The 10 Greatest Pitchers in Texas Rangers History

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ARLINGTON, TX - 1993: Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch during a game in 1993 at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - 1993: Nolan Ryan of the Texas Rangers delivers a pitch during a game in 1993 at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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#10- Bobby Witt

Years: 11 (1986-1992, 1995-1998)

G/GS/CG: 276/269/33

W-L: 104/104

ERA: 4.85

IP: 1,680.2

SO: 1,405

WHIP: 1.58

Bobby Witt pitched 16 years in the MLB.  He started his career as a starting pitcher in Texas after helping the United States to a silver medal in the 1984 Olympic Games.  Witt was a part of the Rangers starting rotation for parts of seven years.  At 31, Witt returned to the Rangers, and pitched parts of four more years.

Witt compiled a 142-157 record during his MLB career.  In 2,465.0 innings, Witt had 1,955 SO and a 4.83 ERA.  His high ERA can be attributed to his high BB numbers as he led the league in three of his first fours seasons in Texas.

Witt makes my Top 10 Greatest Rangers pitchers because he is 2nd all-time in SO, 3rd in Wins, 2nd in GS, 6th in CG, and 3rd in IP.

During his MLB career, according to baseball-reference.com, Witt earned just over $21.6M.  His highest salary when he was a member of the Rangers was $3.25M in 1998.

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Since 2015, Witt has been a player agent and his son is currently the #1 prospect in the Kansas City Royals organization.

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