Pitching
Earned Run Average 5.02 7th
Quality Starts 37 16th
WHIP 1.45 6th
BAA .271 4th
Batting
Runs 518 7th
Batting Average .251 16th
On Base Percentage .325 12th
Slugging Percentage .445 12th
2019 AL West Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Houston 62 37 .626 W3
Oakland 56 42 .571 W1
Texas 50 47 .515 L5
Los Angeles 50 49 .505 L3
Seattle 40 60 .400 W1

Texas Rangers News

  • @Rangers • 1h

    Fansided: Texas Rangers: Former player, Harold Baines, set to enter Hall of Fame this weekend

    Harold Baines' time with the Texas Rangers was short-lived at best. The long-term big league outfielder was acquired by Texas back in the 1989 season while he was in the midst of an All-Star campaign. Baines played all of 153 games for the Rangers between the 1989 and 1990 seasons, hitting .288 with a .791 OPS in that stretch, before being dealt to the Oakland A's midway through the 1990 season.

    Baines Hall of Fame bid was steeped in a bit of controversy if you'll remember. In a year that will see Mariano Rivera become the first unanimous selection inducted into the Hall, Baines' path wasn't quite as straightforward.

    Harold Baines' time with the Texas Rangers was short-lived at best. The long-term big league outfielder was acquired by Texas back in the 1989 season while he was in the midst of an All-Star campaign. Baines played all of 153 games for the Rangers between the 1989 and 1990 seasons, hitting .288 with a .791 OPS in that stretch, before being dealt to the Oakland A's midway through the 1990 season.

    Baines Hall of Fame bid was steeped in a bit of controversy if you'll remember. In a year that will see Mariano Rivera become the first unanimous selection inducted into the Hall, Baines' path wasn't quite as straightforward.

  • @Rangers • 4h

    Dallas Morning News: Less is more: How simplifying Joey Gallo's plate approach helped him transform into an All-Star for the Rangers

    If you want to understand the "transformation" of Joey Gallo from sideshow strong man to game-changing All-Star, start with a simple premise: Less is more.

    In Gallo's case, everything sprung from that notion.

    In particular, less pre-swing movement would mean more in the way of results.

    It was what hitting instructor Luis Ortiz brought with him to the duo's first meeting last winter. It was what Ortiz, assistant Callix Crabbe and Gallo worked on daily at the Rangers' West Dallas training facility. It was what they tested out in spring training and what they decided to trust going into the season.

    If you want to understand the "transformation" of Joey Gallo from sideshow strong man to game-changing All-Star, start with a simple premise: Less is more.

    In Gallo's case, everything sprung from that notion.

    In particular, less pre-swing movement would mean more in the way of results.

    It was what hitting instructor Luis Ortiz brought with him to the duo's first meeting last winter. It was what Ortiz, assistant Callix Crabbe and Gallo worked on daily at the Rangers' West Dallas training facility. It was what they tested out in spring training and what they decided to trust going into the season.

  • @Rangers • 6h

    Lone Star Ball: Joe Palumbo to start Monday

    The Texas Rangers will have Joe Palumbo as their starting pitcher on Monday, manager Chris Woodward announced today. The lefty is currently in AAA Nashville, and would be recalled to pitch the opener of a three game set in Seattle.

    Adrian Sampson, who has been working out of the bullpen, will start on Tuesday, so Jesse Chavez, who has been in the rotation, will move to the pen. It remains to be seen how Texas will open up a 25 man roster spot for Palumbo. Phillips Valdez, Taylor Guerrieri and Kyle Bird are all relievers who could be sent down, but with Ronald Guzman seeing less and less playing time of late, Texas could send him down in order to have an 8 man bullpen.

    The Texas Rangers will have Joe Palumbo as their starting pitcher on Monday, manager Chris Woodward announced today. The lefty is currently in AAA Nashville, and would be recalled to pitch the opener of a three game set in Seattle.

    Adrian Sampson, who has been working out of the bullpen, will start on Tuesday, so Jesse Chavez, who has been in the rotation, will move to the pen. It remains to be seen how Texas will open up a 25 man roster spot for Palumbo. Phillips Valdez, Taylor Guerrieri and Kyle Bird are all relievers who could be sent down, but with Ronald Guzman seeing less and less playing time of late, Texas could send him down in order to have an 8 man bullpen.

  • @Rangers • 8h

    Dallas Morning News: Could Friday's shaky start vs. Houston impact the Rangers' decision to trade or keep Mike Minor?

    HOUSTON -- Should the Rangers decide to trade Mike Minor -- and with each day the Rangers sink a little farther in the standings, it would seem more logical they will -- he is the most valuable trade commodity they've had in more than a decade.

    One rough start isn't going to measurably change that.

    Will three?

    On Friday, with a group of scouts on hand to see him, Minor allowed four homers, including three in a four-pitch span, in six innings of work against Houston. In the third inning alone, there was a so-so fastball up in the zone to Jose Altuve, a drifting slider to Alex Bregman and another average fastball to Yordan Alvarez.

    HOUSTON -- Should the Rangers decide to trade Mike Minor -- and with each day the Rangers sink a little farther in the standings, it would seem more logical they will -- he is the most valuable trade commodity they've had in more than a decade.

    One rough start isn't going to measurably change that.

    Will three?

    On Friday, with a group of scouts on hand to see him, Minor allowed four homers, including three in a four-pitch span, in six innings of work against Houston. In the third inning alone, there was a so-so fastball up in the zone to Jose Altuve, a drifting slider to Alex Bregman and another average fastball to Yordan Alvarez.

  • @Rangers • 10h

    Lone Star Ball: 5 perfect innings for Brock Burke

    Lefthanded pitcher Brock Burke came into 2019 viewed as one of the most advanced starting pitchers in the Rangers system, someone who could be up in the middle of the year if the Rangers needed rotation help. Blisters and shoulder soreness slowed him early on, but Burke is back in Frisco and tonight had a sterling outing. Burke went 5 perfect innings, retiring 15 batters and striking out 6. Frisco took a no hitter into the ninth, before losing it on a one out single off of Emmanuel Clase, who pitched a scoreless ninth.

    Ronny Henriquez started for Hickory, going 5.

    Lefthanded pitcher Brock Burke came into 2019 viewed as one of the most advanced starting pitchers in the Rangers system, someone who could be up in the middle of the year if the Rangers needed rotation help. Blisters and shoulder soreness slowed him early on, but Burke is back in Frisco and tonight had a sterling outing. Burke went 5 perfect innings, retiring 15 batters and striking out 6. Frisco took a no hitter into the ninth, before losing it on a one out single off of Emmanuel Clase, who pitched a scoreless ninth.

    Ronny Henriquez started for Hickory, going 5.

  • @Rangers • 12h

    Lone Star Ball: 50-47 - Rangers lose dinger duel to Astros 4-3

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    Mike Minor and Justin Verlander dueled tonight in what ended up being a very baseball-in-2019 kind of game where the Astros jumped on Minor for four solo home runs -- including three in the bottom of the third -- before the Rangers finally got to Verlander with a couple of solo bombs themselves in the top of the sixth.

    In total, the two top starters combined to strike out 22 batters (Minor 10, Verlander 12) with the difference in this one mostly coming down to Verlander incredibly collecting a strikeout in every at-bat on the night where the Rangers had a baserunner in scoring position.

    Mike Minor and Justin Verlander dueled tonight in what ended up being a very baseball-in-2019 kind of game where the Astros jumped on Minor for four solo home runs -- including three in the bottom of the third -- before the Rangers finally got to Verlander with a couple of solo bombs themselves in the top of the sixth.

    In total, the two top starters combined to strike out 22 batters (Minor 10, Verlander 12) with the difference in this one mostly coming down to Verlander incredibly collecting a strikeout in every at-bat on the night where the Rangers had a baserunner in scoring position.

  • @Rangers • 16h
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    Lone Star Ball: Tyler Phillips, Hans Crouse pitch well

    Tyler Phillips got the start for Frisco today, and continued his recent run of solid outings, going 6 innings, striking out 3, walking no one and allowing 4 hits, including a home run, with 2 runs allowed. Demarcus Evans threw a scoreless inning with a K and now has a 1.49 Frisco ERA. Isiah Kiner-Falefa was 2 for 4 with a walk, Leody Taveras had a hit and a walk, and Andretty Cordero had 3 hits.

    Hans Crouse had a gritty outing for Hickory tonight, as he continues to pitch through bone spurs in his elbow.

    Tyler Phillips got the start for Frisco today, and continued his recent run of solid outings, going 6 innings, striking out 3, walking no one and allowing 4 hits, including a home run, with 2 runs allowed. Demarcus Evans threw a scoreless inning with a K and now has a 1.49 Frisco ERA. Isiah Kiner-Falefa was 2 for 4 with a walk, Leody Taveras had a hit and a walk, and Andretty Cordero had 3 hits.

    Hans Crouse had a gritty outing for Hickory tonight, as he continues to pitch through bone spurs in his elbow.

  • @Rangers • 1d

    Fansided: How much will other teams value the Texas Rangers' trade chips?

    The 2019 MLB trade deadline is less than two weeks away, which means the Texas Rangers better decide quickly what their approach is. Frankly, to this point, there's no clear indication whether they'll be buyers, sellers or admirers. They have several intriguing trade chips, including Mike Minor, Hunter Pence, Lance Lynn and Danny Santana, so selling is a viable option.

    All four of those players are having standout seasons; therefore, their trade values are thought to be rather high. What the Rangers will have to determine, however, is whether interested teams value the standouts as much as they do.

    The 2019 MLB trade deadline is less than two weeks away, which means the Texas Rangers better decide quickly what their approach is. Frankly, to this point, there's no clear indication whether they'll be buyers, sellers or admirers. They have several intriguing trade chips, including Mike Minor, Hunter Pence, Lance Lynn and Danny Santana, so selling is a viable option.

    All four of those players are having standout seasons; therefore, their trade values are thought to be rather high. What the Rangers will have to determine, however, is whether interested teams value the standouts as much as they do.

  • @Rangers • 1d

    Fansided: Has Danny Santana worked his way into the Texas Rangers' future plans?

    Danny Santana is steering his own boat and he's not letting anyone get in his path. Signed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers last December, Santana is amidst a breakout season. After a 2-for-4, 2-homer game against the Diamondbacks last night, he has upped his batting average to .313, his home run total to 13 and his OPS to .900.

    Without a doubt, the 28-year-old switch-hitter has been the Rangers' most consistent hitter, despite seeing inconsistent playing time. It's been no easy task for Chris Woodward to fit all the deserving players in the lineup on a routine basis.

    Danny Santana is steering his own boat and he's not letting anyone get in his path. Signed to a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers last December, Santana is amidst a breakout season. After a 2-for-4, 2-homer game against the Diamondbacks last night, he has upped his batting average to .313, his home run total to 13 and his OPS to .900.

    Without a doubt, the 28-year-old switch-hitter has been the Rangers' most consistent hitter, despite seeing inconsistent playing time. It's been no easy task for Chris Woodward to fit all the deserving players in the lineup on a routine basis.

  • @Rangers • 1d

    Lone Star Ball: Baseball America new top 30 Texas Rangers prospect list

    Baseball America has a mid-season top 30 prospect list for the Texas Rangers out, and while Hans Crouse is still atop the list, there's a new #2 -- Josh Jung, the Rangers' first round pick in 2019 (and the #8 pick overall in the 2019 draft), slots in behind Crouse.

    There are some rather significant changes behind those two as well, with Joe Palumbo and Sam Huff checking in at #4 and #5, respectively, and rookie ballers Osleivis Basabe, Randy Florentino and Luisangel Acuna in the upper echelons. Ronny Henriquez has also cracked the top 10, newly added infielders Nick Solak and Davis Wendzel are #11 and #12, respectively, and Cole Winn has plummeted.

    Baseball America has a mid-season top 30 prospect list for the Texas Rangers out, and while Hans Crouse is still atop the list, there's a new #2 -- Josh Jung, the Rangers' first round pick in 2019 (and the #8 pick overall in the 2019 draft), slots in behind Crouse.

    There are some rather significant changes behind those two as well, with Joe Palumbo and Sam Huff checking in at #4 and #5, respectively, and rookie ballers Osleivis Basabe, Randy Florentino and Luisangel Acuna in the upper echelons. Ronny Henriquez has also cracked the top 10, newly added infielders Nick Solak and Davis Wendzel are #11 and #12, respectively, and Cole Winn has plummeted.

  • @Rangers • 2d

    Fansided: Updated Texas Rangers Top Prospects Rankings: #16-25

    Despite what a lot of people believe, the Texas Rangers actually do have a very deep farm system. All throughout it, they have high potential players, the most of which are on the younger side, and probably won't make it to the show until 2021 at the earliest.

    There has been a lot of movement with the Rangers prospects, as some have come out of nowhere to make this list, while others that were ranked highly have seen significant drops.

    Despite what a lot of people believe, the Texas Rangers actually do have a very deep farm system. All throughout it, they have high potential players, the most of which are on the younger side, and probably won't make it to the show until 2021 at the earliest.

    There has been a lot of movement with the Rangers prospects, as some have come out of nowhere to make this list, while others that were ranked highly have seen significant drops.

  • @Rangers • 2d

    Dallas Morning News: While Rangers' feel-good season falls off the rails, is there an escape to be found at the trade deadline?

    ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are the strangest feel-good story of all time. For a team that no one, not even eternal optimist Chris Woodward, would have been likely to peg for four games over .500 a week after the All-Star break, they now sport the look of a club gone completely off the rails.

    When the Rangers decided to end all discussion of "sellers vs. buyers" at the trade deadline, they did it with a punctuation mark. Arizona blistered this team by a count of 28-6, and that was just two games. Throw in Sunday's loss to the Astros and the last three games of the four-game losing streak Texas will take to Houston have come by a 40-10 count.

    ARLINGTON -- The Rangers are the strangest feel-good story of all time. For a team that no one, not even eternal optimist Chris Woodward, would have been likely to peg for four games over .500 a week after the All-Star break, they now sport the look of a club gone completely off the rails.

    When the Rangers decided to end all discussion of "sellers vs. buyers" at the trade deadline, they did it with a punctuation mark. Arizona blistered this team by a count of 28-6, and that was just two games. Throw in Sunday's loss to the Astros and the last three games of the four-game losing streak Texas will take to Houston have come by a 40-10 count.

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