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1. Rougned Odor
Rougned Odor is the type of young player that scouts and front offices love. Possessing a bit of power and speed, Odor was considered one of the top prospects in baseball prior to last season. He had a solid rookie campaign, flashing a bit more power than expected even though he was only successful on four of eleven stolen base attempts. There was no reason not to think that his production would take the next step this year, and that Odor would potentially be a player capable of double digit home runs and steals.
Instead, Odor has struggled mightily this season, ranking ahead of only Chase Utley in OPS at second base. In fact, his .486 OPS is the fourth worst in all of baseball among players to qualify for the batting title. This past week did nothing to improve his standing, as Odor was 1-13 with nine strikeouts and was caught stealing.
Naturally, given his performance this season, Rougned Odor has continued to come up as a possibility to be sent down to the minors. It seems as though he has lost his starting role to Adam Rosales, who did not exactly run with his chance, posting a .143/.200/.357 batting line last week. If Ed Lucas or someone else is called up to take over at second, Odor may be sent out.
The talent is certainly there for Odor. Hopefully, if he is sent down to Round Rock, he can get back to being that player was considered one of the top prospects for the Texas Rangers.
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