Texas Rangers End of Season Awards

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 17: Nomar Mazara
ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 17: Nomar Mazara /
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ARLINGTON, TX – JUNE 30: (L-R) Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers, Jurickson Profar #19 of the Texas Rangers, and Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after scoring on a double by Robinson Chirinos in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 30, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

Most Valuable Player: Jurickson Profar

The Rangers don’t have a Bryce Harper or a Mike Trout, so you have to dig a little deeper to pinpoint their most valuable player. Given the title, there is no doubt that Jurickson Profar meant the most to this team in 2019.

Profar was the most consistent Ranger and the best all-around Ranger. He played all over the diamond, he hit all throughout the lineup, and he posted the best numbers across the board.

Just look at his team ranks this season:

Batting Average: .254 (7th on the team)

Home Runs: 20 (T-3rd on the team)

RBI: 77 (T-3rd on the team)

OBP: .336 (3rd)

Doubles: 35 (1st)

Triples: 6 (1st)

Walks: 54 (3rd) 

Stolen Bases: 10 (3rd)

Slugging: .458 (3rd)

The only other Rangers player with comparable production was Shin-Soo Choo. Though, Choo had multiple months of poor production, including a September in which he hit .171, slugged .200 and posted an OPS of .501. He was also far less meaningful to the team’s defense compared to Jurickson Profar.

Nomar Mazara had a decent year, but underwhelming given 2019 expectations. Elvis Andrus struggled after missing most of the year with a broken elbow, Rougned Odor was once again all over the place with his production, and I find it counterproductive to award Joey Gallo the team MVP with his .207 batting average (despite his 40 home runs and 92 RBI).

Jurickson Profar was the best all-around player on the team; therefore, he is your 2019 Texas Rangers Most Valuable Player.