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1996 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 90-72 .556
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 928-799 + 129
Roster Continuity 65.72% 12/28
Manager(s): Johnny Oates
General Manager: Douglas Melvin
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: The Ballpark in Arlington
Payroll: $ 35,862,028 10/28
Attendance: 2,889,020 6/28
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: R.A. Dickey (#18) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Bucky Dent
Bullpen Coach: Larry Hardy
First Base Coach: Ed Napoleon
Hitting Coach: Rudy Jaramillo
Pitching Coach: Dick Bosman
Third Base Coach: Jerry Narron

#1 Draft Picks

Will Clark (#2), Kurt Stillwell (#2), Bobby Witt (#3), Benji Gil (#19), Lee Stevens (#22), Rick Helling (#22)
American League West Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1996 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    48Jose AlberroP6-2190R-R271995Not draftedMLB--
    51Mark BrandenburgP6-0180R-R251995TEX: 1992-26-734MLB--
    6Kevin BrownC6-2215R-R231996TEX: 1994-2-56MLB--
    2Damon BufordCF5-10180R-R261993BAL: 1990-10-283MLB--
    33John BurkettP6-3215R-R311987SFN: 1983-6-148MLB--
    22Will Clark1B6-1200L-L321986SFN: 1985-1-2MLB--
    42Dennis CookP6-3190L-L331988SFN: 1985-18-446MLB--
    18Kevin ElsterSS6-2200R-R311986NYN: 1984-2-28MLB--
    30Rikkert FaneyteCF-RF6-1170R-R271993SFN: 1990-16-446MLB--
    14Lou FrazierLF-CF6-2175B-R311993CLE: 1986-1-15MLB--
    23Benji GilSS6-2210R-R231993TEX: 1991-1-19MLB--
    88Rene Gonzales3B-2B6-3201R-R351984MON: 1982-5-123MLB--
    19Juan GonzalezRF-LF6-3220R-R261989Not draftedMLB--
    29Rusty GreerLF6-0195L-L271994TEX: 1990-10-279MLB--
    46Kevin GrossP6-5215R-R351983PHI: 1981-1-11MLB--
    4Darryl HamiltonCF-RF6-1192L-R311988MIL: 1986-11-269MLB--
    32Rick HellingP6-3220R-R251994TEX: 1992-1-22MLB--
    39Mike HennemanP6-4195R-R341987DET: 1984-4-104MLB--
    37Gil HerediaP6-1221R-R301991SFN: 1987-9-230MLB--
    44Ken HillP6-2215R-R301988Not draftedMLB--
    3Mark McLemore2B-LF5-11207B-R311986CAL: 1982-9-218MLB--
    21Warren NewsonRF-LF5-7200L-L311991SDN: 1986-4-90MLB--
    28Darren OliverP6-2210R-L251993TEX: 1988-3-63MLB-Free Agent
    9Luis Ortiz3B6-0195R-R261993BOS: 1991-8-226MLB--
    16Dean Palmer3B6-1210R-R271989TEX: 1986-3-59MLB--
    46Danny PattersonP6-0225R-R251996TEX: 1989-47-1199MLB--
    59Roger PavlikP6-2220R-R281992TEX: 1986-2-32MLB--
    7Ivan RodriguezC5-9205R-R241991UDFAMLB--
    40Jeff RussellP6-3210R-R341983CIN: 1979-5-126MLB--
    32Mike StantonP6-1215L-L291989ATL: 1987-13-324MLB-Free Agent
    11Lee Stevens1B6-4235L-L281990CAL: 1986-1-22MLB--
    1Kurt StillwellSS-2B5-11175B-R311986CIN: 1983-1-2MLB--
    15Mickey TettletonC6-2212B-R351984OAK: 1981-5-118MLB--
    10Dave ValleC6-2200R-R351984SEA: 1978-2-32MLB--
    24Jack VoigtLF-RF6-1178R-R301993BAL: 1987-9-221MLB--
    52Ed VosbergP6-1210L-L341986SDN: 1983-3-64MLB--
    27Matt WhitesideP6-0200R-R281992TEX: 1990-25-678MLB--
    36Bobby WittP6-2205R-R321986TEX: 1985-1-3MLB--
    24Craig Worthington3B6-0202R-R311988CHN: 1985-1-9MLB--

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