Wyatt Langford reaching home base and hitting for the cycle. Photo Credit: ESPN

Under a year ago, Texas Rangers outfielder Wyatt Langford was just finishing up his final year of college baseball for the Florida Gators. Since then, he has had a meteoric rise up the Rangers farm system, which was capped off fully with his best MLB game to date on Sunday night.

As a team, the Rangers haven’t exactly lived up to expectations after winning the World Series this past season, coming into Sunday’s game at just 37-46 on the year.

But individually, Langford has had some flashes of solid play on the year at just 22 years of age. Especially lately, holding a batting average of .283 in the month of June.

Langford boosted those numbers in a pretty massive way on Sunday night, hitting for the cycle which was capped off with a three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning.

In the process, Langford became the first rookie in Rangers history since Oddibe McDowell in 1985 to hit for the cycle.

Naturally, fans had plenty to say about Langford’s unbelievable day on social media.

As the No. 4 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft, Langford naturally has had a ton of expectations to succeed early on in his career. You can even argue that he has had more pressure than any rookie in his draft class considering he joined a defending World Series champion.

Based on his play thus far in the MLB, it sure seems like Langford is set to stay in the MLB for years to come. And tonight’s game is further proof of just that.

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About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.