Projecting the Texas Rangers’ 26-man roster halfway through spring training
By Seth Carlson
Texas Rangers roster projection 2.0: Outfield (5)
LF: David Dahl
CF: Eli White
RF: Joey Gallo
Bench: Jason Martin, Delino DeShields
Interestingly, the outfield group was the other unit that seemed pretty easy to project out ahead of Opening Day, like the catcher position.
Alas, that’s no longer the case.
Complicating this projection ever so slightly has been the lackluster spring performance of top OF prospect Leody Taveras.
His struggles, combined with the strong efforts of Eli White and Delino DeShields in camp, were enough for me to boot the Rangers’ No. 4 prospect from his perch.
In left field and right field, the childhood friends Joey Gallo and David Dahl retain easy possession of their starting statuses.
New to the fray in this projection is OF Jason Martin, who is turning heads with a good spring.
The 25-year-old Martin was signed to a minor league deal with an invite to Surprise and has impressed with the bat in limited appearances so far. He can be a useful bench piece for the Rangers going into the regular season should he continue his high level of play.