Texas Rangers: Four bold predictions for the 2021 season
By Seth Carlson
2021 Bold Prediction Three: Sam Huff will become the starter at catcher for the Texas Rangers, supplanting current starter Jose Trevino.
Not many teams are fortunate enough to have two starting caliber backstops on their roster.
Luckily, the Texas Rangers aren’t one of those teams, as they have Sam Huff and Jose Trevino at the position.
Both players represent quality options behind the plate for the Texas Rangers, as Trevino’s offense has recently come around to match his defense, while Huff is an all-around catching prospect the team has been high on for years.
Huff, the team’s second-ranked prospect according to MLB Pipeline, started off strong in 2020 with a 1.136 OPS across 33 plate appearances.
With Trevino being the more experienced of the two at the moment, and with a mostly young pitching staff, it would make sense that Texas would want to start him behind the dish initially.
However, Huff’s talent and potential are both undeniable, and will eventually be too good an option for manager Chris Woodward to pass up when setting his everyday starting nine.
I believe that happens sooner rather than later, and specifically in 2021.