The Rangers could be a surprise contender for a Wild Card spot when the season opens up. They have a rotation headed by Corey Kluber leading Lance Lynn and Mike Minor. On the other side of the ball, Joey Gallo will lead Willie Calhoun (when he recovers from the broken jaw), Shin-Soo Choo, Elvis Andrus, Robinson Chirinos, and Todd Frazier in the line-up.
But second base is an issue for the Rangers. Despite hitting 30 home runs, Rougned Odor was one of the worst players in 2019. He finished the year limping to a .205/.283/.439 line, and a 79 OPS+. His defense was ranked below average with -5 DRS, and -4.0 UZR. Only six players posted a wRC+ lower than Odor’s 77, but all but two of them posted a higher fWAR. Odor also had a negative bWAR at -0.3, and a 0.3 fWAR. Odor was a strikeout machine. He struck out 30.6% of the time, which was the second most in the Majors. Prospect Nick Solak is probably the next in line if Odor has another year like 2019, but he could also be an option at center field depending on how 2019 breakout Danny Santana fares in regular playing time when the 2020 season starts. Both could post below average results, which wouldn’t be all that surprising.
While the Rangers don’t necessarily have a deep farm system, or one with many recognizable names on prospect leader boards, they do have a few young arms that could draw some interest. I would definitely ask about former top 50 prospect Kolby Allard, as well as utility man Isiah Kiner-Falefa.