Texas Rangers: What To Expect From Elvis Andrus In 2018

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Elvis Andrus is coming a fantastic season. While the Texas Rangers’ season was a disappointment, that did not stop Andrus from stepping on the field and making an impact. The Rangers are looking to step it up in 2018 and return to their successful form. Andrus’ unique playing abilities will be a big help.

Andrus, 29, will be entering his tenth season in the majors. He’s coming a season where he finished with career-highs in hits, runs scored, doubles, plate appearances, home runs, and runs-batted-in. He even had a career-high of 101 strikeouts.

Last November, Andrus was named the recipient of the Texas Rangers Player of the Year award. This season, he was third in the American League in hits, as well as a finalist for a Gold Glove award.

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Here’s what to expect from Andrus in 2018; arrive at Spring Training healthy and in good shape. That’s the important part. If he’s to continue his dominance in hopes of breaking his own records and establishing new career-highs, he needs to be healthy. As we know,

Andrus has no history of injuries, but regardless, his ability to stay healthy is of great importance to the ball club. Andrus is one of the leaders in the clubhouse, so the Rangers need him to be on the field, providing leadership alongside Adrian Beltre.

We can also expect him to pick up where he left off. Since 2014, Andrus has really been playing his best baseball. He’s improved each year until this point. Without a doubt, he’s perfectly capable of increasing improvement and becoming a better player in the hopes of leading the Texas Rangers to the World Series once again.

If Andrus is in good shape and in good health, he’ll pick up where he left off last season and work his way up to the next level. No doubt, the Rangers are excited to see what 2018 has in store for him.