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August 31, 2008

Patience Is A Virtue

On August 22, 2008, Laynce Nix broke a streak of 125 plate appearances without a walk. His previous walk occurred September 24, 2004, as a Ranger.

Since walking in his first MLB plate appearance on September 13, 2006, Joaquin Arias has 51 appearances without one.

Baltimore's Corey Patterson had a streak of 153 walkless appearances, during which he batted .180/.185/.260.

Posted by Lucas at 01:32 AM

August 28, 2008

Better Than The Alternative, I Suppose


From here (potentially NSFW)

Posted by Lucas at 06:00 PM

August 19, 2008

Frisco vs. Tulsa, 14 August 2008, Part Two


Jose Vallejo


Jose Vallejo




Julio Borbon




Julio Borbon




Elvis Andrus




Scott Little, Tyler Coolbaugh, Derek Holland


Posted by Lucas at 05:57 PM

August 18, 2008

Frisco vs. Tulsa, 14 August 2008, Part One

All Neftali Feliz, All The Time
























Posted by Lucas at 11:25 PM

August 17, 2008

Frisco vs. Tulsa, 13 August 2008

Derek Holland


Derek Holland


Holland draws a crowd.


Derek Holland


Derek Holland


Derek Holland


Elvis Andrus


Julio Borbon


Manuel Pina


Chad Tracy


Elvis Andrus and Neftali Feliz

Posted by Lucas at 04:32 PM

August 16, 2008

Texas Rangers Eligible for Rule 5 Draft

Note: Players in italics can declare free agency

Drafted:
Fox, Adam (IF)
Frostad, Emerson (C/3)
Gac, Ian (1B)
Gold, Nate (1B)
Harrison, Ben (OF)
Herren, KC (OF)
Kometani, Kea (P)
Mayberry, John (OF)
Mehl, Truan (OF)
Meyer, Drew (IF)
Murphy, Steve (OF)
Rogers, Kyle (P)
Schlact, Michael (P)

Trade or Minor-League Rule 5 Acquisitions:
Cruz, Nelson (OF)
Gradoville, Tim (C)

Hamilton, Clayton (P)
Majewski, Dustin (OF)
Restko, J.T. (1/O)

Non-Drafted Free Agents:
Bannister, John (P)
Benjamin, Casey (IF)
Diaz, JB (P)
Dominguez, Carlos (C)
Giles, Josh (P)
Gomez, Mauro (1B)
Poveda, Omar (P)
Richardson, Kevin (C)
Rowe, Steve (P)
Santana, Julio (P)

Soto, Eleno (P)
Vallejo, Jose (2B)

Minor-League Free Agents (ALL can declare free agency):
Batista, Kendy (P)
Calero, Kiko (P)
Diaz, Joselo (P)
Eyre, Willie (P)
Flores, Adalberto (P)
Gonzalez, Alfredo (P)
Gordon, Brian (P)
Hodges, Trey (P)
Lee, Derek (P)
Maeda, Yukinaga (P)
Parker, Zach (P)
Pickett, Justin (C)
Puffer, Brandon (P)
Ragsdale, Corey (P)
Ramirez, Elizardo (P)
Roberts, Ryan (IF)
Trzesniak, Nick (C)
White, Bill (P)

Posted by Lucas at 11:21 AM

August 01, 2008

Age Distributions In Ranger-Affiliated Minor Leagues

All League players, not just the Rangers, and including those on the DL. As of July 28, 2008:

Age
Rookie
Short-A
Low-A
High-A
AA
AAA
17
4.6% 0.4% 0.3% - - -
18
17.2% 2.0% 1.0% 0.4% - -
19
20.9% 6.7% 9.1% 0.7% 0.9% -
20
15.7% 12.2% 9.6% 7.4% 2.3% -
21
13.2% 23.9% 18.0% 8.5% 6.0% 1.1%
22
16.0% 31.8% 26.6% 20.2% 10.2% 2.7%
23
8.3% 16.9% 26.6% 28.3% 24.2% 6.9%
24
0.9% 4.3% 6.1% 21.3% 18.1% 9.3%
25
1.5% 1.2% 1.8% 9.9% 17.7% 16.0%
26
0.3% 0.4% 1.0% 1.8% 7.0% 14.9%
27
0.6% 0.4% - 0.7% 5.6% 11.8%
28
0.3% - - 0.4% 1.9% 10.4%
29
- - - 0.4% 3.3% 8.4%
30
- - - - 0.5% 5.3%
31
- - - - 1.4% 4.0%
32
- - - - 0.5% 2.4%
33
- - - - 0.5% 1.6%
34
- - - - - 2.0%
35
- - - - - 1.1%
36
- - - - - 0.7%
37
- - - - - 0.7%
38
- - - - - 0.7%
Avg.
20.8 22.1 22.3 23.4 24.7 27.5
Med.
20.4 22.1 22.4 23.5 24.5 26.9

Posted by Lucas at 05:20 PM