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Scouting Rangers Prospect #40: John Bannister

Bannister topped out at 98 mph this past fall

John Bannister had an excellent performance in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, as he reached Double-A and was added to the 40-man roster in 2008. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at the 25-year-old hurler with a Q&A feature and an in-depth scouting report.

Vital Statistics: Name: John Bannister Position: Relief Pitcher DOB: January 20, 1984 Height: 6'4" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right Jason Cole: What were your thoughts on last year's regular season with both Bakersfield and Frisco? John Bannister: Well, I think I started off the season pretty well coming off surgery. They always say it's a big transition to come back and believe in yourself... Recommended Stories

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