Well, that was a very long week of watching AL West teams shine. The Texas Rangers got slaughtered by the Angels and the Mariners this week and it’s nothing to be happy about if you’re a fan.
With all the money that we sunk into the offense this past offseason, you would think we could average more than 2 runs a game. Here’s who made the Who’s Hot Who’s Not List for week 2 of the season.
2022 Texas Rangers Weekly Report 2: Who’s Hot List
Basically the only bright side to the Rangers week. Heim hit a grand slam off of ace pitcher Sahne Ohtani which was the first he’s given up since being in the MLB. That’s a pretty big feat and deserves to be recognized on the Who’s Hot list.
Huff crushed a 500 ft home run in Round Rock this week that hit off the scoreboard in center field. It just stinks that he plays catcher and we have no room for him on the Rangers roster right now. Hopefully, he will get called up this season if there is an injury to Mitch Garver or Jonah Heim.
Lee was brought in to close Monday for the Roughriders in a very close game with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. He would go on to strike out the side and give the Riders the victory. He will be up with the Rangers probably by midseason if he keeps it up.
Taveras is just having a great start to his Triple A season with the Round Rock Express. His batting average is .421 and has 10 RBI’s. Right now, I’d let him continue his run in Triple-A and if we need some bats around mid season, I’d call him up at that point. No point in bringing him up now and his batting streak goes ice cold.
2022 Texas Rangers Weekly Report 2: Who’s Not Hot List
Rangers Relief Pitching
Brock Burke does have an exception to this since he’s doing well in his relief role. For the rest of the Rangers pitchers, don’t go out and don’t give the game away or make the deficit worse. All of them deserve to be on the Who’s not hot list this week, and the starters get honorable mention.
He is having a bad start to his 2022 season as a starting pitcher down in Frisco. Weems has made three starts for the Roughriders and has posted a 14.29 ERA so far this season. Giving up nine runs in three starts is not a great way to make an impression if you want to get promoted to Triple-A.
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