One Texas Rangers' stud makes a surprising appearance on elite list

Oct 1, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA;  Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe (30) is greeted
Oct 1, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe (30) is greeted / Kiyoshi Mio-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers have a lot of potential heading into the 2023 season, and things are already looking good. Sure, there was a scare in Spring Training with new Superstar pitcher Jacob deGrom, but now we are all good.

By the looks of it, the Rangers may actually be all good. They are already making some surprising lists, and some players are being named to top 10 lists that we haven't seen before.

Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe is with elite company for 2023

This team has a ton of talent, young and veteran, but mostly young. It seems like the Rangers could be making their mark on the league in the next few years or even this year. And part of that young talent is in their infield.

No, not Corey Seager or Marcus Semien, but Nathaniel Lowe, who was one of the most improved players last season. Oh, and he is a Silver Slugger Award winner in case anyone forgets. He can hit the ball anywhere in the outfield, and he can do it consistently.

But his defense improved as well. He leaped I don't think most thought he would make it. But, he did. now, all of a sudden, he is making top 10 list, and people have him as a top 10 first baseman, which blows my mind.

Not because I don't agree with it, but because I honestly didn't see his rise to the top happening that quickly.

According to a Twitter page called MLB Nerds, which is pretty respected in the MB Twitter community, Lowe is the seventh-best first baseman in all of baseball, which is just impressive. It amazes me even as I'm typing the words onto the screen.

He is ahead of some impressive names too. Ty France, a guy Lowe will face a ton this season, Jose Abreu, a former MVP, and Anthony Rizzo, a guy who was once considered a star in this league, are all behind him at 8,9, and 10.

Then above him on the list are Matt Olson, Vinny Pasquantino, Pete Alonso, Vlad Guerrero Jr., Paul Goldschmidt, and Freddie Freeman at one. Honestly, I can respect that. All of the guys above him, besides maybe Pasquantino, who is still considered a rookie and hasn't proven anything yet, are better than Lowe.

Either way, he may surprise a few people this year, even as he makes a surprise appearance on this list.