Texas Rangers Best Single Seasons

This is a list of the Texas Rangers best single seasons by position. I decided to select two players for each infield position, six outfielders (regardless of specific position), and one designated hitter for each AL team. Hitters had to play at least 51% of games at their position. For pitching, we selected seven starting pitchers, three non-closers, and two closers. Starting pitchers had to start at least 20 games during the selected season. Relief pitchers were deemed non-closers if they saved less than 10 games. Closers are pitchers that save more than 10 games.


  • Catcher – Ivan Rodriguez, 1999

  • Ivan Rodriguez
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    125 .388 6.4 144 630 116 199 29 1 35 113 25 24 64 .332 .356 .558 .914

  • First Base – Mark Teixeira, 2005

  • Mark Teixeira
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    147 .404 7.2 162 730 112 194 41 3 43 144 4 72 124 .301 .379 .575 .954

  • Second Base – Julio Franco, 1991

  • Julio Franco
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    146 .393 6.2 146 659 108 201 27 3 15 78 36 65 78 .341 .408 .474 .882

  • Third Base – Adrian Beltre, 2012

  • Adrian Beltre
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    142 .388 7.3 156 654 95 194 33 2 36 102 1 36 82 .321 .359 .561 .921

  • Shortstop – Alex Rodriguez, 2002

  • Alex Rodriguez
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    158 .424 8.8 162 725 125 187 27 2 57 142 9 87 122 .300 .392 .623 1.015

  • Outfield – Josh Hamilton, 2010

  • Josh Hamilton
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    175 .445 8.7 133 571 95 186 40 3 32 100 8 43 95 .359 .411 .633 1.044

  • Outfield – Juan Gonzalez, 1993

  • Juan Gonzalez
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    164 .427 6.5 140 587 105 166 33 1 46 118 4 37 99 .310 .368 .632 1.000

  • Outfield – Frank Howard, 1969

  • Frank Howard
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    169 .427 5.7 161 702 111 175 17 2 48 111 1 102 96 .296 .402 .574 .976

  • Designated Hitter – Rafael Palmeiro, 1999

  • Rafael Palmeiro
    wRC+ wOBA WAR G PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    156 .436 5.2 158 674 96 183 30 1 47 148 2 97 69 .324 .420 .630 1.050

  • Starting Pitcher – Ferguson Jenkins, 1974

  • Ferguson Jenkins
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    79 7.7 41 41 25 12 2.82 328.1 29 6 0 117 103 45 225 6.2 1.008

  • Starting Pitcher – Jon Matlack, 1978

  • Jon Matlack
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    61 6.4 35 33 15 13 2.27 270 18 2 1 93 68 51 157 5.2 1.122

  • Starting Pitcher – Bert Blyleven, 1977

  • Bert Blyleven
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    67 5.8 30 30 14 12 2.72 234.2 15 5 0 81 71 69 182 7.0 1.065

  • Starting Pitcher – Yu Darvish, 2013

  • Yu Darvish
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    67 5.8 32 32 13 9 2.83 209.2 0 0 0 68 66 80 277 11.9 1.073

  • Starting Pitcher – Dick Bosman, 1969

  • Dick Bosman
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    62 4.5 31 26 14 5 2.19 193 5 2 1 59 47 39 99 4.6 1.010

  • Relief Pitcher – Neal Cotts, 2013

  • Neal Cotts
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    26 2.6 58 0 8 3 1.11 57 0 0 1 8 7 18 65 10.3 0.947

  • Relief Pitcher – Jeff Zimmerman, 1999

  • Jeff Zimmerman
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    47 3.9 65 0 9 3 2.36 87.2 0 0 3 24 23 23 67 6.9 0.833

  • Closer – Joe Nathan, 2013

  • Joe Nathan
    ERA- WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
    33 3.2 67 0 6 2 1.39 64.2 0 0 43 10 10 22 73 10.2 0.897

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