Texas Rangers June 20 Week in Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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Jun 13, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Twins shortstop

Eduardo Nunez

(9) turns a double play as Texas Rangers center fielder Leonys  Martin (2) slides into second base during the second inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

3. Leonys Martin

After being one of the hottest hitters to start June, Martin has finally started to slow down. After struggling early in the season, Martin is set in center field after the injuries to both Josh Hamilton and Delino DeShields. Martin has played great defense, having made just one error in 162 chances over 482.2 innings.

This week, however, Martin managed to hit just .125/.125/.250 in 24 at-bats. Matin hit one home run and drove in two runs while scoring just one himself. Although he has struggled, Martin still deserves a chance at the top of the lineup. The current leadoff hitter Shin-Soo Choo hit .231/.310/.269 so he has been more successful getting on base all though he doesn’t possess top speed like Martin has.

Another candidate for this Number 3 spot was Joey Gallo, who has hit .130/.286/.522 in 26 ABs this week. Gallo had impressive power, hitting three home runs and driving in five runs. The most impressive part of the week for Gallo was his five walks which helped lead to his high On-Base Percentage compared to his average. The downside of Gallo’s week was another week of strikeouts. Gallo struck out 12 times in his 23 ABs and is not sitting at a 40.9% strikeout percentage in his time in the majors.

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