Texas Rangers Batting Leaders


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All stats leaders are based on seasons between 1998 – 2016.

To be eligible for single-season ratio stats a player needed to qualify for batting title.

To be eligible for career ratio stats a player needed to have 1,500 at bats.

Single-Season WAR
Rank Year Player WAR
1 2002 Alex Rodriguez 8.8
2 2010 Josh Hamilton 8.7
3 2003 Alex Rodriguez 8.4
4 2001 Alex Rodriguez 8.3
5 2012 Adrian Beltre 7.2
2005 Mark Teixeira 7.2
7 2011 Ian Kinsler 7.1
8 1975 Toby Harrah 7.1
9 2014 Adrian Beltre 7.0
10 1993 Rafael Palmeiro 6.9
1979 Buddy Bell 6.9
Career WAR
Rank Player WAR
1 Ivan Rodriguez 49.9
2 Rafael Palmeiro 44.4
3 Adrian Beltre 37.9
4 Buddy Bell 36.2
5 Ian Kinsler 35.1
6 Jim Sundberg 34.7
7 Toby Harrah 32.2
8 Juan Gonzalez 31.7
9 Frank Howard 26.8
10 Michael Young 25.5
Alex Rodriguez 25.5

Single-Season Batting Average
Rank Year Player BA
1 2010 Josh Hamilton .359
2 1991 Julio Franco .341
3 2011 Michael Young .338
4 1980 Mickey Rivers .333
5 1999 Ivan Rodriguez .332
1996 Rusty Greer .332
7 2005 Michael Young .331
8 2001 Frank Catalanotto .330
9 1994 Will Clark .329
1980 Buddy Bell .329
Career Batting Average
Rank Player BA
1 Al Oliver .319
2 Adrian Beltre .308
Will Clark .308
4 Julio Franco .307
5 Alex Rodriguez .305
Rusty Greer .305
7 Ivan Rodriguez .304
8 Mickey Rivers .303
9 Josh Hamilton .302
10 Michael Young .301

Single-Season On-Base Percentage
Rank Year Player OBP
1 2008 Milton Bradley .436
2 1985 Toby Harrah .432
3 1994 Will Clark .431
4 1999 Rafael Palmeiro .420
1977 Mike Hargrove .420
6 1970 Frank Howard .416
7 2010 Josh Hamilton .411
8 1991 Julio Franco .408
9 1999 Rusty Greer .405
1997 Rusty Greer .405
Career On-Base Percentage
Rank Player OBP
1 Mike Hargrove .399
2 Alex Rodriguez .395
Will Clark .395
4 Rusty Greer .387
5 Julio Franco .382
6 Rafael Palmeiro .378
7 Mark Teixeira .368
8 Frank Howard .367
9 Frank Catalanotto .365
10 Mike Epstein .365

Single-Season Slugging Percentage
Rank Year Player SLG
1 1996 Juan Gonzalez .643
2 2010 Josh Hamilton .633
3 1993 Juan Gonzalez .632
4 1999 Rafael Palmeiro .630
1998 Juan Gonzalez .630
6 2002 Alex Rodriguez .623
7 2001 Alex Rodriguez .622
8 1999 Juan Gonzalez .601
9 2003 Alex Rodriguez .600
10 1997 Juan Gonzalez .589
Career Slugging Percentage
Rank Player SLG
1 Alex Rodriguez .615
2 Juan Gonzalez .565
3 Josh Hamilton .542
4 Mark Teixeira .533
5 Rafael Palmeiro .519
6 Adrian Beltre .516
7 Frank Howard .503
8 Nelson Cruz .495
9 Ivan Rodriguez .488
10 Will Clark .485

Single-Season On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Year Player OPS
1 1999 Rafael Palmeiro 1.050
2 2010 Josh Hamilton 1.044
3 2001 Alex Rodriguez 1.021
4 2002 Alex Rodriguez 1.015
5 1996 Juan Gonzalez 1.011
6 1993 Juan Gonzalez 1.000
7 2008 Milton Bradley .999
8 1998 Juan Gonzalez .997
9 2003 Alex Rodriguez .995
10 1999 Juan Gonzalez .980
Career On-Base Plus Slugging
Rank Player OPS
1 Alex Rodriguez 1.011
2 Juan Gonzalez .907
3 Josh Hamilton .901
Mark Teixiera .901
5 Rafael Palmeiro .897
6 Will Clark .880
7 Adrian Beltre .873
8 Frank Howard .870
9 Rusty Greer .865
10 Ivan Rodriguez .828

Single-Season Games
Rank Year Player G
1 1980 Al Oliver 163
2 2006 Mark Teixiera 162
2006 Michael Young 162
2005 Mark Teixeira 162
2002 Alex Rodriguez 162
2001 Alex Rodriguez 162
1989 Ruben Sierra 162
1983 George Wright 162
1979 Buddy Bell 162
10 2013 Adrian Beltre 161
2005 Hank Blalock 161
2003 Alex Rodriguez 161
1991 Ruben Sierra 161
1974 Toby Harrah 161
1970 Frank Howard 161
1969 Frank Howard 161
Career Games
Rank Player G
1 Michael Young 1,823
2 Rafael Palmeiro 1,573
3 Jim Sundberg 1,512
4 Ivan Rodriguez 1,507
5 Juan Gonzalez 1,400
6 Toby Harrah 1,355
7 Ruben Sierra 1,190
8 Frank Howard 1,172
9 Ed Brinkman 1,143
10 Elvis Andrus 1,074

Single-Season At Bats
Rank Year Player AB
1 2006 Michael Young 691
2 2004 Michael Young 690
3 1979 Buddy Bell 670
4 2005 Michael Young 668
5 2003 Michael Young 666
6 1991 Ruben Sierra 661
7 2010 Michael Young 656
1980 Al Oliver 656
9 2012 Ian Kinsler 655
10 2005 Hank Blalock 647
Career At Bats
Rank Player AB
1 Michael Young 7,399
2 Rafael Palmeiro 5,830
3 Ivan Rodriguez 5,754
4 Juan Gonzalez 5,435
5 Jim Sundberg 4,684
6 Elvis Andrus 4,625
7 Ruben Sierra 4,580
8 Toby Harrah 4,572
9 Ian Kinsler 4,201
10 Frank Howard 4,120

Single-Season Runs
Rank Year Player R
1 2001 Alex Rodriguez 133
2 2002 Alex Rodriguez 125
3 2003 Alex Rodriguez 124
1993 Rafael Palmeiro 124
5 2011 Ian Kinsler 121
6 1999 Ivan Rodriguez 116
1996 Ivan Rodriguez 116
8 1991 Rafael Palmeiro 115
9 2005 Michael Young 114
2004 Michael Young 114
1999 Juan Gonzalez 114
Career Runs
Rank Player R
1 Michael Young 1,085
2 Rafael Palmeiro 958
3 Juan Gonzalez 878
4 Ivan Rodriguez 866
5 Ian Kinsler 748
6 Elvis Andrus 648
7 Ruben Sierra 645
8 Rusty Greer 643
9 Toby Harrah 631
10 Frank Howard 544

Single-Season Hits
Rank Year Player H
1 2005 Michael Young 221
2 2006 Michael Young 217
3 2004 Michael Young 216
4 2011 Michael Young 213
5 1980 Mickey Rivers 210
6 1980 Al Oliver 209
7 2003 Michael Young 204
8 1991 Rafael Palmeiro 203
1991 Ruben Sierra 203
10 2007 Michael Young 201
2001 Alex Rodriguez 201
1991 Julio Franco 201
Career Hits
Rank Player H
1 Michael Young 2,230
2 Ivan Rodriguez 1,747
3 Rafael Palmeiro 1,692
4 Juan Gonzalez 1,595
5 Ruben Sierra 1,281
6 Elvis Andrus 1,266
7 Jim Sundberg 1,180
8 Toby Harrah 1,174
9 Rusty Greer 1,166
10 Ian Kinsler 1,145

Single-Season Doubles
Rank Year Player 2B
1 2006 Michael Young 52
2 1998 Juan Gonzalez 50
3 1991 Rafael Palmeiro 49
4 1996 Ivan Rodriguez 47
5 2012 Nelson Cruz 45
2006 Mark Teixeira 45
7 2006 Gary Matthews 44
1991 Ruben Sierra 44
9 2009 Marlon Byrd 43
2005 Alfonso Soriano 43
1980 Al Oliver 43
Career Doubles
Rank Player 2B
1 Michael Young 415
2 Ivan Rodriguez 352
3 Rafael Palmeiro 321
4 Juan Gonzalez 320
5 Rusty Greer 258
6 Ruben Sierra 257
7 Ian Kinsler 249
8 Elvis Andrus 207
9 Jim Sundberg 200
10 Buddy Bell 197

Single-Season Triples
Rank Year Player 3B
1 1989 Ruben Sierra 14
2 1963 Chuck Hinton 12
3 2015 Delino DeShields 10
1993 David Hulse 10
1986 Ruben Sierra 10
1968 Ed Stroud 10
7 2015 Rougned Odor 9
2012 Elvis Andrus 9
2004 Michael Young 9
2003 Michael Young 9
1966 Ed Brinkman 9
1961 Marty Keough 9
Career Triples
Rank Player 3B
1 Michael Young 55
2 Ruben Sierra 44
3 Elvis Andrus 37
Chuck Hinton 30
5 Ivan Rodriguez 30
6 Jim Sundberg 27
Ed Brinkman 27
8 Rafael Palmeiro 25
Rusty Greer 25
10 Ed Stroud 24

Single-Season Home Runs
Rank Year Player HR
1 2002 Alex Rodriguez 57
2 2001 Alex Rodriguez 52
3 1969 Frank Howard 48
4 2003 Alex Rodriguez 47
2001 Rafael Palmeiro 47
1999 Rafael Palmeiro 47
1996 Juan Gonzalez 47
8 1993 Juan Gonzalez 46
9 1998 Juan Gonzalez 45
10 1970 Frank Howard 44
1968 Frank Howard 44
Career Home Runs
Rank Player HR
1 Juan Gonzalez 372
2 Rafael Palmeiro 321
3 Frank Howard 246
4 Ivan Rodriguez 217
5 Ruben Sierra 180
6 Michael Young 177
7 Adrian Beltre 167
8 Nelson Cruz 157
9 Ian Kinsler 156
Alex Rodriguez 156

Single-Season Runs Batted In
Rank Year Player RBI
1 1998 Juan Gonzalez 157
2 1999 Rafael Palmeiro 148
3 2005 Mark Teixeira 144
1996 Juan Gonzalez 144
5 2002 Alex Rodriguez 142
6 2001 Alex Rodriguez 135
7 1997 Juan Gonzalez 131
8 2008 Josh Hamilton 130
9 2012 Josh Hamilton 128
1999 Juan Gonzalez 128
Career Runs Batted In
Rank Player RBI
1 Juan Gonzalez 1,180
2 Rafael Palmeiro 1,039
3 Michael Young 984
4 Ivan Rodriguez 842
5 Ruben Sierra 742
6 Frank Howard 701
7 Rusty Greer 614
8 Toby Harrah 568
9 Adrian Beltre 563
10 Ian Kinsler 539

Single-Season Stolen Bases
Rank Year Player SB
1 1978 Bump Wills 52
2 1972 Dave Nelson 51
3 1995 Otis Nixon 50
4 1989 Cecil Espy 45
5 1983 Billy Sample 44
6 1973 Dave Nelson 43
7 2013 Elvis Andrus 42
8 1999 Tom Goodwin 39
9 1998 Tom Goodwin 38
1990 Gary Pettis 38
Career Stolen Bases
Rank Player SB
1 Elvis Andrus 241
2 Ian Kinsler 172
3 Bump Wills 161
4 Toby Harrah 153
5 Dave Nelson 144
6 Oddibe McDowell 129
7 Julio Franco 98
8 Tom Goodwin 93
9 Billy Sample 92
Chuck Hinton 92

Single-Season Walks
Rank Year Player BB
1 1970 Frank Howard 132
2 1985 Toby Harrah 113
3 1977 Toby Harrah 109
4 1995 Mickey Tettleton 107
1978 Mike Hargrove 107
6 2002 Rafael Palmeiro 104
7 2000 Rafael Palmeiro 103
1977 Mike Hargrove 103
9 1969 Frank Howard 102
10 2001 Rafael Palmeiro 101
Career Walks
Rank Player BB
1 Rafael Palmeiro 805
2 Toby Harrah 708
3 Frank Howard 575
4 Jim Sundberg 544
5 Michael Young 532
6 Rusty Greer 519
7 Ian Kinsler 462
8 Mike Hargrove 435
9 Elvis Andrus 408
10 Pete O’Brien 404

Single-Season Strikeouts
Rank Year Player SO
1 1986 Pete Incaviglia 185
2 1987 Pete Incaviglia 168
3 2012 Josh Hamilton 162
4 2016 Ian Desmond 160
5 1975 Jeff Burroughs 155
1967 Frank Howard 155
7 1993 Dean Palmer 154
1992 Dean Palmer 154
1987 Larry Parrish 154
10 1988 Pete Incaviglia 153
Career Strikeouts
Rank Player SO
1 Michael Young 1,152
2 Juan Gonzalez 1,076
3 Frank Howard 909
4 Pete Incaviglia 788
5 Ivan Rodriguez 781
6 Dean Palmer 757
7 Rafael Palmeiro 754
8 Larry Parrish 715
9 Nelson Cruz 711
10 Hank Blalock 630