Texas Rangers: Predicting the 2022 infielders before free agency
By Chris Giles
Texas Rangers Infield: End of the Line?
- Age: 27
- Undrafted: Dominican Republic
- 60-day injured list, Right knee meniscus tear
Ronald Guzman was a longshot to make the Rangers Opening Day roster in 2021. An outstanding offseason playing in the Dominican Winter League and a strong Spring Training helped Guzman solidify a spot to start the year in Texas. After seven regular season games, Guzman sustained a right knee meniscus tear and was lost for the year. For his career, Guzman has played 243 games for Texas compiling a .227 AVG, 31 HR, 104 RBI, 3 SB. It is doubtful that Texas holds a spot on the 40-player roster going into the 2021 Winter Meetings.
Even though the Texas Rangers appear to have the foundation of a major league infield in place, many of the top prospects are also infielders. Justin Foscue (#2 on MLB Prospect Rankings), Josh H. Smith (#6), Ezequiel Duran (#7), and Luisangel Acuna (#8), are all going to be ready to challenge for jobs as early as 2023. The future is indeed bright as far as the infield goes with the Texas Rangers.