Which Ranger has had the best first half?

July, 8, 2012
7/08/12
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Which Ranger has had the best first half of the season?

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Discuss (Total votes: 2,501)

With just one game remaining before the All-Star break, who has had the best first half of the season for the Texas Rangers?

Have you been more impressed by power-hitters Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre or has the pitching of Matt Harrison, Yu Darvish and Joe Nathan helped out the club more?

Or is someone else to thank for the team's 51-34 record and four-game lead in the AL West?

Durrett's take: You've got plenty of choices. But since the All-Star guys will get plenty of love, I'm going to take Robbie Ross. The rookie left-hander has been amazing. He's got a 0.96 ERA in 46 2/3 innings. He can get left-handed hitters and righties out (actually better against righties), can pitch multiple innings and has become an extremely versatile piece of the bullpen.

The 23-year-old hasn't been in awe of his surroundings. He's got a great attitude, is enjoying his time in the big leagues, but is also working hard and soaking up knowledge. He could prove even more vital down the stretch for the Rangers.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Colby Lewis
WINS ERA SO IP
10 5.12 123 158
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .322
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 71
RA. Beltre 73
OPSA. Beltre .873
ERAC. Lewis 5.12
SOY. Darvish 182