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Texas Rangers: Jordan Lyles could outperform expectations in 2020

For most, the signing of Jordan Lyles remains what it appears on the surface, a depth rotation piece that literally cannot be worse than what the Texas Rangers got out of their rotation (minus Lance Lynn and Mike Minor) last season. Originally assumed to be the fourth starter in the rotation behind Kyle Gibson and the aforementioned combo of Minor and Lynn, Lyles looked like a strong acquisition compared to the rest of the league’s fourth starters. Once Corey Kluber was acquired via trade though, Jordan Lyles went from a strong fourth starter, to one of the better “fifth” starters in the league with the potential to produce well above expectations.