By: Josh Clark

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ARLINGTON (105.3 The Fan) – Rangers fans have always known that Eric Nadel is the best radio announcer in baseball, now they have the proof to back it up.

The voice of the Rangers, along with his broadcast partners Matt Hicks and Jared Sandler, have been named the top radio broadcast team in all of Major League Baseball.

According to a study done by an author on FanGraphs, the “crowdsourcing project is designed to place a “grade” on each of the league’s radio broadcast teams. The results weren’t intended to represent the objective quality or skill of the relevant announcers, but rather to provide a clue as to which broadcast teams are likely to appeal most (or least) to the readers of this site.”

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The crowdsourcing project was created in 2012 and repeated for the first time on Tuesday, June 9, 2016.

This is what the study says about the Rangers radio broadcast team:

It’s not particularly surprising to find the Texas radio team well acquitted here: they were ranked third by FanGraphs readers when this exercise was last conducted, in 2012. Eric Nadel, in particular — who has shared his thoughts and his feelings on FanGraphs Audio — received considerable praise during the first edition of this crowdsourcing project. He still does receive considerable praise. Who else receives praise now is Jared Sandler. Sandler appears not only to host the broadcast’s pre- and post-game shows but also to provide commentary during various contests, as well, exhibiting some facility with advanced stats in the process.

The study also compares all of Major League Baseball’s TV broadcast crews. The Rangers came in at number 20 on that list.

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