Texas Rangers: Second base primed to be topic of debate in 2020
By Kenneth Nash
Offseason Additions (Changes)
In the first two position previews we’ve seen notable additions to the position that warranted this category. However, Texas didn’t add anybody of note that seems likely to make a big league impact in 2020. Perhaps we can consider Nick Solak an addition as he looks certain to start the year with the big league club after a breakout stint in Arlington last season that saw him hit .293 in 33 games.
Beyond that, Matt Duffy could qualify as an addition although one on a minor league deal. The 29-year old was brought in for infield insurance with an ability to play all over the dirt. A career .282 hitter, Duffy posted a 2.5 fWAR season in 2018 but injuries have hindered him. He hasn’t played second at the big league level since 2015 but with his abilities, could be an emergency option if needed.