In a weekly staple, we'll discuss who's in a groove and who's in a rut for the Texas Rangers.
Shin-Soo Choo — Since getting off to arguably the worst start in baseball through the end of April, Choo has quickly turned things around from his sub-.100 batting average when the calendar flipped to May. Choo is batting .367 over the last week with three doubles and two homers. He does have 13 strikeouts in that time, but we'll take that if he's hitting close to .400.
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Adrian Beltre — Beltre is another veteran who got off to a slow start but has recently turned things around. In the last seven games, he's batting .355 with two homers and he leads the team with six RBIs in that time.
Delino DeShields Jr. — In his last six games, DeShields has 15 at-bats, but during that time he has five hits, good for a .333 average, and during that time he has more walks than strikeouts and six stolen bases to go with his five RBIs.
Elvis Andrus — In his last seven games, he's batting just .207. He has been better defensively, so that's a big plus, but it'd be nice to see Andrus get going at the plate.
Nick Martinez — After his fantastic start, Martinez is starting to come back down to Earth a bit. In his last two starts, he's worked just 11 innings and has allowed 12 hits in that time. He's given up seven runs (six earned) in that time.