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1973 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1970 / 1971 / 1972 / 1973 / 1974 / 1975 / 1976

Drafted Players

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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
1973 1 1 1 Rangers Y David Clyde (minors) LHP 0.7 85 0 0 84 18 33 4.63 1.53 0 HS Westchester HS (Houston, TX)
1973 2 25 1 Rangers Y Rich Shubert (minors) LHP HS Bryant HS (Astoria, NY)
1973 3 49 1 Rangers Y Len Barker (minors) RHP 12.7 248 63 0 .048 .194 248 74 76 4.34 1.36 5 HS Neshaminy HS (Langhorne, PA)
1973 4 73 1 Rangers N Lynn Garrett (minors) SS HS Berkeley HS (Berkeley, CA)
1973 5 97 1 Rangers Y Ken Pape (minors) SS 0.3 21 23 1 .217 .748 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1973 6 121 1 Rangers N Andrew Mason (minors) 3B HS Charter Oak HS (Covina, CA)
1973 7 145 1 Rangers Y Drew Nickerson (minors) RHP HS Reseda HS (Reseda, CA)
1973 8 169 1 Rangers N Wayne Steele (minors) LHP HS Herbert Hoover HS (San Diego, CA)
1973 9 193 1 Rangers Y Donald Thomas (minors) 3B 4Yr University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
1973 10 217 1 Rangers Y Steven Strickland (minors) LHP HS Fort Myers HS (Fort Myers, FL)
1973 11 241 1 Rangers Y John Weber (minors) SS HS LaSalle HS (Niagara Falls, NY)
1973 12 265 1 Rangers Y Ray Rainbolt (minors) RHP HS Cleveland HS (Cleveland, OK)
1973 13 289 1 Rangers N Eugene Norman (minors) RHP HS San Gorgonio HS (San Bernardino, CA)
1973 14 313 1 Rangers N Gerald Erb (minors) RHP HS Wahconah Regional HS (Dalton, MA)
1973 15 337 1 Rangers Y Gary Wright (minors) OF HS Albert Einstein HS (Kensington, MD)
1973 16 361 1 Rangers N Mark Peters (minors) RHP HS Morton HS (Hammond, IN)
1973 17 385 1 Rangers Y Gary Hubka (minors) 3B HS Beloit Memorial HS (Beloit, WI)
1973 18 409 1 Rangers N Walt Kaczmarek (minors) RHP 4Yr Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1973 19 433 1 Rangers N Roland Keys (minors) SS HS Morristown HS (Morristown, NJ)
1973 20 457 1 Rangers N Michael Merritt (minors) RHP 4Yr University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1973 21 480 1 Rangers Y Walter Gawaluch (minors) SS 4Yr Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
1973 22 503 1 Rangers Y Gregory Keen (minors) RHP 4Yr Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
1973 23 523 1 Rangers Y Jonathan Astroth (minors) OF 4Yr Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
1973 24 541 1 Rangers N Barry Mollencupp (minors) C HS Harlem HS (Loves Park, IL)
1973 25 559 1 Rangers Y Eugene Delyon (minors) 3B 4Yr Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1973 26 577 1 Rangers Y Lindsay Graham (minors) RHP 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
1973 27 595 1 Rangers N Nicholas Peterson (minors) LHP 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1973 28 613 1 Rangers N Billy Sample (minors) 3B 10.4 826 2516 46 .272 .713 HS Andrew Lewis HS (Roanoke, VA)
1973 29 631 1 Rangers Y Rudy Jaramillo (minors) OF 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1973 30 646 1 Rangers Y Dan Duran (minors) 1B -0.3 13 16 0 .250 .544 JC Foothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
1973 31 661 1 Rangers Y Donald Bodenhamer (minors) 3B 4Yr Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
1973 32 673 1 Rangers Y Richard Hance (minors) 3B 4Yr California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
1973 32 673 1 Rangers N Richard Hance (minors) 3B 4Yr California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
1973 33 680 1 Rangers Y Michael Mehaffie (minors) RHP HS Kimball HS (Dallas, TX)
1973 34 687 1 Rangers N Frederic Wade (minors) 3B HS Christopher Columbus HS (Miami, FL)
1973 35 694 1 Rangers N Steve Polan (minors) SS HS El Camino Fundamental HS (Sacramento, CA)
1973 36 700 1 Rangers N Gary Wiencek (minors) C JC Citrus College (Glendora, CA)

37 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (13%). Total of 23.8 WAR, or 4.8 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.
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    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.
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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.