Which Texas Rangers’ starting pitcher could throw a no-hitter in 2021?

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 19: Hyeon-Jong Yang #36 of the Texas Rangers throws against the New York Yankees in the second inning at Globe Life Field on May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 19: Hyeon-Jong Yang #36 of the Texas Rangers throws against the New York Yankees in the second inning at Globe Life Field on May 19, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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Mike Foltynewicz Texas Rangers
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RHP Mike Foltynewicz (1-4)

“Folty” hasn’t quite had the bounce back that the Texas Rangers were hoping for, but he still has good raw stuff.

Mike Foltynewicz is actually the only pitcher out of this group that has been the closest to completing a no-hitter. In 2017, Foltynewicz was three outs away from no-hitting the Oakland Athletics as a member of the Atlanta Braves.

During the 2017 season, Foltynewicz recorded an ERA of 4.79 and gave up 169 hits in 154.0 innings pitched. If Foltynewicz would have gotten those three outs, it would have been the oddest no-hitter of the season.

Five years later, Foltynewicz is honestly on pace to put up similar numbers. He has all the capabilities of tossing a no-hitter, but often he has a difficult time maintaining control of his pitches as the game progresses.

I’m not going to rule out Foltynewicz throwing a no-hitter for the Rangers, but his odds are extremely low. Either way, I hope he proves me wrong.

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