Originally written on More Hardball  |  Last updated 4/26/12
The Texas Rangers are off to a tremendous start to the 2012 season, with a MLB-best 15-4 record.  Names like Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler, Yu Darvish, and Matt Harrison have been stealing the spotlight, but perhaps we should all direct our attention to a lefty reliever by the name of Robbie Ross.  The 22 year old made his MLB debut this season and has pitched in 6 games.  Nothing special, right?  Wrong!  He's won 4 of those games in relief, and has posted a 2.25 ERA and 0.88 WHIP while striking out 7 batters in 8 innings of work.  Very impressive for someone that wasn't even supposed to make the Opening Day roster.  His 4 wins tie him for the MLB lead.  Another impressive thing about Ross, is that this is his first time working out of the bullpen (in 3 minor league seasons he appeared in 69 games, of which 68 were starts).  Ron Washington would be smart to continue to deploy this secret weapon.  Of course, then Robbie Ross won't be a secret for too much longer.

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