3 Texas Rangers who have increased their potential trade values
3. Mitch Garver
Would the Texas Rangers trade away a backstop they just acquired this past February? One who is known for his bat?
There’s no reason why they couldn’t. While Mitch Garver has been heating up his last 15 games with five home runs and a .649 SLG percentage (.298 batting average in that span as well), the emergences of Jonah Heim and Sam Huff during the month of May have made it difficult to give Garver starts behind the dish.
Heim and Huff are younger than Garver and are also viewed as the future at catcher for the Texas Rangers, which makes it hard to believe the latter is here for much longer, even if that wasn’t a scenario that was obvious at the beginning of the season.
Garver is known for his offense as mentioned above, and a contending team in need of a bat-first backstop could find the 31-year-old appealing as a trade target come August 2. If he keeps hitting at his current rate, the Texas Rangers may not even have to fall out of the playoff race to deem Garver worthy of being traded this summer.