Texas Rangers Starting Lineup 2018 Rangers Lineup

42-58, 5th in AL West

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CLE 0 @ TEX 5

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Texas missed their window to win a championship a few years back, and have been paying for it ever since. They have a jumbled lineup of veterans like Adrian Beltre and Shin-Soo Choo, then younger bats like Rougned Odor and Joey Gallo. The issue for Texas is the strikeout rates. They are rather high, and it has a lot to do with Odor and Gallo. Both have immense power, but can’t hit the side of a barn on some nights. Beltre has lost his power at his age, and isn’t a huge threat given today’s current third base options. Elvis Andrus has sort of diminished given the field of other shortstops, leaving Texas with a very mediocre core.

Starting Lineup

1. S. Choo (L), DH
2. R. Odor (L), 2B
3. E. Andrus (R), SS
4. J. Profar (S), 3B
5. R. Guzman (L), 1B
6. J. Gallo (L), RF
8. W. Calhoun (L), LF
9. D. DeShields (R), CF
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Yovani Gallardo Y. Gallardo (R) 73 5 3-1 30.1 139 39 30 29 5 13 20 0.14% 0.16% 1.71 0.337
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
DH Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo (L) 88 1 92 426 105 66 21 0 18 46 55 3 0 0.293 0.404 0.50 0.907
2B Rougned Odor R. Odor (L) 78 2 70 270 60 41 12 1 6 24 33 7 6 0.25 0.326 0.38 0.709
SS Elvis Andrus E. Andrus (R) 82 3 38 175 41 29 9 1 2 9 18 3 1 0.261 0.331 0.37 0.7
3B Jurickson Profar J. Profar (S) 79 4 87 354 77 41 23 4 9 46 50 8 0 0.246 0.328 0.43 0.759
1B Ronald Guzman R. Guzman (L) 79 5 72 252 57 36 10 2 9 38 25 1 0 0.253 0.329 0.44 0.765
RF Joey Gallo J. Gallo (L) 90 6 96 375 61 23 13 1 24 54 51 3 2 0.188 0.299 0.46 0.756
C Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa (R) 73 7 70 262 59 42 13 2 2 24 33 7 4 0.25 0.321 0.35 0.668
LF Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun (L) 84 8 2 11 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 0.273 0.20 0.473
CF Delino DeShields D. DeShields (R) 74 9 75 306 56 43 10 1 2 18 42 16 3 0.208 0.301 0.28 0.576

2018 Recent Rangers Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/22 vs CLE W 5-0 Yovani Gallardo (R), 6 IP, 1 SO, 0 ER, W Shin-Soo Choo Rougned Odor Elvis Andrus Jurickson Profar Ronald Guzman Joey Gallo Isiah Kiner-Falefa Willie Calhoun Delino DeShields
7/22 vs CLE L 3-16 Bartolo Colon (R), 4.2 IP, 2 SO, 5 ER, L Shin-Soo Choo Rougned Odor Elvis Andrus Adrian Beltre Jurickson Profar Joey Gallo Robinson Chirinos Willie Calhoun Carlos Tocci
7/21 vs CLE L 8-9 Martin Perez (L), 5.1 IP, 4 SO, 6 ER, ND Shin-Soo Choo Willie Calhoun Elvis Andrus Adrian Beltre Rougned Odor Ronald Guzman Robinson Chirinos Joey Gallo Delino DeShields
7/15 @ BAL L 5-6 Mike Minor (L), 2.2 IP, 1 SO, 5 ER, L Shin-Soo Choo Elvis Andrus Jurickson Profar Rougned Odor Ronald Guzman Ryan Rua Joey Gallo Isiah Kiner-Falefa Delino DeShields
7/14 @ BAL L 0-1 Martin Perez (L), 7 IP, 4 SO, 1 ER, L Shin-Soo Choo Elvis Andrus Nomar Mazara Adrian Beltre Jurickson Profar Ronald Guzman Robinson Chirinos Joey Gallo Delino DeShields
7/13 @ BAL W 5-4 Cole Hamels (L), 6.1 IP, 3 SO, 4 ER, W Shin-Soo Choo Elvis Andrus Nomar Mazara Adrian Beltre Rougned Odor Ronald Guzman Robinson Chirinos Joey Gallo Carlos Tocci
7/11 @ BOS L 2-4 Bartolo Colon (R), 6 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, L Delino DeShields Elvis Andrus Nomar Mazara Adrian Beltre Rougned Odor Jurickson Profar Robinson Chirinos Joey Gallo Ryan Rua
7/10 @ BOS L 4-8 Yovani Gallardo (R), 5 IP, 2 SO, 6 ER, L Shin-Soo Choo Elvis Andrus Nomar Mazara Adrian Beltre Rougned Odor Ronald Guzman Isiah Kiner-Falefa Joey Gallo Delino DeShields
7/9 @ BOS L 0-5 Mike Minor (L), 5.1 IP, 4 SO, 2 ER, L Delino DeShields Elvis Andrus Nomar Mazara Adrian Beltre Rougned Odor Jurickson Profar Isiah Kiner-Falefa Robinson Chirinos Ryan Rua
7/8 @ DET W 3-0 Austin Bibens-Dirkx (R), 5.1 IP, 5 SO, 0 ER, W Shin-Soo Choo Jurickson Profar Nomar Mazara Adrian Beltre Rougned Odor Joey Gallo Isiah Kiner-Falefa Ronald Guzman Carlos Tocci

Starters

Bats like Jurickson Profar and Delino DeShields have been around in Texas since they were high prospects, but the hype has faded, and so has their play. Both are more in play against left-handed pitching given their ability to make contact. Ronald Guzman is a young first base option who is starting to get more time in the lineup. Nomar Mazara is one of the better younger contact bats for the Rangers, but also has some power from the left side. The issue with all the lefties is when they face left-handed pitching, they often do not have enough right-handed bats to platoon with. Robinson Chirinos is one of the better hitters against left-handed pitching, and is their everyday catcher as well. Bench players like Carlos Perez, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Ryan Rua, and Carlos Tocci are not striking any fear in pitcher’s eyes. Texas is far behind in the AL West, and in the league in general. The Rangers will have their moments in that ballpark in the sun, but overall their production is going to be subpar for most of this season.