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1998 Texas Rangers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 1st in American League West
Run Differential: 940-871 + 69
Roster Continuity 69.97% 5/28
Manager(s): Johnny Oates
General Manager: Douglas Melvin
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: The Ballpark in Arlington
Payroll: $ 54,704,595 5/30
Attendance: 2,927,399 9/30
Playoffs: Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)
Top Draft Pick: Carlos Pena (#10) 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), Jonathan Johnson (#7), Todd Van Poppel (#14), Royce Clayton (#15), Lee Stevens (#22), Rick Helling (#22), Tom Goodwin (#22), Rick Helling (#22), Luis Alicea (#23), Bill Haselman (#23), Aaron Sele (#23)
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 1998 Texas Rangers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    10Luis Alicea2B5-9176B-R321988SLN: 1986-1-23MLB--
    58Scott BailesP6-2171L-L351986TEX: 1982-7-170MLB--
    33John BurkettP6-3215R-R331987SFN: 1983-6-148MLB--
    36Greg CadaretP6-3230L-L361987OAK: 1983-11-267MLB--
    1Domingo Cedeno2B-SS6-0170B-R291993Not draftedMLB--
    22Will Clark1B6-1200L-L341986SFN: 1985-1-2MLB--
    11,18Royce ClaytonSS6-0183R-R281991SFN: 1988-1-15MLB--
    23Tim CrabtreeP6-4220R-R281995TOR: 1992-2-63MLB--
    18Milt CuylerCF5-10185B-R291990DET: 1986-2-46MLB--
    18Kevin ElsterSS6-2200R-R331986NYN: 1984-2-28MLB--
    49Tony FossasP6-0187L-L401988TEX: 1979-12-303MLB--
    19Juan GonzalezRF-LF6-3220R-R281989Not draftedMLB--
    24Tom GoodwinCF-LF6-1175L-R291991LAN: 1989-1-22MLB--
    29Rusty GreerLF6-0195L-L291994TEX: 1990-10-279MLB--
    53Eric GundersonP6-0190R-L321990SFN: 1987-2-48MLB--
    37Bill HaselmanC6-3223R-R321990TEX: 1987-1-23MLB--
    32Rick HellingP6-3220R-R271994TEX: 1992-1-22MLB--
    31Xavier HernandezP6-2195R-R321989TOR: 1986-4-107MLB--
    50Jonathan JohnsonP6-0180R-R231998TEX: 1995-1-7MLB--
    39Roberto KellyCF-LF6-2198R-R331987Not draftedMLB--
    43Al LevineP6-3198R-R301996CHA: 1991-11-306MLB--
    28Esteban LoaizaP6-3210R-R261995Not draftedMLB--
    3Mark McLemore2B-LF5-11207B-R331986CAL: 1982-9-218MLB--
    21Warren NewsonRF-LF5-7200L-L331991SDN: 1986-4-90MLB--
    28Darren OliverP6-2210R-L271993TEX: 1988-3-63MLB-Free Agent
    56Danny PattersonP6-0225R-R271996TEX: 1989-47-1199MLB--
    59Roger PavlikP6-2220R-R301992TEX: 1986-2-32MLB--
    40Matt PerishoP6-0205L-L231997CAL: 1993-3-75MLB--
    7Ivan RodriguezC5-9205R-R261991Not draftedMLB--
    60Julio SantanaP6-0185R-R241997Not draftedMLB--
    14Rob SasserIF6-3205R-R231998ATL: 1993-10-292MLB--
    30Aaron SeleP6-5215R-R281993BOS: 1991-1-23MLB--
    4Scott Sheldon3B-SS6-3215R-R291997OAK: 1991-8-229MLB--
    16Mike SimmsRF-1B6-4230R-R311990HOU: 1985-6-144MLB--
    9,11Lee Stevens1B6-4235L-L301990CAL: 1986-1-22MLB--
    44Todd StottlemyreP6-3200L-R331988SLN: 1985-1-1MLB--
    4Fernando Tatis3B5-10175R-R231997Not draftedMLB--
    18Chris TremieC6-0215R-R281995CHA: 1992-39-1100MLB--
    51Todd Van PoppelP6-5210R-R261991OAK: 1990-1-14MLB--
    35John WettelandP6-2215R-R311989LAN: 1985-2-39MLB--
    36Bobby WittP6-2205R-R341986TEX: 1985-1-3MLB--
    27Todd Zeile3B-1B6-1200R-R321989SLN: 1986-2-55MLB--

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