Texas Rangers Starting Lineup 9/19/18 Rangers Lineup

64-88, 5th in AL West

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TB 9 @ TEX 3

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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.

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Starting Lineup

Y. Mendez , (L), SP
1. S. Choo , (L), LF
2. R. Odor , (L), 2B
3. E. Andrus , (R), SS
4. N. Mazara , (L), RF
5. A. Beltre , (R), DH
6. J. Profar , (S), 3B
7. R. Guzman , (L), 1B
8. C. Perez , (R), C
9. C. Tocci , (R), CF
Pos Pitcher
SP Yohander Mendez Y. Mendez (L)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
SP Yohander Mendez Y. Mendez (L) 62 3 2-1 18.2 77 15 8 8 2 9 11 0.05% 0.10% 1.29 0.236
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
LF Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo (L) 88 1 139 634 143 91 30 1 21 62 80 6 1 0.269 0.383 0.45 0.83
2B Rougned Odor R. Odor (L) 78 2 119 491 112 69 23 2 18 63 73 12 12 0.257 0.33 0.44 0.773
SS Elvis Andrus E. Andrus (R) 82 3 87 393 92 66 17 3 6 31 49 4 3 0.253 0.305 0.37 0.671
RF Nomar Mazara N. Mazara (L) 88 4 120 500 120 77 22 1 20 74 58 1 0 0.264 0.326 0.45 0.775
DH Adrian Beltre A. Beltre (R) 89 5 111 450 109 76 20 1 12 55 44 1 0 0.27 0.331 0.41 0.745
3B Jurickson Profar J. Profar (S) 79 6 135 550 124 67 33 6 18 74 78 10 0 0.256 0.338 0.46 0.799
1B Ronald Guzman R. Guzman (L) 79 7 114 398 84 50 17 2 15 56 44 1 0 0.234 0.307 0.42 0.725
C Carlos Perez C. Perez (R) 73 8 26 68 10 7 2 0 1 3 1 1 0 0.154 0.191 0.23 0.422
CF Carlos Tocci C. Tocci (R) 67 9 61 116 23 18 3 2 0 4 10 0 3 0.211 0.259 0.28 0.534

2018 Recent Rangers Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
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
9/19 vs TB L 0-4 Yovani Gallardo Y. Gallardo (R), 5 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, L Delino DeShields D. DeShields Jurickson Profar J. Profar Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Ryan Rua R. Rua Hanser Alberto H. Alberto
9/18 vs TB L 0-3 Adrian Sampson A. Sampson (R), 5.2 IP, 2 SO, 2 ER, L Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Rougned Odor R. Odor Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Drew Robinson D. Robinson
9/16 @ SD L 3-7 Mike Minor M. Minor (L), 6.1 IP, 7 SO, 2 ER, ND Rougned Odor R. Odor Jurickson Profar J. Profar Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Joey Gallo J. Gallo Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun Mike Minor M. Minor
9/16 @ SD W 6-3 Ariel Jurado A. Jurado (R), 4 IP, 3 SO, 3 ER, W Delino DeShields D. DeShields Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Rougned Odor R. Odor Jurickson Profar J. Profar Joey Gallo J. Gallo Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Alex Claudio A. Claudio
9/15 @ SD W 4-0 Connor Sadzeck C. Sadzeck (R), 1 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Delino DeShields D. DeShields Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Rougned Odor R. Odor Jurickson Profar J. Profar Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Connor Sadzeck C. Sadzeck
9/13 @ LAA L 1-8 Yovani Gallardo Y. Gallardo (R), 3 IP, 4 SO, 6 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 Joey Gallo J. Gallo Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Ronald Guzman R. Guzman
9/12 @ LAA L 0-1 Adrian Sampson A. Sampson (R), 5 IP, 2 SO, 1 ER, L Rougned Odor R. Odor Jurickson Profar J. Profar Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Joey Gallo J. Gallo Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa Drew Robinson D. Robinson
9/11 @ LAA W 5-2 Mike Minor M. Minor (L), 6 IP, 3 SO, 1 ER, W Delino DeShields D. DeShields Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Elvis Andrus E. Andrus Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Jurickson Profar J. Profar Joey Gallo J. Gallo Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Hanser Alberto H. Alberto
9/9 @ OAK L 3-7 Jeffrey Springs J. Springs (L), 3 IP, 2 SO, 0 ER, ND Delino DeShields D. DeShields Shin-Soo Choo S. Choo Rougned Odor R. Odor Nomar Mazara N. Mazara Adrian Beltre A. Beltre Jurickson Profar J. Profar Ronald Guzman R. Guzman Willie Calhoun W. Calhoun Isiah Kiner-Falefa I. Kiner-Falefa

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.