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1997 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 77-85 .475
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 807-823 -16
Roster Continuity 63.23% 16/28
Manager(s): Johnny Oates
General Manager: Douglas Melvin
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: The Ballpark in Arlington
Payroll: $ 50,112,268 6/28
Attendance: 2,945,228 7/28
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jason Romano (#39) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information
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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), Bobby Witt (#3), Benji Gil (#19), Rick Helling (#22), Tom Goodwin (#22), Lee Stevens (#22), Rick Helling (#22)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9072.556--
8478.5196.0
7785.47513.0
6597.40125.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
29Rusty GreerLF28 601112193
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26
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87958387341211.321.405.531936.210.354.3411.0523.1319690
7Ivan RodriguezC25 59798187
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34
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4
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20
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77733889871418.313.360.484844.171.241.3392.3429.9289648
19Juan GonzalezDH-RF27 53387158
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3
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13100331073701012.296.335.589924.293.355.2943.2412.7314579
11Lee Stevens1B-DH29 42658128
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74132383121318.300.336.514850.214.263.3293.6120.3219454
22Will Clark1B33 39356128
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12
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51004962311054.326.400.496896.170.295.3581.2732.8195450
2Damon BufordCF27 3664982
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08
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39187308330328.224.287.339626.115.227.2672.7745.8124404
1Domingo Cedeno2B-SS28 36549103
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3633277720215.282.334.400734.118.192.3472.8591.3146397
16Dean Palmer3B28 3554787
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014
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5510268412134.245.296.423719.177.254.2813.2325.4150386
3Mark McLemore2B32 3494791
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2575405421625.261.338.330668.069.189.3041.35349.0115399
23Benji GilSS24 3173571
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3112179610643.224.263.325588.101.151.3005.6563.4103345
4Fernando Tatis3B22 2232957
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08
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2930144200226.256.297.404701.148.224.2803.0027.990241
24Tom GoodwinCF28 2073949
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017166253711022.237.319.319638.082.251.2851.48--66235
9Billy RipkenSS-2B32 2031856
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240193200157.276.300.374674.099.138.3063.5667.776218
21Warren NewsonRF32 1692336
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2330315302014.213.333.462795.249.450.2431.7116.978201
18Mike SimmsDH-RF30 1111328
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220182701023.252.298.459757.207.270.2843.3822.251121
14Alex DiazRF28 90820
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121151310013.222.268.333601.111.167.2372.6045.03097
13Jim LeyritzC-DH33 851124
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001410232230112.282.446.329775.047.329.3750.96--28113
24Mike DevereauxRF34 72815
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0071071000010.208.275.250525.042.153.2381.43--1880
10Henry MercedesC27 47410
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0040062500300.213.302.298600.085.213.4554.17--1456
15Mickey TettletonDH36 4454
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03
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40031211001.091.167.318485.227.295.0344.0014.71448
37Marc SagmoenRF26 4326
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40021300011.140.174.256430.116.163.1676.5043.01146
30Hanley FriasSS23 2645
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001001400001.192.222.231453.038.077.2274.00--627
36Bobby WittP33 612
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2000100000.333.3331.0001333.667.667.250--6.066
6Kevin BrownC24 512
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1000000000.400.4001.0001400.600.600.250--5.055
33John BurkettP32 511
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0000000100000.200.200.200400.000.000.250----15
14Dave SilvestriSS-3B29 4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
32Rick HellingP26 3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
28Darren OliverP26 211
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0002000110000.500.667.5001167.000.0001.000----13
60Julio SantanaP23 201
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0000000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
46Terry ClarkP36 101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
35John WettelandP30 111
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0010000000001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----21
Batting Totals174056518071547311271877737237500111634392852118.274.330.438768.164.259.3092.2330.224736231
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
36Bobby Witt33 12124.8234323010209.024511811233741217021.5310.551.423.195.211.64
28Darren Oliver26 13124.2132323100201.121311194298210470111.479.541.303.674.661.27
33John Burkett32 9124.5730302000189.12401069620301391041.4311.430.951.436.624.63
44Ken Hill31 585.1919190000111.012969641156685021.6710.460.894.545.511.21
60Julio Santana23 466.7530140030104.014186781649648141.8312.201.384.245.541.31
27Matt Whiteside29 415.05421008072.2854541426443231.5210.480.493.215.421.69
56Danny Patterson26 1063.425400017171.0702927323697101.318.870.382.928.753.00
35John Wetteland30 721.9461000583165.0431814521631000.985.950.692.918.723.00
59Roger Pavlik29 354.341111000057.2592928731350011.559.161.094.815.431.13
32Rick Helling26 334.58108001055.0472928521463021.247.690.823.447.532.19
53Eric Gunderson31 213.246000011149.2451918515312121.208.100.902.705.582.07
31Xavier Hernandez31 044.594400020049.1512725722365021.499.371.294.046.611.64
52Ed Vosberg35 124.614200016041.0442321315291021.449.660.663.296.371.93
47Tanyon Sturtze26 118.1895001032.2453030618181101.9112.271.644.914.911.00
46Terry Clark36 145.8195002030.2412020310111001.6511.900.872.903.191.10
48Jose Alberro28 038.04104002028.1373325417113011.9311.891.295.463.540.65
58Scott Bailes34 102.86240007022.01897210140001.277.360.824.095.731.40
55Wilson Heredia25 103.15100003019.2149721680001.506.300.907.203.600.50
45Eric Moody26 014.26101003019.02610942120001.4712.321.890.955.686.00
52Bryan Eversgerd28 0227.003000101.15330320008.0045.000.0027.0018.000.67
Batting Totals77854.70544162811543314301598823747169541925556361.5010.061.063.405.821.71
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ivan RodriguezC14382175711.9920.00
Henry MercedesC2378412.9880.00
Jim LeyritzC1156510.9840.00
Kevin BrownC49010.9000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Will Clark1B10088062486.9960.00
Lee Stevens1B6245633345.9940.00
Jim Leyritz1B9602041.0000.00
Billy Ripken1B9344041.0000.00
Mike Simms1B213112.9330.00
Alex Diaz1B120001.0000.00
Marc Sagmoen1B110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mark McLemore2B89148254860.9800.00
Domingo Cedeno2B651001621128.9600.00
Billy Ripken2B254078218.9830.00
Alex Diaz2B141001.0000.00
Hanley Frias2B102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dean Palmer3B93721621010.9590.00
Fernando Tatis3B60459075.9510.00
Billy Ripken3B13412021.0000.00
Domingo Cedeno3B326021.0000.00
Dave Silvestri3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Benji GilSS1061633281971.9630.00
Domingo CedenoSS434491628.9570.00
Billy RipkenSS313864315.9710.00
Hanley FriasSS121211021.0000.00
Dave SilvestriSS102001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rusty GreerLF1482808110.9630.00
Warren NewsonLF2031120.9410.00
Mike DevereauxLF520001.0000.00
Tom GoodwinLF530001.0000.00
Alex DiazLF360001.0000.00
Lee StevensLF330001.0000.00
Marc SagmoenLF20000.0000.00
Mike SimmsLF210001.0000.00
Mark McLemoreLF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Damon BufordCF117282735.9900.00
Tom GoodwinCF49135320.9860.00
Rusty GreerCF1938110.9750.00
Mike DevereauxCF30000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Juan GonzalezRF64127641.9710.00
Warren NewsonRF4463030.9550.00
Mike DevereauxRF24380001.0000.00
Alex DiazRF2042210.9780.00
Lee StevensRF19270001.0000.00
Mike SimmsRF1722010.9570.00
Marc SagmoenRF16240001.0000.00
Rusty GreerRF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John WettelandP616516001.0000.97
Eric GundersonP604913001.0000.73
Danny PattersonP547147011.0001.39
Xavier HernandezP444936011.0001.65
Ed VosbergP42411410.8331.10
Matt WhitesideP427291611.9623.12
Bobby WittP34209102712.9741.59
Darren OliverP3220172320.9371.34
John BurkettP30189122811.9761.90
Julio SantanaP30104615031.0001.82
Scott BailesP242226011.0003.27
Ken HillP191111325011.0003.08
Roger PavlikP11573411.8751.10
Jose AlberroP10283511.8892.56
Rick HellingP105511001.0000.33
Wilson HerediaP101903011.0001.41
Eric MoodyP101912001.0001.42
Terry ClarkP9306712.9293.87
Tanyon SturtzeP93201001.0000.28
Bryan EversgerdP310000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Juan GonzalezDH69.0000.00
Lee StevensDH38.0000.00
Mike SimmsDH28.0000.00
Mickey TettletonDH13.0000.00
Jim LeyritzDH9.0000.00
Warren NewsonDH9.0000.00
Will ClarkDH7.0000.00
Ivan RodriguezDH5.0000.00
Benji GilDH4.0000.00
Damon BufordDH3.0000.00
Domingo CedenoDH2.0000.00
Rusty GreerDH2.0000.00
Marc SagmoenDH1.0000.00


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