Texas Rangers All-Time Team and Franchise Lineup

18 Jun 1998: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Texas Rangers looks on during a game against the Oakland Athletics at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers defeated the Athletics 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport
18 Jun 1998: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Texas Rangers looks on during a game against the Oakland Athletics at The Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers defeated the Athletics 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Stephen Dunn /Allsport /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
4 of 7
Next
Texas Rangers
Texas Rangers /

ST LOUIS, MO – OCTOBER 28: (L-R) Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers celebrates with Nelson Cruz #17 after scoring on an RBI double by Michael Young #10 in the first inning during Game Seven of the MLB World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Left Field

Starter – Josh Hamilton

Breakdown – The natural; the player that could’ve been Griffey-esqe shined very brightly in his time in Texas, and while he left on bad terms, his time in Texas was almost magical. He brought something different to the game and practically ushered in a new era of Rangers baseball. He was a huge factor on the 2010-2011 teams and a Rangers career .305 AVG, with 150 home runs as a Ranger. He was everyone’s favorite player and won an MVP in 2010 while only playing in 133 games. Not to mention he had the greatest home run derby performance of all time too.

Runner up – Rusty Greer, he was a mainstay of 90’s Rangers baseball. With a career average of .305 in his 9 seasons of baseball, all with the Rangers. He is up there among all of the other beloved Rangers players. He also had the greatest no-hit saving catch ever.

Center Field

Starter – Al Oliver

Breakdown – Oliver batted .319 for his time in Texas. He had a great career Fielding percentage at .981. This position is kind of a toss-up, as the main outfielders for the Rangers over the years have been corner outfielders. You could put Greer here too, maybe Hamilton as well.

Runner up – Rusty Greer (see above)

Right Field

Starter – Juan Gonzalez

Breakdown – He had a Rangers career average of .298 and belted 372 home runs as a Ranger. He is considered as one of the best players of the ’90s and he won 2 MVPs and 6 silver sluggers. Juan Gonzalez is the Rangers all-time leader in home runs and RBI’s.

Runner up – Nelson Cruz, in his 8 years in Texas he was a pivotal force in the lineup, especially during the World Series runs.

facebooktwitterreddit