Two Truths, One Lie - Rangers Edition
By Trevor Pedro
Truth #2: Offense won't be a problem.
General Manager Chris Young has spent a boatload of cash to augment the offense over the past few years. The free agent and trade market investments are starting to pay off, as the team is leading the league with 6.57 runs per game.
He's added the all-star middle infield tandem of Marcus Semien and Corey Seager. In addition, trade acquisitions included Nathan Lowe, Eziekel Duran, and Josh Smith, significantly raising the team's floor. But the standout is top prospect Josh Jung.
The toolsy third baseman has locked down the hot corner providing solid defense and serious pop (.281/,326/.820). In addition, he performs at a well-above-average clip (wRC+ 128) despite a high strikeout rate (32.5%). If Jung continues to rake while the rest of the lineup performs to their baseball card, this offense will continue to be a problem for AL West foes.