1980 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1980 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198011rg1313RangersNMike Carriger (minors)RHPJCBacone College (Muskogee, OK)
198021rg3913RangersYBilly Taylor (minors)RHP4.0320031716284.211.38100JCAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA)
198031rg6513RangersNAl Newman (minors)2B2.585421071.226.570JCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
198041rg9113RangersNDewayne Ward (minors)RHPJCMurray State College (Tishomingo, OK)
198051rg11612RangersNHans Herzog (minors)LHPJCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
198061rg14112RangersYDar Smith (minors)RHP0.10002014.051.350JCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus (Essex, MD)
198071rg16310RangersNSteve Watson (minors)RHPJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
198081rg18510RangersNJames Casey (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
198091rg2038RangersYJames Maxwell (minors)SSJCMercer County Community College (West Windsor, NJ)
1980101rg2176RangersNRonald Caldwell (minors)RHPJCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus (Catonsville, MD)
1980111rg2296RangersYJeffrey Simmons (minors)RHPJCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus (Essex, MD)
1980121rg2364RangersNGlen Edwards (minors)OFJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983

12 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (25%). Total of 6.6 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

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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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