Cole Ragans
21-Year-Old PitcherRP
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 6/1/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Cole Ragans in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a contract with the Rangers in June of 2016 that includes a $2 million signing bonus.
Throws from 105 feet
PTexas Rangers  A
Elbow
October 23, 2018
Ragans (elbow) threw from 105 feet Tuesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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Ragans, who underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of March, is progressing well in his recovery. He's hoping to throw from out to 120 feet before being shut down for the offseason. Seeing as the procedure typically carries a 12-to-14 month recovery timetable, Ragans likely won't return to game action until the middle of the 2019 campaign.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
A projectable 6-foot-4 lefty, Ragans only logged 7.2 innings after the Rangers selected him with the 30th overall pick in 2016, so he entered 2017 as a bit of a mystery. However, we soon learned that his low-90s fastball and low-80s changeup already grade out as plus offerings, so naturally he was able to dominate hitters in the Northwest League. He had the worst walk rate in the league (14 percent) and still finished second in K-BB% (20.8 percent) because he was using that fastball/changeup combo to strike hitters out at an ace-like clip (34.8 percent). It's obvious that his command/control needs a lot of work, but he has the size, handedness and feel for a changeup that cannot be taught. His curveball also needs some work. Ragans has No. 2 starter upside and plenty of time to work on improving his weaknesses. Entering his age-20 season, approaching 100 innings would be a big accomplishment, as he still needs to show he can go deeper into games and eventually handle a starter's workload.
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Nearing return to throwing
PTexas Rangers  A
Elbow
August 12, 2018
Ragans (elbow) is expected to resume throwing next week for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Undergoes Tommy John surgery
PTexas Rangers  A
Elbow
March 28, 2018
Ragans underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.
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Will undergo Tommy John surgery
PTexas Rangers  A
Elbow
March 18, 2018
Ragans (elbow) was diagnosed Sunday with a torn UCL in his left elbow and will need Tommy John surgery, Levi Weaver of The Athletic Dallas reports.
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Dealing with UCL injury
PTexas Rangers  A
Elbow
March 17, 2018
Ragans (elbow) could require Tommy John surgery, Robert Murray of FanRagSports.com reports.
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Tabbed for MRI on elbow
PTexas Rangers  A
Elbow
March 16, 2018
Ragans will get an MRI on his injured left elbow Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
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