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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#9- C.J. Wilson

Years: 7 (2005-2011)

G/GS/CG: 325/73/6

W-L: 43/35

ERA: 3.60

IP: 708.0

SO: 637

WHIP: 1.29

SV/SVO: 52/63

C.J. Wilson pitched 11 years in the MLB.  The first five years with Texas he was a reliever, then moved to the starting rotation for the final six years of his career.

Wilson compiled a 94-70 record during his MLB career.  In 1,430.1 innings, Wilson also has 1,259 SO, a 3.74 ERA, and was 52/63 in save opportunities.  Wilson also represented Texas in the 2011 All-Star game and appeared in the All-Star game again in 2012, as a member of the Los Angeles Angels.

The Texas Rangers have made two World Series appearances (2010 and 2011), and Wilson made three starts and appeared in four games during these oennant runs.  Although he failed to win any games, Wilson pitched a combined 18.1 innings, gave up only 11 hits, and had a 2.95 ERA with 13 SO.

Wilson makes my Top 10 Greatest Rangers pitchers because he is 5th all-time in GP, 9th in SV, 7th in SVO, and 7th in AVG.

During his MLB career, according to baseball-reference.com, Wilson earned just over $88.0M.  His highest salary when he was a member of the Rangers was $7.0M in 2011.

According to The Throttle Dogs, Wilson is currently a co-host of the Throttle Dogs’ podcast.

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