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 several seasons (2019 will be the 12th season I’ve kept track of this), and it’s worked out pretty well. I’ve also gotten some positive feedback on it, so it’s become a permanent feature here. If you’d like to see the final tallies for the other years I’ve done this, you can still see them with links at the bottom of the page.
Anyway, this post will get bumped whenever there is a player who is making his first appearance for the Texas Rangers in 2019. 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.
Total players in 2019: 48
Total pitchers used in 2018: 30
Total position players used in 2018: 18
Total players making major league debut: 11
- #48 – Ian Gibaut (Aug 16 – replacing Pedro Payano (optioned to AAA))
- #47 – Kolby Allard (Aug 9 – replacing Scott Heineman (optioned to AAA))
- #46 – Emmanuel Clase (Aug 2 – replacing Kyle Bird (optioned to AAA))
- #45 – Jose Trevino (Aug 2 – replacing Tim Federowicz (DFA))
- #44 – Scott Heineman (Aug 2 – replacing Asdrubal Cabrera (DFA))
- #43 – Rafael Montero (Jul 22 – replacing Shawn Kelley (10 day DL))
- #42 – Taylor Guerreri (Jul 16 – replacing Willie Calhoun (optioned to AAA))
- #41 – Pedro Payano (Jul 6 – replacing Locke St. John (optioned to AAA))
- #40 – Jesse Biddle (Jul 1 – replacing Shelby Miller (DFA))
- #39 – Locke St. John (Jun 20 – replacing Drew Smyly (DFA))
- #38 – Peter Fairbanks (Jun 8 – replacing Joe Palumbo (optioned to AAA))
- #37 – Phillips Valdez (Jun 8 – 26th man DH player)
- #36 – Joe Palumbo (Jun 8 – replacing David Carpenter (DFA))
- #35 – Tim Federowicz (Jun 7 – replacing Isiah Kiner-Falefa (10 day DL))
- #34 – David Carpenter (May 31 – replacing Zack Granite (optioned to AAA))
- #xx – Zack Granite (May 29 – replacing Kyle Bird (optioned to AAA))
- #33 – Willie Calhoun (May 15 – replacing Elvis Andrus (10 day DL))
- #32 – Wei-Chieh Huang (Apr 26 – replacing Jeffrey Springs (optioned to AAA))
- #31 – Ariel Jurado (Apr 26 – replacing Taylor Hearn (10 day DL))
- #30 – Taylor Hearn (Apr 25 – replacing Wei-Chieh Huang (optioned to AAA))
- #29 – Brett Martin (Apr 19 – replacing Kyle Bird (optioned to AAA))
- #28 – Danny Santana (Apr 13 – replacing Rougned Odor (10 day DL))
- #27 – Patrick Wisdom (Apr 7 – replacing Ronald Guzman (10 day DL))
- #26 – Adrian Sampson (Apr 1 – replacing Kyle Bird (optioned to AAA))
#25 to #1 (no particular order): Kyle Bird, Jesse Chavez, Kyle Dowdy, Jeanmar Gomez, Shawn Kelley, Jose Leclerc, Lance Lynn, Chris Martin, Shelby Miller, Mike Minor, Drew Smiley, Jeffrey Springs, Edinson Volquez, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Jeff Mathis, Elvis Andrus, Asdubal Cabrera, Logan Forsythe, Ronald Guzman, Rougned Odor, Shin-Soo Choo, Delino DeShields, Joey Gallo, Nomar Mazara, Hunter Pence.
Players making their Making Major League Debut are bolded
- Of the opening day 25 man roster, 2 players made their Rangers AND major league debut (Kyle Bird, Kyle Dowdy)
- Of the opening day 25 man roster, 9 players are making their Rangers debuts. (Bird, Dowdy, Gomez, Lynn, Miller, Smiley, Cabrera, Forsythe, Pence)
- Previous years counts for major league debuts.. 2018 (1, Tocci), 2017 (2, Hauschild, Robinson), 2016 (1, Barnette), 2015 (6, DeShields, Kela, Klein, Rua, Smolinski, Verrett), 2014 (1, Seth Rosin), 2013 (2, Leury Garcia & Smokin’ Joe Ortiz), 2012 (2, Darvish & Ross), 2011 (1, Mason Tobin), none in 2010, 2009 (1, Elvis Andrus), and 2008 (1, Kaz Fukumori).
- Players with “xx” in front of their names on the list were players that were recalled, on the 25 man roster, but did not actually play. The team doesn’t count those as players who played. I do (because they were here), but the team doesn’t.
- Wei-Chieh Huang was originally brought up Apr 23rd, sent down on the 25th, and brought back on the 26th. Between the 23rd and the 25th he didn’t actually pitch.
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