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Texas Rangers' 25-Man Roster Finalized

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 05:  Ian Kinsler #5 of the Texas Rangers tags out David Eckstein #3 of the San Diego Padres as he attempts to steal second base during the spring training game at Surprise Stadium on March 5, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona.  The Rangers defeated the Padres 4-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Matthew IrbySenior Analyst IApril 6, 2009

The first two times that I wrote this piece it was predicting what the Texas Rangers organization was going to do in regards to the 25-man roster.

Well now with the season only a couple days away, the roster has been set, and the team is ready for the 2009 season.

Along with the players are the positions that they will be fulfilling and their projected stats (according to CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball).

STARTING ROTATION

Kevin Millwood - 12-11, 4.50 ERA, 129 K, 49 BB

Vicente Padilla -12-10, 4.32 ERA, 134 K, 60 BB

Kris Benson - 6-8, 4.91 ERA, 52 K, 34 BB

Brandon McCarthy - 12-13, 4.55 ERA, 128 K, 75 BB

Matt Harrison -13-12, 4.85 ERA, 100 K, 60 BB

BULLPEN

Scott Feldman -3-4, 4.24 ERA, 50 K, 33 BB

Jason Jennings -2-5, 4.92 ERA, 50 K, 30 BB

C.J. Wilson -2-2, 10 Saves, 4.09 ERA, 50 K, 25 BB

Warner Madrigal -3-3, 5 Saves, 3.31 ERA, 39 K, 15 BB

Josh Rupe -1-2, 4.59 ERA, 30 K, 21 BB

Eddie Guardado - 3-4, 6 Saves, 4.25 ERA, 41 K, 17 BB

CLOSER

Frank Francisco - 24 Saves, 3.60 ERA, 65 K, 35 BB

STARTING LINEUP

Catcher - Jarrod Saltalamacchia -.266 AVG., .327 OBP., 15 HRs, 56 RBI

First Base - Chris Davis -.266 AVG., .327 OBP., 30 HRs, 100 RBI

Second Base - Ian Kinsler -.290 AVG., .362 OBP.,  22 HRs, 80 RBI

Shortstop - Elvis Andrus -.271 AVG., .331 OBP., 31 RBI, 20 SBs

Third Base - Michael Young -.285 AVG., .346 OBP., 10 HRs, 80 RBI

Left Field - David Murphy -.277 AVG., .332 OBP., 14 HRs, 69 RBI

Center Field - Josh Hamilton -.301 AVG., .370 OBP., 36 HRs, 126 RBI

Right Field - Nelson Cruz -.257 AVG., .318 OBP., 20 HRs, 75 RBI

Designated Hitter - Hank Blalock - .273 AVG., .349 OBP., 20 HRs, 70 RBI

BENCH

Taylor Teagarden (C) - .297 AVG., .358 OBP., 9 HRs, 41 RBI

Marlon Byrd (OF) -.278 AVG., .343 OBP., 10 HRs, 61 RBI

Omar Vizquel (2B/SS) -.263 AVG., .324 AVG., 3 HRs, 44 RBI

Andruw Jones (OF/DH) - .242 AVG., .330 OBP., 17 HRs, 72 RBI

LINEUP

1 - Ian Kinsler, 2B

2 - Michael Young, 3B

3 - Josh Hamilton, CF

4 - Nelson Cruz, RF

5 - Hank Blalock, DH

6 - Chris Davis, 1B

7 - David Murphy, LF

8 - Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

9 - Elvis Andrus, SS

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