4 pleasant surprises for the Texas Rangers so far this season
2. Martin Perez
No one would blame you for being underwhelmed at the Rangers’ signing of lefty Martin Perez during the winter. But… he’s become arguably the most stable member of this starting staff early in 2022. Did you see that one coming?
Through six starts to this point, Perez sports a sparkling 2.10 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP. Both of those figures lead all Texas starting pitchers at the moment.
The Rangers’ starting staff has been a weak spot in 2022, although they’ve played better of late. A major reason for their turnaround has been the emergence of the lefty Perez.
Now don’t get it twisted, Perez isn’t an a staff ace. Texas still needs one of those, a true alpha on the rubber. But for now, it’s comforting to know there’s at least one quality option in this rotation, even if it isn’t who you expected.