The Recurring Cast
These are the guys that will play a role in the immediate depth of the Texas Rangers. Whether that be the first guy on the bench, consistent bullpen pitchers or back end of the rotation starters.
Jose Trevino, C (Age: 25)
Whilst the story surrounding Trevino’s debut was a blast to experience, Trevino won’t probably see himself as a starting catcher in the MLB. Despite some initial hopes that he could be a long-term replacement for Chirinos, I find it hard to believe the Rangers will put him in the starting role. He is stellar defensively but doesn’t offer much at the plate.
Future Role: Backup Catcher
Yohander Mendez, LHP (Age: 23)
Yohander Mendez struggled in his first MLB start and then found himself sent to the Minors as punishment for violating team rules. Now he’s all the way down in Single-A as part of a reset program to get him on the right track. Despite all the negativity recently, he still has some potential as pitcher in the Rangers organization with some development.
Future Role: 4th/5th Starter
Ricardo Rodriguez, RHP (Age: 25)
Ricardo Rodriguez is the newest addition the the Rangers active roster and is currently providing some bullpen depth due to injuries. He could though find himself as a long-term option as a reliever with some good showings.