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1983 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ Organizational Roster
Nickname:
W-L Record: 77-85 .475
Rank: 3rd in American League West
Run Differential: 639-609 + 30
Roster Continuity 71.50% 22/26
Manager(s): Doug Rader
General Manager: Joe Klein
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 1,363,469 17/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Jeff Kunkel (#3) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Darrell Johnson
Assistant Coach: Jackie Brown
Bullpen Coach: Glenn Ezell
First Base Coach: Rich Donnelly
Hitting Coach: Merv Rettenmund
Pitching Coach: Dick Such
Third Base Coach: Wayne Terwilliger

#1 Draft Picks

Jon Matlack (#4), Frank Tanana (#13), Al Lachowicz (#24)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9963.611--
7983.48820.0
7785.47522.0
7488.45725.0
7092.43229.0
7092.43229.0
60102.37039.0
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1983 Texas Rangers season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Agapito AlcantaraGCL RangersGCLRkOF6-2170R-R19Not draftedRk
    Jim AllisonTri-CityNwstA-OF6-2190B-R20TEX: 1982-1-15A+
    Jim AndersonTexasALMLBSS6-0170R-R26CAL: 1975-2-25MLB
    John AndradeGCL RangersGCLRk2B5-9165R-R21TEX: 1983-27-663A
      BurlingtonMidwA2B                
    Augusto AquinoGCL RangersGCLRkOF5-9150L-L19Not draftedA+
    Randy AsadoorTulsaTexAA3B6-1185R-R20TEX: 1983-3-57MLB
    Greg BaileyTri-CityNwstA-OF6-0218R-R21TEX: 1983-14-343AA
    Bobby BallTulsaTexAAOF6-1175B-R24TEX: 1979-13-329AA
    Barry BassBurlingtonMidwAOF-P6-0175R-R22TEX: 1981-3-62AA
    Regan BassTri-CityNwstA-P6-5205R-R23TEX: 1983-33-773A+
    Buddy BellTexasALMLB3B6-3200R-R31CLE: 1969-16-375MLB
    Eli BenBurlingtonMidwAOF6-2175R-R22TEX: 1982-13-330A+
    Larry BiittnerTexasALMLBOF-1B6-2205L-L37WS2: 1968-10-212MLB
    Marty BlairGCL RangersGCLRkSS5-11170B-R22TEX: 1983-44-821A+
    Terry BogenerOklahoma CityAmerAAAOF6-0193L-L27TEX: 1978-6-150MLB
    Dan BoitanoOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-0185R-R30MON: 1973-2-44MLB
    Frank BrosiousTulsaTexAAP6-4215R-R23TEX: 1981-5-112AA
    Bob BrowerBurlingtonMidwACF-LF5-11185R-R23Not draftedMLB
      TulsaTexAACF-LF                
    Jerry BrowneGCL RangersGCLRk2B-3B5-10165B-R17UDFAMLB
    John BuckleyBurlingtonMidwAP6-2210R-R22Not draftedAA
      TulsaTexAAP                
    Kevin BuckleyTulsaTexAA1B6-1200R-R24TEX: 1981-17-424MLB
    Steve BuecheleTulsaTexAA3B6-2190R-R21TEX: 1982-5-122MLB
      Oklahoma CityAmerAAA3B                
    Kerry BurnsTri-CityNwstA-P6-0190R-R21TEX: 1983-13-317A-
    John ButcherTexasALMLBP6-4190R-R26HOU: 1977-1-5MLB
    Chuckie CanadyTulsaTexAAOF5-11185R-R23TEX: 1981-2-30AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Nick CapraOklahoma CityAmerAAAOF5-8165R-R25TEX: 1979-3-69MLB
      TexasALMLBOF                
    Anthony CarlucciTri-CityNwstA-OF6-1195R-R22TEX: 1983-16-395AA
    Jim CesarioTri-CityNwstA-OF6-2195R-R22TEX: 1983-34-784A
    Mark CipresTri-CityNwstA-P6-1195R-R23TEX: 1983-28-686A+
    Rob ClarkTulsaTexAAP6-2180L-L23TEX: 1982-16-408AAA
    Kenneth ClayGCL RangersGCLRkOF6-2175R-R22Not draftedA+
    Dennis CookOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-3190L-L20SFN: 1985-18-446MLB
    Glen CookBurlingtonMidwAP5-11180R-R23TEX: 1981-24-604MLB
      TulsaTexAAP                
    Tracy CowgerTulsaTexAAOF-C5-10175R-R26TEX: 1978-9-228AAA
      Oklahoma CityAmerAAAOF-C                
    George CrumBurlingtonMidwAOF6-0170R-R21TEX: 1980-23-583AA
    Victor CruzOklahoma CityAmerAAAP5-9200R-R25Not draftedMLB
      TexasALMLBP                
    Clint CurryTri-CityNwstA-3B5-11176R-R19TEX: 1982-3-70A-
    Stephen DanielGCL RangersGCLRkP5-11170R-R19Not draftedA
    Danny DarwinTexasALMLBP6-3190R-R27Not draftedMLB
    Doug DavisTulsaTexAAC6-0190R-R23Not draftedAA
    Glenn DavisGCL RangersGCLRk1B6-3210R-R22TEX: 1983-42-817MLB
    Ted DavisOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-5215R-R24TEX: 1976-7-156AAA
    Bucky DentTexasALMLBSS5-11181R-R31SLN: 1970-1-6MLB
    Eric DersinGCL RangersGCLRkP6-1165R-R19TEX: 1982-9-226AA
    Pat DewechterGCL RangersGCLRkP6-1180R-R22Not draftedA
      BurlingtonMidwAP                
    Joseph DicesareGCL RangersGCLRk3B5-10180R-R21Not draftedRk
    Ron DillardBurlingtonMidwASS5-11170R-R24BAL: 1980-5-130AA
      TulsaTexAASS                
    Tom DunbarOklahoma CityAmerAAAOF6-2192L-L23TEX: 1980-1-25MLB
      TexasALMLBOF                
    Lindy DuncanTri-CityNwstA-SS5-11160R-R24TEX: 1980-3-66AA
    Bret ElbinGCL RangersGCLRkSS5-10175B-R22TEX: 1983-31-744Rk
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Nick EspositoTri-CityNwstA-P5-11180R-R22TEX: 1983-30-727A+
    Jim FarrOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-1195R-R27TEX: 1978-29-675MLB
    Jimmy FoitBurlingtonMidwASS6-1200R-R23TEX: 1982-26-662AA
      TulsaTexAASS                
    Tony FossasTulsaTexAAP6-0187L-L25TEX: 1979-12-303MLB
      Oklahoma CityAmerAAAP                
    John FryhoffTri-CityNwstA-P6-4195L-L22TEX: 1982-5-119A-
    Bob GergenBurlingtonMidwASS6-2200R-R22TEX: 1982-10-252AA
      TulsaTexAASS                
    Rusty GerhardtBurlingtonMidwAP5-9175B-L32SDN: 1972-12-265MLB
    Mark GileTri-CityNwstA-2B5-11170L-R22TEX: 1983-22-546AA
      BurlingtonMidwA2B                
    Jorge GomezTulsaTexAASS5-10165R-R24TEX: 1979-28-702AAA
      Oklahoma CityAmerAAASS                
    Otto GonzalezBurlingtonMidwAC6-2188R-R19Not draftedAAA
    Mike GriffinOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-5197R-R26TEX: 1976-3-60MLB
    Jose GuzmanBurlingtonMidwAP6-3185R-R20Not draftedMLB
    Bill HanceTri-CityNwstA-OF6-1190L-R23TEX: 1983-6-135AA
      TulsaTexAAOF                
    Ron HansenTri-CityNwstA-C6-3190R-R21TEX: 1983-26-640A+
    David HarmanGCL RangersGCLRkP6-3195R-R22Not draftedAA
    John HarringtonGCL RangersGCLRkP6-2182R-R21TEX: 1983-8-187AA
    Whitney HarryBurlingtonMidwA1B6-2198R-R22Not draftedAA
    Al HartmanBurlingtonMidwAP6-4195R-R20TEX: 1980-6-144AA
      TulsaTexAAP                
    Bob HausladenBurlingtonMidwAC-1B6-0190L-R23TEX: 1982-18-460A
    Tom HenkeOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-5215R-R25CHN: 1980-1-24MLB
      TexasALMLBP                
    Brendan HennessyTri-CityNwstA-3B6-3195R-R20TEX: 1981-3-61A
      BurlingtonMidwA3B                
    Dwayne HenryGCL RangersGCLRkP6-3205R-R21TEX: 1980-2-40MLB
      TulsaTexAAP                
    Tim HenryTulsaTexAAP6-1190L-L23TEX: 1980-11-274AA
    Ricky HesterGCL RangersGCLRkOF6-0175R-R22TEX: 1983-25-617A+
    Bob HicksGCL RangersGCLRk1B6-3190R-R22SLN: 1978-1-15AA
      TulsaTexAA1B                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Rick HoneycuttTexasALMLBP6-1190L-L29PIT: 1976-17-405MLB
    David HopkinsBurlingtonMidwAP6-1180R-R23TEX: 1982-14-356A
    Dave HostetlerTexasALMLB1B6-4215R-R27MON: 1978-4-87MLB
    Charlie HoughTexasALMLBP6-2190R-R35LAN: 1966-8-159MLB
    Tony HudsonBurlingtonMidwAP6-3180R-R25TEX: 1980-7-170AAA
      TulsaTexAAP                
    Mark HuppGCL RangersGCLRkC5-100R-R22Not draftedRk
    Thomas JacksonGCL RangersGCLRkSS5-9160R-R18TEX: 1983-4-83A
    Mike JirscheleOklahoma CityAmerAAASS5-11195R-R24TEX: 1977-5-113AAA
    Bob JohnsonTexasALMLBP6-3195R-R23TEX: 1977-3-53MLB
    Terry JohnsonBurlingtonMidwAP6-0180L-L21TEX: 1982-4-96AA
      TulsaTexAAP                
    Bob JonesOklahoma CityAmerAAAOF6-2195L-L33WS2: 1967-36-665MLB
      TexasALMLBOF                
    Bradley JonesGCL RangersGCLRkC5-10185R-R20TEX: 1983-8-183A
    Odell JonesTexasALMLBP6-3175R-R30Not draftedMLB
    Chris JoslinBurlingtonMidwAP5-11178L-L21TEX: 1982-1-18A+
    Robin KeathleyTri-CityNwstA-P6-1175R-R20TEX: 1983-7-159A+
    Michael KeehnTri-CityNwstA-2B-SS5-10165R-R21TEX: 1983-46-823A-
    Kirk KillingsworthTulsaTexAAP6-1195R-R22TEX: 1983-7-161AAA
    Wayne KingGCL RangersGCLRk1B5-10180L-L22TEX: 1983-40-813Rk
    Bruce KipperTri-CityNwstA-1B6-5210L-L22TEX: 1983-10-239A+
    Rick KnappGCL RangersGCLRkP6-4190R-R21TEX: 1983-41-815AAA
    Calvin KnightTri-CityNwstA-P6-2190R-R23TEX: 1983-21-522A-
    Steve KordishTri-CityNwstA-P6-3200R-R22TEX: 1983-9-213AA
      BurlingtonMidwAP                
    Randy KramerBurlingtonMidwAP6-2170R-R22HOU: 1982-2-42MLB
    Jeff KunkelBurlingtonMidwASS-2B6-2190R-R21TEX: 1983-1-3MLB
      TulsaTexAASS-2B                
    Al LachowiczOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-3198R-R22TEX: 1981-1-24MLB
      TexasALMLBP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Roger LawrenceGCL RangersGCLRk1B6-1177L-L23TEX: 1983-29-707Rk
    Marty LeachTulsaTexAAP6-0195R-R23TEX: 1981-7-164AA
    Dan LindquistTri-CityNwstA-P6-2175L-L24Not draftedA+
    David LintonGCL RangersGCLRkP6-1182L-L18TEX: 1983-17-421A+
    Dennis LongTulsa/JacksonTexAAP6-5215R-R24TEX: 1980-16-404AAA
      TulsaTexAAP                
    Fred LovelyGCL RangersGCLRkOF6-0190R-R20TEX: 1983-47-824Rk
    Jeff MaceBurlingtonMidwAOF6-3200R-R22TEX: 1982-3-56AA
    Pete MackaninOklahoma CityAmerAAA2B-SS6-2190R-R31WS2: 1969-4-73MLB
    Tim MakiBurlingtonMidwAP6-2210R-R21TEX: 1980-1-14A+
    James MartGCL RangersGCLRkC5-10170R-R22TEX: 1983-38-809A
    Robert MartinezTri-CityNwstA-3B-1B5-10180R-R23Not draftedA+
    Mike MasonOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-2205L-L24TEX: 1980-1-12MLB
      TexasALMLBP                
    Jon MatlackTexasALMLBP6-3205L-L33NYN: 1967-1-4MLB
    Vance McHenryOklahoma CityAmerAAASS5-9165R-R26SEA: 1978-11-266MLB
    Larry McLaneTulsaTexAAP6-0175L-L23TEX: 1981-9-216AA
    Larry McLinGCL RangersGCLRkP6-2197L-L20TEX: 1982-2-41A+
    Brad MengwasserTulsaTexAAP6-1180R-R24TEX: 1980-5-118AAA
      Oklahoma CityAmerAAAP                
    Mark MercerOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-5220L-L29PIT: 1973-1-1MLB
    Reggie MosleyTri-CityNwstA-OF5-10205R-R22TEX: 1983-18-447A
    John MunleyTri-CityNwstA-P6-3205R-R20TEX: 1983-43-819A-
    Dan MurphyTulsaTexAAOF6-0185L-L25TEX: 1980-18-456AAA
      Oklahoma CityAmerAAAOF                
    Ron MusselmanOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-2185R-R28SEA: 1977-5-130MLB
    Jerry NeufangTulsaTexAAC5-10180R-R22TEX: 1978-7-176AAA
    Mark NovakGCL RangersGCLRkP6-2185R-R22TEX: 1983-35-793Rk
    Pete O'BrienTexasALMLB1B6-1190L-L25TEX: 1979-15-381MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Javier OrtizBurlingtonMidwALF-RF6-4220R-R20TEX: 1983-1-4MLB
    Larry ParrishTexasALMLB3B-OF6-3220R-R29Not draftedMLB
    John PattonGCL RangersGCLRkP5-11172R-R22Not draftedRk
    Dave RajsichOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-5175L-L31Not draftedMLB
    Mike RichardtOklahoma CityAmerAAA2B6-0170R-R25TOR: 1978-2-27MLB
      TexasALMLB2B                
    Mickey RiversTexasALMLBOF5-10165L-L34WS2: 1969-1-8MLB
    Kenny RogersGCL RangersGCLRkP6-1205L-L18TEX: 1982-39-816MLB
    Mike RubelTulsaTexAAC6-4215R-R23TEX: 1982-2-44AAA
      Oklahoma CityAmerAAAC                
    Vince SakowskiTri-CityNwstA-3B5-11170R-R22TEX: 1983-20-498A+
    Billy SampleTexasALMLBOF5-9175R-R28TEX: 1976-10-228MLB
    Dave SchmidtTexasALMLBP6-1185R-R26TEX: 1979-26-658MLB
    Todd SchulteBurlingtonMidwAP6-0180L-L20TEX: 1981-3-63A
    Donnie ScottOklahoma CityAmerAAAC5-11185B-R21TEX: 1979-2-43MLB
      TexasALMLBC                
    Bob SebraTri-CityNwstA-P6-2200R-R21TEX: 1983-5-109MLB
    Paul SemallOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-4200R-R27NYA: 1977-12-309AAA
    Ruben SierraGCL RangersGCLRkRF6-1200B-R17Not draftedMLB
    Dan SimpsonTri-CityNwstA-OF6-2200R-R22TEX: 1983-19-473A+
    Daryl SmithTulsaTexAAP6-4185R-R22TEX: 1980-6-141MLB
    Mark SmithBurlingtonMidwAP6-6220R-R23Not draftedA
    Mike SmithsonTexasALMLBP6-8215L-R28BOS: 1976-5-118MLB
    Mike SoperBurlingtonMidwASS6-2207L-L21TEX: 1983-2-30A
    Sam SorceBurlingtonMidwAP5-10185R-R23TEX: 1982-24-612AAA
    Bill SteinTexasALMLB3B-2B5-10170R-R36SLN: 1969-4-92MLB
    Dave StewartTexasALMLBP6-2200R-R26LAN: 1975-16-384MLB
    Kevin StockBurlingtonMidwA3B5-10165R-R19TEX: 1982-7-174A+
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    David StockstillOklahoma CityAmerAAAOF6-0180L-R25Not draftedAAA
    Joe StrainOklahoma CityAmerAAA2B5-10169R-R29Not draftedMLB
    Jim SundbergTexasALMLBC6-0195R-R32TEX: 1973-1-2MLB
    Mark SuttonBurlingtonMidwA2B6-0185R-R23TEX: 1982-20-512AA
      TulsaTexAA2B                
    Greg TaborTulsaTexAA2B6-0165R-R22TEX: 1981-1-10MLB
    Frank TananaTexasALMLBP6-3195L-L29CAL: 1971-1-13MLB
    Billy TaylorTulsaTexAAP6-8235R-R21TEX: 1980-2-39MLB
    Mark TeutschTulsaTexAAP6-1175R-R25Not draftedAAA
    George ThreadgillGCL RangersGCLRkOF5-10170R-R18TEX: 1983-2-31AAA
    Dave TobikOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-1195R-R30DET: 1975-1-2MLB
      TexasALMLBP                
    Wayne TollesonTexasALMLBSS-2B5-9160B-R27TEX: 1978-8-202MLB
    Tony TriplettBurlingtonMidwASS6-3185R-R22TEX: 1981-12-294AA
    Ramon UbriGCL RangersGCLRkP6-1180L-L19Not draftedRk
    Robert VasquezGCL RangersGCLRkOF5-11200L-L17Not draftedA
    Mark WagnerTexasALMLBSS6-1175R-R29DET: 1972-19-452MLB
    Jose WaldronGCL RangersGCLRkP5-11150R-R21Not draftedA
      BurlingtonMidwAP                
    Donald WernerOklahoma CityAmerAAAP6-1185R-R30CIN: 1971-5-122MLB
    Curtis WilkersonOklahoma CityAmerAAASS-2B5-9158B-R22TEX: 1980-4-92MLB
      TexasALMLBSS-2B                
    George WrightTexasALMLBOF5-11180B-R24TEX: 1977-4-87MLB
    Ricky WrightTexasALMLBP6-3175L-L24LAN: 1980-1-2MLB
    Mitch ZwolenskyTulsaTexAAP6-2200R-R23TEX: 1981-11-268AAA
      Oklahoma CityAmerAAAP                


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