2022 Texas Rangers Award Winners: Who takes home the hardware?

Seth Carlson
Oct 5, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Adolis Garcia (53) celebrates with teammates after the game against the New York Yankees at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 5, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Adolis Garcia (53) celebrates with teammates after the game against the New York Yankees at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 3, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (54) delivers a pitch to the New York Yankees during the second inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2022; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez (54) delivers a pitch to the New York Yankees during the second inning at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas Rangers Cy Young- Martin Perez

Remember when we thought Martin Perez was a bust, failing to reach his promise as a top Texas Rangers pitching prospect? It certainly felt that way from 2012-2017, before he made stops in Minnesota and Boston, but he returned to Arlington in 2022 and did so with a flourish.

Perez was far and away the best pitcher on the Rangers’ middling staff this season, compiling a 12-8 record with a 2.89 ERA in 32 starts. Those are ace-like numbers from a pitcher who has never been more than a fourth or fifth starter for his career before this season.

Much like Lance Lynn, Mike Minor and Kyle Gibson before him, the Rangers seem to have unlocked the veteran Perez, and the hope is that he’ll re-sign for 2023 and beyond. What a comeback, indeed.

Texas Rangers Relief Man of the Year- Brock Burke

A 1.97 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 82.1 relief innings? That’ll earn lefty Brock Burke the Texas Rangers’ Relief Man of the Year.

Burke was consistently reliable late in games this season, providing some closure in an otherwise shaky bullpen. His usage was questionable though, as he went for stretches of games without making an appearance. Burke is one of the few relievers worth bringing back for 2023 and he should have a chance to earn a high-leverage role once again.

Honorable mention: Matt Moore

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