Rangers’ mini-slugger Rougned Odor, went from the bench on Team Venezuela to propelling them into the second round of the tournament. Originally slated to back up Jose Altuve at second base, Odor would eventually find time at third base to get his bat in the lineup.
Odor led Venezuela in slugging at .632 and in home runs, hitting two.
His biggest moment of the tournament was hitting a go ahead single off the wall in center during the ninth inning of Venezuela’s tie breaker game against Italy, propelling them into the second round of the tournament.
The ball hit off the top of the wall, but Odor was held to a single because of his mammoth bat flip. Which by the way, drew the ire of Astros infielder Alex Bregman, who Tweeted but later deleted a Tweet calling out Odor for not hustling.