A number of Texas Rangers will be fighting hard for a roster spot this spring. At least three of them are running out of chances to prove worthy of one.
The offseason is an encouraging time for all major league baseball players. It’s a time of optimism and isolated improvement. No slumps, negative statistics, or pressure to bog anyone down. Some players, however, must approach their offseason more urgently than others. Those are the players at risk of a bench role or being sent to the minor leagues once spring training is a wrap.
For the 2019 Texas Rangers, three players are running out of time to prove their value to the team. If they can’t make strides in the coming months, the organization may lose faith, taking each player out of favor down the line.
We’re looking at a four-year big leaguer, the #1 organizational prospect from 2016, and the #2 prospect from last offseason. It may seem odd to deem 2019 a make or break year for such young players, but the Rangers– a team looking to return to relevance by 2020–can’t wait around forever for these guys to tap into their potential.
Let’s detail each player…