In a weekly staple, we'll discuss who's in a groove and who's in a rut for the Texas Rangers.
Prince Fielder — Fielder just keeps taking his "hot" to new levels with every passing week. And we haven't seen anything like what he's doing at the moment in a long time, probably since his new teammate was being gifted AL MVP honors in April and May 2012. In the Rangers' 7-game win streak, Fielder is batting .484 with a .515 on-base percentage and a 1.580 OPS. In that time, he has three doubles, five homers and 15 RBis.
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Elvis Andrus — Once again, Elvis is owning the Indians in Cleveland. Despite his huge error Tuesday night, he's doing right at the plate. In the Rangers' winning streak, he's batting .357 with two doubles, a homer and seven RBIs.
Mitch Moreland — When Moreland is swinging the bat well, the Rangers' lineup is potentially very scary. In the midst of this win streak, the Rangers first baseman is batting .345 with a 1.091 OPS with two doubles, three homers and six RBIs.
Bullpen — See this article from today.
Shin-Soo Choo — After he went on a tear a couple of weeks ago, Choo has cooled off again. In the last seven games, he's batting .200 with a homer and six RBIs.
Josh Hamilton — In his first two games back with the Rangers, Hamilton is 0-for-7 with a run after he reached on an error. But keep in mind, the dude never had a spring training and basically had a dozen minor-league games as a ramp-up while everyone else had a month and a half of spring training. Stay patient.