What can the Texas Rangers expect from Leody Taveras?

HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 03: Leody Taveras #65 of the Texas Rangers pops out in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 03, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 8-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - SEPTEMBER 03: Leody Taveras #65 of the Texas Rangers pops out in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 03, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 8-4. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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It’s safe to say that Leody Taveras exceeded the Texas Rangers’ expectations during the 2020 season.

Leody Taveras made his long-awaited big league debut on July 24, 2020 as a defensive replacement in centerfield, but shortly after solidified his spot as the Texas Rangers starting center fielder.

Taveras may not have put up eye-popping numbers, albeit in a short sample size, but did generate a lot of buzz around the league with his highlight reel catches in the biggest part of Globe Life Field.

Although his batting statistics may not have been All-Star caliber during his rookie season, there is a lot to like about this 22-year old, switch hitting center fielder.

With that being said, the Texas Rangers have high hopes for the Dominican-born outfielder.

But from the fans’ perspective, what can we expect from Taveras? What should we expect?

I’m here to argue that Leody Taveras could be an All-Star caliber outfielder in 2021 that helps bring the Texas Rangers back into contention.

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