1979 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1979 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

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
197911717RangersYJerry Don Gleaton (minors)LHP2.330720.000.33330715234.251.41264YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
197924317RangersYDonnie Scott (minors)C-1.61734437.217.584HSCatholic HS (Tampa, FL)
197936917RangersYNick Capra (minors)2B-0.145541.167.5034YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
197949517RangersYLarry Reynolds (minors)SS4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1979512117RangersNMark Gammage (minors)RHPHSOsborn HS (Detroit, MI)
1979614717RangersYShelton McMath (minors)OF4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1979717317RangersYLarry D'Onofrio (minors)C4YrUniversity of St. Francis (Joliet, IL)
1979819917RangersYMichael Roberts (minors)RHP4YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
1979922517RangersNJeffrey Johnson (minors)RHPHSMuir HS (Altadena, CA)
19791025117RangersYWilliam Goodman (minors)2B4YrGeorge Washington University (Washington, DC)
19791127717RangersYMel Gilliam (minors)LHP4YrFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, FL)
19791230317RangersYTony Fossas (minors)LHP2.956710.000.00056717243.91.4874YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
19791332917RangersYBobby Ball (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
19791435517RangersYMike Behudian (minors)2B4YrFairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
19791538117RangersYPete O'Brien (minors)1B19.115675437169.261.7454YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
19791640717RangersYJames Hager (minors)RHP4YrNewberry College (Newberry, SC)
19791743317RangersNSteven Brigante (minors)2B4YrLubbock Christian University (Lubbock, TX)
19791845917RangersNJoe Kucharski (minors)RHPHSSurrattsville HS (Clinton, MD)
19791948517RangersNLarry Hamilton (minors)OF4YrMorehead State University (Morehead, KY)
19792051117RangersNJames Hawkins (minors)CHSHerndon HS (Herndon, VA)
19792153616RangersNHomer Moncrief (minors)RHP4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
19792256116RangersNSteve Davis (minors)OFJCMiddle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
19792358616RangersYJames Schaefer (minors)OF4YrMissouri State University (Springfield, MO)
19792461016RangersNAndy Ortiz (minors)LHPHSRoselle Catholic HS (Roselle, NJ)
19792563416RangersYElwood Zebley (minors)C4YrTowson University (Towson, MD)
19792665816RangersYDave Schmidt (minors)RHP8.937630.000.00037654553.881.33504YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
19792768115RangersYStanley Baker (minors)SS4YrDallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
19792870213RangersYGeorge Gomez (minors)SSJCMacomb Community College (Warren, MI)
19792972313RangersYCharles Stafford (minors)OF4YrDallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
19793074312RangersYJay Pettibone (minors)RHP0.14004045.331.3304YrChapman University (Orange, CA)
19793176312RangersNDaryl Frazier (minors)RHP4YrMidwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
19793278111RangersYGordon Ricossa (minors)LHP4YrSouthern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
19793379911RangersNJoe Dellasega (minors)1BHSColgan HS (Pittsburg, KS)
19793481510RangersYRay Fontenot (minors)LHP4.5145480.063.12514525264.031.4324YrMcNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
1979358266RangersYRodger Bastien (minors)SS4YrMichigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
1979368356RangersNMitch Ashmore (minors)C4YrCentenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
1979378435RangersNThomas Smith (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
1979388505RangersYStephen Romey (minors)1B4YrKent State University (Kent, OH)

Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

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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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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