Texas Rangers: The most valuable players in team history

CHICAGO - CIRCA 1997: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Texas Rangers looks on during an MLB game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Rodriguez played for 21 years, with 6 different teams, was a 14-time All-Star, was American League MVP in 1999 and was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017. (Photo by SPX/Ron Vesely Photography via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - CIRCA 1997: Ivan Rodriguez #7 of the Texas Rangers looks on during an MLB game at Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. Rodriguez played for 21 years, with 6 different teams, was a 14-time All-Star, was American League MVP in 1999 and was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2017. (Photo by SPX/Ron Vesely Photography via Getty Images) /
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Texas Rangers Pudge Rodriguez
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Texas Rangers all-time WAR leaders: Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez

The Texas Rangers all-time franchise leader in WAR is Pudge Rodriguez.

Add this to one of the lower-end accomplishments of Pudge’s career.

He’s already a Hall of Famer, won an MVP, was a 14-time All-Star, took home seven Silver Sluggers as well as 13 Gold Gloves.

You get the picture.

Pudge spent 13 years with the Texas Rangers posting a .304 batting average, 217 homers, 842 RBIs, 1,747 hits while slugging .488 during his tenure in Arlington.

He also provided invaluable defense behind the dish as well as mentored a whole generation’s worth of Texas Rangers pitchers.

Based on WAR (he had a staggering 50 WAR), Pudge Rodriguez was the greatest player in Texas Rangers history.

We might be inclined to argue this even without WAR.

Any way you slice it, the Rangers and Pudge Rodriguez are synonymous with one another.

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