Texas Rangers Report Card: Grading the first half of the season

Seth Carlson
Jul 1, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Texas Rangers players celebrate their 8-3- victory over the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 1, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Texas Rangers players celebrate their 8-3- victory over the Texas Rangers at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Texas Rangers: Grading the Outfield

By far the biggest bright spot group on the roster, the Texas Rangers’ outfield has been a lot of fun to watch in 2021.

What began as a David Dahl, Leody Taveras and Joey Gallo alignment in the field has seen many twists and turns this season, among those being the sudden emergence of “El Bombi”, Adolis Garcia, seemingly out of nowhere.

Eli White has also emerged as a valuable contributor in a second stint with the big league club in 2021 after struggling to begin the year.

And then there’s the constant among them all: the Gold Glover and power hitter in right field, Joey Gallo.

One thing this group does exceptionally well: play defense. And lately, they’ve been hitting too, especially Gallo during a torrid streak.

In fact, two of the most potent bats in the Texas Rangers’ lineup can be found patrolling the greens of the outfield in Joey Gallo and Adolis Garcia. Both players have 20 home runs and OPS’ north of .800.

Garcia and Eli White provide speed on the base paths as well, adding in some more excitement as you watch them play.

Overall, the Texas Rangers’ outfield has been incredibly fun to watch through the first half of the season. Here’s hoping the high level of play continues in the second half!

Grade: A

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