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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

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), Tom Goodwin (#22), 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 1997 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    48Jose AlberroP6-2190R-R281995Not draftedMLB--
    58Scott BailesP6-2171L-L341986TEX: 1982-7-170MLB--
    6Kevin BrownC6-2215R-R241996TEX: 1994-2-56MLB--
    2Damon BufordCF5-10180R-R271993BAL: 1990-10-283MLB--
    33John BurkettP6-3215R-R321987SFN: 1983-6-148MLB--
    1Domingo Cedeno2B-SS6-0170B-R281993Not draftedMLB--
    46Terry ClarkP6-2190R-R361988SLN: 1979-23-575MLB--
    22Will Clark1B6-1200L-L331986SFN: 1985-1-2MLB--
    24Mike DevereauxCF-RF6-0195R-R341987LAN: 1985-5-116MLB--
    14Alex DiazCF-RF5-11180B-R281992Not draftedMLB--
    52Bryan EversgerdP6-1190R-L281994Not draftedMLB--
    30Hanley FriasSS-2B6-0165B-R231997Not draftedMLB--
    23Benji GilSS6-2210R-R241993TEX: 1991-1-19MLB--
    19Juan GonzalezRF-LF6-3220R-R271989Not draftedMLB--
    24Tom GoodwinCF-LF6-1175L-R281991LAN: 1989-1-22MLB--
    29Rusty GreerLF6-0195L-L281994TEX: 1990-10-279MLB--
    53Eric GundersonP6-0190R-L311990SFN: 1987-2-48MLB--
    32Rick HellingP6-3220R-R261994TEX: 1992-1-22MLB--
    55Wilson HerediaP6-0175R-R251995Not draftedMLB--
    31Xavier HernandezP6-2195R-R311989TOR: 1986-4-107MLB--
    44Ken HillP6-2215R-R311988Not draftedMLB--
    13Jim LeyritzC-1B6-0195R-R331990Not draftedMLB--
    3Mark McLemore2B-LF5-11207B-R321986CAL: 1982-9-218MLB--
    10Henry MercedesC6-1210R-R271992Not draftedMLB--
    45Eric MoodyP6-6185R-R261997TEX: 1993-24-675MLB--
    21Warren NewsonRF-LF5-7200L-L321991SDN: 1986-4-90MLB--
    28Darren OliverP6-2210R-L261993TEX: 1988-3-63MLB-Free Agent
    16Dean Palmer3B6-1210R-R281989TEX: 1986-3-59MLB--
    56Danny PattersonP6-0225R-R261996TEX: 1989-47-1199MLB--
    59Roger PavlikP6-2220R-R291992TEX: 1986-2-32MLB--
    9Billy Ripken2B6-1190R-R321987BAL: 1982-11-286MLB--
    7Ivan RodriguezC5-9205R-R251991Not draftedMLB--
    37Marc SagmoenRF5-11185L-L261997TEX: 1993-13-367MLB--
    60Julio SantanaP6-0185R-R231997Not draftedMLB--
    14Dave Silvestri3B-SS6-0196R-R291992HOU: 1988-2-52MLB--
    18Mike SimmsRF-1B6-4230R-R301990HOU: 1985-6-144MLB--
    11Lee Stevens1B6-4235L-L291990CAL: 1986-1-22MLB--
    47Tanyon SturtzeP6-5205R-R261995OAK: 1990-23-636MLB--
    4Fernando Tatis3B5-10175R-R221997Not draftedMLB--
    15Mickey TettletonC6-2212B-R361984OAK: 1981-5-118MLB--
    52Ed VosbergP6-1210L-L351986SDN: 1983-3-64MLB--
    35John WettelandP6-2215R-R301989LAN: 1985-2-39MLB--
    27Matt WhitesideP6-0200R-R291992TEX: 1990-25-678MLB--
    36Bobby WittP6-2205R-R331986TEX: 1985-1-3MLB--

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