Texas Rangers: Who’s The Most Exciting Player For 2018?
The Texas Rangers are about one month from starting Spring Training. The Rangers signed several pitchers, all of whom are competing for a spot in the starting rotation. The Rangers are looking to rectify their mediocre 2017 season. It’s safe to say we can expect a Spring Training full of strong competition.
The Texas Rangers last season had no motivation, which led to a complete lack of concentration, ultimately leading to a disappointing season. Gaining motivation ought to be one of the top goals for this year’s Spring Training. The Rangers also need to increase their confidence.
There’s a ton of talent on their team. But when you have a team that’s got plenty of talent but no focus or motivation, you can’t get very far. Heck, you’ll get nowhere. So which player should the fans be most excited about this year?
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There are many players to be excited about this season, but the one that stands out the most has to be Willie Calhoun. As we know, Calhoun is one of the three prospects from the Yu Darvish trade. Calhoun played in 13 games last season on the main roster.
Why Calhoun? He’s one of the must-see prospects for the Rangers this Spring Training. He’s competing for a spot on the Opening Day roster. As we know, Calhoun is known for his ability to hit, while his defensive skills are in need of work, which he hopes have repaired during Spring Training.
Baseball America has Calhoun as the #1 Rangers prospect for this season. That increases the excitement. Calhoun may already be a predicted candidate for the 2018 Rookie of the Year award.
While his run in the majors last season was brief, Calhoun did make an impression. But he’s still got much to learn. Gerry Fraley believes Calhoun will play left-field as well as designated hitter. At the moment, Calhoun doesn’t have a job but has the opportunity to earn one.
If Calhoun earns a spot on the Opening Day roster, then he’ll be ready to begin the next chapter of his career. For now, all he has is an invitation to Spring Training, where he’ll compete for a spot. An invitation to Spring Training never guarantees a spot on the roster.