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2008 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
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Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmSignedNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
200811111RangersYJustin Smoak (minors)1B1.58242555106.223.7004YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
200825711RangersYRobbie Ross (minors)LHP2.925830.000.25025816123.831.376HSLexington Christian Academy (Lexington, KY)
200838912RangersYTim Murphy (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
2008412311RangersYJoe Wieland (minors)RHP-1.012120.167.41712166.321.520HSBishop Manogue HS (Reno, NV)
2008515311RangersYClark Murphy (minors)1BHSFallbrook Union HS (Fallbrook, CA)
2008618311RangersYRichard Bleier (minors)LHP0.6230023001.961.0404YrFlorida Gulf Coast University (Fort Myers, FL)
2008721311RangersYMatt Thompson (minors)RHPHSGrace Prep Academy (Arlington, TX)
2008824311RangersYMike Bianucci (minors)OF4YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
2008927311RangersYJared Bolden (minors)OF4YrVirginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
20081030311RangersNKevin Castner (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
20081133311RangersYCliff Springston (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
20081236311RangersYCorey Young (minors)LHP4YrSeton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
20081339311RangersYEd Koncel (minors)SSJCJoliet Junior College (Joliet, IL)
20081442311RangersYJustin Gutsie (minors)RHP4YrSt. John's University (Queens, NY)
20081545311RangersYJoey Butler (minors)OF0.51022748.274.7424YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
20081648311RangersYJustin Miller (minors)RHP0.58230.000.00082544.991.3414YrCalifornia State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
20081751311RangersYDennis Guinn (minors)1B4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
20081854311RangersYDoug Hogan (minors)C4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
20081957311RangersNHarold Martinez (minors)SSHSBraddock HS (Miami, FL)
20082060311RangersYMichael Hollander (minors)SS4YrLouisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
20082163311RangersYDustin Brader (minors)RHP4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
20082266311RangersYTrevor Hurley (minors)RHP4YrKansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
20082369311RangersYEric Evans (minors)LHP4YrRadford University (Radford, VA)
20082472311RangersYAdam Cobb (minors)OF4YrLouisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
20082575311RangersYTanner Roark (minors)RHP13.21191630.147.34911942283.011.151
20082678311RangersYChris Dove (minors)OF4YrElon University (Elon, NC)
20082781311RangersNCharlie Lowell (minors)LHPHSWinfield HS (Winfield, MO)
20082884311RangersNNate Freiman (minors)1B-0.11162779.256.7174YrDuke University (Durham, NC)
20082987311RangersNCharlie Robertson (minors)RHPHSBella Vista HS (Fair Oaks, CA)
20083090311RangersYJustin King (minors)RHP4YrJacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
20083193311RangersYKyle Higgins (minors)SS4YrMonmouth University (West Long Branch, NJ)
20083296311RangersYTyler Tufts (minors)RHP4YrIndiana University-Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
20083399311RangersYBen Petralli (minors)C4YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
200834102311RangersYRyan Schlecht (minors)RHP4YrMount Olive College (Mount Olive, NC)
200835105311RangersNJohn Ruettiger (minors)OFHSJoliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL)
200836108311RangersNJack Armstrong (minors)RHPHSJupiter HS (Jupiter, FL)
200837111311RangersNMatt Andriese (minors)RHP1.65420.000.0005411134.281.263HSRedlands East Valley HS (Redlands, CA)
200838114311RangersYJason Ogata (minors)2B4YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
200839117311RangersNBrad Miller (minors)SS5.7495165959.246.733HSOlympia HS (Orlando, FL)
200840120311RangersYJamie McGraw (minors)OF4YrCorban College (Salem, OR)
200841123311RangersNBrian Feekin (minors)LHPJCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
200842126311RangersNStephen Pryor (minors)RHP0.4350034312.811.310JCCleveland State Community College (Cleveland, TN)
200843129311RangersYCody Eppley (minors)RHP0.1710071234.611.4604YrVirginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
200844132311RangersNAlex Pepe (minors)LHP4YrFlorida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
200845135211RangersYKevin Torres (minors)CHSPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
200846138011RangersYErik Morrison (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
200847140711RangersYRafael Hill (minors)OF4YrAustin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
200848143411RangersNDaniel Bowman (minors)OFHSAshby HS (Bridgewater, VA)
200849146111RangersNMatt Sample (minors)RHPJCCrowder College (Neosho, MO)
200850148811RangersNLevi Rosecrans (minors)CHSEdmond Santa Fe HS (Edmond, OK)

50 matching player(s). 12 played in the majors (24%). Total of 25.9 WAR, or 2.2 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
    Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

    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.