Runs 310 (1st)
Batting average .270 (2nd)
RBI 298 (1st)
OBP .399 (T 2nd)
Slug .451 (3rd)
OPS .790 (2nd)
Which team owns those stats? None other than the Texas Rangers.
This season, the Texas Rangers have one of the best offenses in baseball, and it’s showing no signs of slowing up.
Last year, the Rangers’ bats were hot but far from this extent. Texas leads the league with 310 runs scored; they didn’t score their 310th run last year until June 27th…… it’s May 25th.
The Rangers lead the MLB with 6.4 runs per game, even without Corey Seager and Mitch Garver for much of the season.
Marcus Semien has been showing why the Rangers tabbed him as one of their franchise cornerstones.
Semien is leading all of baseball with a 3.1 WAR, but it’s been the hot start at the plate that’s been the most significant difference for him. This season, Semien is slashing .299/.373/.498.
The Rangers’ superstar second baseman has been at the top of the lineup setting the table for sluggers like Adolis Garcia, who leads the MLB with 49 RBI and leads the AL with 14 home runs.
Garcia’s chase rate is significantly down, and Manager Bruce Bochy has said that’s what’s been leading him to success.
Earlier this week, when speaking about Garcia’s chase rate Bochy said:
“That’s probably the hardest thing in our game to improve on because sometimes that’s who you are.”
El Bombil’s MVP-level play has given the Rangers the boost they needed in the middle of the lineup.
When asked what makes this Rangers offense so good, Bruce Bochy said:
“It’s been everybody, you know, the front end, how good they are, but the backend has just been doing a great job.”
Not only are the stars like Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, and Adolis Garcia playing well, but secondary guys like Jonah Heim, Ezequiel Duran, and Josh Jung are producing at a high level.
The fact that the Rangers’ offense is dangerous 1-9 is what makes this team truly elite. Don’t expect this bunch to slow down anytime soon.
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