Texas Rangers Non-Roster Stand Outs
By Ben Dieter
Mar 2, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers pitcherColby Lewis
(48) throws the ball against the Chicago White Sox in the eighth inning at Surprise Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY
We covered the non-roster guys before camp started in pretty good detail for your reading enjoyment, but have you wondered since camp started how those guys are doing? Well even if you haven’t, I’m going to tell you.
Rafael Perez – 0.00 ERA but he has only thrown 0.1 of an inning, so I don’t think I would write home about this one quite yet.
Aaron Poreda – 3.86 ERA has hurled 2.1 innings so far in the spring and he has struck out four batters in that time. Good start for Poreda.
Armando Rodriguez – 3.86 ERA has also thrown 2.1 innings, but he has struck out 2 and walked one in that time.
Ryan Feierabend – 5.40 ERA has already pitched five innings, and the Rangers really seem to be working him to see what they have. Feierabend has struck out three while not walking anyone.
Justin Germano – 5.79 ERA in 4.2 innings has managed to strike out 3, walk none and only give up three earned runs.
Colby Lewis – 27.00 ERA. We all want Colby to do well, and you would think by this ERA that is has gone horrible for him. The truth is, he has only thrown 0.2 of an inning so far, so we will need a bigger sample size before we can decide if he is ready or not.
Nate Adcock – 32.40 ERA has pitched 1.2 innings and given up six runs on four hits and four walks. Not the kind of start the youngster wanted.
Jose Contreras – 36.00 ERA is trying to prove that he can still pitch in the majors, but he has not shown much so far this spring in just one inning pitched. Just like Colby Lewis, we need to see more from him before we can make a judgement.
Brent Lillibridge – .444 has knocked the cover off the ball so far in nine at bats for the Texas Rangers. He has a home run and three RBI to boot.
Kevin Kouzmanoff – .333 has a home run, an RBI and a walk so far in 12 at bats this spring. He is trying to get on that roster, and has started hot.
Josh Wilson – .273 has had eleven at bats and done decently. He has made some defensive errors though that is not helping his cause (he leads the team with three errors).
Rougned Odor – .200 is a very young player and he has only stepped up to the plate five times. He is here for the experience, not to try and make the team.
Brad Snyder – .182 has struck out five times in eleven at bats. I am not mathematician, but that is not very good. He has also walked once and been caught stealing once as well.
Kensuke Tanaka – .167 he has only taken six at bats and he ha scored four runs becuase he has walked three times. Not as bad as his batting average looks.
Bryan Petersen – .100 has taken ten at bats and struck out three of those times.
Jose Felix – .000 has only batted five times and obviously has not gotten a hit or a walk. He will be sent down to minor league camp soon in my opinion.
Brett Nicholas – .000 has hit the ball hard, but it has been to someone. Nicholas is expected to start at AA ball and is again here for the experience.
*All stats were taken from texasrangers.com