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Every AL West team's best recent Draft pick

@JesseSanchezMLB
June 3, 2020

The start of the MLB Draft is one the most important dates on the baseball calendar. It’s an opportunity for clubs to add new talent to their organizations. For fans, it’s a chance to dream about the next wave of future stars and follow these young players as they make

Rangers’ Top 5 lefty starters: Sullivan’s take

@Sullivan_Ranger
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Globe Life Field debuts First Look Tours

@Sullivan_Ranger
June 1, 2020

ARLINGTON -- The First Look Tours have begun at Globe Life Field. Fans taking the tours will also get to see to see the Rangers' “Mount Rushmore.” That is a series of eight shadow box displays prominently paying homage to some of the great players and moments in Rangers history.

The best No. 1 Draft pick in every team's history

June 3, 2020

As the June 10-11 MLB Draft approaches, it's a great time to look back at the best first-round selections in each club's history. With the help of each of the 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's a look at a list that includes All-Stars, MVP Award winners, Cy Young Award winners

Rangers trim 37 from Minor League ranks

@Sullivan_Ranger
June 1, 2020

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers announced Monday they had released 37 Minor Leaguers, including pitchers Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Nick Gardewine, Brandon Mann and Arturo Reyes. Of the four, only Reyes was in big league camp during Spring Training, though all have big league experience with the Rangers. Other pitchers released include right-handers

The best hometown Draft pick for all 30 teams

@JonathanMayo
June 1, 2020

Rickey Henderson to the A's. Cal Ripken Jr. to the Orioles. Barry Larkin to the Reds. It's not uncommon to see a team go with a hometown kid in the Draft. In 2004, Neil Walker was playing at Pine-Richland High School just outside of Pittsburgh, intending to head to Clemson

Graduates form first lineup at Rangers' ballpark

May 29, 2020

The new 1.8 million-square-foot Globe Life Field hosted its first public event on Friday afternoon. What was originally scheduled to be the middle of a nine-game homestand at the new home of the Rangers instead became a high school graduation ceremony. The ceremony Friday marked the first of more than

Academy Senior Spotlight: Gabriela Quintanilla

June 1, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of high school spring sports, local seniors were faced with an abrupt ending to their high school careers. A group of these students were also athletes at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota. This Rangers

Here are the strongest arms in the AL West

@JesseSanchezMLB
May 29, 2020

A powerful arm can be a game-changer. A strong throw by an infielder can be the difference between a batter collecting a base hit on a slow roller or ball in the hole, or jogging back to the dugout after making an out. In the outfield, it’s the weapon that

Rangel, Ortiz preaching consistency, patience

Rangers coaches monitoring players virtually, ready to ramp up, hopeful for season
@Sullivan_Ranger
May 28, 2020

ARLINGTON -- The wait continues, but so do the Rangers' preparations. Corey Kluber lives in Boston but has a place in Jupiter, Fla., he could go to for a couple of weeks and throw live batting practice to local players in the warm weather. Lance Lynn is working out in

This is how each club's highest Draft pick fared

@williamfleitch
May 31, 2020

We are just about a week and a half away from the 2020 MLB Draft, one that will be done virtually and will be unlike any other Draft before it. But it’s still the Draft. There’s still a first round, still excited youngsters ready to make their way to the

MLB announces 2020 Draft schedule

First round begins June 10 at 7 ET; televised live on MLB Network, ESPN
@JonathanMayo
May 29, 2020

On Friday, Major League Baseball announced that this year’s Draft will be held on June 10-11. Here’s everything you need to know: Broadcast and logistics details The five-round Draft will begin on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. ET, with both MLB Network and ESPN producing live coverage -- the

Academy Senior Spotlight: Joshua Marcellus

May 28, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of high school spring sports, local seniors were faced with an abrupt ending to their prep careers. A group of these students were also athletes at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, presented by Toyota. This Rangers Academy

Inbox: How set are Rangers on Leclerc closing?

@Sullivan_Ranger
May 27, 2020

What is the Rangers' confidence level with Jose Leclerc as closer? He was inconsistent last year in the job and seemed to continue a trend of Rangers closers who pitch well one year and then struggle the next. It seems like that’s an annual Rangers tradition. -- Patrick A., Arlington

Sources: Minors players to be paid through June

@Sullivan_Ranger
May 27, 2020

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have made the decision to continue to pay their Minor League players $400 per week through the end of June, according to Major League sources. The payments will be made to players who were not on the Major League Spring Training roster. Those players are being

Rangers’ Top 5 righty starters: Sullivan’s take

@Sullivan_Ranger
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Most hyped RHP prospects of the past 20 years

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 27, 2020

Pitching prospects are an inherently volatile group, one with more cautionary tales than success stories, but the type of impact that a highly touted young hurler can have on an organization’s long-term outlook cannot be overstated. The below list of the most-hyped right-handed pitching prospects of the past 20 years

These are the best gloves in the AL West

@JesseSanchezMLB
May 22, 2020

The players with the best hands in baseball often have the best feet. It’s true. The game’s top defenders have above-average footwork. Their throwing arms are better than most, too. There’s also an active internal clock once the ball is put in play. And don’t forget about natural instincts these

Rangers Academy Senior Spotlight: Kylie Cox

May 25, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of high school spring sports, local seniors were faced with an abrupt ending to their high school careers. A group of these students were also athletes at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy at Mercy Street Sports Complex, Presented by Toyota. This Rangers

For 1 season, these 30 guys played like HOFers

@williamfleitch
May 25, 2020

It’s easy to break down truly great seasons from the superstars. If anything, the hardest part is deciding which Mike Trout season is the best, or which Barry Bonds, or which Albert Pujols. The real fun is the random superstar season that comes out of nowhere, a player who isn’t

The best games by 1 batter for every club

May 21, 2020

Do you know your favorite team's best individual single-game hitting performance? From Hall of Famers to players who otherwise had obscure careers, there's a diverse list in that category. With the help of all 30 MLB.com beat writers, here's the best game any one batter has had for each club.

Each MLB team's best Draft of all time

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
May 23, 2020

The Dodgers had mixed success in the first three years of the Draft, sandwiching lackluster efforts in 1965 and 1967 around finding three All-Stars (Charlie Hough, Bill Russell, Billy Grabarkewitz) and a Rookie of the Year (Ted Sizemore) in 1966. Los Angeles slid from a World Series championship to an