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1978 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978 2 46 20 Rangers Amos Lewis (minors) RHP HS Astronaut HS (Mims, FL)
1978 3 72 20 Rangers David Crutcher (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1978 4 98 20 Rangers Mitch Zwolensky (minors) RHP HS Owosso HS (Owosso, MI)
1978 5 124 20 Rangers Eric Shellenbeck (minors) OF HS Barrington HS (Barrington, IL)
1978 6 150 20 Rangers Terry Bogener (minors) OF -0.2 24 60 1 .217 .621 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1978 7 176 20 Rangers Jerry Neufang (minors) C HS Hayfield HS (Alexandria, VA)
1978 8 202 20 Rangers Wayne Tolleson (minors) SS 2.4 863 2322 9 .241 .600 4Yr Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
1978 9 228 20 Rangers Tracy Cowger (minors) OF 4Yr Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 10 254 20 Rangers Allan Ramirez (minors) RHP 1.2 11 0 0 11 4 4 3.47 1.33 0 4Yr Rice University (Houston, TX)
1978 11 280 20 Rangers Chris Smith (minors) OF 0.1 31 76 1 .289 .795 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 12 306 20 Rangers Rick Misuraca (minors) 3B HS Del City HS (Del City, OK)
1978 13 332 20 Rangers Albert Ortiz (minors) OF 4Yr Bernard M Baruch College (New York, NY)
1978 14 358 20 Rangers Charlie O'Brien (minors) C 9.7 800 2232 56 .221 .656 HS Bishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
1978 15 384 20 Rangers Eddie Greene (minors) LHP HS Ed White HS (Jacksonville, FL)
1978 16 410 20 Rangers Daniel Dixon (minors) OF 4Yr University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1978 17 436 20 Rangers Brian Piper (minors) RHP HS Buena HS (Sierra Vista, AZ)
1978 18 461 19 Rangers Ron Gooch (minors) 2B 4Yr Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1978 19 485 18 Rangers Howard Shapiro (minors) INF 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1978 20 509 18 Rangers Keith Shellings (minors) LHP 4Yr Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
1978 21 532 18 Rangers Charles Kwolek (minors) LHP 4Yr Providence College (Providence, RI)
1978 22 554 18 Rangers Andrew Tam (minors) RHP 4Yr Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
1978 23 573 15 Rangers Donald Atkins (minors) SS HS Parkview HS (Little Rock, AR)
1978 24 592 15 Rangers Stanley Reese (minors) 1B 4Yr George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
1978 25 610 15 Rangers Cameron Killebrew (minors) OF 4Yr Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1978 26 627 14 Rangers David Miller (minors) OF 4Yr George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
1978 27 643 13 Rangers Jeffrey Zitek (minors) SS 4Yr Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
1978 28 659 13 Rangers Wesley Williams (minors) RHP 4Yr New Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM)
1978 29 675 13 Rangers Jim Farr (minors) RHP 0.2 5 0 0 5 0 0 2.50 1.50 0 4Yr Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
1978 30 690 12 Rangers Gene Nelson (minors) RHP 7.6 500 1 0 .000 .000 493 53 64 4.13 1.37 28 HS Pasco HS (Dade City, FL)
1978 31 705 12 Rangers Stephen Paine (minors) OF 4Yr Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
1978 32 717 10 Rangers Tommy Blackmon (minors) RHP HS South Florence HS (Florence, SC)
1978 33 727 9 Rangers Cecil Strawn (minors) C 4Yr Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
1978 34 734 6 Rangers James Strum (minors) RHP HS St. Mark's HS (Wilmington, DE)
1978 35 741 6 Rangers Keith Walsh (minors) RHP HS John F. Kennedy HS (Suffolk, VA)
1978 36 746 5 Rangers Harry Oakley (minors) C HS Rogers HS (Newport, RI)
1978 37 751 5 Rangers David Chapman (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1978 38 755 4 Rangers John Zisk (minors) OF 4Yr Delaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA)
1978 39 759 4 Rangers Tim Hulett (minors) SS 6.7 720 2128 48 .249 .669 HS Lanphier HS (Springfield, IL)
1978 40 763 4 Rangers Jeff Scott (minors) 3B HS Port Clinton HS (Port Clinton, OH)
1978 41 766 3 Rangers Alvin Williams (minors) 3B 4Yr Jackson State University (Jackson, MS)
1978 42 769 3 Rangers Moses Kyles (minors) SS HS Buchanan HS (Buchanan, MI)

41 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (19%). Total of 27.7 WAR, or 3.5 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
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