The Texas Rangers Playoff Roster!

Okay…so maybe not the Texas Rangers 2021 postseason roster, but these are the ex-Rangers in the playoffs and how they’ve faired so far. The Rangers have completed their 5th consecutive losing season and haven’t been to the playoffs since 2016 when they finished with the best record in the AL. Technically, 2020 was the low point having a win/loss percentage of .367,  slightly beating out 2021’s .370 average. The losing seasons may not be over for them just yet either, as even with a strong offseason, it’s unlikely they’ll be looked at as competitors. So needless to say our beloved Rangers have seen some down times, but some former players did manage to make the playoffs with different teams this year. In total, 13 players on 5 teams playoff rosters have Texas ties.

Atlanta Braves

  • Jesse Chavez- 5 games, 4.1IP, 3 hits, 0 ER, 2 walks 2 strike outs, 0.00 ERA
  • Luke Jackson- 8 games, 5IP, 10 hits, 5 ER, 4 walks, 5 strike outs, 9.00 ERA
  • Chris Martin- 3 games, 2IP, 3 hits, 1 ER, 0 walks, 1 strike out, 4.50 ERA
  • Drew Smyly- 1 game, 3.1 IP, 2 hits, 2 ER, 1 walk, 2 strike outs, 5.40 ERA 

Boston Red Sox

  • Danny Santana- 5 games, 0-3, 2 runs, 3 strike outs
  • Martin Perez- 4 games- 3 IP, 6 hits, 4 ER, 4 walks, 0 strike outs, 12.00 ERA

New York Yankees

  • Joey Gallo- 1 game, 0-4, 1 strike out
  • Joely Rodriguez- 0 games
  • Rougned Odor- 1 game, 0-2, 1 strike out

Tampa Bay Rays

  • Pete Fairbanks- 2 games, 2.2 IP, 1 hit, 1 ER, 1 walk, 2 strike outs, 3.38 ERA 
  • Nelson Cruz- 4 games, 3-17, 2 runs, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 5 strike outs

Chicago White Sox

  • Leury Garcia- 4 games, 3-15, 1 double, 1 home run, 4 RBIs, 7 strike outs
  • Lance Lynn- 1 games, 3.2 IP, 6 hits, 5 ER, 2 walks, 4 strike outs, 12.27 ERA

Summarizing the summary summarily

Texas Rangers legend, Jesse Chavez is the lone player putting in an excellent post season. This is not to diminishing the important work Jackson, Perez or Fairbanks were able to accomplish, but Chavez is clearly the front runner here. Ex-Ranger stars, Gallo, Odor and Cruz combined to go 3 for 23. The Rangers would be able to put together half of a postseason 26 man roster with these players but the bullpen would be just about complete. Chavez frequently started for the Rangers and even started one this post season. Garcia is a utility player but would be slotted for 2B. That leaves RF, SS, 1B, C to be filled. Regardless, these are rather uninspiring total numbers from the alumni. Batting .146 with 2 homers and a pitching staff combining for 6.75 ERA doesn’t exactly leave the fans wondering what if. This is more of an indictment of the organization.  Fret not though Rangers fans, as the tide looks to be turning and the future is looking brighter than the past.

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