I have written a few posts this season on how the Rangers are a great power hitting team but they are just about average in scoring because their team OBP is well below average. Click here to read about that.
But so far in August, the Rangers have a team OBP of .351 (overall this year it is .321). The league average for the year is .336. So the Rangers are well behind that. But the league average for August is .344, so now the Rangers are getting on base more than most teams.
Unfortuantely, they are only averaging 4.53 runs per game in August while the league average is 5.19. They also have an above average SLG this month (.459 vs. .451). So it is still probably a good sign that their OBP is coming up. Their below average runs per game this month is probably just bad luck. If they keep that OBP high, combined with their power, they should stay in the wild card chase.