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1996 TEXAS RANGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  90-72   .556
Result:   1st in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Johnny Oates
General Manager:   Douglas Melvin
Stadium:  The Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance:  2,889,020
Payroll:  $35,862,028
Playoffs:  Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)

Texas Rangers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Rene Gonzales (35)
Youngest Player:  Kevin Brown (23)
Longest Tenure:  Juan Gonzalez (8)
Top Hitter:  Juan Gonzalez (14)
Top Pitcher:  Ken Hill (6)
Top Draft Pick:  R.A. Dickey (#18)

Roster Continuity:  65.72%
Top Prospect:   Andrew Vessel
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
Texas9072.556--
Seattle8576.5284.5
Oakland7884.48112.0
California7091.43519.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Juan GonzalezRF-LF26$ 7,425,000  4 
Will Clark1B32$ 5,657,365  24 
Ivan RodriguezC24$ 4,000,000  70 
John BurkettP31$ 3,550,000  86 
Kevin GrossP35$ 3,300,000  98 
Ken HillP30$ 3,100,000   
Dean Palmer3B27$ 2,000,000   
Mike StantonP29$ 1,750,000   
Mike HennemanP34$ 1,519,681   
Mickey TettletonC35$ 1,461,649   
Bobby WittP32$ 1,350,000   
Darryl HamiltonCF-RF31$ 1,300,000   
Roger PavlikP28$ 1,250,000   
Mark McLemore2B-LF31$ 1,225,000   
Dave ValleC35$ 725,000   
Matt WhitesideP28$ 375,000   
Gil HerediaP30$ 360,000   
Dennis CookP33$ 330,000   
Kevin ElsterSS31$ 270,000   
Rusty GreerLF27$ 258,333   
Warren NewsonRF-LF31$ 250,000   
Rene Gonzales3B-2B35$ 232,875   
Darren OliverP25$ 220,000   
Benji GilSS23$ 200,000   
Ed VosbergP34$ 198,000   
Rene Gonzales3B-2B35$ 175,000   
Craig Worthington3B31$ 167,500   
Lou FrazierLF-CF31$ 165,500   
Damon BufordCF26$ 165,000   
Kurt StillwellSS-2B31$ 150,000   
Mark BrandenburgP25$ 123,500   
Jose AlberroP27$ 109,000   
Kevin BrownC23$ 109,000   
Rikkert FaneyteCF-RF27$ 109,000   
Rick HellingP25$ 109,000   
Luis Ortiz3B26$ 109,000   
Danny PattersonP25$ 109,000   
Jeff RussellP34$ 109,000   
Lee Stevens1B28$ 109,000   
Jack VoigtLF-RF30$ 109,000   


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