Texas Rangers 2017 Positional Breakdown: Second Base

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Sep 30, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) looks towards the dugout after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2016; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor (12) looks towards the dugout after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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With more and more teams featuring offensive weapons in the middle infield, the Texas Rangers feature their own.

The second-base position is evolving in front of our eyes. Once a position that commanded strong defense without the need for offense. Now, some of the game’s best hitters reside at the position. From

Brian Dozier’s

42 home runs in 2016 to

Jose Altuve’s

216 hits, middle infielders are now expected to produce offensively as well as defensively.

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers
MLB: Colorado Rockies at Texas Rangers /

With a growing emphasis on offensive output from middle infielders, the Texas Rangers have one of the brightest young stars. To go along with strong depth in the Majors, the Rangers as always feature a wide array of promising middle infield prospects.

Is second base set for years to come? Or is there a younger and brighter star waiting in the wings? With questions surrounding first base and the outfield, the Rangers and their fans can go into Spring Training feeling good about their middle infield.

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