The best free agent options for the Texas Rangers’ outfield

Chris Bachman
Sep 14, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) follows through on an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 14, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) follows through on an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Aug 1, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres center fielder Jake Marisnick (16) looks on after striking out during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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Texas Rangers free agent options for the outfield

Tier 3

Now, we get to the grouping where you’d expect to find newly signed Kole Calhoun. These players would be signed to battle for a spot in spring training. Perhaps they’re signed as AAA depth options (Jason Martin) or maybe the Texas Rangers see something in one of these players. Names to keep an eye on in no particular order are:

  • Kevin Pillar
  • Jarrod Dyson
  • Jake Marisnick
  • Gerardo Parra
  • Steven Souza
  • Scott Schebler
  • Tim Locastro
  • Jon Jay
  • Cameron Maybin
  • Billy Hamilton

Now the league, in general, seems to be struggling with a lack of premier outfield talent, so some of these players could be signed to be everyday/bench players. Some of these names may even be familiar as most have achieved some level of competent play in the past.

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Most, though, will be passed over and can be signed to a minor league deal. There is no real need to bring any of these in for competition as they don’t represent a clear improvement. Nevertheless, Texas should take a look at its options and bolster their depth at the position.

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