Texas Rangers
Draft History
2018
Willie Calhoun - protection
1 - Francisco Mejia
4 - Walker Buehler
45 - Jose Osuna
74 - Drew Robinson

2017
Nomar Mazara - protection
2 - Josh Bell
10 - Tyler Anderson
40 - Matthew Bowman
48 - Ryan Buchter
70 - Omar Narvaes
  
2016
Joey Gallo - protection
72 - Mike Bolsinger
86 - Chris Herrmann
102 - Jake Elmore
146 - Jose Alvarez

2015
Rougned Odor - protection
22 - Shane Greene
49 - Luis Sardinas
52 - Yohan Flande
112 - Wei-Chung Wang

2014
Nick Tepesch - protection
7 - Christian Yelich
16 - Michael Choice
103 - Jean Machi
106 - Kevin Gregg
115 - Michael Kohn

2013
Jurickson Profar - protection
46 - Marwin Gonzalez
52 - Brian Dozier
77 - Brandon Snyder

2012
Leonys Martin - protection
10 - Josh Collmenter
43 - Lance Lynn
44 - Jack Hannahan
64 - Bryan LaHair
115 - Louis Coleman

2011
Colby Lewis - protection
3 - Freddie Freeman
10 - Mitch Moreland
81 - Jarrod Dyson
93 - Craig Gentry
127 - Cole Gillespie
130 - Jai Miller
136 - Thomas Diamond

2010
Elvis Andrus - protection
1 - Neftali Feliz
100 - Joe Thatcher
115 - Mike Morse
131 - Guillermo Moscoso
139 - Corey Sullivan

2009
Taylor Teagarden - protection
20 - Scott Feldman
44 - Kyle McLellan
50 - Ryan Tucker
77 - Eric Hurley

2008
Jarrod Saltalamacchia - protection
5 - Yovani Gallardo
65 - Ryan Rowland-Smith
95 - Chris Schroder
109 - Timo Perez
125 - Sandy Alomar Jr.

2007
Ian Kinsler - protection
49 - Michael Bourn
132 - James Hoey
146 - Francisco Rosario

2006
Josh Rupe - protection
14 - Ronny Cedeno
86 - Adam Stern

94 - Tony Giarratano
146 - Geronimo Gil

2005
Ryan Drese - protection
50 - David Newhan
65 - Bucky Jacobson
80 - Giovanni Carrara

93 - Jamie Burke

2004
Mark Teixeira - protection
13 - Jose Valverde
78 - Rafael Betancourt
82 - Mike Gallo

115 - Justin Duchscherer

2003
Hank Blalock - protection
8 - Joe Thurston
68 - Chone Figgins
92 - Jorge Sosa
98 - Ricky Stone
117 - Aaron Taylor
128 - Julius Matos

2002
Carlos Pena - protection
1 - Bud Smith
21 - Aaron Rowand
49 - Mike MacDougal
91 - Justin Duchscherer

2001
48 - Ryan Kohlmeier
59 - Julio Zuleta
67 - Mike Johnson
115 - Tom Prince
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Past Owners:
Darin Wittboldt 1989-1995

The Texas Rangers moved to the National League in 2004

Overall Record
Win Loss Pct
2505 2315 .520
Est. 1989
Owner: Sean Hafner - 1996
NBC-Dynasty Champions - 2000
Wall of Fame
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Charlie Hough
Mike Schmidt
Jimmy Key
Darin Wittboldt
Jay Buhner
Mark Grace
Single season leaders
All Time Leaders
NL East Pennant
2010
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NL Wild Card
2005
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American League Pennant
1997
1999
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AL West Pennant
1997
1998
1999
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AL Wild Card
1994
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Texas Rangers Award winners

Most Valuable Player
2012 - Matt Kemp
2009 - Mark Teixeira
2000 - Ivan Rodriguez

Cy Young Award winners
2000 - Kevin Brown

Silver Sluggers
2016 - Christian Yelich - OF
2015 - Ian Kinsler - 2B
2015 - Michael Cuddyer - OF
2013 - Matt Kemp - CF
2012 - Matt Kemp - CF
2010 - Ian Kinsler - 2B
2009 - Mark Teixeira - 1B
2009 - Ian Kinsler - 2B
2001 - Ivan Rodriguez - C

No Hitters
July 22nd 2017
Marcus Stroman
vs Detroit Tigers

Hit fo the Cycle
2018
Rougned Odor vs Baltimore Orioles
2017: 97-65 8GB 2nd Wild Card Lost in Wild Card round

Overview: The Rangers returned to the post season in 2017, losing a very close wild card series to the Los Angeles Dodgers of Los Angeles. It seems the Rangers are constantly drafting in the top 10, a place many like to be. This isnít because of record, but rather some shrewd trades that plant the Rangers at top of the draft docket. Last year, Texas selected 1B Josh Bell and that worked out about as well as one could ask. That draft pick by itself allowed for the acquisition of Jose Urena this off season. The Rangers like to operate from a position of strength in the rotation, and they have the depth to play with anyone.
Another key move was a trade last season that netted them the top overall pick in the upcoming draft. How they view their current teams chances will play into what happens with that pick. Trading for proven cards? Or getting yet another young player. As this offseason progressed, the Rangers struck for a top of the rotation pitcher sending Lorenzo Cain to Pittsburgh for Dallas Keuchel. This was an interesting play, as the Rangers had a reasonable if not top ended rotation and their offense is not without holes. However, if you have the opportunity to acquire a pitcher like Keuchel you have to consider it.
Are the moves mentioned here enough to launch the Rangers to the post season discussion? They play in a very tough division. With many games played FTF, it is most fun to field a competitive team.

Starting Rotation: Newly acquired Dallas Keuchel could take over the top spot in the rotation. The only knock on him is all the lefty mashers he may face. Still, a team could do much worse. The next several spots in the rotation will be filled by some order of Yu Darvish, Jake Odorizzi, Jose Urena and Marcus Stroman. A very deep rotation, and the 3-5 guys should be in position to win many games. Each of these guys has a flaw, however. Chicks dig the long ball, but they swoon over the batters. This staff may set up opposing hitters a bit too often. However, more often than not these could be solo shots and they arenít the ones that kill you. Darvish should perform well in the 2nd spot, and if he gets slotted lower he will challenge Keuchel for the win total on this team. Odorizzi and Urena are somewhat interchangeable and Stroman manning the 5 spot is a big win. Yovani Gallardo, Tyler Anderson, and Derek Holland will be lucky to avoid the minors all season long. Perhaps, they will be moved to fill needs elsewhere.

Bullpen: Zach Britton is not the top flight closer he once was and likely will be again. He shouldnít be the guy if the Rangers look to return to the post season. However, he has talent and isnít ancient so he likely will find a LOOGY role. Matt Bowman and Ryan Buchter should hold leads. Buchter may get beat by the solo homer but both of these guys can protect the lead well. Feliz, McGowan and Tazawa arenít key components of a strong pen, but they can fill innings if needed. To contend, the Rangers will need a solid closer here, and ideally another 6-7th inning guy.

Starting Lineup: There are some big names, especially to prospect hounds, that will see regular time in this Rangers lineup. That bodes well long term, but some will be stretched if relied on FT. The offensive star is clearly young CF Christian Yelich. Heíll provide the on base skills needed at the top of the lineup vs RHP and while lefties will frustrate him a bit, its not a concern for this superb defender in a key position. However, the offense quickly becomes pedestrian after that. Last years 2nd overall pick, Josh Bell, will take over at first and place himself in the ROY discussion. A catching platoon of Gomes and Narvaez will more than hold up that position. Headley will hold down the hot corner, and vs RHP he is a valuable piece. Lefties will give him trouble though, and there isnít a clear platoon mate on this roster. In the corner outfield spots, the Rangers will struggle to provide the required offense. Valencia and Gallo can pair up to meet average offense, but Mazara in the other corner is waiting for the better years to come. Up the middle in the infield is not a pretty sight. Odor is somehow only 23, although I think he was drafted before Obama ran for office. Neither he nor Iglesias will scare opposing pitchers.
This offense is not currently constructed to win games, however there is plenty of youth to give Ranger fans hope. There are resources available should the Ranger front office opt to make a move to bolster the offense.

Defense and Speed: The defense is strong at SS, CF and behind the plate when Gomes sees action. Outside of that, it matches the offense. Present but not exciting. Odor would benefit from remedial training at second. There is a fair amount of speed here though. Yelich, Odor, Iglesias and Headley could all cause trouble on the base paths. Will they get there enough? That is the question.

Surplus/Deficiencies: A very big surplus on this team is in the starting rotation. The Rangers have several big names that wonít crack the top 5 and could be moved for other pieces. Finding the right match up is always the trick. What do the Rangers need? They could really use a couple of bats, even if PT, to help them win some key games.
  
Outlook: The offense is not strong enough to carry this team but has long term promise. The starting rotation is better than most, but is not without flaws and is not likely strong enough to overcome the short comings of the starting lineup.
The Rangers do have plenty of pieces they could offer up if they wanted to make a serious play. However, it might be best to see what the draft offers and play it safe. This teams better days are in the very near future.