Odor is not in the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Mariners. Odor takes a seat for the season finale as he is slashing .215/.268/.292 with one home run in September. Jurickson Profar is starting at second base as Adrian Beltre starts at third base in the Rangers' final home game of the season.
Odor went 1-for-3 in Saturday's 13-0 loss to the Mariners. Odor's season has been one impressive peak sandwiched between two valleys. He had a .602 OPS over his first 173 plate appearances and a .605 OPS over his last 141 plate appearances. In between, from June 20 to Aug. 11, Odor batted .333 with a 1.055 OPS, 13 home runs and 30 RBI over 189 plate appearances. The Rangers are looking for the peak Odor over the final week and for him to carry that momentum into 2019. Even with the slump over the past month, Odor has improved walk and hard-hit rates overall in 2018, indicating he's on the right path after a disastrous 2017.
Odor is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays. Odor will take a seat for the second time in 16 games this month. Over that stretch, the 24-year-old is hitting .196/.246/.286 with a homer and two stolen bases. Hanser Alberto is starting at the keystone and hitting ninth in his place.
Odor will start at second base and bat leadoff Sunday against the Padres. Three of the Rangers' preferred candidates for the leadoff role -- Shin-Soo Choo, Delino DeShields Jr. and Elvis Andrus -- are all out of the lineup, so Odor will handle those honors in the series finale. Though not the most patient of hitters, Odor has at least made strides on that front in 2018, with his 8.4 percent walk rate representing a career best by more than three points. While he remains active on the basepaths, Odor's efficiency has plummeted, as he's needed 23 attempts to nab 11 steals.
Odor is not in the lineup Monday against the Angels. Odor will head to the bench for what appears to be a well-deserved off day following 38 consecutive starts. The second baseman owns a solid .281/.353/.569 slash line with 11 homers and 35 RBI over those contests. Hanser Alberto will man the keystone and hit ninth in Odor's place.