Which infielders and catchers are the MVPs and LVPs of 2022?

Nathaniel Lowe and Corey Seager are two of the strong bats in the Rangers' infield. AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio

Three members of the Texas Rangers infield seem likely to finish the 2022 season among the top 50 hitters on the ESPN Player Rater and perhaps a fourth infielder joins them as key fantasy provider next season. The Rangers didn't sniff the postseason, but 1B Nathaniel Lowe found his power and newcomers 2B Marcus Semien and SS Corey Seager, despite neither contending for a batting title, certainly aided fantasy managers.

The Rangers spent significant dollars on improving their middle infield with Semien and Seager, and they have offensive building blocks in place for years. Semien assumed the leadoff role and after six seasons of stealing double-digit bases, he reached a career-best 17 by the All-Star break and kept on running. This was a big deal for fantasy. Seager smacked 30 home runs for the first time. Semien and Seager were top-50 picks on draft day, but Lowe went undrafted in most leagues and has been a top-10 first baseman in fantasy.