The Texas Rangers are getting an awfully larger amount of praise this offseason than we are used to seeing. Maybe it's because of the money they have been spending, that people are now starting to take them seriously.
Or, maybe it's just the fact that the Rangers have been in the dumps for so long, it's time to start showing them the respect they think they should deserve for the 2023 season. Whatever it is, let's hope it keeps coming.
Texas Rangers: Adolis Garcia getting recognition
The Rangers and their players are all being recognized in ways we aren't used to. It seems that by a lot of people, they have some of the best players in all of baseball at several positions.
The vibe around this team is great heading into the 2023 season, and the way the team has been covered is a huge reason why. I mean, heck, even guys who are underrated and not known to a casual fan like Adolis Garcia, are getting some praise.
Yes, you read that right. Garcia is being recognized in a way by national media, and fans in general, as a guy who is one of the best at his position. Sure, he finished fourth in AL Rookie of the Year Award voting, but even then he wasn't covered heavily.
Now he is being recognized as a top 10 right fielder in the league. Well, at least that's what MLB Metrics thinks.
MLB Metrics, a pretty popular Twitter account that breaks down advanced stats and things of that nature, listed Garcia ass the 10th-best right fielder in all of baseball, which is pretty surprising in my opinion.
He is behind guys like Judge, Tatis Jr., Betts, Acuna Jr., Kyle Tucker, George Springer, Lars Nootbaar, Starling Marte, and Teoscar Hernandez. Sure, you could say he should be above guys like Hernandez and Nootbaar, but even then, you have to feel like it's great for him to even be on the list.
Garcia is one of the best in the league at his position and is getting the recognition he deserves. Now we just need to see if we can get him up that list come the end of the season. Something tells me he is in for maybe his best one yet.