Rangers' offense is picking up right where they left off to start the 2024 season

Texas' offense looks poised to be even better than last year's title winning group.

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While winning a World Series requires a team effort in every aspect of the game, the biggest reason why the Texas Rangers were even able to put themselves in a position to get to the Fall Classic was because of their offense. Between Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Josh Jung, Adolis Garcia, and others, the Rangers' lineup was arguably the most dangerous one in baseball last season outside of the Braves and MAYBE the Dodgers.

The numbers seem to agree, as Texas' offense ranked third in fWAR (33.2), third in runs scored (881), fourth in wRC+ (114), and fourth in run differential (+165) in 2023. The pitching staff certainly helped out last year (especially in the playoffs), but the Rangers' offense was the star of the show.

That is why the rest of the league should be very scared at the moment. Not because of what this offense is capable of based on last year, but because the Rangers offense could very easily be much better than they were last year at this rate based on what they are doing early in 2024.

Texas Rangers' lineup looks downright scary early in 2024

No one should be surprised at this point by guys like Josh Jung, Adolis Garcia, and Corey Seager being off to hot starts. Those guys are absolute studs and will remain amongst the league's best hitters all season long. However, Jared Walsh has come up huge thus far with Nathaniel Lowe out, Wyatt Langford hasn't seemed fazed at all by his extraordinarily fast call-up, and we haven't even seen the best of Evan Carter or Marcus Semien yet.

It isn't often that one of the league's best teams actually improves year over year. Sure, the Braves have managed to pull it off a few years in a row now, but attrition and good ol' fashioned variance usually lead to some amount of drop-off, especially since the Rangers didn't actually do all that much this past offseason.

However, this Texas offense appears poised to change the prevailing narrative about what is possible. While no team is perfect, and there are certainly going to be times when the Rangers frustrate fans, their offense looks like it could be special this season. Given that they were already starting with a group that was among the best in the league, that they could be markedly better in 2024 should have the rest of the league very, very afraid.

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