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.
Kiner Falefa was drafted in the 4th round of the 2013 draft.
Mathis signed a two year deal with the Rangers in November.
Wisdom was acquired from the Cardinals in December for Drew Robinson
Odor signed with the Rangers as an amateur free agent early in 2011.
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.
Cabrera signed with the Rangers in January.
Forsythe signed a minor league contract in February.
Mazara signed as an amateur free agent in July 2011.
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.
Choo signed a seven year deal with the Rangers in December 2013.
Pence signed a minor league deal in February.
Minor signed a three year deal with the Rangers in December 2017.
Lynn signed a three year deal with the Rangers in December 2018.
Smyly was acquired in November from the Cubs with a player to be named for a player to be named.
Miller signed with the Rangers in January.
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.
Dowdy was claimed off waivers from the Mets in March.
Sampson was claimed of waivers from the Mariners in November 2016.
Springs was drafted in the 30th round of the 2015 draft.
Martin signed with the Rangers in December 2017.
Gomez signed with the Rangers in January.
Kelley signed with the Rangers in late January.
Chavez signed a two year deal in February.
LeClerc signed as an amateur free agent in December 2010.
Guzman signed as an amateur free agent in July 2011.