2015 Texas Rangers season

From Infogalactic: the planetary knowledge core
Jump to: navigation, search
2015 Texas Rangers
American League West champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Ray Davis
General manager(s) Jon Daniels
Manager(s) Jeff Banister
Local television Fox Sports Southwest
(Steve Busby, Tom Grieve)
Local radio KRLD 105.3 FM (English)
(Eric Nadel, Matt Hicks)
KZMP 1540 AM (Spanish)
(Eleno Orlenas, Jerry Romo)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
 < Previous season     Next season  >

The 2015 Texas Rangers season was the Rangers' 55th season of the franchise and the 44th since the team relocated to Arlington, Texas.

After a disastrous 2014 season in which the Rangers finished last in the entire American League (and 3rd worst in all of MLB), and despite starting the season with an 8-16 record and being under .500 as late as August 3, the Rangers would clinch the American League West title on the final day of the season, the team's 6th division title and 7th postseason appearance in franchise history. They lost to the Toronto Blue Jays in five games in the Division Series.

Offseason

October 30: Colby Lewis, Neal Cotts and Scott Baker become free agents.

October 31: Sent 3 players to the minors.

November 20: Promoted 4 players from the minors, released 2, signed 3 to a minor league contract (2 with an invite to Spring training), and sent Daniel Robertson to the Los Angeles Angels for an unnamed player.

November 24: Released Jim Adduci and signed Ed Lucas to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

December 2: Adam Rosales, Michael Kirkman, and Alexi Ogando become free agents.

  • Rosales and Kirkman resigned with the Rangers.
  • Ogando signed with the Boston Red Sox.

December 8: Claimed Scott Barnes off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

December 11: Signed 3 players to a minor league contract and invited them to Spring training, while drafting Delino DeShields.

December 12: Received Ross Detwiler from the Washington Nationals for Chris Bostick and Abel De Los Santos.

December 14: Signed J. T. Wise to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

December 15: Signed Francisco Mendoza to a minor league contract.

December 16: Signed Kyuji Fujikawa. Also signed 3 players to a minor league contract with 2 receiving an invite to Spring training.

December 18: Signed Mike McDade to a minor league contract.

Week of January 5: Signed Adam Rosales and gave 2 players a minor league contract (1 with an invite to Spring training).

Week of January 12: Signed 7 players to a minor league contract and invited 1 of them to Spring training.

Week of January 19: Received Yovani Gallardo and cash from the Milwaukee Brewers for Corey Knebel, Luis Sardinas, and Marcos Diplan and received Gonzalez Germen from the Yankees for cash. Signed Juan Perez and Ross Ohlendorf to a minor league contract and invited 6 others to Spring training.

  • Germen would be claimed by the Chicago Cubs off waivers.
  • Ohlendorf received an invite to Spring training.

January 27: Received Anthony Ranaudo from the Boston Red Sox for Robbie Ross, Jr..

January 28: Signed 2 players to a minor league contract.

February 3: Invited Martire Garcia to Spring training.

February 4: Signed Ryan Ludwick to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

February 6: Signed Nate Schierholtz to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.

Regular season

Season standings

American League West

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Texas Rangers 88 74 0.543 43–38 45–36
Houston Astros 86 76 0.531 2 53–28 33–48
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 85 77 0.525 3 49–32 36–45
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 12 36–45 40–41
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 20 34–47 34–47



Division Leaders W L Pct.
(1) Kansas City Royals 95 67 0.586
(2) Toronto Blue Jays 93 69 0.574
(3) Texas Rangers 88 74 0.543


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
(4) New York Yankees 87 75 0.537 +1
(5) Houston Astros 86 76 0.531
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 85 77 0.525 1
Minnesota Twins 83 79 0.512 3
Cleveland Indians 81 80 0.503
Baltimore Orioles 81 81 0.500 5
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 0.494 6
Boston Red Sox 78 84 0.481 8
Chicago White Sox 76 86 0.469 10
Seattle Mariners 76 86 0.469 10
Detroit Tigers 74 87 0.460 11½
Oakland Athletics 68 94 0.420 18


American League Wild Card

Record against opponents

2015 AL Records

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET HOU KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 11–8 3–3 5–1 4–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 0–7 10–9 6–1 3–3 10–9 1–6 8–11 12–8
Boston 8–11 3–4 2–4 4–2 2–4 4–3 2–5 2–5 8–11 5–1 4–3 9–10 2–5 10–9 13–7
Chicago 3–3 4–3 10–9 9–10 5–1 7–12 4–3 6–13 2–5 5–2 4–3 1–5 3–3 4–3 9–11
Cleveland 1–5 4–2 9–10 7–11 5–2 9–10 4–2 7–12 5–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 3–3 3–4 12–8
Detroit 3–4 2–4 10–9 11–7 3–4 9–10 1–6 11–8 2–5 2–4 4–3 3–3 2–5 2–4 9–11
Houston 4–3 4–2 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 10–9 3–3 4–3 10–9 12–7 2–5 6–13 4–3 16–4
Kansas City 4–3 3–4 12–7 10–9 10–9 2–4 6–1 12–7 2–4 5–1 4–2 6–1 3–4 3–4 13–7
Los Angeles 4–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 6–1 9–10 1–6 5–2 2–4 11–8 12–7 3–3 12–7 2–5 8–12
Minnesota 7–0 5–2 13–6 12–7 8–11 3–3 7–12 2–5 1–5 4–3 4–3 4–2 3–3 2–5 8–12
New York 9–10 11–8 5–2 2–5 5–2 3–4 4–2 4–2 5–1 3–4 5–1 12–7 2–5 6–13 11–9
Oakland 1–6 1–5 2–5 4–3 4–2 9–10 1–5 8–11 3–4 4–3 6–13 3–4 10–9 1–5 11–9
Seattle 3–3 3–4 3–4 3–4 3–4 7–12 2–4 7–12 3–4 1–5 13–6 4–3 12–7 4–2 8–12
Tampa Bay 9–10 10–9 5–1 2–5 3–3 5–2 1–6 3–3 2–4 7–12 4–3 3–4 2–5 10–9 14–6
Texas 6–1 5–2 3–3 3–3 5–2 13–6 4–3 7–12 3–3 5–2 9–10 7–12 5–2 2–4 11–9
Toronto 11–8 9–10 3–4 4–3 4–2 3–4 4–3 5–2 5–2 13–6 5–1 2–4 9–10 4–2 12–8


Season summary

The Rangers would start the season as poorly as their 2014 season ended, reaching a season low eight games under .500 (8-16) on May 3. The lone bright spot was the resurgence of Prince Fielder from season-ending surgery the prior year.

At the All-Star break the Rangers improved slightly, but were still under .500 (42-46).

The second half of the season would see the team begin a resurgence, led in part by the acquisition of Cole Hamels, the emergence of Shawn Tolleson as the team's closer, the returns of Martin Perez and Derek Holland from the disabled list, and improved play by Shin-Soo Choo and Adrián Beltré. However, as late as August 3 the Rangers were still below .500.

The improved play continued, and on September 15 (during a four-game home series against their in-state and division rivals the Houston Astros) the Rangers would defeat the Astros 6-5, taking the division lead in the process and ultimately sweeping the series. The Rangers would not relinquish the division lead from that point forward, though they would not clinch the division until the last day of the season when they defeated the Los Angeles Angels 9-2.

Game log

2015 Game Log[1]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Rangers team member

Postseason Game Log

2015 Post-season Game Log

Roster

2015 Texas Rangers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Statistics

Through August 13, 2015

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Base on balls; SO = Strikeouts; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG SB
Hanser Alberto, 2B 41 99 12 22 2 1 0 4 2 17 .222 1
Elvis Andrus, SS 160 596 69 154 34 2 7 62 46 78 .258 25
Adrián Beltré, 3B 143 567 83 163 32 4 18 83 41 65 .287 1
Kyle Blanks, 1B,LF 18 67 10 21 5 0 3 6 4 20 .313 1
Robinson Chirinos, C 78 233 33 54 16 1 10 34 28 62 .232 0
Michael Choice, RF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Shin-Soo Choo, RF 149 555 94 153 32 3 22 82 76 147 .276 4
Carlos Corporán, C 33 107 10 19 4 0 3 15 6 40 .178 0
Delino DeShields, Jr., LF,CF 121 425 83 111 22 10 2 37 53 101 .261 25
Thomas Field, 2B 14 41 6 8 1 0 2 5 2 6 .195 1
Prince Fielder, DH,1B 158 613 78 187 28 0 23 98 64 88 .305 0
Yovani Gallardo, P 33 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .500 0
Joey Gallo, 3B,LF 36 108 16 22 3 1 6 14 15 57 .204 3
Chris Gimenez, C 36 98 19 25 6 1 5 14 10 19 .255 2
Josh Hamilton, LF 50 170 22 43 8 0 8 25 10 52 .253 0
Matt Harrison, P 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Leonys Martín, CF 95 288 26 63 12 0 5 25 16 69 .219 14
Nick Martinez, P 21 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0
Mitch Moreland, 1B,DH 132 471 51 131 27 0 23 85 32 112 .278 1
Mike Napoli, 1B,DH 35 78 9 23 2 0 5 10 12 19 .295 0
Rougned Odor, 2B 120 426 54 111 21 9 16 61 23 79 .261 6
Carlos Peguero, LF 30 70 10 13 4 0 4 9 12 36 .186 2
Martín Pérez, P 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Anthony Ranaudo, P 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 0
Wandy Rodríguez, P 17 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0
Adam Rosales, 1B,2B,3B 55 114 14 26 4 0 3 7 10 30 .228 4
Ryan Rua, LF 28 83 10 16 5 0 4 7 3 32 .193 0
Jake Smolinski, OF 35 60 12 8 1 0 1 6 11 20 .133 1
Ryan Strausborger, OF 31 45 9 9 0 0 1 3 3 11 .200 2
Tomás Telis, C 6 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .182 0
Bobby Wilson, C 31 77 5 17 5 0 1 10 7 19 .221 0

Pitching

Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; SV = Saves; IP = Innings pitched; H = Hits allowed; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; HR = Home runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB K
Anthony Bass 0 0 4.50 33 0 0 64.0 66 33 32 5 20 45
Alex Claudio 1 1 2.87 18 0 0 15.2 12 6 5 4 6 13
Ross Detwiler 0 5 7.12 17 7 0 43.0 62 37 34 9 20 28
Jake Diekman 0 0 2.08 26 0 0 21.2 13 5 5 2 7 20
Sam Dyson 2 1 1.15 31 0 2 31.1 24 4 4 1 4 30
Jon Edwards 0 0 6.00 11 0 0 6.0 6 4 4 1 8 6
Neftalí Feliz 1 2 4.58 18 0 6 19.2 24 10 10 2 9 16
Sam Freeman 0 0 2.79 42 0 0 29.0 23 9 9 2 17 28
Kyuji Fujikawa 0 0 16.20 2 0 0 1.2 2 3 3 1 0 1
Yovani Gallardo 13 11 3.42 33 33 0 184.1 193 76 70 15 68 121
Chi Chi Gonzalez 4 6 3.90 14 10 0 67.0 49 29 29 6 32 30
Cole Hamels 7 1 3.66 12 12 0 83.2 77 34 34 10 23 78
Matt Harrison 1 2 6.75 3 3 0 16.0 19 12 12 3 6 5
Derek Holland 4 3 4.91 10 10 0 58.2 59 32 32 11 17 41
Keone Kela 7 5 2.39 68 0 1 60.1 52 18 16 4 18 68
Phil Klein 1 0 6.75 11 2 0 17.1 23 15 13 4 10 12
Colby Lewis 17 9 4.66 33 33 0 204.2 211 111 106 26 42 142
Nick Martinez 7 7 3.96 24 21 0 125.0 135 66 55 16 46 77
Román Méndez 0 1 5.40 12 0 0 11.2 11 7 7 1 7 9
Ross Ohlendorf 3 1 3.72 21 0 1 19.1 21 8 8 4 7 19
Spencer Patton 1 1 9.00 27 0 0 24.0 24 24 24 5 12 28
Martín Pérez 3 6 4.46 14 14 0 78.2 88 41 39 3 24 48
Stolmy Pimentel 0 1 3.97 8 0 0 11.1 11 5 5 1 3 7
Anthony Ranaudo 0 1 7.63 4 2 0 15.1 18 13 13 2 8 11
Wandy Rodríguez 6 4 4.90 17 15 0 86.1 99 48 47 10 36 72
Adam Rosales 0 0 9.00 2 0 0 2.0 2 3 2 2 1 1
Tanner Scheppers 4 1 5.63 42 0 0 38.1 37 25 24 6 23 32
Shawn Tolleson 6 4 2.99 73 0 35 72.1 66 24 24 9 17 76
Logan Verrett 0 1 6.00 4 0 0 9.0 11 7 6 1 4 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League Jason Wood
AA Frisco RoughRiders Texas League Joe Mikulik
A-Advanced High Desert Mavericks California League Spike Owen
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Corey Ragsdale
A-Short Season Spokane Indians Northwest League Tim Hulett
Rookie AZL Rangers Arizona League Kenny Holmberg
Rookie DSL Rangers Dominican Summer League Aaron Levin
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hickory

[7]

References

  1. "2015 Texas Rangers Sortable Schedule". Texas Rangers.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Boxscore: Texas vs. Toronto, Game 1". MLB.com. October 8, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Boxscore: Texas vs. Toronto, Game 2". MLB.com. October 9, 2015. Retrieved October 9, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Boxscore: Texas vs. Toronto, Game 3". MLB.com. October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Boxscore: Toronto vs. Texas, Game 4". MLB.com. October 12, 2015. Retrieved October 12, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Boxscore: Texas vs. Toronto, Game 5". MLB.com. October 14, 2015. Retrieved October 14, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2015). Baseball America 2016 Almanac. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-60-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links