Here are some highlights.
Which reliever do you think is the best on Texas’ roster right now?
Gerry Fraley: Sam Dyson. He entered in 43 high leverage situations last year, tying him with Tyler Thornburg for the major league lead. Dyson also had 48 holds and saves in 53 chances. Pretty good.
Gerry Fraley: There is no incentive for Darvish to sign now, unless the Rangers make an overwhelming offer. Darvish can become a free agent in six months. The more teams involved, the higher his price will go.
Where do you think Delino DeShields’ role is going to be with this year’s team? He’s had a pretty good spring.
Gerry Fraley: He’ll get some time in left, his better position, and center if Carlos Gomez needs a break. look for lots of late inning defensive work, too.
What position on defense do you think Jurickson Profar is most effective for the Rangers?
Gerry Fraley: First base. Good hands. Good range.
How much of Joey Gallo do you think we’ll see at the MLB level this year?
Gerry Fraley: If all goes wholesale jerseys
well, there will be no Gallo sightings until September. Gallo had a good swing. He is getting it together. The best thing for him is to get 400 plus at bats at Round Rock. The Rangers harmed his progress by bringing him up during each of the last two years.
I don’t remember seeing much of Mike Napoli at first when he was with Texas. Is he a better/worse/on par defender as Mitch Moreland?
Gerry Fraley: Mike Napoli is a capable defensive first baseman but not as good as Mitch Moreland. Nothing wrong with that. Mitch Moreland is an exceptional defensive first baseman.
Who do you think plays in left field the most amount of games for the Rangers this year? From what I’ve heard that’s their biggest question mark heading into this year.