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Scouting reports provided by Inside Edge, a company that provides detailed information for Major League Baseball clubs. Squares shaded red represent a high batting average on pitches in that area of the plate. Squares outlined in dark red represent a slugging percentage above .400 for hits on balls throw in that area. In some cases, especially for bench players, the sample size was too small and no average is listed for certain pitch locations.
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Elvis Andrus, SS (Bats: R, Throws: R) His complete skill set was on display during the ALCS. Andrus has found a second wind for the playoffs and has given the team a spark.
Julio Borbon, OF (B: L, T: L) Speed and defense are areas where Borbon can excel after sliding into a bench role.
Jorge Cantu, 1B (B: R, T: R) His playing time lost, Cantu now must be ready to deliver in a pinch.
Nelson Cruz, OF (Bats: R, Throws: R) Hamstring tightness was cause for concern until his two-run homer in Game 6 all but finished the Yankees. What a postseason for Cruz.
Jeff Francoeur, OF (B: R, T: R) He'll be the Rangers first pinch-hitting option against a left-hander.
Vladimir Guerrero, OF/DH (Bats: R, Throws: R) The manager believes Guerrero is a threat in every at-bat, and he delivered the key hit during the pennant-clinching victory.
Josh Hamilton, OF (Bats: L, Throws: L) The fractured ribs aren't a concern, and his knees are as healthy as they've been since spring training. His swing looks good, too.
Ian Kinsler, 2B (Bats: R, Throws: R) The two-time All-Star didn't go deep in the ALCS, but he had two extra-base hits and three RBIs as part of a deep lineup.
Benjie Molina, C (Bats: R, Throws: R) Two homers in nine playoff games match his regular-season total with the Rangers. His blast in Game 4 tipped the series to the Rangers.
Mitch Moreland, 1B (Bats: L, Throws: L) The rookie has been good enough at the plate to become a full-time starter, and his glove has been more than adequate.
David Murphy, OF (B: L, T: L) The Rangers' best player in September remains their top pinch-hitting threat.
Matt Treanor, C (B: R, T: R) C.J. Wilson's personal catcher had a homer and drove in both Rangers runs in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Michael Young, 3B (Bats: R, Throws: R) Team success drives Young, and he's loving this postseason run after waiting more than 1,500 games to get to the playoffs.