Truth #1: The Rangers' pitching staff could be lethal.
It was hard for me to type that with a straight face because, coming into the season, most people would vote in the Astros' favor when grading starting pitching. The biggest concern for the Rangers was always counting on a rotation with a severe injury history. Ace Jacob deGrom tends to miss up to ten starts a year, Andrew Heaney has had Tommy John surgery twice, and Nathan Eovaldi has never been the picture of health.
Barrel % per PA
About a month in DeGrom is the only one to miss a start (wrist inflammation), and they are shoving. Again, history says the starters will miss a few games, but these arms are holding up their end of the bargain right now.