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1997 Texas RangersPayroll Summary
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Dean Palmer earned $4,800,000 for the 1997 Texas Rangers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameRangers
LocationArlington,Texas
Record77-85 (3rd in American League West)League Rank10thMLB Rank19th
BallparkThe Ballpark in Arlington
ManagerJohnny OatesGeneral ManagerDouglas Melvin
CoachesDick Bosman (Pitching Coach), Bucky Dent (Bench Coach), Larry Hardy (Bullpen Coach), Rudy Jaramillo (Hitting Coach), Ed Napoleon (First Base Coach), Jerry Narron (Third Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJason Romano (#39)
Payroll$50,112,268 (Rank: 6th)
Attendance2,945,228 (Rank: 7th)
Minor League AffiliatesOklahoma City 89ers (AAA) 61-82 ... Tulsa Drillers (AA) 61-78 ... Charlotte Rangers (A+) 68-71 ... Gulf Coast Rangers (Rk) 34-26 ... Pulaski Rangers (Rk) 43-25 ...
Years Available1961-2019

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Payroll Data for 1997 Texas Rangers

TopPREV  NEXTPayrolls Main 1st Round Draft Picks Active Players Currently Active on this Team
Player NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationSalary ($)MLB-RankTM-RankStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Jose AlberroP6-2 190 R-R 1969-06-29 28San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1991-20061995-1997
1991-   UDFA-TEX
150,00076637  
Scott BailesP6-2 171 L-L 1962-12-18 34Chillicothe,Ohio MLB1982-19981986-1998
1982- 7- 170-TEX
150,00076638  
Kevin BrownC6-2 215 R-R 1973-04-21 24Valparaiso,Indiana MLB1992-20031996-2002
1994- 2-  56-TEX
150,00076636  
Damon BufordCF5-10 180 R-R 1970-06-12 27Baltimore,Maryland MLB1988-20031993-2001
1990-10- 283-BAL
225,00052925  
John BurkettP6-3 215 R-R 1964-11-28 32New Brighton,Pennsylvania MLB1983-20031987-2003
1983- 6- 148-SFN
3,550,000987  
Domingo Cedeno2B-SS6-0 170 B-R 1968-11-04 28La Romana,Dom Rep MLB1989-20011993-1999
1987-   UDFA-TOR
285,00048421  
Terry ClarkP6-2 190 R-R 1960-10-10 36Los Angeles,California MLB1979-19991988-1997
1979-23- 575-SLN
200,00057527  
Will Clark1B6-1 200 L-L 1964-03-13 33New Orleans,Louisiana MLB1983-20001986-2000
1985- 1-   2-SFN
5,657,365323  
Mike DevereauxCF-RF6-0 195 R-R 1963-04-10 34Casper,Wyoming MLB1985-19981987-1998
1985- 5- 116-LAN
250,00050723  
Alex DiazCF-RF5-11 180 B-R 1968-10-05 28Brooklyn,New York MLB1987-20031992-1999
1986-   UDFA-NYN
250,00050724  
Bryan EversgerdP6-1 190 R-L 1969-02-11 28Centralia,Illinois MLB1989-20001994-1998
1989-   UDFA-SLN
150,00076639  
Hanley FriasSS-2B6-0 165 B-R 1973-12-05 23Villa Altagracia,Dom Rep MLB1992-20021997-2000
1990-   UDFA-TEX
150,00076640  
Benji GilSS6-2 210 R-R 1972-10-06 24Tijuana,Mexico MLB1991-20121993-2003
1991- 1-  19-TEX
200,00057526  
Juan GonzalezRF-LF6-3 220 R-R 1969-10-16 27Vega Baja,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20051989-2005
1986-   UDFA-TEX
7,500,00071  
Tom GoodwinCF-LF6-1 175 L-R 1968-07-27 28Fresno,California MLB1987-20051991-2004
1989- 1-  22-LAN
1,050,00027814  
Rusty GreerLF6-0 195 L-L 1969-01-21 28Fort Rucker,Alabama MLB1990-20021994-2002
1990-10- 279-TEX
358,33344919  
Eric GundersonP6-0 190 R-L 1966-03-29 31Portland,Oregon MLB1987-20011990-2000
1987- 2-  48-SFN
160,00069432  
Rick HellingP6-3 220 R-R 1970-12-15 26Devils Lake,North Dakota MLB1990-20061994-2006
1992- 1-  22-TEX
165,00067631  
Wilson HerediaP6-0 175 R-R 1972-03-30 25La Romana,Dom Rep MLB1991-20001995-1997
1990-   UDFA-TEX
150,00076641  
Xavier HernandezP6-2 195 R-R 1965-08-16 31Port Arthur,Texas MLB1986-19981989-1998
1986- 4- 107-TOR
600,00035315  
Ken HillP6-2 215 R-R 1965-12-14 31Lynn,Massachusetts MLB1985-20011988-2001
1985-   UDFA-DET
4,850,000484  
Jim LeyritzC-1B6-0 195 R-R 1963-12-27 33Lakewood,Ohio MLB1985-20031990-2000
1985-   UDFA-NYA
1,916,97220210  
Mark McLemore2B-LF5-11 207 B-R 1964-10-04 32San Diego,California MLB1982-20041986-2004
1982- 9- 218-CAL
1,800,00021011  
Henry MercedesC6-1 210 R-R 1969-07-23 27Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1988-20031992-1997
1987-   UDFA-OAK
180,00063630  
Eric MoodyP6-6 185 R-R 1971-01-06 26Greenville,South Carolina MLB1993-20011997-1997
1993-24- 675-TEX
150,00076642  
Warren NewsonRF-LF5-7 200 L-L 1964-07-03 32Newnan,Georgia MLB1986-20031991-1998
1986- 4-  90-SDN
375,00043617  
Darren OliverP6-2 210 R-L 1970-10-06 26Kansas City,Missouri MLB1988-20131993-2013
1988- 3-  63-TEX
1,075,00027513Free Agent  
Dean Palmer3B6-1 210 R-R 1968-12-27 28Tallahassee,Florida MLB1986-20031989-2003
1986- 3-  59-TEX
4,800,000555  
Danny PattersonP6-0 225 R-R 1971-02-17 26San Gabriel,California MLB1990-20051996-2004
1989-47-1199-TEX
150,00076635  
Roger PavlikP6-2 220 R-R 1967-10-04 29Houston,Texas MLB1987-19981992-1998
1986- 2-  32-TEX
2,850,0001388  
Billy Ripken2B6-1 190 R-R 1964-12-16 32Havre de Grace,Maryland MLB1982-19981987-1998
1982-11- 286-BAL
275,00048822  
Ivan RodriguezC5-9 205 R-R 1971-11-30 25Vega Baja,Puerto Rico MLB1989-20111991-2011
1988-   UDFA-TEX
6,825,000152  
Marc SagmoenRF5-11 185 L-L 1971-04-16 26Seattle,Washington MLB1992-20011997-1997
1993-13- 367-TEX
150,00076643  
Julio SantanaP6-0 185 R-R 1974-01-20 23San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1993-20121997-2006
1990-   UDFA-TEX
150,00076644  
Dave Silvestri3B-SS6-0 196 R-R 1967-09-29 29St. Louis,Missouri MLB1989-19991992-1999
1988- 2-  52-HOU
185,00061329  
Mike SimmsRF-1B6-4 230 R-R 1967-01-12 30Whittier,California MLB1985-19991990-1999
1985- 6- 144-HOU
200,00057528  
Lee Stevens1B6-4 235 L-L 1967-07-10 29Kansas City,Missouri MLB1986-20031990-2002
1986- 1-  22-CAL
300,00046920  
Tanyon SturtzeP6-5 205 R-R 1970-10-12 26Worcester,Massachusetts MLB1990-20091995-2008
1990-23- 636-OAK
150,00076634  
Fernando Tatis3B5-10 175 R-R 1975-01-01 22San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1994-20141997-2010
1992-   UDFA-TEX
150,00076633  
Mickey TettletonC6-2 212 B-R 1960-09-16 36Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1981-19971984-1997
1981- 5- 118-OAK
1,783,14021112  
Ed VosbergP6-1 210 L-L 1961-09-28 35Tucson,Arizona MLB1980-20071986-2002
1983- 3-  64-SDN
450,00039416  
John WettelandP6-2 215 R-R 1966-08-21 30San Mateo,California MLB1985-20001989-2000
1985- 2-  39-LAN
4,575,000646  
Matt WhitesideP6-0 200 R-R 1967-08-08 29Charleston,Missouri MLB1990-20061992-2005
1990-25- 678-TEX
375,00043618  
Bobby WittP6-2 205 R-R 1964-05-11 33Arlington,Virginia MLB1984-20011986-2001
1985- 1-   3-TEX
2,000,0001909