Red Sox Series Preview: Vs. Texas Rangers
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May 14, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitterPrince Fielder
(84) hits an rbi single during the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Rangers Key Players To Watch:
- Designated hitter Prince Fielder is on a tear, lately. He has nine RBIs in his last seven games, hitting three home runs and a .393 batting average in that time. Being on the left side of the plate, Fielder has eaten up right-handed pitching for a .380 average for the season. Even in away games, he’s hit .293, proving that skill, and not a favorable ballpark, makes a great hitter truly remarkable.
- Third baseman Adrian Beltre has done relatively the same, as of late, hitting two home runs and seven RBIs, with a .357 batting average. Both him and Fielder have also been doing well at not striking out, lately, with a combined five strikeouts in that span. They are proving to be tough outs and impact the scoreboard when they get a hit.
- Right fielder Shin-Soo Choo is also on fire, in the last seven days, hitting .419 with three home runs and five RBIs. He may have three more strikeouts than Fielder and Beltre combined; however, this stretch has improved his season batting average to .242, suggesting that Choo has turned the corner on the year.