Texas Rangers All-Decade Spring Team: Shortstop
To no-one’s surprise, the Texas Rangers’ best spring shortstop is Elvis Andrus.
Andrus was always a solid spring performer, posting an OPS over .900 in five out of the last ten years.
His best spring came in 2018, when Elvis hit a whopping .432 and slugged just over .700.
He sported an OPS of 1.166, adding two home runs and 11 RBIs to his efforts over those 15 games.
Now that he’s been traded, Isiah Kiner-Falefa will take over the position and take the backup spot on this roster.
Kiner-Falefa showed how good he could be on all sides of the ball in 2020, but that started in spring training.
In 17 spring games last season, IKF hit .341/.386/.683 with an OPS of 1.069.
He has now earned the opportunity to take the reins from one of the greatest shortstops to wear a Texas Ranger uniform, and he will look to run with it after winning his first Gold Glove.
Believe me, it won’t be his last.