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1978 Texas Rangers Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    110Mike Richardt3BCollegeFresno CityCCCAASoCAYes2B-3B6-0170RR1958-05-24Los Angeles,CA
    1978-  1-  10-TEX
    MLB1980-19841978-1988
    119Michael VickersPCollegeHill CollegeNJCAA---TXYesP6-0185RL1958-02-28---
    1978-  1-  19-TEX
    AA1978-1980
    123Michael ChildsCCollegeRanger CollegeNJCAA---TXYesOF-C6-1180RR1958-09-30---
    1978-  1-  23-TEX
    A1978-1979
    233Thomas McGivneyOFCollegeAlvin CCNJCAA---TXYesC6-0190LR---Bethpage,NY
    1978-  2-  33-TEX
    A1978-1979
    245Mark KnowesPCollegeCentral Arizona CollegeNJCAA---AZYesP------------------
    1978-  2-  45-TEX
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    246Amos LewisP-iFHigh SchoolAstronaut (Titusville,FL)HSHSFLYes3B-1B6-3185RR1960-08-14Mims,FL
    1978-  2-  46-TEX
    AA1978-1982
    346David JensenPCollegeEdmonds CCNWAACC---WANoP------------------
    1979-  2-  32-SLN
    ---
    247Greg EasonP------------YesP5-11175LL1958-10-24Pensacola,FL
    1978-  2-  47-TEX
    A1978-1980
    371Tony StevensOFCollegeSeminole FloridaNJCAA---FLYes1B-OF6-3207RR---Maitland,FL
    1978-  3-  71-TEX
    A+1980-1981
    372David CrutcherPCollegeArizonaNCAA 1---AZYesP6-2185RR1957-10-21Woodland,CA
    1978-  3-  72-TEX
    AAA1978-1981
    496Rick DerechailoCCollegeBrookdale CCNJCAA---NJYesOF------R------Matawan,NJ
    1978-  4-  96-TEX
    ---
    498Mitch ZwolenskyPHigh SchoolOwosso (Owosso,MI)HSHSMINoP6-2200RR1959-12-29Owosso,MI
    1981- 11- 268-TEX
    AAA1981-1996
    5119Edward BaileyCCollegeParis Junior CollegeNJCAA---TXYesC------------------
    1978-  5- 119-TEX
    ---
    5124Eric ShellenbeckOFHigh SchoolBarrington (Barrington,IL)HSHSILNoOF------RR---Barrington,IL
    1978-  5- 124-TEX
    ---
    6150Terry BogenerPCollegeOklahomaNCAA 1SrOKYesOF-1B6-0193LL1955-09-28Hannibal,MO
    1978-  6- 150-TEX
    MLB1982-19821975-1986
    7176Jerry NeufangCHigh SchoolHayfield (Alexandria,VA)HSHSVAYesC-3B5-10180RR1960-11-23Alexandria,VA
    1978-  7- 176-TEX
    AAA1978-1984
    8202Wayne TollesonSSCollegeWestern CarolinaNCAA 1---NCYesSS-2B5-9160BR1955-09-22Spartanburg,SC
    1978-  8- 202-TEX
    MLB1981-19901978-1990
    9228Tracy CowgerOF-CCollegeLoyola MarymountNCAA 1---CAYesC-3B5-10175RR1956-07-22Pomona,CA
    1978-  9- 228-TEX
    AAA1978-1983
    10254Allan RamirezPCollegeRiceNCAA 1JrTXNoP5-10180RR1957-05-01Victoria,TX
    1979-  5- 123-BAL
    MLB1983-19831979-1985
    11280Chris SmithOF-ifCollegeUSCNCAA 1---CAYesOF-3B6-0185BR1957-07-18Torrance,CA
    1978- 11- 280-TEX
    MLB1981-19831976-1983
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    12306Rick Misuraca3BHigh SchoolDel City (Oklahoma City,OK)HSHSOKNoOF-3B6-2180RR---Del City,OK
    1979-  1-  16-LAN
    Rk1979-1979
    13332Albert OrtizOFCollegeBaruch CollegeNCAA 3---NYYesOF-1B5-11175LL1957-08-28New York,NY
    1978- 13- 332-TEX
    A1978-1979
    14358Charlie O'BrienOFHigh SchoolBishop Kelley (Tulsa,OK)HSHSOKNoC-OF6-2205RR1961-05-01Tulsa,OK
    1982-  5- 132-OAK
    MLB1985-20001982-2000
    15384Eddie GreenepHigh SchoolEd White (Jacksonville,FL)HSHSFLNoP------------------
    1978- 15- 384-TEX
    ---
    16410Dan DixonOFCollegeNebraskaNCAA 1---NEYesOF5-11180RR---Spring Valley,CA
    1978- 16- 410-TEX
    AA1978-1979
    17436Brian PiperpHigh SchoolBuena (Sierra Vista,AZ)HSHSAZNoP6-1190RR---Sierra Vista,AZ
    1982- 15- 385-LAN
    AA1982-1985
    18461Ron Gooch2BCollegeSoutheastern Oklahoma StateNAIA---OKYes2B-3B5-11165RR1957-04-16Midwest City,OK
    1978- 18- 461-TEX
    AAA1978-1982
    19485Howie ShapiroIFCollegeMiamiNCAA 1JrFLNo2B5-11160LR---Miami Beach,FL
    1979- 37- 841-CHN
    A-1979-1979
    20509Keith ShellingpCollegeSouthernNCAA 1---LAYesP5-9160LL------
    1978- 20- 509-TEX
    Rk1978-1978
    21532Charles KwolekpCollegeProvidence CollegeNCAA 1---RIYesP5-10165LL1957-12-05---
    1978- 21- 532-TEX
    A1978-1979
    22554Andrew TamOFCollegeTexas WesleyanNAIA---TXYesP6-3200RR------
    1978- 22- 554-TEX
    AA1978-1979
    23573Donald AtkinsSSHigh SchoolParkview (Little Rock,AR)HSHSARNoSS------------------
    1978- 23- 573-TEX
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    24592Stanley Reese1BCollegeGeorge MasonNCAA 2---VAYes1B-3B6-2190LR------
    1978- 24- 592-TEX
    A1978-1979
    25610Cameron KillebrewOFCollegeBrigham YoungNCAA 1---UTYesOF5-11180RR------
    1978- 25- 610-TEX
    A+1978-1981
    26627David MillerOFCollegeGeorge MasonNCAA 2---VAYesOF5-10165BR1956-03-14---
    1978- 26- 627-TEX
    A1978-1979
    27643Jeff ZitekSSCollegeIllinois StateNCAA 1---ILYesSS-3B6-0175LR1957-07-01Honolulu,HI
    1978- 27- 643-TEX
    A1978-1979
    28659Wesley WilliamspCollegeNew Mexico HighlandsNCAA 2---NMYesP6-3180RR1957-08-09Asheville,NC
    1978- 28- 659-TEX
    A+1978-1980
    29675Jim FarrpCollegePenn StateNCAA 1---PAYesP6-1195RR1956-05-18Waverly,NY
    1978- 29- 675-TEX
    MLB1982-19821978-1984
    30690Gene NelsonpHigh SchoolPasco (Dade City,FL)HSHSFLYesP-DH6-0174RR1960-12-03Tampa,FL
    1978- 30- 690-TEX
    MLB1981-19931978-1993
    31705Steve PaineOF-CCollegeDallas BaptistNAIA---TXYesOF6-0185RR------
    1978- 31- 705-TEX
    Rk1978-1978
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    32717Thomas BlackmonpHigh SchoolSouth Florence (Florence,SC)HSHSSCNoP6-0185RR1960-02-15Florence,SC
    1980-  5-  74-CLE
    AA1980-1984
    33727Cecil StrawnCCollegeSouthern MethodistNCAA 1---TXYesC-1B6-1180RR1956-07-30dale,TX
    1978- 33- 727-TEX
    AAA1978-1980
    34734James StrumpHigh SchoolSt. Mark's (Wilmington,DE)HSHSDENoP------------------
    1978- 34- 734-TEX
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    35741Keith WalshpHigh SchoolKennedy (Suffolk,VA)HSHSVAYesP6-2145RR---Suffolk,VA
    1978- 35- 741-TEX
    Rk1978-1978
    36746Harry OakleyCHigh SchoolRogers (Newport,RI)HSHSRINoC------------------
    1978- 36- 746-TEX
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    37751David Chapman3BCollegeMichiganNCAA 1---MIYesP-3B5-10170RR------
    1978- 37- 751-TEX
    AA1978-1979
    38755John ZiskOfCollegeDelaware ValleyNCAA 3---PAYes1B-OF6-5190RR1957-05-20---
    1978- 38- 755-TEX
    A1978-1980
    39759Tim HulettSSHigh SchoolLanphier (Springfield,IL)HSHSILNo2B-3B6-0195RR1960-01-12Springfield,IL
    1980-  1-   3-CHA
    MLB1983-19951980-1995
    40763Jeff Scott3BHigh SchoolPort Clinton (Port Clinton,OH)HSHSOHNoP6-2180RR1954-07-13Kankakee,IL
    1978- 40- 763-TEX
    A1979-1979
    41766Alvin Williams3BCollegeJackson StateNCAA 1---MSYesOF-1B6-2195RR------
    1978- 41- 766-TEX
    Rk1978-1978
    42769Moses KylesSSHigh SchoolBuchanan (Buchanan,MI)HSHSMINoSS------------------
    1978- 42- 769-TEX
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