We conclude our daily series on breaking down the Texas Rangers position by position with a look at the catchers.
Most productive: Chirinos
Least productive: J.P. Arencibia
Stat of Note: Geovany Soto, the projected No. 1 catcher in 2014, played 10 games.
Outlook: Before you get excited about Jorge Alfaro, one of the top minor-league prospects in the system, he won't be playing in Arlington in 2015. At least not in the early months of the season. Expect Chirinos to be the starter with Telis as the backup. Now that we've cleared that up, the two projected catchers for 2014, Geovany Soto and J.P. Arencibia struggled in several ways. Soto dealt with injuries before he was eventually traded to Oakland. Arencibia (.177/.239/.369) struggled at the plate the majority of the season. Arencibia did have a good stretch of games after the All-Star break, but it was just too late. Chirinos earned a roster spot in spring training and now morphs as the No. 1 catcher on the big-league roster. Telis, a switch hitter with some power, calls a good game but needs to work on some technical parts of the game to improve.