A lot of money was invested in this season’s Texas Rangers roster: a whopping grand total of $500+ million went on the ledgers of owners Ray Davis and Bob Simpson. And while the Rangers won the off-season, the results have not been quite as good as people might have expected over two months into the 2022 season.
They aren’t too terrible either though, as Texas finds themselves right in the mix for one of the three AL Wild Card spots for now.
A roughly average team (which is what the Texas Rangers are at the moment) won’t produce many All-Stars at the end of the day, but the one (or ones) who could be representing the Rangers in Los Angeles in July aren’t necessarily the ones you would’ve expected heading into 2022.
Fan balloting has officially opened for the Midsummer Classic (vote now for your Rangers!), so let’s rank the potential Texas Rangers representatives to Dodger Stadium next month.
Ranking potential Texas Rangers 2022 All-Stars
A near-lock: Martin Perez
Martin Perez. What else needs to be said?
He’s having an unbelievable season as the de-facto ace of the Texas Rangers’ 2022 rotation, with a 1.56 ERA in 11 starts. Coming off an AL Pitcher of the Month accolade in May, Perez is nearly a lock to represent the Rangers in Los Angeles next month.
Fans don’t vote for pitchers, but it would be hard for me to believe Perez isn’t going to be selected for the AL roster given that he’s been one of the league’s best to this point.
A once-top prospect in the Rangers’ organization, Perez is certainly pitching like that in his return to Texas. He’s a new man and should crack the All-Star team for the first time in his 11-year career.