Texas Rangers: Two most important factors as 2020 season ends

Lance Lynn #35 of the Texas Rangers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Lance Lynn #35 of the Texas Rangers. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Let me just be frank… it’s been a rough season for the Texas Rangers.

With that being said, let’s take a look at two important factors for the team as the season comes to an end.

Factor 1-Youth Movement

The youth movement has been both entertaining and frustrating to watch for the Texas Rangers and their fans.

While it has been fun to watch the young guys come into their own for the team, there have still been struggles for a lot of them, even the ones that were already established.

And another great thing for the Texas Rangers is that they have found their center fielder for hopefully the next 10+ years in Leody Taveras, as he has handled himself well at the plate, to pair with his excellent glove.

Fans should be aware that not all players are going to turn out like Taveras. Shoot, some of them probably won’t even have definite answers about if they will even be on the roster in 2021, but it is nice to see Taveras find his new role, at the very least.

Factor 2-MLB Draft

As of the writing of this article (Sunday night), the Texas Rangers are in position to have the second pick in the 2021 MLB draft, which would be huge, as they will (hopefully) be able to get a terrific talent at the spot.

My hope for the pick is that the Texas Rangers would be able to get an elite college starting pitcher that would immediately become their top prospect, and hopefully be in the majors by 2023 (wishful thinking).

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But first things first, they have to be able to out-tank other teams to accomplish the goal of the second overall pick, namely the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, who are currently 1/2 games behind the Texas Rangers.

With only seven games left for the team, it seems like it is pretty much a lock that they will have a top 5 pick in the 2021 draft. But when you are not really playing for anything except teaching the young players, and personal stats, the hope (though it won’t be vocal from anyone within the organization) is to get as good of a draft pick as possible.

Hopefully the Texas Rangers will be able to finish off their season on a strong note for the players, but still be able to clinch that second overall pick in the draft.

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  • Published on 09/21/2020 at 12:30 PM
  • Last updated at 09/21/2020 at 11:30 AM