Rob Manfred announced that the Texas Rangers would host the 2024 All-Star Game in Arlington. Baseball fans in North Texas will have the chance to come out to the park to see the game’s biggest stars for the midsummer classic itself and for events such as the Home Run Derby.
It’s never too early to think about how many Rangers players might play in the game. There’s something special about seeing players take the field for an All-Star game in their home park, and since MLB rules require that each team has at least one representative, it’s guaranteed to happen when the game comes to Globe Life Field.
Evaluating potential Texas Rangers All-Stars when the game comes to Arlington in 2024
But even that rule aside, chances are good that the Rangers will have multiple All-Stars in 2024. Ownership has made it clear that they want to field a competitive team, and Texas has several solid performers already on board.
In the following slides we’ll take a look at several current Rangers players who have a realistic shot at playing in the 2024 All-Star Game. For the sake of this list, we only considered players currently under contract for the 2024 season. This obviously eliminates Martin Perez from consideration, along with free-agent to be Mitch Garver and any player that the Rangers may sign or acquire via trade later in the off-season.
Also, you’ll notice we only make a case for eight players. We limited the list because it’s unlikely that any team in the modern era will ever have more than eight All-Star representatives during one season. The 1939 Yankees had ten, but there were only sixteen teams in the league that year. So you won’t hear a case for every player currently on the Rangers 40-man roster and Top 30 prospects list. That said, if you think there’s someone we should have mentioned, comment and let us know!