Rangers should consider these four non-tendered players
By Seth Carlson
This name may also be familiar to Rangers fans.
Brian Goodwin spent 2019 and half of 2020 in Anaheim playing center field for the Angels. During his tenure at The Big A, Goodwin was also an above average hitter, posting a 109 OPS+ and .795 OPS across 567 combined plate appearances.
Goodwin was traded to the Cincinnati Reds halfway through last season, where his overall production dropped off despite playing home games at hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park.
Goodwin still finished 2020 with a .715 combined OPS and 92 OPS+. Not great, but not too shabby either.
As we mentioned with David Dahl, the Rangers’ overall outfield depth is underwhelming and could stand to use some reinforcements.
Though Texas used Leody Taveras in centerfield for most of 2020, his production was subpar. However, Taveras does have an interesting amount of ceiling potential, enough to consider him a possible long-term option at the position.
Bringing in Brian Goodwin, an experienced option who will be entering his second year of arbitration in 2020 (and therefore cost-effective), would not only boost the Rangers’ lineup in 2021 but would also provide a mentor to the developing Taveras. Additionally, should Goodwin perform well next season, the Rangers would be able to flip him for assets just as the Angels did at last season’s trade deadline.