Rangers Depth Chart

The Major League depth chart is comprised of players expected to be on the Major League roster. I will update this chart throughout the season. The Minor League depth chart is based on Baseball America’s rankings of Rangers prospects, and will not be updated until next season.

The Major League rankings are based on my own judgement of where the players stand. Position players and relievers are ranked by expected roles and usage. Starting pitchers are ranked by how I expect them to perform this season. For instance, while Colby Lewis will be the team’s opening day starter, I only expect him to be the fifth best starter on the team. Also, I expect Alexi Ogando to be the most effective reliever in the bullpen, but he is ranked behind Closer Joe Nathan. Non-roster invites such as Conor Jackson and Brad Hawpe are excluded.

I don’t pretend to know the farm system better than the experts. My opinions of prospects are essentially shaped by what I read from scouting reports, so I’ll defer to the actual scouts, and hold back judgements on my own.

Major League Depth Chart

Player Bats/Throws Player Bats/Throws
Starting Pitchers Relief Pitchers
Yu Darvish R-R Joe Nathan R-R
Derek Holland S-L Alexi Ogando R-R
Neftali Feliz R-R Mike Adams R-R
Matt Harrison L-L Koji Uehara R-R
Colby Lewis R-R Yoshinori Tateyama R-R
Alexi Ogando R-R Mark Lowe R-R
Scott Feldman L-R Scott Feldman L-R
Michael Kirkman L-L
Mark Hamburger R-R
Cody Eppley R-R
Catcher First Base
Mike Napoli R-R Mitch Moreland L-L
Yorvit Torrealba R-R Michael Young R-R
Luis Martinez R-R Mike Napoli R-R
Second Base Third Base
Ian Kinsler R-R Adrian Beltre R-R
Michael Young R-R Michael Young R-R
Shortstop Left Field
Elvis Andrus R-R Josh Hamilton L-L
Michael Young R-R David Murphy L-L
Center Field Right Field
Leonys Martin L-R Nelson Cruz R-R
Josh Hamilton L-L Mitch Moreland L-L
Craig Gentry R-R David Murphy L-L
Julio Borbon L-L Josh Hamilton L-L

Minor League Depth Chart

Starting Pitchers Relief Pitchers
Martin Perez L-L Matt West R-R
Neil Ramirez R-R Tanner Scheppers R-R
Cody Buckel R-R David Perez R-R
Robbie Ross L-L Michael Kirkman L-L
Justin Grimm R-R Miguel De Los Santos L-L
Luke Jackson R-R
Roman Mendez R-R
Barret Loux R-R
Will Lamb L-L
Kevin Matthews L-L
Catcher First Base
Jorge Alfaro R-R Ronald Guzman L-L
Kellin Deglan L-R
Tomas Telis S-R
Tommy Mendonca L-R
Second Base Third Base
Rougned Odor L-R Mike Olt R-R
Odubel Herrera L-R Christian Villanueva R-R
Tommy Mendonca L-R
Shortstop Left Field
Jurickson Profar S-R Jared Hoying L-R
Leury Garcia S-R
Luis Sardinas S-R
Center Field Right Field
Jordan Akins R-R Jake Skole L-R
Zach Cone R-R Nomar Mazara L-L
Engel Beltre L-L