Texas Rangers Opening Day roster projection 2.0: Has Wyatt Langford done enough?

The Rangers top prospect is making a push to snag that final roster spot.

Texas Rangers left fielder Wyatt Langford
Texas Rangers left fielder Wyatt Langford / Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
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The World Champion Texas Rangers will be looking to head back to the Fall Classic in 2024, but it's not going to be an easy task. The Rangers emerged from the MLB postseason last fall with their first ever championship, but no team has repeated as champion in over 20 years.

That's the test facing Hall of Fame manager Bruce Bochy and this year's Rangers team. Several players have already locked up their spots on this year's roster, but some question marks remain with only three weeks left until Opening Day.

Have any non-roster invitees done enough to sneak onto the Rangers Opening Day roster? How about an up-and-coming prospect? Is Texas ready to promote Wyatt Langford to the big leagues already? Let's see what the second iteration of the Rangers Opening Day roster projection looks like.

Texas Rangers Opening Day roster projection 2.0: Has Wyatt Langford done enough?

Texas Rangers Opening Day infield (9)

  • Nathaniel Lowe
  • Marcus Semien
  • Josh Smith
  • Ezequiel Duran
  • Corey Seager
  • Jonah Heim
  • Josh Jung
  • Andrew Knizner
  • Justin Foscue

The Texas Rangers Opening Day infield is all but set. Those same five players that helped Texas take home the World Series title in 2023 will be on the diamond to receive all the applause from the Rangers fanbase on March 28.

Going around the horn, Jung, Seager, Semien, and Lowe will all be on Bochy's lineup card. There are questions about Seager's availability for Opening Day, but if he gets a couple of spring games under his belt, the four-time All-Star should be ready to go.

The catching tandem of Heim and Knizer will be hanging the signs (or pushing the buttons) for the Rangers pitching staff this season. Sam Huff, who can also fill in at first base and DH, has minor league options remaining and should be optioned to Triple-A.

The Rangers bench is likely to be filled out by the duo of Ezequiel Duran and Josh Smith. Infielder Justin Foscue is one of the Rangers top prospects according to MLB Pipeline, and it's time to see what the former first-round pick can do in The Show.