Texas Rangers: Three reasons there is still hope for Rougned Odor

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 26: Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers celebrates a homerun in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 26, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 26: Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers celebrates a homerun in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 26, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JULY 31: Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers reacts after hitting a double in front of Austin Nola #23 of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JULY 31: Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers reacts after hitting a double in front of Austin Nola #23 of the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 31, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

RBI Machine

A stat that many look at is how Rougie responds when runners are on base. If his teammates get on before him, there was a good chance the Rangers would score. In 2019, when Odor hit with the bases loaded, he hit .273 with two home runs and 14 RBI’s. That’s pretty average, right? Well, his production gets better. With men at first and second, he hit .295 and with men on first and third, he hit a whopping .385. That’s impressive. Lastly, if he had Rangers on second and third, Odor hit .667. Albeit, a small sample size, but he knows how to drive in runners. If Rougie can keep that production up and cut down on the swing-and-misses, he can be very potent. While this doesn’t suggest a trend, it is a picture of his ability to generate runs which is important to a club looking for more offensive production.