By Bret Thurman @ThurmanBret on March 12, 2014
Russell Wilson may not be in the Opening Day lineup this season, but the Rangers have almost completely turned over their team since the first World Series year in 2010. Who makes the trip from Surprise to Arlington this year?
A consummate utility man, Rosales will back up second, short and third.
Beltre has been a fixture in the cleanup spot since coming over from the Los Angeles Dodgers in free agency.
The Chicago White Sox castoff has fit in nicely in the six or seven hole; he also plays a good right field.
Ogando has been a reliable swingman in Texas.
The sole remaining position player from the 2010 team should take his usual space at shortstop and bat second.
Soto isn't much of an offensive force, but catcher is more of a purely defensive position in today's game.
Don't expect to see much action from a guy whose picture is a publicity shot from another team. Adduci is very much an outfielder fill-in guy.
Frasor is an effective situational reliever when he's healthy.
Soria, and not Neftali Feliz, gets the closer job coming out of Spring Training.
He's actually looked pretty good so far this spring.
The Rangers' backup backstop (say that three times fast) should get a start every 10 days or so.
The former top prospect is ready to take the next step to center field; he should bat ninth.
Another hotshot youngster, Perez is penciled in as the No. 2 starter.
Harrison makes the Opening Day roster, but the over/under on how long he stays is currently four starts (Harrison has a very bad back).
This year's fourth outfielder is seen as a possible replacement for Alex Rios should he leave after next year.
Last year's first baseman moves to DH this year, and probably spells Fielder in the field a few times a month.
Last year's rookie sensation (sarcasm noted) is back; the Rangers may give him another year before giving up on him entirely.
If you can throw the ball with your left hand and deliver it in the vicinity of home plate, you can have a long major league career.
Most people expect at least a 40-home run season from Fielder this year as he plays first and bats third.
A pretty effective stop-the-bleeding bullpen guy.
Although he looks like he's about 15 in this publicity photo, Odor, and not Jurickson Profar, is the Opening Day starting shortstop.
Another signature offseason acquisition, Choo gets on base a lot and has some power, making him an ideal leadoff hitter and left fielder.
Yeah ... sure ... why not?
Anyone that both the Braves and the Angels kicked to the side of the road has to be a good pitcher, right? Right?
It's awfully early to start talking Hall of Fame, but another few good years, and Darvish is at least in that conversation.
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