen bases in a year that saw him spend time at both High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Frisco.
Odor is the next in line of big-time middle infield prospects for the Rangers, following the lead of Profar and joined by Luis Sardinas, who is also rising in the prospect rankings as a middle infielder. Like Profar, Odor's preferred position is as a second baseman.