It’s early in the season, but some Rangers players have been playing fantastic despite the not ideal start to the year. These three players deserve recognition for their play this season.
Now, before I reveal the three players, let’s breakdown how the Texas Rangers season as gone thus far. As of today, May 13 they currently sit at 17-20 and in 4th place in the American League West. Not a great start, but still time to turn it around.
Lately, the Rangers have been hot with miracle come backs right and left. It’s been absolutely amazing to watch, but it can’t last forever. Eventually this team will come back down to Earth, and they will need their bullpen to stay consistent.
The bullpen has been one of the main reasons for why the Rangers have 20 losses this season. Currently the Rangers are 4 of 12 in save opportunities, and rank 29th in total saves. Only the Miami Marlins with three saves have less this season.
The lack of consistently from Dyson has put the Rangers in a hole, but Jeremy Jeffress and Keone Kela’s 4 ERAs have’t helped anything. The bullpen has been better as a late, but will be a main factor in how the Rangers finish this season.
Lastly, the hitting has struggled for the most part, but there is hope. Players like Jonathan Lucroy and Shin-Soo Choo are beginning to find their groove. It’s a talent roster, but they haven’t performed up to standards just yet.