Texas Rangers Starting Lineup 11/12/18 Rangers Lineup

67-95, 5th in AL West

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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.

Updated: 9:00 am UTC, 10/1

Starting Lineup

1. S. Choo , (L), DH
2. E. Andrus , (R), SS
3. R. Odor , (L), 2B
4. A. Beltre , (R), 3B
5. J. Gallo , (L), RF
6. R. Guzman , (L), 1B
7. C. Perez , (R), C
8. W. Calhoun , (L), LF
9. D. Robinson , (L), 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 18 8-8 94.1 422 107 68 67 14 47 58 0.14% 0.16% 1.63 0.311
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 1 146 664 148 95 31 1 21 62 83 6 1 0.264 0.377 0.44 0.813
SS Elvis Andrus E. Andrus (R) 82 2 97 428 101 72 20 3 6 33 53 5 3 0.256 0.308 0.37 0.675
2B Rougned Odor R. Odor (L) 78 3 130 533 120 77 23 2 18 63 76 12 12 0.253 0.326 0.42 0.75
3B Adrian Beltre A. Beltre (R) 89 4 120 481 118 79 23 1 15 65 49 1 0 0.273 0.328 0.43 0.762
RF Joey Gallo J. Gallo (L) 90 5 150 577 103 38 24 1 40 92 82 3 4 0.206 0.312 0.50 0.81
1B Ronald Guzman R. Guzman (L) 79 6 123 428 91 55 18 2 16 58 46 1 0 0.235 0.306 0.42 0.722
C Carlos Perez C. Perez (R) 73 7 28 73 10 7 2 0 1 3 1 1 0 0.143 0.178 0.21 0.392
LF Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun (L) 84 8 35 108 22 15 5 0 2 11 8 0 0 0.222 0.269 0.33 0.602
CF Drew Robinson D. Robinson (L) 70 9 48 125 20 14 3 0 3 9 20 2 1 0.183 0.288 0.29 0.582

2018 Recent Rangers Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/30 @ SEA L 1-3 Yovani Gallardo Y. Gallardo (R), 4.1 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, L Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Rougned Odor R. Odor Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Joey Gallo J. Gallo Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Carlos Perez C. Perez Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun Drew Robinson D. Robinson
9/30 @ SEA L 1-4 Adrian Sampson A. Sampson (R), 6.2 IP, 4 SO, 2 ER, L Jurickson Profar J. Profar Rougned Odor R. Odor Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Ryan Rua R. Rua Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Carlos Tocci C. Tocci Delino DeShields D. DeShields
9/29 @ SEA L 6-12 Martin Perez M. Perez (L), 1.2 IP, 2 SO, 2 ER, L Rougned Odor R. Odor Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Jurickson Profar J. Profar Joey Gallo J. Gallo Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Ronald Guzman R. Guzman
9/28 @ SEA W 2-0 Ariel Jurado A. Jurado (R), 6 IP, 3 SO, 0 ER, W Rougned Odor R. Odor Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Jurickson Profar J. Profar Joey Gallo J. Gallo Ryan Rua R. Rua Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun Hanser Alberto H. Alberto
9/27 @ LAA L 2-3 Yohander Mendez Y. Mendez (L), 4.1 IP, 3 SO, 2 ER, ND Jurickson Profar J. Profar Rougned Odor R. Odor Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Joey Gallo J. Gallo Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Carlos Tocci C. Tocci
9/25 @ LAA L 4-5 Adrian Sampson A. Sampson (R), 5.1 IP, 6 SO, 4 ER, ND Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Rougned Odor R. Odor Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Jurickson Profar J. Profar Joey Gallo J. Gallo Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun Hanser Alberto H. Alberto
9/23 vs SEA W 6-1 Martin Perez M. Perez (L), 4 IP, 1 SO, 1 ER, ND Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Jurickson Profar J. Profar Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Ryan Rua R. Rua Carlos Tocci C. Tocci
9/23 vs SEA L 0-13 Mike Minor M. Minor (L), 4.2 IP, 4 SO, 3 ER, L Jurickson Profar J. Profar Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Rougned Odor R. Odor Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Joey Gallo J. Gallo Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Delino DeShields D. DeShields
9/22 vs SEA W 8-3 Connor Sadzeck C. Sadzeck (R), 1 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Jurickson Profar J. Profar Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Rougned Odor R. Odor Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Joey Gallo J. Gallo Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun
9/19 vs TB L 3-9 Yohander Mendez Y. Mendez (L), 3.2 IP, 4 SO, 7 ER, L Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Rougned Odor R. Odor Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Jurickson Profar J. Profar Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Carlos Perez C. Perez Carlos Tocci C. 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.