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A Texas high school product, Cauley reminded some area scouts of Dustin Pedroia as a small infielder with hitting ability and a ton of swagger. Since signing for an over-slot $1 million as a 2021 third-rounder, he hasn't displayed the same bat-to-ball skills he showed as an amateur but has delighted the Rangers with the rest of his game and constant energy. He slashed .245/.333/.411 with 12 homers, 36 steals and a 31.6 percent strikeout rate between two Class A stops last year, then had more issues making contact in the Arizona Fall League.

Cauley showed a smooth right-handed stroke with plenty of bat speed and good feel for the barrel in high school, but he has gotten too aggressive as a pro. He swings with so much effort and gets overly pull-happy at times, throwing off his timing at the plate, though he hits the ball hard when he connects. He may never hit for a high average but he could provide 15-20 homers per season with plenty of walks.

A former Texas all-state wide receiver, Cauley can create havoc with plus-plus speed that translated into 84 steals in 95 attempts (88.4 percent) in 201 games during his first three seasons. His quickness also gives him plus range at shortstop, where he has solid arm strength and some issues with throwing accuracy. He's a dynamic and more reliable defender at second base, and has similar upside in center field, where he has yet to play as a pro.

Round Rock Express (AAA)
Round Rock, TX | Pacific Coast League
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Frisco Roughriders (AA)
Frisco, TX | Texas League
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Hickory Crawdads (Hi A)
Hickory, NC | South Atlantic League
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Down East Wood Ducks (Lo A)
Kinston, NC | Carolina League
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