4 pleasant surprises for the Texas Rangers so far this season
3. Jonah Heim
He’s become a fan favorite in 2022, and rightly so the way he’s been playing.
Jonah Heim has earned everyday catching duties even though the Texas Rangers traded for Mitch Garver from the Twins for that reason. Heim has seized the opportunity he’s been giving, with a 1.002 OPS so far this season.
That OPS figure is the pleasant surprise here, as Heim has always been renowned for his defense and pitch framing behind the dish. But rounding out his game and becoming a two-dimensional threat as a player? Heim is becoming the asset the Texas Rangers could only dream of behind the plate, and should he continue hitting at a clip even remotely close to his current one, it will make for a tough decision on what to do with him and Mitch Garver at the catcher position going forward.