Jurickson Profar has looked lost at the plate the second half of the 2016 season for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,In Need of a Slumpbuster by joelapinski on Tuesday 27 September 2016 at 9:23 am

23-year old switch-hitting infielder Jurickson Profar looked like a ball of fire the first couple of months for the Texas Rangers.  Since the All-Star break, he has not been able to hit his way out of a wet paper bag!  Since the All-Star game, Profar has played in 50 games for the Rangers in which he is 24 of 138 (.174 avg, .518 OPS) with 13 runs scored, 1 homer, 5 RBI and 1 stolen base.  He has now played in 87 games overall this year for the Rangers and he is 65 of 265 (.245 avg, .665 OPS) with 34 runs scored, 5 homers, 19 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Profar has now played in 181 games in his first three years with the Rangers and he is 135 of 568 (.238 avg, .654 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 12 homers, 47 RBI and 3 stolen bases.  Profar will have to look good in spring training next year in order to win a spot on the Rangers’ 25-man roster.

Sam Dyson has been rock solid for the Texas Rangers in 2016

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Sunday 18 September 2016 at 8:17 am

28-year old righty reliever Sam Dyson has really stepped up for the Texas Rangers in 2016.  When closer Shawn Tolleson melted down earlier this year, Dyson bumped him out of his role.  Dyson has pitched in 68 games (0 starts) for the Rangers so far this year and he is 2-2 with a 34 saves, a 2.62 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP.  He has given up 60 hits and 20 walks while whiffing 51 batters in his first 65 2/3 innings for the Rangers so far this year.  Dyson has now pitched in 99 games (0 starts) in his first two years with the Rangers and he is 4-3 with 36 saves, a 2.14 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP.  Despite dealing for Dyson last July 31st in a deal with the Marlins (an outstanding deal for the Rangers), he is already tied for #12 in Texas Rangers’ history with Akinori Otsuka in saves (36).  The Rangers need Dyson to keep up the good work as the pressure builds with the playoffs on the near horizon!

Pete O’Brien was a consistent player for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Blast from the Past,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Thursday 15 September 2016 at 7:38 am

Lefty swinging 1B Pete O’Brien was a consistent player for the Texas Rangers, but he was never really a standout!  He played in 946 games in his seven years with the Rangers and he was 914 of 3,351 (.273 avg, .780 OPS) with 419 runs scored, 114 homers, 487 RBI and 19 stolen bases.  O’Brien’s best season for the Rangers came in 1986, when he finished #17 in the voting for the MVP Award.  O’Brien played in 156 games for the Rangers in 1986 and he was 160 of 551 (.290 avg, .854 OPS) with 86 runs scored, 23 homers, 90 RBI and 4 stolen bases.  O’Brien is still #19 in Rangers’ history with his 114 homers!  He is also tied for #26 in batting average (.273), #21 in OBP (.348), tied for #28 in SLG (.432), #26 in OPS (.780), #14 in games played (946), tied for #18 in runs scored (419), #15 in hits (914), #17 in doubles (161), tied for #26 in triples (16), #17 in RBI (487) and he is still tied for #9 in walks (404) in Rangers’ history!

The Texas Rangers DFA Matt Roth

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors by joelapinski on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 6:30 pm

The Texas Rangers have designated 26-year old lefty reliever/starter Matt Roth.  Roth pitched in 1 game out of the bullpen for the Rangers this year and he was 0-0 with a 14.73 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  He gave up 10 hits (3 homers) and 1 walk while whiffing 3 batters in his 3 2/3 innings for the Rangers.  Roth also pitched in 28 games (23 starts) in AAA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 11-5 with a 2.97 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP.  Roth has now pitched in 23 games (1 start) in his first three years in the show and he is 2-1 with a 8.50 ERA and a 1.83 WHIP.  This isn’t much of a loss moving forward for the Rangers.

The Texas Rangers have claimed R.J. Alvarez off waivers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 10 September 2016 at 2:13 pm

The Texas Rangers have claimed 25-year old righty reliever R.J. Alvarez off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.  Alvarez pitched in 23 games (0 starts) in A+AA+AAA-ball for the A’s and Cubs earlier this year and he was 1-1 with a 7.00 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP.  Alvarez has pitched in 31 games (0 starts) in his first two years in the show and he is 0-0 with a 7.39 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP.  He has given up 30 hits (7 homers) and 18 walks while whiffing 32 batters in his first 28 innings in the show.  This is just a case of the Rangers taking a flier on a young guy with a strong arm.

Rougned Odor is on fire at the plate right now for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 6 September 2016 at 1:11 pm

22-year old lefty swinging 2B Rougned Odor is turning on a very impressive power display this year for the Texas Rangers.  He has played in 129 games for the Rangers so far this year and he is 149 of 526 (.283 avg, .829 OPS) with 83 runs scored, 30 homers, 81 RBI and 12 stolen bases.  In his last 12 games for the Rangers, Odor is 19 for 50 (.380 avg, 1.256 OPS) with 11 runs scored, 7 homers, 19 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Odor has now played in 363 games in his first three years with the Rangers and he is 360 of 1,338 (.269 avg, .776 OPS) with 176 runs scored, 55 homers, 190 RBI and 22 stolen bases.  The Rangers need Odor to keep raking so they can lock up the American League West early.

The Texas Rangers deal Ryan Cordell to the Milwaukee Brewers

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Monday 5 September 2016 at 9:31 pm

The Texas Rangers have sent 24-year old righty swinging 3B/OF Ryan Cordell to the Milwaukee Brewers as the player to be named later in the deal in which they acquired Jonathan Lucroy and Jeremy Jeffress from them.  Cordell came into this season as the Rangers’ #11 prospect according to Baseball America.  Cordell played in 107 games in AA-ball for the Rangers this year and he was 107 of 405 (.264 avg, .803 OPS) with 69 runs scored, 19 homers, 70 RBI and 12 stolen bases.  He played in 384 games in his four years in the minors for the Rangers and he was 407 of 1,480 (.275 avg, .798 OPS) with 252 runs scored, 55 homers, 227 RBI and 72 stolen bases.

The Texas Rangers acquire Nevin Ashley from the Mets

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,The Minors,Trades by joelapinski on Wednesday 31 August 2016 at 10:34 pm

The Texas Rangers have acquired 32-year old righty swinging catcher Nevin Ashley from the Mets for cash.  Ashley played in 63 games in AAA-ball for the Mets this year and he was 40 of 167 (.240 avg, .739 OPS) with 26 runs scored, 5 homers, 28 RBI and 1 stolen base.  Ashley had his first experience in the show last year for the Brewers, playing in 12 games in which he was 2 for 20 (.100 avg, .293 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 0 homers and 1 RBI.  Ashley could help the Rangers in September as their #3 catcher and the price was probably pretty reasonable for them to acquire him.

Mitch Moreland is hitting well for the Texas Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Tuesday 30 August 2016 at 8:34 am

30-year old lefty swinging 1B/DH Mitch Moreland is ripping the ball since the All-Star break for the Texas Rangers.  Moreland has played in 40 games since the All-Star break for the Rangers and he is 34 of 117 (.291 avg, .968 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 11 homers, 21 RBI and 1 stolen base.  He has now played in 119 games for the Rangers so far this year and he is 92 of 370 (.249 avg, .790 OPS) with 45 runs scored, 22 homers, 55 RBI and 1 stolen base.  The Rangers need Moreland to keep raking the rest of the way in 2016, as they need his bat to help get them to the playoffs in 2016.

The Texas Rangers place Jeremy Jeffress on the Restricted List

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Saturday 27 August 2016 at 2:43 pm

The Texas Rangers have placed 28-year old righty reliever Jeremy Jeffress on the Restricted List, after he was arrested on suspicion of DWI on Friday.  Jeffress has pitched in 9 games (0 starts) for the Rangers since coming over in a trade deadline deal for the Brewers and he is 0-0 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.  Jeffress has pitched in 56 games (0 starts) overall this year for the Rangers and Brewers in which he is 2-2 with 27 saves, a 2.52 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.  The Rangers have called up 27-year old lefty reliever Dario Alvarez to replace Jeffress on the roster and in the bullpen.  Alvarez pitched in 3 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Rangers and he was 0-0 with a 15.00 ERA and a 3.00 WHIP.  Alvarez has pitched in 19 games (0 starts) overall this year for the Rangers and Braves in which he is 3-1 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.

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