Texas Rangers Starting Lineup 7/4/20 Rangers Lineup

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Texas was about middle of the road in most statistical categories. After the Phillies, the Rangers started the list of teams who allowed more players to cross home plate than they did themselves. It was close, but run differential was not in their favor. They have a lot of pop from top to bottom in their order. However, Texas doesn't seem to have players designated to be on base when these hitters go pop, In addition, the Rangers have more than their fair share of batters who miss a lot of pitches.

Like Seattle, there is a chunk of the hitters in their projected lineup who project to hit below .250. The hitter with the highest projected slugging percentage may give fellow major league hitters a good run for the strikeout king honor. Texas is throwing a lot of hopes behind a new inductee onto their staff throwing like he has in the past. They have a former Cy Young winner, trying to prove he is not washed up, leading a cast of wily veteran pitchers. Things could be interesting in Texas, at least until the all-star break.

Rangers Starting Lineup

C. Kluber , (R), SP
1. R. Guzman , (L), 1B
2. R. Odor , (L), 2B
3. T. Frazier , (R), 3B
4. R. Chirinos , (R), C
5. D. Santana , (S), CF
6. J. Leclerc , (R), CL
7. W. Calhoun , (L), LF
8. J. Gallo , (L), RF
9. E. Andrus , (R), SS
Pos Pitcher
SP Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Corey Kluber C. Kluber (R)
0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00% 0.00 0
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
1B Ronald Guzman R. Guzman (L)
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
2B Rougned Odor R. Odor (L)
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
3B Todd Frazier T. Frazier (R)
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
C Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos (R)
4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CF Danny Santana D. Santana (S)
5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
CL Jose Leclerc J. Leclerc (R)
6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
LF Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun (L)
7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
RF Joey Gallo J. Gallo (L)
8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A
SS Elvis Andrus E. Andrus (R)
9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 0 0 0 N/A N/A N/A

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2020 Texas Rangers Pitching Analysis

The Texas Rangers might have the worst rotation in baseball, and there is not a lot of positives to talk about when diving into their rotation. They haven’t seen Yu Darvish pitch regularly in a few years now, and his departure left them in shambles. Texas continues to try and add below average arms to the rotation from free agent signings, and because they are in a transition period, they can afford to do so without any real criticism. It is not going to be a pretty year for the Rangers rotation, and it will also tax a bad bullpen as well. The Rangers ranked 28th in baseball for team ERA last season, and a bottom five ranking is projected again for this staff and bullpen. Lance Lynn signing for the Rangers was a big concern with his splits in bad ballparks, and just overall against left-handed hitters. Lynn has moved around the last couple of seasons, and is projected for another season over a four ERA. He finished last season with a 4.77 ERA, but did have a tick up in strikeouts. Shelby Miller was the other odd signing, as his time in Arizona came to an end. It was spent filled with bad outings and a lengthy trip to the DL. Miller has had trouble against both sides of the plate, and moving to Texas is not going to do him any favors either.

Mike Minor was a positive last season. He had good control, and had a 4.18 ERA on a bad Texas team. Minor might be a move that teams look at outside of Texas. He was rumored to be on the move at the deadline, and some good starts would put him back on the radar. He is projected for a similar season, and is the only real positive to talk about within this rotation. Drew Smyly and Edinson Volquez have both missed significant time with injuries over the last few seasons, and this is where they try and get their game back on track. There is no guarantee either come back to be their usual selves, so we could be looking at more lackluster talent at the end of the roster. On the other side, there is a chance we see them pitch well, and the rotation doesn’t look so bad.