The Rangers couldn't have asked for a better start to Tanner Scheppers' pro debut. Now Scheppers will try to replicate his success with Double-A Frisco in Oklahoma, as the Rangers promoted him to Triple-A today.
Scheppers, a supplemental first-round pick last year, put up numbers out of the Frisco bullpen that look like they were made up: 11 innings, three hits, one run (on a home run), no walks and 19 strikeouts. Sure, it's just six innings, but it's about as overpowering of a six-inning performance as you'll find, with Scheppers striking out 50 percent of the 38 batters he faced while pounding the zone with strikes.
With Neftali Feliz, the Rangers already have one flamethrower in the back of their bullpen. With Scheppers, there's a chance they could add another by midseason.
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