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 /
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ARLINGTON, TX – 1990s: Nolan Ryan #34 of the Texas Rangers pitches during a circa 1990s game at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Ryan pitched for the Rangers from 1989-93. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX – 1990s: Nolan Ryan #34 of the Texas Rangers pitches during a circa 1990s game at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Ryan pitched for the Rangers from 1989-93. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Starting Rotation

Ace – Ferguson Jenkins

2 – Nolan Ryan

3 – Kenny Rogers

4 – Kevin Brown

5 – Charlie Hough

Breakdown – Many would probably think I’m crazy putting someone over Ryan, but if you’re going for the better pitcher while in Texas, you’d go with Jenkins. Ryan is always going to be a fan favorite and even with the 2 no-hitters in a Rangers uniform, he couldn’t match the peak that Jenkins put up in Texas at a season stat line of 25-12 and an ERA of 2.82, and finished with the most wins in a season in Rangers history along with the highest season WAR by a pitcher in Rangers history. Rounding out the order is Kenny Rogers, Kevin Brown, and Charlie Hough. All of which had very strong showings in their time in Texas.

Runner up – Colby Lewis, Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels, Cj Wilson. I almost put Lewis into the top 5, after all, he was the best playoff performer in Rangers history. As for Darvish’s case, he was fantastic early in his career, but he didn’t really have much longevity.

Closer/Bullpen

Pitchers- Neftali Feliz, John Wetteland, Fransisco Cordero

Breakdown- This gives you 3 of the best closers the Rangers have ever had. Each of which put up massive numbers at some point in their careers for the Rangers.

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