The 2024 Texas Rangers will look very similar to the 2023 World Series Championship team. That starts in the outfield. Adolis Garcia and Leody Taveras both return for another season, and Evan Carter will be in his first full major league season. Everyone knows the Rangers will also call up the fast-progressing Wyatt Langford sooner rather than later. The Rangers should have a very good outfield this season. We are going to take a look at how these players performed last season and what they can improve on in 2024.
2023 in Review- Adolis Garcia
Last year's star in the outfield will return to play right field for the Rangers again in the 2024 season. Adolis Garcia had a truly incredible 2023. Garcia who is also affectionately known as "El Bombi" finally got to see meaningful baseball for the first time as a Ranger. He did not disappoint. Garcia finished the regular season with 39 home runs, 107 RBI's, an .836 OPS, and 11 outfield assists. All were career highs. He added a start in right field for the AL All-Star team as well.
But even his regular season could not prepare Rangers fans for what we saw from Adolis in the postseason. Garcia became a monster in October. He had eight home runs in the postseason and broke David Freese's single postseason RBI record with 22. He did so with this home run that Texas Rangers fans will never forget,
He thrived when the lights were the brightest. When the season was all said and done, Garcia was an All-Star starter, All-MLB 2nd Team, as well as a Gold Glover.
What can Adolis Garcia improve upon in 2024?
If there is one thing Adolis Garcia can improve upon going into 2024, it's hitting for average. Garcia had a respectable .245 batting average, but he was top 10 in the league in strikeouts. Adolis clearly swings with a lot of power. When he's trying to hit a ball, more often than not he's trying to give a fan a souvenir. That naturally means he will swing and miss more than others. But bringing those strikeouts down will help him as well as the Rangers. His power at the plate is already a huge asset to the Rangers, if he continues to improve his plate discipline and chases a little less, he will be an even more dangerous hitter in 2024.