Texas Rangers: Top 3 free agents to consider at each position

Chris Giles
Sep 28, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) hits a solo home run against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) hits a solo home run against the Washington Nationals in the fifth inning at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 15: Raisel Iglesias #32 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 15, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /

Texas Rangers top free agent options: Right-handed relief pitchers

The Texas bullpen is pretty set going into the winter.  Joe Barlow, Jharel Cotton, Spencer Patton, Josh Sborz, and Dennis Santana round out the right side of the bullpen.

By the All-Star break, Jose Leclerc and Jonathan Hernandez will also be ready to contribute after injuries derailed each of them for the entire 2021 season.

If the Rangers do make an addition, Raisel Iglesias would be an excellent option.  At 31, Iglesias is durable, having pitched in 65 games in 2021.  His 34 saves also placed him 2nd in the AL in that category.

Raisel Iglesias

  • Age: 31
  • 2021 Team: LA Angels
  • 2021 Salary: $3,500,000
  • W-L: 7-5
  • IP: 70.0
  • H: 53
  • ER: 20
  • BB: 12
  • SO: 103
  • ERA: 2.57
  • SV/SVO: 34/39

Kenley Jansen

  • Age: 34
  • 2021 Team: LA Dodgers
  • 2021 Salary: $20,000,000
  • W-L: 4-4
  • IP: 69.0
  • H: 36
  • ER: 17
  • BB: 36
  • SO: 86
  • ERA: 2.22
  • SV/SVO: 38/43

Craig Kimbrel (2022 club option, $16,000,000)

  • Age: 33
  • 2021 Team: Chicago White Sox
  • 2021 Salary: $16,000,000
  • W-L: 4-5
  • IP: 59.2
  • H: 31
  • ER: 15
  • BB: 23
  • SO: 100
  • ERA: 2.26
  • SV/SVO: 24/29

Texas Rangers top free agent options: Left-handed relief pitchers

The Texas bullpen is also fairly strong from the left side.  Kolby Allard, Brett Martin, and John King where the main left-handed relievers in 2021.  Moving forward, Brock Burke is also a possibility.

Take a look below at the best left-handed relievers that Texas could consider this offseason.

Aaron Loup

  • Age: 33
  • 2021 Team: New York Mets
  • 2021 Salary: $3,000,000
  • W-L: 6-0
  • IP: 56.2
  • H: 37
  • ER: 9
  • BB: 16
  • SO: 57
  • ERA: 0.95
  • SV/SVO: 0/4

Andrew Chafin

  • Age: 31
  • 2021 Team: Oakland A’s
  • 2021 Salary: $2,250,000
  • W-L: 2-4
  • IP: 68.2
  • H: 45
  • ER: 14
  • BB: 19
  • SO: 64
  • ERA: 1.83
  • SV/SVO: 5/8

Jose Alvarez

  • Age: 32
  • 2021 Team: San Francisco Giants
  • 2021 Salary: $1,050,000
  • W-L: 5-2
  • IP: 64.2
  • H: 53
  • ER: 17
  • BB: 19
  • SO: 42
  • ERA: 2.37
  • SV/SVO: 0/0

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