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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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 24: Asdrubal Cabrera #13 of the New York Mets hits an RBI single in the fourth inning against the San Diego Padres on July 24, 2018 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Cabrera will finish top two on the team in doubles

The Texas Rangers got themselves a good hitter in Asdrubal Cabrera. He puts the ball in play, barrels the ball from both sides of the plate and hits to all thirds of the field. The result is a lot of doubles.

Cabrera hit 36 two-baggers between the Mets and Phillies in 2018. He’s hit at least 30 doubles in each of the past three seasons and has averaged 29 per season over his 12-year career.

Expect many from him this year, perhaps the most on the team. Elvis Andrus will have something to say about it, as could Isiah Kiner-Falefa if he steps to the plate often enough. Notice I predicted a top two finish for the team lead in doubles. I would have no problem if he and Andrus pepper the alleys and make for an entertaining competition for the top spot.

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