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1979 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1978 / 1979 / 1980

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979 1 17 17 Rangers Jerry Don Gleaton (minors) LHP 2.3 307 2 0 .000 .333 307 15 23 4.25 1.41 26 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979 2 43 17 Rangers Donnie Scott (minors) C -1.6 173 443 7 .217 .584 HS Catholic HS (Tampa, FL)
1979 3 69 17 Rangers Nick Capra (minors) 2B -0.1 45 54 1 .167 .503 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1979 4 95 17 Rangers Larry Reynolds (minors) SS 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1979 5 121 17 Rangers Mark Gammage (minors) RHP HS Osborn HS (Detroit, MI)
1979 6 147 17 Rangers Shelton McMath (minors) OF 4Yr Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1979 7 173 17 Rangers Larry D'Onofrio (minors) C 4Yr University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL)
1979 8 199 17 Rangers Michael Roberts (minors) RHP 4Yr Baylor University (Waco, TX)
1979 9 225 17 Rangers Jeffrey Johnson (minors) RHP HS Muir HS (Altadena, CA)
1979 10 251 17 Rangers William Goodman (minors) 2B 4Yr George Washington University (Washington, DC)
1979 11 277 17 Rangers Mel Gilliam (minors) LHP 4Yr Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, FL)
1979 12 303 17 Rangers Tony Fossas (minors) LHP 2.9 567 1 0 .000 .000 567 17 24 3.90 1.48 7 4Yr University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
1979 13 329 17 Rangers Bobby Ball (minors) OF 4Yr California State University Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
1979 14 355 17 Rangers Mike Behudian (minors) 2B 4Yr Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
1979 15 381 17 Rangers Pete O'Brien (minors) 1B 19.1 1567 5437 169 .261 .745 4Yr University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1979 16 407 17 Rangers James Hager (minors) RHP 4Yr Newberry College (Newberry, SC)
1979 17 433 17 Rangers Steven Brigante (minors) 2B 4Yr Lubbock Christian University (Lubbock, TX)
1979 18 459 17 Rangers Joe Kucharski (minors) RHP HS Surrattsville HS (Clinton, MD)
1979 19 485 17 Rangers Larry Hamilton (minors) OF 4Yr Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)
1979 20 511 17 Rangers James Hawkins (minors) C HS Herndon HS (Herndon, VA)
1979 21 536 16 Rangers Homer Moncrief (minors) RHP 4Yr Jackson State University (Jackson, MS)
1979 22 561 16 Rangers Steve Davis (minors) OF JC Middle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
1979 23 586 16 Rangers James Schaefer (minors) OF 4Yr Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
1979 24 610 16 Rangers Andy Ortiz (minors) LHP HS Roselle Catholic HS (Roselle, NJ)
1979 25 634 16 Rangers Elwood Zebley (minors) C 4Yr Towson University (Towson, MD)
1979 26 658 16 Rangers Dave Schmidt (minors) RHP 8.9 376 3 0 .000 .000 376 54 55 3.88 1.33 50 4Yr University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1979 27 681 15 Rangers Stanley Baker (minors) SS 4Yr Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
1979 28 702 13 Rangers George Gomez (minors) SS JC Macomb Community College (Warren, MI)
1979 29 723 13 Rangers Charles Stafford (minors) OF 4Yr Dallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
1979 30 743 12 Rangers Jay Pettibone (minors) RHP 0.1 4 0 0 4 0 4 5.33 1.33 0 4Yr Chapman University (Orange, CA)
1979 31 763 12 Rangers Daryl Frazier (minors) RHP 4Yr Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
1979 32 781 11 Rangers Gordon Ricossa (minors) LHP 4Yr Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
1979 33 799 11 Rangers Joe Dellasega (minors) 1B HS Colgan HS (Pittsburg, KS)
1979 34 815 10 Rangers Ray Fontenot (minors) LHP 4.5 145 48 0 .063 .125 145 25 26 4.03 1.43 2 4Yr McNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
1979 35 826 6 Rangers Rodger Bastien (minors) SS 4Yr Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
1979 36 835 6 Rangers Mitchell Ashmore (minors) C 4Yr Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
1979 37 843 5 Rangers Thomas Smith (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
1979 38 850 5 Rangers Stephen Romey (minors) 1B 4Yr Kent State University (Kent, OH)

38 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (21%). Total of 36.1 WAR, or 4.5 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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