Texas Rangers: One bold prediction for every position player

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ST PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 16: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers reacts to hitting a three run home run in the eighth inning during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 16, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - APRIL 16: Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers reacts to hitting a three run home run in the eighth inning during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 16, 2018 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 27: Ronald Guzman #67 of the Texas Rangers reacts after hitting a double in the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on April 27, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Guzman finishes top three on the team in home runs

Ronald Guzman has had the power stroke going this spring. He’s tied for the team lead with three home runs. He also knocked 16 homers over 387 at-bats in his rookie season.

Barring injury or a drawn out slump, Guzman should get 500 at-bats this year. The combination of his strength, line drive swing and a short porch in right field should lead to the big lefty clearing the fence quite frequently. Perhaps to the tune of 25+ home runs.

His competition? Let’s hope Joey Gallo out-home runs him. Gallo has set the bar really high; anything less than 40 from him would be a surprise. Rougned Odor, Nomar Mazara and Asdrubal Cabrera will be Guzman’s direct competition for the non-Joey Gallo team home run title. 20+ home runs from each is what the Rangers will be looking for.

Guzman likely won’t get as many ABs as the other three lefties, but that doesn’t mean he can’t hit more home runs.

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