Where are they now: 2016 Texas Rangers bench
After sitting out 2014 and 2015 because of injury, Jurickson Profar was playing in his 3rd season in Texas in 2016. In 90 games, Profar hit for a .239 AVG, with five HR, 20 RBI’s, and two SB. Profar played two more seasons in Texas before he was traded to Oakland after the 2018 season. Since leaving the Texas Rangers, Profar has played three seasons for two different teams and is a current member of the San Diego Padres.
Shin-Soo Choo was in his 3nd season playing in the OF for Texas in 2016. Choo was limited to 48 games because of injury. Choo hit for a .242 AVG, with seven HR, 17 RBI’s, and six SB. Choo played four more seasons in Texas before moving back to Korea to play in 2021. Choo is a current member of the SSG Landers of the KBO.
Carlos Beltran was acquired from the New York Yankees at the trade deadline in 2016. In 52 games, Beltran hit for a .280 AVG, with seven HR, 29 RBI’s, and one SB. Beltran played one more season in MLB with Houston, then retired at the age of 40. Beltran will be a game analyst for the YES Network for the 2022 season.
Delino DeShields was in his 2nd season with the Rangers in 2016. In 74 games, DeShields hit for a .209 AVG, with four HR, 13 RBI’s, and eight SB. DeShields played three more seasons for the Rangers before being traded to Cleveland. In 2021, DeShields played AAA in the Rangers organization before being purchased by Boston then Cincinnati. Now 29, DeShields is currently a free agent.
Jonathan Lucroy was acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline in 2016. In 47 games, Lucroy hit for a .276 AVG, with 11 HR and 31 RBI’s. Lucroy played half of 2017 with Texas before he was traded to Colorado. After his trade to Colorado, Lucroy played four more seasons with five different organizations. Lucroy is currently a free agent.
Bobby Wilson played 42 games with Texas in 2016 before he was traded to Detroit. Wilson hit for a .250 AVG, with three HR and 22 RBI’s. Wilson bounced around between several teams before playing his final MLB game with Detroit in 2019. Wilson is currently the catching coordinator for the Texas Rangers.
Carlos Gomez was signed by Texas as a free agent in August 2016. In 33 games, Gomez hit for a .284 AVG, with eight HR, 24 RBI’s, and five SB. Gomez played one more season in Texas before he was granted free agency after the 2017 season. After leaving Texas, Gomez played one season in Tampa Bay and one season for the New York Mets. In January 2020, Gomez announced his retirement from professional baseball.