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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
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
48Jose AlberroPMLB6-2190RightRight6/29/196927San Juan,Puerto Rico1991UDFA TEX

51Mark BrandenburgPMLB6-0180RightRight7/14/197025Houston,Texas199226734TEX
6Kevin BrownCMLB6-2215RightRight4/21/197323Valparaiso,Indiana1994256TEX
2Damon BufordCFMLB5-10180RightRight6/12/197026Baltimore,Maryland199010275BAL
33John BurkettPMLB6-3215RightRight11/28/196431New Brighton,Pennsylvania19836148SF
22Will Clark1BMLB6-1200LeftLeft3/13/196432New Orleans,Louisiana198512SF
42Dennis CookPMLB6-3190LeftLeft10/4/196233La Marque,Texas198518446SF
18Kevin ElsterSSMLB6-2200RightRight8/3/196431San Pedro,California1984228NYM
30Rikkert FaneyteCF-RFMLB6-1170RightRight5/31/196927Amsterdam,Netherlands199016432SF
14Lou FrazierLF-CFMLB6-2175BothRight1/26/196531St. Louis,Missouri1986115CLE
23Benji GilSSMLB6-2210RightRight10/6/197223Tijuana,Mexico1991119TEX
88Rene Gonzales3B-2BMLB6-3201RightRight9/3/196035Austin,Texas19825123MTL
19Juan GonzalezRF-LFMLB6-3220RightRight10/16/196926Vega Baja,Puerto Rico1986UDFA TEX
29Rusty GreerLFMLB6-0195LeftLeft1/21/196927Fort Rucker,Alabama199010271TEX
46Kevin GrossPMLB6-5215RightRight6/8/196135Downey,California1981111PHI
4Darryl HamiltonCF-RFMLB6-1192LeftRight12/3/196431Baton Rouge,Louisiana198611269MIL
32Rick HellingPMLB6-3220RightRight12/15/197025Devils Lake,North Dakota1992122TEX
39Mike HennemanPMLB6-4195RightRight12/11/196134St. Charles,Missouri19844104DET
37Gil HerediaPMLB6-1221RightRight10/26/196530Nogales,Arizona19879230SF
44Ken HillPMLB6-2215RightRight12/14/196530Lynn,Massachusetts1985UDFA DET
3Mark McLemore2B-LFMLB5-11207BothRight10/4/196431San Diego,California19829218CAL
21Warren NewsonRF-LFMLB5-7200LeftLeft7/3/196431Newnan,Georgia1986490SD
28Darren OliverPMLB6-2210RightLeft10/6/197025Kansas City,Missouri1988363TEX
9Luis Ortiz3BMLB6-0195RightRight5/25/197026Santo Domingo,Dominican Republic19918227BOS
16Dean Palmer3BMLB6-1210RightRight12/27/196827Tallahassee,Florida1986359TEX
46Danny PattersonPMLB6-0225RightRight2/17/197125San Gabriel,California1989471197TEX
59Roger PavlikPMLB6-2220RightRight10/4/196728Houston,Texas1986232TEX
7Ivan RodriguezCMLB5-9205RightRight11/30/197124Vega Baja,Puerto Rico1988UDFA TEX
40Jeff RussellPMLB6-3210RightRight9/2/196134Cincinnati,Ohio19795126CIN
32Mike StantonPMLB6-1215LeftLeft6/2/196729Houston,Texas198713323ATL
11Lee Stevens1BMLB6-4235LeftLeft7/10/196728Kansas City,Missouri1986122CAL
1Kurt StillwellSS-2BMLB5-11175BothRight6/4/196531Glendale,California198312CIN
15Mickey TettletonCMLB6-2212BothRight9/16/196035Oklahoma City,Oklahoma19815118OAK
10Dave ValleCMLB6-2200RightRight10/30/196035Bayside,New York1978232SEA
24Jack VoigtLF-RFMLB6-1178RightRight5/17/196630Sarasota,Florida19879221BAL
52Ed VosbergPMLB6-1210LeftLeft9/28/196134Tucson,Arizona1983364SD
27Matt WhitesidePMLB6-0200RightRight8/8/196728Charleston,Missouri199025661TEX
36Bobby WittPMLB6-2205RightRight5/11/196432Arlington,Virginia198513TEX
24Craig Worthington3BMLB6-0202RightRight4/17/196531Los Angeles,California198519CHC
Team PersonnelPosition 
Hector AcevedoScout 
Carlos BernhardtScout 
Dick BosmanPitching Coach 
Mike CadahiaScout 
Bucky DentBench Coach 
Kip FaggScout 
Mark GieglerScout 
Tom GrieveBroadcaster 
Michael GrouseScout 
Larry HardyBullpen Coach 
Gail HenleyScout 
Mark HoltzBroadcaster 
Rudy JaramilloHitting Coach 
Steve LuebberRoving Pitching Instructor 
Douglas MelvinGeneral Manager 
Omar MinayaScout 
Eric NadelBroadcaster 
Ed NapoleonFirst Base Coach 
Jerry NarronThird Base Coach 
Johnny OatesManager 
Cornelio PenaScout 
Brad ShamBroadcaster 
David StockstillScout 


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