Texas Rangers: Five NRI’s to watch this spring training
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Texas Rangers NRI’s to watch: UTIL Andy Ibanez
I’ve been on the Andy Ibanez hype train for a long time, and this year is no different.
I believe that Ibanez has as good a chance as ever to come into camp, win the third base job and return to a major league utility-player once Josh Jung is ready.
He has the ability to put the ball in play and hits for a good average, while playing all over the diamond every day.
He has the ability to be a good big league player, but he’s looking for his opportunity.
You can read more on his journey through the minor leagues and his dominance over minor league pitching, here.
If he comes into camp and outperforms veterans Charlie Culberson and Brock Holt, he could see his way onto the Opening Day roster, and potentially a more permanent utility role.