1983 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1983 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Years: 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984 / 1985 / 1986

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
198311rg44RangersYJavier Ortiz (minors)1B0.6771602.275.7684YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
198321rg304RangersYMichael Soper (minors)LHP
198331rg564RangersNGary Ballou (minors)OFJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
198341rg824RangersNFranklin Brandt (minors)SS4YrKankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL)
198351rg1084RangersNJoe Odom (minors)RHPJCLaney College (Oakland, CA)
198361rg1344RangersNBret Davis (minors)LHPJCDe Anza College (Cupertino, CA)
198371rg1604RangersYRobin Keathley (minors)RHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
198381rg1844RangersYBrad Jones (minors)C
198391rg2074RangersNCharles Wood (minors)RHPJCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
1983101rg2294RangersNThomas Arrington (minors)RHPJCCollege of Marin (Kentfield, CA)
1983111rg2504RangersNKevin Hooper (minors)RHPJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
1983121rg2704RangersNThomas Henderson (minors)SSJCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
1983131rg2864RangersNMark Higgins (minors)1B-0.16100.100.282JCChipola College (Marianna, FL)

Other Years: 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984 / 1985 / 1986

13 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (15%). Total of 0.5 WAR, or 0.2 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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