Greatest Texas Rangers Pitchers: #5- John Wetteland
Years: 4 (1997-2000)
John Wetteland pitched 12 years in MLB. He started his career as a part-time starting pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1991, Wetteland moved to the bullpen and remained a relief pitcher for the remainder of his career.
Wetteland compiled a 48-45 record and was a perfect 330/330 in saves opportunities during his MLB career. In 765.0 innings, Wetteland had 804 SO and a 2.93 ERA.
In 1998 and 1999, Wetteland represented the Rangers at the All-Star game.
Wetteland makes my Top 10 Greatest Rangers Pitchers because he is 1st all-time in SV, and 1st in SVO.
During his MLB career, according to baseball-reference.com, Wetteland earned just over $33.5M. His highest salary when he was a member of the Rangers was $6.5M in 2000.
In 2005, John Wetteland was enshrined in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame.