The Texas Rangers on Friday announced the addition of a baseball “savant” to their front office in the person of Daren Willman, the organization giving him the title of “Senior Director, Research & Development/Applications for Baseball Operations. We are excited to welcome Daren and his family to the Texas Rangers,” team president Jon Daniels said. He’s been recognized an industry leader in data analytics since the creation of “Baseball Savant.
Rangers Lineup Joey Gallo is the lone remaining holdover in this lineup and he’s having a pretty odd season this year. His massive power output has almost completely dried up, his hard hit rate is at a career low and he’s pulling the ball less often than ever before. He’s managed to put together a positive batting line because of some extraordinary batted ball luck.
The Houston Astros are reportedly complaining to Major League Baseball about fan taunting as a result of their 2017 cheating scandal, just in time for the Astros to come to Globe Life Field and face the Texas Rangers next week. The Astros just wrapped up a series with the New York Yankees on Thursday, a team the Astros beat in the 2019 American League Championship Series.