The 2019 Texas Rangers: Where are they now?
By Chris Giles
2019 Texas Rangers Position Players
Jeff Mathis was the primary catcher for Texas in 2019. Mathis was in his first of two seasons for the Rangers. In 86 games, Mathis hit for a .158 AVG, with two HR, 12 RBI’s, and one SB. Mathis was granted free agency after the 2020 season. Mathis played AAA in the Atlanta organization last year, and was recalled for three games with the Braves. At almost 39, Mathis is currently a free agent.
Ronald Guzman was the primary 1B for Texas in 2019. In 87 games, Guzman hit for a .219 AVG, with 10 HR, 36 RBI’s, and one SB. Guzman played parts of two more seasons for the Rangers. Guzman was granted free agency after the 2021 season.
Rougned Odor was the starting 2B for Texas in 2019. Odor was in his 6th season playing for the Rangers. In 145 games, Odor hit for a .205 AVG, 30 HR, 93 RBI’s, and 11 SB. Odor played one more season in Texas before being traded to the New York Yankees in April 2021. In November, the Yankees released Odor and he signed a free agent contract to play with Baltimore in 2022.
Elvis Andrus was the starting SS for the Rangers in 2019. Andrus was in his 11th season playing with Texas. Andrus played 147 games and hit for a .275 AVG, with 12 HR, 72 RBI’s, and 31 SB. Andrus would play one more season in Texas before being traded to Oakland. Andrus played his first season in Oakland in 2021 and will return to play for the A’s in 2022.
Asdrubal Cabrera started the season as the primary replacement at 3B for Adrian Beltre. In 93 games, Cabrera hit for a .235 AVG, with 12 HR, 51 RBI’s, and four SB. Cabrera was released by the Rangers in August. Cabrera quickly signed with Washington and played for the Nationals until the end of the 2020 season. At 35, Cabrera played for Arizona and Cincinnati in 2021. Cabrera is currently a free agent.
Willie Calhoun was the primary LF for Texas in 2019. It was Calhoun’s 3rd season with the Rangers. In a career best 83 games, Calhoun hit for a .269 AVG, with 21 HR and 48 RBI’s. In 2022, Calhoun will be entering his 6th season playing MLB with Texas.
Delino DeShields was the primary CF for the Rangers in 2019. Deshields was playing in his 5th season with Texas. In 118 games, DeShields hit for a .249 AVG, with four HR, 32 RBI’s, and 24 SB. After the 2019 season, DeShields was traded to Cleveland as part of the trade for Corey Kluber. In 2021, DeShields played AAA in the Rangers organization before being purchased by Boston then Cincinnati. Now 29, DeShields is currently a free agent.
Nomar Mazara was in his 4th season as the starting RF for the Rangers in 2019. In 116 games, Mazara hit for a .268 AVG, with 19 HR, and 66 RBI’s, and four SB. After the 2019 season, Mazara was traded to the Chicago White Sox. After leaving Texas, Mazara played one season with the White Sox and one season with Detroit. He is currently a member of the San Diego Padres.
Shin-Soo Choo was the primary DH for Texas in 2019. It was in his 6th season playing with the Rangers. In 151 games, Choo hit for a .265 AVG, with 24 HR, 61 RBI’s, and 15 SB. Choo played one more season in Texas before moving back to Korea to play in 2021. Choo is a current member of the SSG Landers of the KBO.