Jun 2, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third basemanJoey Gallo
(13) is congratulated by left fielderDelino DeShields
(7) after hitting a two run home run in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
The Texas Rangers have continued their stellar play we saw in May and with last night’s win over the Kansas City Royals they sit in second place in the division, just 4.5 games behind the Houston Astros. The Rangers finished off the series against the Boston Red Sox with two impressive wins, took two out of three from the Chicago White Sox, and took the first game from the surging Kansas City Royals. They have won seven of their last 10 games and their last five series. This winning was impressive enough to land them in the top half of FanSided Power Rankings this week (see analysis of the rankings here).
With the MLB Draft starting on Monday (see the latest mock drafts), the Rangers can have some confidence as they see past draft picks starting to shine on the big league level. This past week we saw the top two Rangers prospects make their debut and while each will appear on this list, only one made the Hot list. Unlike at the beginning of the season when it was difficult to find a player to make the Hot list, it is becoming increasingly difficult try to pick a top three as well as finding players for the Not list. The team has been riding a hot streak for over a month now and is starting to make fans believe that this might be more than a streak, this team might simply be very, very good.
So, which players were a crucial part of the Texas Rangers success last week? Which players struggled, as the Rangers were able to overcome their issues and win anyway? Let’s take a look back at the week that was for the Rangers, as we see which players were hot, and which were not.
Let us begin with those who struggled last week.
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