Texas Rangers Prospects: Brandon McCarthy and Ezequiel Rijo

Brandon McCarthy. RHP, 6' 7", 200 lbs, Born: July 7, 1983. Okay, he's not a prospect, but I'm not renaming my series because of one guy. Since coming to the Texas Rangers, McCarthy has struggled with two things: health and command. It's a little early to declare either of those as "overcome," but so far this season he looks healthy and strong. [Video.] Ezequiel Rijo. RHP, 6' 4", 190 lbs, Born: September 12, 1990. Rijo pitched in the Dominican Summer League in 2008 and posted from pretty interesting numbers including 48 hits (only 2 homeruns) and 41 strikeouts in 71.0 IP. I don't remember much about his stuff, though his numbers suggest a fastball with decent movement but not overpowering velocity... [Video.]
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