Texas Rangers: This is the perfect lineup for 2021

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Joey Gallo #13 of the Texas Rangers in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Rangers 7-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Batting Second: DH Willie Calhoun

Calhoun was the centerpiece that came over in the 2016 trade of Yu Darvish to the Dodgers.

He has always been known for his ability to control the bat, and that’s why he is batting second for me.

Obviously, 2020 wasn’t a great year for anybody, but especially for Calhoun. He was hit in the face by a Julio Urias fastball, then suffered a hamstring injury once he returned to action, all while trying to play during a global pandemic.

He has shown signs of greatness, though.

Look back to 2019, where he hit .269 with 21 homers and 48 RBIs in just 83 games.

Calhoun has the potential to be a great major league hitter, but he has to be given an opportunity day-in and day-out to prove it. He’ll get that chance in 2021.

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