How Many in 2010?

Usually towards the end of the year, we always hear about how many players the Texas Rangers have used overall in any particular season. The Rangers are usually towards the high end of that list. Injuries, callups, usually make for a long list, and you tend to forget the guys who are here so quick that they don’t even have time for the proverbial “cup of coffee”.

I’ve done this for the last two seasons, and it’s worked out pretty well. I’ve also gotten some positive feedback on it, so I’m doing it again in 2010. For the record, if you’d like to see the final tallies for the last two years, you can still see them here: [ 2008 | 2009 ]

Anyway, this post will get bumped whenever there is a player who is making his first appearance for the Texas Rangers in 2010. I am going to count guys who get called up, but don’t play immediately (or sometimes don’t play at all), as they will be part of the 25 man roster officially. So here goes. The most recent additions will be on the top of the list. The original opening day 25 man roster is not in any particular order.

In 2010, the Rangers have nobody in the original opening day 25 that is making his major league debut. We had one in 2009 (Elvis Andrus) and one in 2008 (Kaz Fukumori). We do have, however five guys making their Ranger debuts in 2010: Blanco, Garko, Guerrero, Harden, & Ray.

Total players in 2010: 48
Total pitchers used in 2010: 21
Total position players used in 2010: 27
Total players making major league debut: 5

#48 – Mark Lowe (Sep 29)
#47 – Esteban German (Sep 6)
#46 – Clay Rapada (Sep 3)
#45 – Jeff Franceour (Aug 31)
#44 – Alex Cora (Aug 24)
#43 – Michael Kirkman (Aug 20 – Major League Debut)
#42 – Brandon Boggs (Aug 15)
#41 – Cristian Guzman (Jul 31)
#40 – Jorge Cantu (Jul 30)
#39 – Mitch Moreland (Jul 29 – Major League Debut)
#38 – Cliff Lee (Jul 10)
#37 – Bengie Molina (Jul 2 – acquired on 1st, not active till 2nd)
#36 – Omar Beltre (Jun 30 – Major League Debut)
#35 – Alexi Ogando (Jun 12 – Major League Debut)
#34 – Tommy Hunter (Jun 5)
#33 – Pedro Strop (May 15 – Sent back down May 16, did not appear, came back later)
#32 – Guillermo Moscoso (May 15)
#31 – Derek Holland (May 12)
#30 – Ian Kinsler (Apr 30)
#29 – Max Ramirez (Apr 27)
#28 – Craig Gentry (Apr 27)
#27 – Justin Smoak (Apr 23 – Major League Debut)
#26 – Matt Treanor (Apr 8)
#25 to #1: Scott Feldman, Neftali Feliz, Frankie Francisco, Rich Harden, Matt Harrison, Colby Lewis, Doug Mathis, Dustin Nippert, Darren O’Day, Darren Oliver, Chris Ray, C.J. Wilson, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Taylor Teagarden, Elvis Andrus, Joaquin Arias, Andres Blanco, Chris Davis, Ryan Garko, Michael Young, Julio Borbon, Nelson Cruz, Vladimir Guerrero, Josh Hamilton, David Murphy.

Please note that 1 to 25 are in no particular order.