Five Rangers provide their own assessments and goals to complete 2021
The 2021 season enters its last week of August. Rangers are at the heart of their rebuilding, and while the season is over in terms of records, there is still a lot of growth the club can achieve in the past 40 days. The recovery of this list has changed radically since April 1. Only twelve players currently remain on the major league roster after being in the opening day roster (eight stayed all season without moving to IL, demoted, etc.). However, there is still a lot that can change in the last forty days. I spoke to five players about how they see their season and their target goal to end 2021.
For Dane, he’s been the Rangers’ most consistent starter. However, he was also the most protected starter. “They played a bit where I was able to get more time per start,” Dane told me. I asked Chris Woodward what he saw in Dane from a growth perspective: “He’s been able to keep his business going. Mentally, this kid is as smart as he comes. Dane’s two runs in the first inning on Friday were the first runs awarded in the first inning since July 20 against the Tigers. It’s a fight he worked on and succeeded in.
For Dunning, it’s about finishing the season strong despite his throwing limits. So yeah, it’ll be a cut short job for Dane in September. “It’s just putting a bunch of quality starts together in my inning limit, the number of shots, and all that. [I’m] trying to do my best to end the season strong and move into next year. Despite the team’s struggles, it was a huge learning experience for Dunning. “It was a lot of fun to gain experience. I have learned a lot this year. ”
Jose missed 23 days with a contusion to his right forearm to start July. “Just a freak accident,” Jose told me. “Personally, I took it a bit hard.” One of Trevino’s goals leading up to 2021 was not to miss a moment and to stay healthy. As a result, having to miss three weeks on the injured list stung Jose. “We take these things for granted. Something like this happens [and] to take[s] far from the game you like to play and have fun with, sad, sucks.
For Trevino, growth and evolution as a big league player is what Jose is working on to end the season strong. Evolving in all aspects of the game and understanding that aspect is what Trevino is looking to do and to try new things. “You’re going to fail on them, but you’re going to improve at the same time,” Jose told me. “Just have the courage to try new things and improve yourself.” Four of Trevino’s five hits in August were for extra goals. Plus, his shots this month are higher than any other month in 2021.