Not sure how the grading works, but here is what I got.
1B - Tex - A+
0 errors, 17 HRs, getting the job done!
2B - Soriano - B+
Still can't play infield worth a lick. Power numbers are there, which is what he should be doing in the 5th hole. While he was batting leadoff, his OBP and SBs weren't really there. I blame some of that on his hamstring. Still K'ing a bit.
SS - Young - A
Finally coming around after a slow start. Only a handful of errors at such a demanding posistion.
3B - Blalock - A+
1 Error at 3rd. Not as much power as I would like, but still doing a good job. Doing better this year against lefties.
OF - Mench - B
Most of his power has come on the road. Still looking for his grove, which explains some of his mini burst. Still fairly solid. Low strikeouts is a plus.
OF - Nix/Mathews - C
Doing about average truth be told. Mathews getting injured didn't help much. Hopefully one of them will get hot and produce when others get cold.
OF - Hidalgo - C
Knew he would be streaky, and well he is. Horrid batting average, but good power numbers. Fairly solid defense too.
C - Barajas - B-
Very good defensively, and still providing a little pop to his bat. Wish his average was a bit higher. All in all, above average.
DH - Delluci - A
At one point lead the Majors in OBP. Tons of walks, good power, scoring a lot. Just what a leadoff hitter should be doing. Only wish he had more steals so he would be in scoring position more often, or be a bigger threat to steal to help rattle the pitchers.
SP - Rogers - A
Almost perfect! More Ks would be nice, but no one is arguing that ERA. Just hopes he continues it in the second half.
SP - Young - A
Really looking like Rookie of the Year. Ks are building up, ERA is getting better, and wins are starting to get there. Just wish he had more run support at times.
SP - Park - D+
Not pitching well, just amazing run support is the story here. Had a great March, but other then that, pretty much not good. At least he is giving us innings.
SP - Astacio - F
Sucking. His pitches aren't landing where he wants them. He is getting shelled, and still losing when he does get the run support. Either needs to pick it up or be replaced.
CP - Cordero - B
Has blown many saves, but has been very shaky. He needs to find his grove again for us to stay in the race.
Bullpen - D
How many times can we blow a lead? Or let one just get away? Injuries have killed us too. Need help here more then anywhere.
M - Showalter - A
He's Showalter. He's a great manager. He is keeping the team in the right direction, and they are playing well under his leadership. What more can be said?
So far so good. However we didn't captilize on Vlad/Krod being injured as much as I would like to have us done. 1.5 games back. Need to sweep the Angels next week, and just keep piling on wins after that. Looking forward to seeing several Rangers in the All-star game. Great Team Cohesion. Keep it up!