Texas Rangers: Top Headlines Entering Spring Training
By Travis Koch
What will the lineup look like?
Expect the Rangers to take more of an analytical approach with lineup configuration this year. That’s part of new manager Chris Woodward’s agenda. How exactly will that play out? Who knows? Woodward doesn’t even have the answer to that question at this point.
Analytics, player performances, matchups and health will all factor into the lineup card on opening day and throughout the season.
Just speculating, I see Choo continuing as the team’s leadoff man. We know Andrus and Mazara will hit somewhere in the top four slots and I already shared my thoughts on Gallo. The rest, I’m not too sure about.
We projected the Texas Rangers’ batting lineup at the beginning of 2019. You can check out the projection by clicking here. In my opinion, Rougned Odor is the most curious offensive player entering the season. It will also be interesting to see how Woodward uses Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Ronald Guzman.