What does the 2022 Texas Rangers Opening Day Roster look like right now?

Aug 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray (55) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 10, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray (55) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Sep 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) hits a solo home run in the seventh inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager (5) hits a solo home run in the seventh inning of the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports /

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.

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