1978 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197824620RangersYAmos Lewis (minors)RHPHSAstronaut HS (Mims, FL)
197837220RangersYDavid Crutcher (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
197849820RangersNMitch Zwolensky (minors)RHPHSOwosso HS (Owosso, MI)
1978512420RangersNEric Shellenbeck (minors)OFHSBarrington HS (Barrington, IL)
1978615020RangersYTerry Bogener (minors)OF-0.224601.217.6214YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1978717620RangersYJerry Neufang (minors)CHSHayfield HS (Alexandria, VA)
1978820220RangersYWayne Tolleson (minors)SS2.486323229.241.6004YrWestern Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
1978922820RangersYTracy Cowger (minors)OF4YrLoyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
19781025420RangersNAllan Ramirez (minors)RHP1.2110011443.471.3304YrRice University (Houston, TX)
19781128020RangersYChris Smith (minors)OF0.131761.289.7954YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
19781230620RangersNRick Misuraca (minors)3BHSDel City HS (Del City, OK)
19781333220RangersYAlbert Ortiz (minors)OF4YrBernard M Baruch College (New York, NY)
19781435820RangersNCharlie O'Brien (minors)C9.7800223256.221.656HSBishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
19781538420RangersNEddie Greene (minors)LHPHSEd White HS (Jacksonville, FL)
19781641020RangersYDaniel Dixon (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
19781743620RangersNBrian Piper (minors)RHPHSBuena HS (Sierra Vista, AZ)
19781846119RangersYRon Gooch (minors)2B4YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
19781948518RangersNHoward Shapiro (minors)INF4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
19782050918RangersYKeith Shellings (minors)LHP4YrSouthern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
19782153218RangersYCharles Kwolek (minors)LHP4YrProvidence College (Providence, RI)
19782255418RangersYAndrew Tam (minors)RHP4YrTexas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
19782357315RangersNDonald Atkins (minors)SSHSParkview HS (Little Rock, AR)
19782459215RangersYStanley Reese (minors)1B4YrGeorge Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
19782561015RangersYCameron Killebrew (minors)OF4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
19782662714RangersYDavid Miller (minors)OF4YrGeorge Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
19782764313RangersYJeffrey Zitek (minors)SS4YrIllinois State University (Normal, IL)
19782865913RangersYWesley Williams (minors)RHP4YrNew Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM)
19782967513RangersYJim Farr (minors)RHP0.25005002.501.5004YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
19783069012RangersYGene Nelson (minors)RHP7.650010.000.00049353644.131.3728HSPasco HS (Dade City, FL)
19783170512RangersYStephen Paine (minors)OF4YrDallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
19783271710RangersNTommy Blackmon (minors)RHPHSSouth Florence HS (Florence, SC)
1978337279RangersYCecil Strawn (minors)C4YrSouthern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
1978347346RangersNJames Strum (minors)RHPHSSt. Mark's HS (Wilmington, DE)
1978357416RangersYKeith Walsh (minors)RHPHSJohn F. Kennedy HS (Suffolk, VA)
1978367465RangersNHarry Oakley (minors)CHSRogers HS (Newport, RI)
1978377515RangersYDavid Chapman (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1978387554RangersYJohn Zisk (minors)OF4YrDelaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA)
1978397594RangersNTim Hulett (minors)SS6.7720212848.249.669HSLanphier HS (Springfield, IL)
1978407634RangersNJeff Scott (minors)3BHSPort Clinton HS (Port Clinton, OH)
1978417663RangersYAlvin Williams (minors)3B4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
1978427693RangersNMoses Kyles (minors)SSHSBuchanan HS (Buchanan, MI)

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

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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The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.

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