How the Rangers decide to use Ian Kinsler next season will have a significant effect on how they approach other areas of the roster.

Kinsler is signed to a long-term deal and provides versatility, but he wasn't much of a leadoff hitter this season. He hit just .220 in September, his worst month of the season. He wasn't on base often either, putting up his lowest on-base percentage of the season as well.

Jurickson Profar might be another option at leadoff and his emergence could also lead Texas to consider trading Elvis Andrus.

If the Rangers see Profar as their leadoff hitter, he could take over short and lead to Andrus being moved.