Texas Rangers prospect Zion Bannister advances to Single A
#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#TEXAS Rangers prospect Zion Bannister continues to progress within the organisation and received a new assignment at the Single-A level.
#Bannister was assigned to the Down East Wood Ducks, the Rangers’ Single-A affiliate, based in Kinston, Carolina and competes in the Carolina League.
#He made his debut with the club on July 15 and finished 1-2 with a run scored in the Ducks’ 6-3 series opening win over the Columbia Fireflies on July 13. He spent 10 games earlier this season with the ACL Rangers in the Arizona Complex League.
#In the ACL, Bannister played alongside fellow Bahamian Keithron Moss for the second time in their pro careers.
#In one of his top performances of the season thus far, he went 3-4 with a double in the Rangers’ 4-2 win over the ACL Dodgers in the season opener.
#The highly touted 6’3” 190-pound outfield prospect was called up to the club’s Spring Training roster for Cactus League play in Surprise, Arizona.
#Bannister was originally signed by the Rangers in July 2019 and has made his debut on the Dominican Summer League roster the following month.
#As a member of the DSL Rangers 2, he hit .273 with six hits, one RBI, and a .333 OPS.
#He progressed to the AZL Rangers of the Arizona Rookie League on August 15 as a late season call up and appeared in 37 games where he hit .227 with six doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI.
#With the AZL Rangers, he teamed with Moss to help lead their team to the league title.
#In 34 AZL games, he hit .308 with a .425 OBP, .442 slugging percentage, and an .866 OPS.
#He totalled 37 hits, including four doubles, three triples and two home runs with 14 RBI, 27 runs scored and eight stolen bases.