The Texas Rangers new leader is…
Elvis Andrus. It has to be. Elvis has spent his entire professional career with the Rangers, he plays a key position and he had been Adrian Beltre’s wing man all throughout the duo’s existence on the left side of the infield.
He’s been around many great leaders while with Texas. Adrian Beltre, Michael Young, and Mike Napoli are a few that stand out. Andrus has been a leader in the clubhouse for quite a while now, but 2019 marks the first year he will be THE leader.
The 30-year-old has quite the fun, but challenging task ahead of him, as he’ll help lead one of the youngest teams in all of Major League Baseball. Luckily, he won’t have many new faces to worry about.
As the club’s new manager, Woodward will of course hold a strong voice. Veterans Shin-Soo Choo and Jeff Mathis will have strong voices as well. But, it’s the player who has been a part of the organization for the longest, who plays everyday, and who young players look up to the most that will be the most important leader.
Elvis Andrus is also the only player left on the roster that played in both of the Rangers’ World Series appearances. In fact, he’s the only player on the current roster that has been to a World Series.