Tuesday, April 9, 2019

How they were built: Texas Rangers



        Just three years removed from the second of back to back playoff appearances, the Rangers have a mix of borderline all-star and young players, with a rotation built through signings of recovering pitchers. This is how they were built.

          Catchers
Isiah Kiner-Falefa
Kiner Falefa was drafted in the 4th round of the 2013 draft.
Jeff Mathis
Mathis signed a two year deal with the Rangers in November.

           Infielders
Patrick Wisdom
Wisdom was acquired from the Cardinals in December for Drew Robinson
Roughned Odor
Odor signed with the Rangers as an amateur free agent early in 2011.
Elvis Andrus
In July 2007, the Rangers acquired Andrus from the Braves with Neftali Feliz, Matt Harrison, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Beau Jones for Mark Teixeira and Ron Mahay.
Asdrubal Cabrera
Cabrera signed with the Rangers in January.
Logan Forsythe
Forsythe signed a minor league contract in February.

          Outfielders
Nomar Mazara
Mazara signed as an amateur free agent in July 2011.
Joey Gallo
Gallo was drafted in the 1st round (39th overall) in the 2012 draft.
Delino DeShields Jr.
DeShields was drafted in the first round (8th overall) in 2010.
Shin-Soo Choo
Choo signed a seven year deal with the Rangers in December 2013.
Hunter Pence
Pence signed a minor league deal in February.

            Pitchers
Mike Minor
Minor signed a three year deal with the Rangers in December 2017.
Lance Lynn
Lynn signed a three year deal with the Rangers in December 2018.
Drew Smyly
Smyly was acquired in November from the Cubs with a player to be named for a player to be named.
Shelby Miller
Miller signed with the Rangers in January.
Kyle Bird
Bird was acquired from the Rays in a December three team trade. The Rangers acquired Bird, Brock Burke, Yoel Espinal, Eli White and international bonus slot money for Jurickson Profar and Rollie Lacy.
Kyle Dowdy
Dowdy was claimed off waivers from the Mets in March.
Adrian Sampson
Sampson was claimed of waivers from the Mariners in November 2016.
Jeffrey Springs
Springs was drafted in the 30th round of the 2015 draft.
Chris Martin
Martin signed with the Rangers in December 2017.
Jeanmar Gomez
Gomez signed with the Rangers in January.
Shawn Kelley
Kelley signed with the Rangers in late January.
Jesse Chavez
Chavez signed a two year deal in February.
Jose LeClerc
LeClerc signed as an amateur free agent in December 2010.

           IL
Ronald Guzman
Guzman signed as an amateur free agent in July 2011.

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