Texas Rangers: Predicting the batting lineup of the future

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What can we expect the Texas rangers lineup to look like in the near future…

Nothing all that new has happened recently for the Texas Rangers. Aside from a pair of Gold Gloves, things have maintained. So today we will take a look at what the starting batting lineup of the future could look like for this rebuilding franchise.

First of all, congratulations to the two Texas Rangers Gold Glove winners, Joey Gallo and Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who had absolutely terrific seasons, and are very deserving of their awards!

The Texas Rangers are currently in a phase of rebuilding, and while fans may not like the sound of it, it does provide some excitement for what the starting lineup could look like in 2023 with all of the young and promising prospects in the farm system.

Let’s get to it. Here is your expected Texas Rangers lineup in 2023

C-Sam Huff

Huff is the easy choice for the club’s catcher of the future. Although he may not be the Opening Day starter in 2021, he made it clear in 2020 that he can play at baseball’s top level, and put up good numbers.

Huff will likely be a guy that is solid behind the plate, but more renowned for his offensive abilities, specifically his power. He has the potential to be a 30 home runs per season player, which is something very special for a catcher.

1B-Sherten Apostel

Apostel has quietly been a great acquisition in the Keone Kela trade that Taylor Hearn headlined and Apostel was a filler. Apostel finally reached the majors near the end of 2020 and looks like he could be the better long-term piece. .

While he did struggle in his brief time, he showed signs throughout the minors, hitting over .250 in the Texas Rangers farm system with 20 home runs in a little over a year.

He will likely be a solid first baseman, and I think his overall offensive numbers will be something similar to that of Mitch Moreland, where he hits around .250-.280 with some solid home run numbers.