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Best of the Best! Texas Rangers Place 5 Players On ESPN's Top 100 List

Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, and Adolis Garcia, along with two Texas Rangers rising stars, earned spots on ESPN's top 100 players list.

The Texas Rangers have a powerful lineup, and five of those position players were named to ESPN's Top 100 Players list.

Not surprisingly, all five of them played a huge role in the Rangers’ run to their first World Series in November. Somewhat surprisingly, one is a rookie, and another is coming off of his rookie season.

Four teams had more players in the top 100 than Texas — the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros each had eight, the Los Angeles Dodgers had seven, and the Philadelphia Phillies had six.

Shortstop Corey Seager leads the Rangers on the list at No. 6.

Seager is rehabbing from surgery for a sports hernia, but the expectation is that he’ll be ready for Opening Day or close to it.

Seager overcame missing more than a month due to injuries last season and nearly won a batting title, as he slashed 327/.390/.623/1.013 with 42 doubles, 33 home runs and 96 RBI. He was voted to the AL All-Star Game and was named the World Series MVP for the second time in his career. He also finished second in AL MVP voting to Shohei Ohtani and won a Silver Slugger.

Second baseman Marcus Semien checked in at No. 24. He’s grown into one of baseball’s most durable players. He started every game in 2023, both in the regular season and postseason, which was a Major League-record 179 games. He finished third in AL MVP voting after slashing .276/.348/.478/.826 with 40 doubles, four triples, 29 home runs, and 100 RBI. He was also elected to the AL All-Star Team for the second time in three seasons.

Right fielder Adolis García was ranked No. 34. He won his first Gold Glove with a team-leading 11 outfield assists and was part of a lineup that helped the Rangers win the inaugural Silver Slugger Award as A.L. Offensive Team of the Year.

García slashed 245/.328/.508/.836 with 39 home runs and 107 RBI. He was elected to the All-Star Game and was named the ALCS MVP. His 11th-inning home run won Game 1 of the World Series.

Third baseman Josh Jung, who is recovering from a calf injury, ranked No. 89. Jung missed close to six weeks with a thumb injury in 2023, but before that, he was a leading contender for the AL Rookie of the Year. He finished batting .266/.315/.467/.781 with 23 home runs and 70 RBI.

Outfielder Evan Carter, who has barely a month's worth of service time, ranks No. 92. He’s a leading candidate to win the AL Rookie of the Year after starting for the Rangers for the final three weeks of the regular season and throughout their postseason run.

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