• Full name Wyatt Michael Langford
  • Born 11/15/2001 in Gainesville, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 225 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Florida
  • Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2023 (signed for $8,000,000).
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    School: Florida Source: 4YR

    Commit/Drafted: Never Drafted
    Age At Draft: 21.7
    BA Grade:60/High
    Tools:Hit: 60. Power: 65. Run: 60. Field: 50. Arm: 50.

    Langford wasn’t a high-profile prospect out of Trenton (Fla.) High. A few scouts were intrigued with his hitting ability at the time, but ultimately he made his way to campus at Florida. He only pinch-hit in four games in 2021, but stormed onto the college baseball scene in 2022, when he tied a Gators program record with 26 home runs and led the team in most offensive categories. During his 2023 draft year, Langford hit .373/.498/.784 with 21 home runs, 28 doubles, a 14.5% strikeout rate and an 18.5% walk rate and helped push Florida to the College World Series finals. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound outfielder’s game is centered on his power and hitting ability. Scouts have given him 70-grade raw power evaluations, and his all-fields home run production and gaudy exit velocities back that up. Langford has a simple and direct swing from the right side, with few moving parts and a low handset and slight leg kick to get started. He has more than enough bat speed to handle velocity—he produced a 1.725 OPS vs. 92-plus mph pitches in a 238-pitch sample—and generally stays within the strike zone, though he occasionally shows a tendency to leak with his lower half out on outer third breaking balls. Langford started showing improved run times during the 2022 fall, and has flashed 70-grade speed, though he more consistently performs as an above-average or plus runner. He’s played left field at Florida, with Jud Fabian handling center field in 2022 and Michael Robertson playing the position in 2023, but it would be unsurprising for the team who drafts him to start him in center field in pro ball. Langford was a catcher in high school and also served as Team USA’s emergency catcher in 2022. One of the most accomplished offensive players in the class, Langford should go off the board among the first five picks.

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Career Transactions

  • Texas Rangers placed OF Wyatt Langford on the 10-day injured list retroactive to May 5, 2024. Right hamstring strain.
  • Texas Rangers selected the contract of OF Wyatt Langford from Round Rock Express.
  • OF Wyatt Langford assigned to Hickory Crawdads from ACL Rangers.
  • OF Wyatt Langford assigned to Hickory Crawdads from ACL Rangers.
  • OF Wyatt Langford assigned to ACL Rangers.
  • Texas Rangers signed OF Wyatt Langford.

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