Three Rangers made the All-Star team. Kyle Gibson, Adolis Garcia, and Joey Gallo.
For a team this bad to have three All-Stars is noteworthy. It just goes to show you how deficient they are in other positions.
As far as position players go, the talent level falls off dramatically after Garcia and Gallo. Gallo’s OPS is .880, Garcia’s is 8.28. Nate Lowe is having a respectable season (.771 OPS). But beyond him, the cupboard is bare. Every other hitter has an OPS below average. Every other player is offensively challenged. Solak and Kiner-Falefa have on-base percentages at .300.
Kyle Gibson is having the best season ever for a Rangers starter. The rest of the rotation is either too young or too mediocre.
As a starter, Kolby Allard has a respectable 3.66 ERA. After that, it’s not pretty. Dunning is at 4.38, Lyles is at 5.12 (a significant improvement over last year, though), Foltyenwicz is at 5.17. Before he was injured, Arihara’s ERA was 6.59. Taylor Hearn has a 54.00 ERA as a starter, but it’s only one game.
The numbers tell a story of two teams. Three All-Stars. And a whole lot of All-Mediocres.