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Scouting the Texas Rangers roster

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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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.158 .333 .203
.337 .500 .343
.154 .250 .150

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 588 .265 0 35 88 32 .342 .301 vs. LHP 153 .268 0 9 3 .341 .301vs. RHP 435 .264 0 26 29 .343 .301

.333 .000 .200
.286 .250
.143 .200 .286
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.286 .364 .214
.455 .400 .167
.100 .474 .364
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Andres Blanco, IF (LH | RH) (B: S, T: R) The utility man hasn't seen the field or had an at-bat so far in two postseason series.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 166 .277 0 13 17 0 .330 .349 vs. LHP 50 .220 0 1 0 .259 .280vs. RHP 116 .302 0 12 0 .359 .379

.185 .333 .316
.200 .542 .276
.325 .163 .261

Julio Borbon, OF (B: L, T: L) Speed and defense are areas where Borbon can excel after sliding into a bench role.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 438 .276 3 42 60 15 .309 .340 vs. LHP 93 .247 1 5 3 .297 .312vs. RHP 345 .284 2 37 12 .312 .348

.200 .314 .277
.329 .353 .273
.213 .182.237

Jorge Cantu, 1B (B: R, T: R) His playing time lost, Cantu now must be ready to deliver in a pinch.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 98 .235 1 2 9 0 .279 .327 vs. LHP 51 .196 0 1 0 .268 .255vs. RHP 47 .277 1 1 0 .292 .404

.200 .375 .258
.279 .447 .358
.345 .293 .267

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 399 .318 22 78 60 17 .374 .576 vs. LHP 109 .330 4 21 3 .388 .587vs. RHP 290 .314 18 57 14 .368 .572

.500 . .400
.375 .500 .667
.143 .200 .667

Jeff Francoeur, OF (B: R, T: R) He'll be the Rangers first pinch-hitting option against a left-hander.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 53 .340 2 11 9 0 .357 .491 vs. LHP 20 .400 1 5 0 .429 .600vs. RHP 33 .303 1 6 0 .314 .424

.379 .231 .301
.323 .303 .310
.262 .389 .193

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 593 .300 29 115 83 4 .345 .496 vs. LHP 151 .338 7 31 0 .395 .536vs. RHP 442 .287 22 84 4 .328 .482

.488 .364 .302
.472 .487 .315
.386 .419 .229

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 518 .359 32 100 95 8 .411 .633 vs. LHP 166 .271 8 23 0 .331 .458vs. RHP 352 .401 24 77 8 .447 .716

.423 .313 .316
.286 .359 .385
.171 .200 .323

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 391 .286 9 45 73 15 .382 .412 vs. LHP 93 .376 1 11 3 .473 .484vs. RHP 298 .258 8 34 12 .353 .389

.273 .370 .281
.231 .348 .324
.183 .235 .190

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 175 .240 2 19 10 0 .279 .320 vs. LHP 45 .311 0 3 0 .360 .356vs. RHP 130 .215 2 16 0 .250 .308

.364 .000 .000
.125 .538 .357
.143 .200 .278

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 145 .255 9 25 20 3 .364 .469 vs. LHP 20 .200 0 4 0 .304 .300vs. RHP 125 .264 9 21 3 .373 .496

.241 .300 .300
.364 .421 .311
.222 .263 .250

David Murphy, OF (B: L, T: L) The Rangers' best player in September remains their top pinch-hitting threat.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 419 .291 12 65 54 14 .358 .449 vs. LHP 114 .272 1 15 3 .328 .368vs. RHP 305 .298 11 50 11 .368 .479

.053 .182 .350
.194 . .346
.089 .353 .171

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 237 .211 5 27 22 1 .287 .308 vs. LHP 73 .137 2 11 0 .175 .233vs. RHP 164 .244 3 16 1 .335 .341

.222 .394 .352
.257 .426 .343
.191 .260 .237

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.

AB AVG. HR RBI R SB OBP SLG 2010 656 .284 21 91 99 4 .330 .444 vs. LHP 171 .322 6 25 0 .374 .497vs. RHP 485 .270 15 66 4 .314 .425

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