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2 TEXAS RANGERS
April 04, 2011
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April 04, 2011

2 Texas Rangers

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB
2B IAN KINSLER
R-R .286 .382 .412 9 45 15
SS ELVIS ANDRUS
R-R .265 .342 .301 0 35 32
LF JOSH HAMILTON
L-L .359 .411 .633 32 100 8
3B ADRIAN BELTRE
R-R .321 .365 .553 28 102 2
DH MICHAEL YOUNG
R-R .284 .330 .444 21 91 4
RF NELSON CRUZ
R-R .318 .374 .576 22 78 17
1B MITCH MORELAND
L-L .255 .364 .469 9 25 3
C YORVIT TORREALBA
R-R .271 .343 .378 7 37 7
CF JULIO BORBON
L-L .276 .309 .340 3 42 15
BENCH
OF DAVID MURPHY
L-L .291 .358 .449 12 65 14
C MIKE NAPOLI
R-R .238 .316 .468 26 68 4

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A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE RANGERS

It's incredible watching Josh Hamilton take batting practice. He launches balls to the opposite field when other guys are working on their swings, trying to get a guy over. I think you're looking at Mickey Mantle all over again. He's the strongest guy in baseball and doesn't have any holes.... Adrian Beltre is probably the most athletic third baseman in the game. I thought whoever signed Beltre would be the front-runner in the division.... The book on Colby Lewis didn't have much substance to it last year, because he'd been away in Japan for two years. But he's a command-and-control type and can't afford to miss. He and C.J. Wilson are back-of-the-rotation guys on most clubs—they have to be perfect to be successful.... I saw Neftali Feliz as a starter in his last year in Triple A, and he just could not go to a strikeout pitch that wasn't his fastball. If he starts, he's not going to be able to blow 96, 97 on every fastball. He's going to have to repeat in the strike zone with his secondary stuff, and I'm not sure he has that type of feel right now.... I think they've got to play Julio Borbon over David Murphy in the outfield. Murphy is a good hitter, a gap-to-gap guy, but Borbon's better in center, and I don't think they want Hamilton playing that position.... Mitch Moreland had one of the better springs of anybody in baseball. He gained some weight, looks stronger. I think coming into the spring he was a little upset they weren't handing him the full-time first base job.... I wouldn't be surprised if the Rangers try to package Chris Davis, who is surplus offense, to land a big starting pitcher.

THE LINEUP

WITH 2010 STATISTICS

MANAGER RON WASHINGTON

5TH SEASON WITH RANGERS

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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