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 (2022 will be the 15th 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 2022. 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 26 man roster officially. Here goes:
The most recent additions will be on the top of the list.
Total players in 2022: 35
Total pitchers used in 2021: 20
Total position players used in 2021: 15
Total players making major league debut: 0
- #35 – Zach Reks (Apr 30 – replacing Spencer Howard (optioned to AAA))
- #34 – Sam Huff (Apr 28 – replacing Jonah Heim (paternity list))
- #33 – Glenn Otto (Apr 22 – replacing Jon Gray (10 day DL))
- #32 – Matt Moore (Apr 16 – replacing Josh Sborz (10 day DL))
- #31 – Nick Snyder (Apr 14 – replacing Dennis Santana (Covid DL))
- #30 – Garrett Richards (Apr 14 – replacing Spencer Howard (10 day DL))
- #29 – Spencer Patton (Apr 9 – replacing Jon Gray (10 day DL))
#28 to #1 (in alphabetical order): Albert Abreu, Kolby Allard, Joe Barlow, Brock Burke, Matt Bush, Kole Calhoun, Willie Calhoun, Charlie Culberson, Dane Dunning, Adolis Garcia, Mitch Garver, Jon Gray, Taylor Hearn, Jonan Heim, Greg Holland, Spencer Howard, Andy Ibanez, John King, Nate Lowe, Brett Martin, Brad Miller, Martin Perez, Dennis Santana, Josh Sborz, Corey Seager, Marcus Semien, Nick Solak, Eli White.
Players making their Making Major League Debut are bolded
- 2022 starts with a 28 man opening day roster, as a concession to the compressed spring training that resulted from the lockout. That goes back to 26 on May 1.
- Of the opening day 28 man roster, nobody is making their major league debut. That hasn’t happened since 2010.
- Of the opening day 28 man roster, 8 players are making their Rangers debuts. (Abreu, Calhoun K, Garber, Gray, Holland, Miller, Seager, Semien)
- Previous years counts for major league debuts on opening day roster: 2021 2 (Arihara, DeGeus), 2020 (1, Taveras), 2019 (2, Bird, Dowdy), 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 26 man roster, but did not actually play. The team doesn’t count those as players who played. I do (because they were here).
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