Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus has been one of the best players at his position so far this season. He started the season in style - in his first 120 chances he hasn't made a error and quickly became one of the best players in his position. However, in the past week he has made three errors going into Monday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Ron Washington, a former MLB shortstop and current manager of the Texas Rangers, believes that Andrus needs to learn how to get through the "mental fatigue" which is inevitable in today's game of baseball, like Chavez and Adrian Beltre have done.
“Beltre, you never see him lose his mental edge,” Washington said. “Elvis is a young kid and he’s still learning.”
“Now it’s different,” he said. “If you play every day you have to understand you’re going to make errors. Just try to stay with the positives and turn the page on the negatives.”
“Any player would want to win a Gold Glove, it means you’re consistent and mentally ready every day,” Andrus said. “It comes with experience. You have to adapt to different situations.”
The Rangers are currently 12 games above .500 and have a record of 32 wins and 20 losses so far this season.