Projecting the Texas Rangers’ 26-man roster halfway through spring training
By Seth Carlson
Can you believe it? The Texas Rangers are already halfway through their spring training schedule!
It’s been an eventful and competitive camp to this point, with many of the expected positional battles playing out in ways we never anticipated, while some have been more predictable.
In any case, a lot has happened since the last time we made a pre-season Texas Rangers 26-man roster projection before the start of activities in Surprise, so we figured it was time to do an updated one just a couple weeks before the season kicks off in Kansas City on April 1!
Buckle up, y’all!
Texas Rangers roster projection 2.0: Catchers (2)
Starter: Jose Trevino
Backup: Jonah Heim
This position is arguably the easiest of the different groups to project out ahead of Opening Day.
It’s pretty clear that Jose Trevino will end up as the starting catcher, and his strong spring performance in 2021 following a solid 2020 campaign hasn’t changed that likely outcome.
With the highly touted Sam Huff still recovering from a hamstring strain, the young catching prospect doesn’t figure into the immediate catching plans for the Texas Rangers.
Therefore, Jonah Heim (the catcher acquired in the Elvis Andrus swap) is essentially locked into the backup job behind Trevino.