Batting Third 1B: Pete Alonso
This is our first change. I love Nathaniel Lowe and everything he has contributed to this team. His defensive improvement was remarkable this past season as he won his first Gold Glove award. Lowe is also a Silver Slugger award winner back in 2022.
Alonso though gives this lineup an increase in raw power. In 2023 Alonso had 46 home runs for the New York Mets. Since 2019 Alonso has hit 40 or more home runs three times. Alonso would provide serious protection for Seager and force pitchers to have to pitch to him or face Alonso with runners on base. It would be a more difficult decision than when Robbie Grossman was hitting behind Seager in the playoffs this year.
The one concern with Alonso would be the low batting average of .217 this past season, plus an increase in the amount of strikeouts. He also saw his OPS take a dip this past season. Some of that could be attributed to the lack of success the Mets had and injuries that he may have been dealing with. Alonso can come to Texas if they can work out a trade and be a part of this dream Texas Rangers lineup. He can hit third and lead the league in RBIs getting to hit behind Semien and Seager.