1997 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1997 Texas Rangers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000

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
19971s3939RangersY*Jason Romano (minors)3B-1.31291912.204.535HSHillsborough HS (Tampa, FL)
199727523RangersYJason Grabowski (minors)C-1.919030111.196.6134YrUniversity of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
199727725Rangers via YankeesY*Chris Tynan (minors)RHPHSHudson's Bay HS (Vancouver, WA)
1997310723RangersYBrandon Warriax (minors)SSHSPurnell Swett HS (Pembroke, NC)
1997413723RangersYDave Elder (minors)RHP0.100019134.621.6204YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
1997516723RangersYTrey Poland (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
1997619723RangersYDan DeYoung (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
1997722723RangersYMike Lamb (minors)C4.0975270669.276.7474YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1997825723RangersYBilly Diaz (minors)RHPHSAcademia Adventista HS (Caguas, Puerto Rico)
1997928723RangersYCarlos Figueroa (minors)LHPHSDr Jose M Lazaro HS (Carolina, Puerto Rico)
19971031723RangersYKevin Harris (minors)OFHSTampa Bay Tech HS (Tampa, FL)
19971134723RangersYTom Sergio (minors)2B4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
19971237723RangersYCorey Wright (minors)OFHSWorkman HS (La Puente, CA)
19971340723RangersNRobert Milner (minors)RHPHSDeer Valley HS (Glendale, AZ)
19971443723RangersYJason Torres (minors)CHSJohn Carroll Catholic HS (Fort Pierce, FL)
19971546723RangersNKarl Jernigan (minors)SSHSMilton HS (Navarre, FL)
19971649723RangersNKevin Ruedi (minors)RHPJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
19971752723RangersYGeronimo Cruz (minors)OF4YrAlfred University (Alfred, NY)
19971855723RangersNJaime Bubela (minors)OF-0.111190.105.255HSCypress Falls HS (Houston, TX)
19971958723RangersYTravis Hughes (minors)RHP-0.121101.0002.00024116.311.990JCCowley County Community College (Arkansas City, KS)
19972061723RangersNJay Signorelli (minors)RHPHSLake Brantley HS (Altamonte Springs, FL)
19972164723RangersYJeff Ridenour (minors)RHP4YrSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville (Edwardsville, IL)
19972267723RangersNCurt Gay (minors)1BJCCowley County Community College (Arkansas City, KS)
19972370723RangersNQuenten Patterson (minors)RHPJCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
19972473723RangersNBrian Shipp (minors)SSHSCentral HS (Central, LA)
19972576723RangersYAlex Vazquez (minors)OFJCMontgomery College, Rockville Campus (Rockville, MD)
19972679723RangersYSpike Lundberg (minors)RHPJCSan Diego Mesa College (San Diego, CA)
19972782723RangersNTanner Herrick (minors)1BHSShow Low HS (Show Low, AZ)
19972885723RangersNMike Eskildsen (minors)RHPHSMaple Ridge HS (Maple Ridge, BC)
19972988723RangersNJason Young (minors)RHP-1.01090.222.60610039.712.120HSBerkeley HS (Berkeley, CA)
19973091723RangersNDerek Hines (minors)OFJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
19973194723RangersNDavid Curtiss (minors)SSHSHavre HS (Havre, MT)
19973297723RangersNJeff Fields (minors)CHSAlamogordo HS (Alamogordo, NM)
199733100723RangersNMitch Jones (minors)3B0.28130.308.785JCUtah Valley State University (Orem, UT)
199734103723RangersNDevon Younger (minors)RHPJCMeridian Community College (Meridian, MS)
199735106723RangersNKelley Gulledge (minors)CHSMansfield HS (Mansfield, TX)
199736109723RangersNDavid Wigley (minors)C4YrWallace State Community College (Dothan) (Dothan, AL)
199737112723RangersNBlake Allen (minors)RHPHSBenjamin Russell HS (Alexander City, AL)
199738115723RangersYJason Beitey (minors)RHPJCOlympic College (Bremerton, WA)
199739118723RangersNPete Orr (minors)SS0.64436893.257.617HSNewmarket HS (Hamilton, ON)
199740121723RangersNCraig Mosher (minors)LHPHSMcRoberts HS (Richmond, BC)
199741124420RangersNJosh Hawes (minors)RHPJCCommunity College of Rhode Island (Warwick, RI)

*Compensation Picks
39. Jason Romano (Rangers-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Mike Stanton
Chris Tynan (Rangers-2) - Pick from Yankees as compensation for Free Agent Mike Stanton

Other Years: 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000

42 matching player(s). 9 played in the majors (21%). Total of 0.5 WAR, or 0.1 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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