The 2022 Texas Rangers roster as of now: Second Basemen
Certainties: Marcus Semien, Andy Ibanez
Corey Seager and Marcus Semien are Texas Rangers. No, like, they’re actually signed and on the team. The next time the Texas Rangers take the field at Globe Life Field, Corey Seager and Marcus Semien will be wearing Ranger blue. Or red. Or white, or whatever. Point is, they’re real, and they’re spectacular.
Semien in particular was extravagantly spectacular in 2021. He put up an OPS+ of 133 and hit 45 home runs. He’s turned into an MVP caliber player, and his ability to get on base (along with his infield partner in Seager’s) makes the Rangers a drastically bigger threat at the plate. No need to get too gushy here. Semien is in the prime of his career and is a widely respected player across the league. He will be very good and very fun as a Texas Ranger.
Corey Seager and Marcus Semien are Texas Rangers. Woo!
Dark Horse: Justin Foscue
Let’s be clear: if a 22-year-old Foscue is starting games at second base for the Rangers in 2022, something has gone catastrophically wrong. Consider this entry a dark horse for down the road. The Rangers hope, and expect, that Seager and Semien are starting 140 plus games a year inside the infield over the next six to seven seasons. Foscue is a high-contact hitter with good plate discipline and is a decent fielder, so if this team is plagued by injuries or other chaos that requires a helping hand at second base, he could be the guy! Seager has had issues throughout his career staying healthy, which we’re obviously hoping will subside in Texas, so if it at any point is an issue, perhaps Semien could move to SS and Foscue to second. Who knows. Let’s hope we don’t get to that decision.