It’s not surprising, but here is a list of the teams that struck out the least in the American League and the teams that struck out the most.
Fewest strikeouts in the AL, and where they finished in their division (number of wins):
Cleveland, 1189, first (91)
Houston, 1197, first (103)
Seattle, 1221, third (89)
Boston, 1253, first (108)
Most strikeouts in the the AL, and where they finished in their division (number of wins):
Chicago, 1594, fourth (62)
Texas, 1484, last (67)
New York, 1421, second (100)
Baltimore, 1412, last (47)
Of the bottom feeders, only the Yankees were able to overcome their habitual swinging and missing. So, it doesn’t mean you can’t win, it just means you normally don’t. If you can’t make contact, you lose. And you lose a lot.
It’s a long road back to respectability for the Rangers.
They need hitters who can hit.