Rangers Minor League Roundup – 7/24

High-A Myrtle Beach third baseman Christian Villanueva had a home run and five RBI on Tuesday while Single-A Hickory outfielder Jordan Akins belted two round-trippers. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
July 25, 2012

Lone Star Dugout Q&A: Luis Ortiz (Part 1)

Texas Rangers roving minor league hitting hitting instructor Luis Ortiz talks about the development of Jordan Akins, Drew Robinson, Ronald Guzman, and more in part one of this two-part interview feature with Lone Star Dugout.
November 6, 2011

Akins flashing serious potential

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Outfielder Jordan Akins' game made significant strides during the 2011 regular season, but he took things to another level during the recent fall instructional league. Lone Star Dugout features and interviews the 19-year-old prospect.
October 26, 2011

Tweeting Rangers Instructs

SURPRISE, Ariz. – After spending more than a week at the Texas Rangers' fall instructional league, Lone Star Dugout compiles all the tweets from the workouts and games in this story.
October 2, 2011

Rangers Minor League Roundup – 7/25

Rookie-level Surprise Rangers outfielder Jordan Akins helped carry his club to victory with a walk and two stolen bases in the 10th inning on Monday. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action in the Texas Rangers' system.
July 26, 2011

Akins wants to show game power

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Former two-sport standout Jordan Akins is extremely raw, but he offers an excellent package of raw tools with his bat speed, strength, speed, and overall athleticism. Lone Star Dugout caught up with the 18-year-old outfielder to discuss his development.
March 28, 2011

Akins shifts focus to baseball

SURPRISE, Ariz. – The Texas Rangers convinced Jordan Akins to pass up an opportunity to play both football and baseball at the University of Central Florida, and now the 18-year-old is refining his game with the AZL Rangers. Lone Star Dugout features the talented outfield prospect.
July 15, 2010