Texas Rangers: Comparing free agents Nick Castellanos, Marcell Ozuna

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 05: Nicholas Castellanos #6 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Wrigley Field on August 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 05: Nicholas Castellanos #6 of the Chicago Cubs runs the bases after hitting a home run against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning at Wrigley Field on August 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JULY 01: (L-R) Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels and Texas Rangers Manager Chris Woodward talk with the media following the announcement that the game between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels has been postponed at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 01, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. The game was postponed following an announcement made by the Los Angeles Angels that pitcher Tyler Skaggs had died. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS – JULY 01: (L-R) Texas Rangers General Manager Jon Daniels and Texas Rangers Manager Chris Woodward talk with the media following the announcement that the game between the Texas Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels has been postponed at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 01, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. The game was postponed following an announcement made by the Los Angeles Angels that pitcher Tyler Skaggs had died. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

It seems the Texas Rangers are zeroing in on Nick Castellanos and Marcell Ozuna as their top options remaining this offseason. Which one should they choose?

With each passing day, our dreams of Nolan Arenado manning the hot corner for the Texas Rangers in 2020 continues to fade. It looks more and more like the Cardinals sit in the pole position to get a deal done with the Rockies for the elite third baseman. Despite that, the Rangers are not without alternatives. They’ve already brought in some insurance at third base by signing Todd Frazier and they continue to look at impact right-handed bats to add to an improving lineup.

The two names that are most connected with the Rangers right now are Nick Castellanos and Marcell Ozuna. Both outfielders. Both right-handed bats. Both players who can make significant contributions to the Texas lineup. Texas has been reported as a finalist for both players with the Rangers battling the Cardinals for Ozuna and among a few options for Castellanos. But if Texas is choosing just one, which should they go with?

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