Breaking down Ron Washington’s Texas Rangers lineup 2014

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Leonys Martin

Sep 25, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin (2) laughs after the victory over the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

When the Texas Rangers traded for Prince Fielder, during the press conference, at that time Washington said that Leonys Martin would be the lead off hitter, which is still a good idea.  But having him in the 9 hole is still just as effective as having him as the lead off.  Martin also played in the Dominican Winter League, but didn’t play well.  It could have been due to some off-field issues, which I won’t go into.  I’ll stick to the baseball stuff.  Martin had a streak last year where he just gunning down runners that were on second trying to make it third base.  I expect him to continue to use, what people call the “Cuban Missile” to throw out base runners and to improve his batting average.

Leonys Martin Stats

Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB
2011 8 8 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .375 .375 .500 .875 130 4
2012 24 46 6 8 5 2 0 6 3 4 12 .174 .235 .370 .605 57 17
2013 147 457 66 119 21 6 8 49 36 28 104 .260 .313 .385 .698 89 176
3 Yrs 179 511 74 130 27 8 8 55 39 32 117 .254 .306 .386 .692 87 197
162 Game Avg. 162 462 67 118 24 7 7 50 35 29 106 .254 .306 .386 .692 87 178

As spring training continues on, Washington might change his Texas Rangers lineup a bit, but it does seem pretty solid  and to me pretty exciting to watch.  Not saying anything bad about the bottom 5, but it will be very fun to watch the top 4.

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