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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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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197824620RangersAmos Lewis (minors)RHPHSAstronaut HS (Mims, FL)
197837220RangersDavid Crutcher (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
197849820RangersMitch Zwolensky (minors)RHPHSOwosso HS (Owosso, MI)
1978512420RangersEric Shellenbeck (minors)OFHSBarrington HS (Barrington, IL)
1978615020RangersTerry Bogener (minors)OF-0.224601.217.6214YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1978717620RangersJerry Neufang (minors)CHSHayfield HS (Alexandria, VA)
1978820220RangersWayne Tolleson (minors)SS2.486323229.241.6004YrWestern Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
1978922820RangersTracy Cowger (minors)OF4YrLoyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
19781025420RangersAllan Ramirez (minors)RHP1.2110011443.471.3304YrRice University (Houston, TX)
19781128020RangersChris Smith (minors)OF0.131761.289.7954YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
19781230620RangersRick Misuraca (minors)3BHSDel City HS (Del City, OK)
19781333220RangersAlbert Ortiz (minors)OF4YrBernard M Baruch College (New York, NY)
19781435820RangersCharlie O'Brien (minors)C9.7800223256.221.656HSBishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
19781538420RangersEddie Greene (minors)LHPHSEd White HS (Jacksonville, FL)
19781641020RangersDaniel Dixon (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
19781743620RangersBrian Piper (minors)RHPHSBuena HS (Sierra Vista, AZ)
19781846119RangersRon Gooch (minors)2B4YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
19781948518RangersHoward Shapiro (minors)INF4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
19782050918RangersKeith Shellings (minors)LHP4YrSouthern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
19782153218RangersCharles Kwolek (minors)LHP4YrProvidence College (Providence, RI)
19782255418RangersAndrew Tam (minors)RHP4YrTexas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
19782357315RangersDonald Atkins (minors)SSHSParkview HS (Little Rock, AR)
19782459215RangersStanley Reese (minors)1B4YrGeorge Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
19782561015RangersCameron Killebrew (minors)OF4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
19782662714RangersDavid Miller (minors)OF4YrGeorge Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
19782764313RangersJeffrey Zitek (minors)SS4YrIllinois State University (Normal, IL)
19782865913RangersWesley Williams (minors)RHP4YrNew Mexico Highlands University (Las Vegas, NM)
19782967513RangersJim Farr (minors)RHP0.25005002.501.5004YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
19783069012RangersGene Nelson (minors)RHP7.650010.000.00049353644.131.3728HSPasco HS (Dade City, FL)
19783170512RangersStephen Paine (minors)OF4YrDallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
19783271710RangersTommy Blackmon (minors)RHPHSSouth Florence HS (Florence, SC)
1978337279RangersCecil Strawn (minors)C4YrSouthern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
1978347346RangersJames Strum (minors)RHPHSSt. Mark's HS (Wilmington, DE)
1978357416RangersKeith Walsh (minors)RHPHSJohn F. Kennedy HS (Suffolk, VA)
1978367465RangersHarry Oakley (minors)CHSRogers HS (Newport, RI)
1978377515RangersDavid Chapman (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1978387554RangersJohn Zisk (minors)OF4YrDelaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA)
1978397594RangersTim Hulett (minors)SS6.7720212848.249.669HSLanphier HS (Springfield, IL)
1978407634RangersJeff Scott (minors)3BHSPort Clinton HS (Port Clinton, OH)
1978417663RangersAlvin Williams (minors)3B4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
1978427693RangersMoses Kyles (minors)SSHSBuchanan 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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    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.