The 2022 Texas Rangers roster as of now: Shortstops
Certainties: Corey Seager
Did I mention that Corey Seager and Marcus Semien are Texas Rangers? Here’s my shortstop preview: Corey Seager will play 120-130 games (if we get 162), he will be very very good, he will hit a lot of homers and drive in a lot of runs and get a lot of hits and make a lot of fun defensive plays and maybe bat flip a couple of times and it’ll be fun.
Dark Horse: Josh Smith
Brought over in the Joey Gallo trade, the Rangers’ #6 prospect could really bring value at either shortstop or second base. His hitting is reliable, with a career slash line of .313/.435/.519 in low-A minors, and he’s got great arm strength for a young infield talent. MLB.com has his Major League ETA at 2022, and it’s very possible he’s given some regular playing time through other players’ injuries or something of the sort. In 127 at-bats in Frisco in 2021, he stunted an .857 OPS with 30 hits, 18 walks, and 20 strikeouts, some very enjoyable stats for a young infielder.