Five Bold Predictions for the Texas Rangers’ Lineup in 2014
By Lee Stitzel
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2. Adrian Beltre has a better 2014 than he did in 2013.
Sep 26, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) hits an rbi single during the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Adrian Beltre seems to defy age every year. One has to wonder when his production will start slipping but the guy never seems to slow down. I won’t be the one to bet against him this year. With a better lineup around him look for Beltre to improve on last year’s numbers. I will predict he bests his homerun numbers and posts a better wRC+ from 2013. Beltre had 30 homeruns and a 135 wRC+ in 2013 so a better 2014 will be truly great one.