Texas Rangers All-Decade Spring Team: First Base
Since the Mark Teixeira trade, the Texas Rangers have struggled to find their starting first baseman.
However, in spring training, many guys will give off the appearance of a superstar caliber player.
For the Texas Rangers, Ronald Guzman has proven to be the best first baseman in spring training over the past decade.
He has led all Rangers’ first baseman in OPS three out of the ten years he’s been in camp, most notably his slash line in 2019 of .400/.444/.825 and a 1.269 OPS.
He added five long balls, two doubles and 16 hits during his 2019 spring campaign.
I couldn’t decide between the backups, so I’ll put both on here.
Backing up the Condor will be Juremi Profar and Mitch Moreland.
Statistically, Moreland was better for a longer period of time during his spring campaigns, but the younger Profar brother put up solid numbers, as well.
Juremi Profar takes a lead for the backup role because he has yet to see the big leagues and he’s the lesser known of the Profar brothers.
During his 2017 big league camp experience, Juremi hit .357/.357/.643 with a 1.000 OPS.
Moreland, on the other hand, hit .403/.437/.716 and had a OPS of 1.153 during the 2011 spring games.
The Texas Rangers have had great depth at first base over the last decade, but none of the options panned out the way the big club would have liked.