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Odor Slam Shows Bright Future



    There's something about Rougned Odor that just screams "baseball player," and specifically a baseball player you want to have on your side.

    Maybe it's the tattoos, maybe it's the armor on his right elbow as a smallish second baseman, or maybe it's a combination of the two, but the 20-year-old prospect turned everyday second baseman seems to just have "it."

    He started his run as the Rangers' full-time second baseman with a bang. Once teams got a book on him, he cooled off tremendously, which was expected. On Wednesday in Seattle, he got hot again in a big way when he landed an offering into the right-field stands for his first career grand slam to build a big Rangers' lead early in their 12-4 win over Seattle.

    He became the youngest Ranger to ever hit a grand slam, and the youngest player in baseball to do so since Jose Reyes way back in the early 2000s. Sure, there's some novelty involved in a grand slam. It just happens to be a homer with the bases full, but it was still a special sight to see, as he did it with such a confident swing and a swagger you can't teach.

    Mark it down, Odor is going to be special. And he's made it near impossible to just plug Jurickson Profar back into that spot once he's ready to roll in 2015.