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2019 Texas Rangers Season Prediction Thread

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Below is a series of questions that you can feel free to copy and paste with your answers. It is always fun to guess what will happen. Feel free to wait until just before the regular season begins to make your "official" predictions. In the mean time we can discuss what we expect from the upcoming season.

2019 Texas Rangers Season Predictions

Record:
Place:
End Result:
Team ROY:
Team MVP

Team Leaders

Batting (Name + Number)
HR:
RBI:
BA:
SB:

Pitching (Name + Number)
W:
ERA:
K:
S:



Miscellaneous Questions


Are we sellers or buyers at the deadline?


If we are sellers who do you expect to be traded?


How many AB does Willie Calhoun get with the Rangers this season?


Besides Calhoun, which player starting the year in the minors will have the biggest impact on the team?


Which player will be the most pleasant surprise this season?


Which player will be the most disappointing surprise this season?


What other miscellaneous thoughts do you have about what you are expecting this season?
 

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Last season we had guesses at number of wins of 88, 82, 76, 81, 78, 72, 78, 78, and 68. The actual number was 67. Fordman was closest with 68 and Murph and Jaar tied for second closest with 72.
 

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2019 Texas Rangers Season Predictions

Record: 64-98

Place: Last

End Result: Top 5 pick

Team ROY: It'll be some pitcher, I don't think we have a potential roster guy that's going to be a rookie as of now, Granite if he takes DDJ's job, or Heineman

Team MVP: Gallo

Team Leaders

Batting (Name + Number)
HR: 45 - Gallo
RBI: 101 - Gallo
BA: .298 - Cabrera
SB: 32 - DDJ

Pitching (Name + Number)
W: 11 - Smyly
ERA: 4.01 - Smyly
K: 154 - Smyly
S: 37 - Leclerc



Miscellaneous Questions

Are we sellers or buyers at the deadline? Sellers


If we are sellers who do you expect to be traded? Minor or Choo


How many AB does Willie Calhoun get with the Rangers this season? 225


Besides Calhoun, which player starting the year in the minors will have the biggest impact on the team? Davidson


Which player will be the most pleasant surprise this season? Gallo


Which player will be the most disappointing surprise this season? Lynn
 

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In trying to come up with a win total for next year I am trying to keep a number of things in mind and use them to adjust last year's win total. The hitting is probably going to be a little better overall even with the loss of Beltre and Profar. Not a lot better, but a little. I think the pitching, on the other hand is going to be worse. The clubhouse dynamic will be better initially, but eventually the losing will take the luster off of Woodward.

I am thinking that clubhouse dynamic adds about 3 games to the win total. The worse pitching takes about 3 or 4 games off of the win total. The better hitting may add 3 or 4 games in the win column. So it looks like I am closing in on guessing somewhere in the low 70s for a win total.
 

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Not much being said here.
 

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Get your predictions in soon.
 

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2019 Texas Rangers Season Predictions

Record:
71-91
Place: last
End Result: pick in top 10 in next year's draft
Team ROY: Hearn
Team MVP Gallo

Team Leaders

Batting (Name + Number)
HR:
Gallo 42
RBI: Gallo 110
BA: Elvis .315
SB: Odor 20

Pitching (Name + Number)
W:
Volquez 12
ERA: Volquez 4.10
K: Volquez 148
S: Mendez 38



Miscellaneous Questions

Are we sellers or buyers at the deadline?
Sellers, but only 2 or 3 trades


If we are sellers who do you expect to be traded?
Minor, Chris Martin


How many AB does Willie Calhoun get with the Rangers this season?
120


Besides Calhoun, which player starting the year in the minors will have the biggest impact on the team?
Hearn


Which player will be the most pleasant surprise this season?
Gallo


Which player will be the most disappointing surprise this season?
Smyly and Miller


What other miscellaneous thoughts do you have about what you are expecting this season?
Cabrera will have a good season. Choo doesn't get traded and is here for the duration of his contract. I think Odor has a good season. I look for JPM to surpass Taveras in just about everyone's mind. I think lower level hitters such as Reed, Apostel, and Arias force their way onto more prospect lists as does reliever Demarcus Evans. Oh, and Profar has a really good year.
 

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I meant Leclerc. I knew I shouldn't have done that when I was in a hurry. It might be really hard for Mendez. Lol

I think I have actually called one of them the other once before.
 

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Below is a series of questions that you can feel free to copy and paste with your answers. It is always fun to guess what will happen. Feel free to wait until just before the regular season begins to make your "official" predictions. In the mean time we can discuss what we expect from the upcoming season.

2019 Texas Rangers Season Predictions

Record:
73-89
Place: 4th
End Result: last
Team ROY: A pitcher
Team MVP: Leclerc

Team Leaders

Batting (Name + Number)
HR: Gallo - 41
RBI: Mazara - 120
BA: Andrus - .299
SB: Deshields- 25

Pitching (Name + Number)
W: Lynn
ERA: Lynn 3.50
K: Leclerc
S: Leclerc - 40



Miscellaneous Questions


Are we sellers or buyers at the deadline? Sell


If we are sellers who do you expect to be traded? Wish I could say Choo but, we are cursed. Probably the only one we will see traded is pence if the guy has a good year.


How many AB does Willie Calhoun get with the Rangers this season? 99


Besides Calhoun, which player starting the year in the minors will have the biggest impact on the team? Hearns


Which player will be the most pleasant surprise this season? Gallo


Which player will be the most disappointing surprise this season? Odor


What other miscellaneous thoughts do you have about what you are expecting this season?

Will feel like a 250 game season.
 

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2019 Texas Rangers Season Predictions

Record: 72-90
Place: next to last
End Result:
Team ROY: Hearn
Team MVP Gallo

Team Leaders

Batting (Name + Number)
HR: Gallo 45
RBI: Mazara 103
BA: Elvis 304
SB: DDJ 38

Pitching (Name + Number)
W: Minor 12
ERA:Minor As SP 3.45. LeClerc 2.0
K: Minor 90
S: LeClerc 30



Miscellaneous Questions


Are we sellers or buyers at the deadline?
Sellers

If we are sellers who do you expect to be traded? Minor, relief pitcher, Choo Pence. Would like to move other SP but it is a long shot IMO


How many AB does Willie Calhoun get with the Rangers this season? 180


Besides Calhoun, which player starting the year in the minors will have the biggest impact on the team? Hearn


Which player will be the most pleasant surprise this season? Odor will have another break out season with hits going the opposite way



Which player will be the most disappointing surprise this season? Miller


What other miscellaneous thoughts do you have about what you are expecting this season?
1. Expecting new pitching at break.
2. DDJ not that he wil be that great but he will play good enough to keep a spot
3. Mazara will lift the ball more
4. Elvis Has a turn around year
5. Gallo had over 800 OPS but batting avg will underwhelm
6. We will not get one complete game from a SP
7. Miller and Smyly will only pitch over 7 full innings once a piece and both hit some DL time likely second half


Random thoughts off top of head
 

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69 Wins and sell whatever you can get value for
 

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Does this feel like 1993 to anyone else? Last year in an "old" stadium, looking forward to something happening in the next 10 months to get people excited about the new venue, a lineup that has power but a staff that has a "lot of upside". I mean if you hate boring baseball, this won't be it. Going to score a lot and give up a lot.


So my question will be who will be the 2020 Will Clark? That big name FA guy we bring in to excite the fans. My prediction, we get at least one of these guys if not two:

Khris Davis
Porcello
Odorizzi


We finally open the checkbook and bring them in. We do so because Choo provides some decent OBP and we give him away at the deadline.

That said:
2019 Texas Rangers Season Predictions

Record: 62-100
Place: 5th
End Result: Top 5 pick
Team ROY: Wisdom (think he is still ROY eligible)
Team MVP: Odor

Team Leaders

Batting (Name + Number)
HR: 36 - Gallo
RBI: 98 - Gallo
BA: .282 - Pence
SB: 22 - DeShields

Pitching (Name + Number)
W: 11 - Minor
ERA: 2.02 LeClerc
K: 118 - Lynn
S: 28 - LeClerc



Miscellaneous Questions

Are we sellers or buyers at the deadline? Sellers


If we are sellers who do you expect to be traded? Choo, Minor,Pence


How many AB does Willie Calhoun get with the Rangers this season? 187


Besides Calhoun, which player starting the year in the minors will have the biggest impact on the team? Wisdom, when Cabrera wears out in the summer heat.


Which player will be the most pleasant surprise this season? Odor. He uses the opposite field and punishes the shift.


Which player will be the most disappointing surprise this season? DeShields. The Ranges will want him to play through the down year, but his speed isn't enough to keep him in the lineup after May.


What other miscellaneous thoughts do you have about what you are expecting this season? See my thoughts up top. Dog days of summer are going to suck this year.
 
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