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1978 Texas Rangers (MLB)

+ Organizational Roster
Nickname:
W-L Record: 87-75 .537
Rank: 2nd in American League West
Run Differential: 692-632 + 60
Roster Continuity 56.67% 24/26
Manager(s): Billy Hunter, Pat Corrales
General Manager: Dan O'Brien, Eddie Robinson
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Ballpark: Arlington Stadium
Attendance: 1,447,963 15/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Amos Lewis (#46) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Sid Hudson
Assistant Coach: Connie Ryan
Assistant Coach: Jimmie Schaffer
First Base Coach: Fred Koenig
Third Base Coach: Pat Corrales

#1 Draft Picks

Jon Matlack (#4)
American League West Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9270.568--
8775.5375.0
8775.5375.0
7389.45119.0
7190.44120.5
6993.42623.0
56104.35035.0
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1978 Texas Rangers season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Doyle AlexanderTexasALMLBP6-3200R-R27LAN: 1968-9-185MLB
    Brian AllardTulsaTexAAP6-1175R-R20TEX: 1976-4-84MLB
    Sandy AlomarTexasALMLB2B5-9155B-R34Not draftedMLB
    Michael ArringtonTulsaTexAAP6-1175R-R25BAL: 1971-12-294AA
    Bob BabcockTucsonPCLAAAP6-5210R-R28Not draftedMLB
    Mike BacsikTucsonPCLAAAP6-1185R-R26BAL: 1970-55-922MLB
    Jim BarbeAshevilleWcarA1B6-0195R-R23TEX: 1977-19-475AA
    Len BarkerTucsonPCLAAAP6-5225R-R22TEX: 1973-3-49MLB
      TexasALMLBP                
    Juan BeniquezTexasALMLBOF5-11165R-R28Not draftedMLB
    Kurt BevacquaTexasALMLB3B-2B6-1185R-R31ATL: 1967-6-102MLB
    Steve BianchiTulsaTexAAP6-3195R-R23Not draftedAAA
    Terry BogenerGCL RangersGCLRkOF6-0193L-L22TEX: 1978-6-150MLB
    Frank BolickTulsaTexAA1B-3B5-10175B-R12MIL: 1987-9-227MLB
    Bobby BondsTexasALMLBOF6-1190R-R32Not draftedMLB
    Jerry BosticTulsaTexAAP6-0190L-L29Not draftedAAA
    Glenn BrightTucsonPCLAAAP6-2200R-R26TEX: 1974-3-55AAA
    Jackie BrownTucsonPCLAAAP6-1195R-R35Not draftedMLB
    Mike BucciTucsonPCLAAAOF5-10175R-R25TEX: 1975-16-377AAA
    William BuchanGCL RangersGCLRk3B6-0190R-R20PHI: 1976-10-233A
      AshevilleWcarA3B                
    John ButcherAshevilleWcarAP6-4190R-R21HOU: 1977-1-5MLB
    Bert CampanerisTexasALMLBSS5-10160R-R36Not draftedMLB
    Jim CapowskiAshevilleWcarASS6-2165R-R20TEX: 1976-14-324AA
    Ronald CarneyAshevilleWcarAOF6-0170L-L22TEX: 1977-12-295AA
    Joe CarrollAshevilleWcarAOF6-2190R-R23TEX: 1977-20-499A
    David ChapmanGCL RangersGCLRk3B5-10170R-R22TEX: 1978-37-751AA
      TulsaTexAA3B                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Keath ChaunceyTucsonPCLAAAOF5-9155L-L26TEX: 1974-15-338AAA
    Michael ChildsGCL RangersGCLRkC6-1180R-R19TEX: 1978-1-23A
    Reggie ClevelandTexasALMLBP6-1195R-R30Not draftedMLB
    Steve ComerTexasALMLBP6-3205B-R24Not draftedMLB
    Tracy CowgerGCL RangersGCLRkOF-C5-10175R-R21TEX: 1978-9-228AAA
    David CrutcherGCL RangersGCLRkP6-2185R-R20TEX: 1978-3-72AAA
      TulsaTexAAP                
      TucsonPCLAAAP                
    Bobby CuellarTucsonPCLAAAP5-11188R-R25TEX: 1974-29-594MLB
    Danny DarwinTucsonPCLAAAP6-3190R-R22Not draftedMLB
      TexasALMLBP                
    Odie DavisTulsaTexAASS6-1178R-R22TEX: 1977-7-165MLB
    Ted DavisAshevilleWcarAP6-5215R-R19TEX: 1976-7-156AAA
    Dan DixonGCL RangersGCLRkOF5-11180R-R21TEX: 1978-16-410AA
    Doug DuncanTulsaTexAAC6-0185R-R23TEX: 1976-20-468AA
    Dan DuranTulsaTexAAOF5-11190L-L24TEX: 1973-30-646MLB
      TucsonPCLAAAOF                
    Greg EasonGCL RangersGCLRkP5-11175L-L19TEX: 1978-2-47A
    Dock EllisTexasALMLBP6-3210B-R33Not draftedMLB
    John EllisTexasALMLB1B-C6-2225R-R29Not draftedMLB
    Bill FaheyTucsonPCLAAAC6-0200L-R28WS2: 1970-1-1MLB
    Jim FarrGCL RangersGCLRkP6-1195R-R22TEX: 1978-29-675MLB
    Steve FinchTulsaTexAAP6-3190R-R20TEX: 1976-2-36AAA
    Gene FleetGCL RangersGCLRkP6-2170R-L22Not draftedRk
    Luis A GonzalezGCL RangersGCLRk1B6-2185R-L19Not draftedAA
    Ron GoochGCL RangersGCLRk2B5-11165R-R21TEX: 1978-18-461AAA
      AshevilleWcarA2B                
    Gary GrayTucsonPCLAAA1B6-0203R-R25TEX: 1974-18-408MLB
      TexasALMLB1B                
    Mike GriffinTulsaTexAAP6-5197R-R21TEX: 1976-3-60MLB
    Johnny GrubbTexasALMLBOF6-3188L-R29SDN: 1971-1-23MLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Robert HallgrenAshevilleWcarAOF6-0170L-R21HOU: 1975-3-62A+
    Mike HargroveTexasALMLB1B6-0195L-L28TEX: 1972-25-572MLB
    David HarperTucsonPCLAAAP6-3195R-R24WS2: 1971-4-80AAA
    Toby HarrahTexasALMLB3B-SS6-0180R-R29Not draftedMLB
    David HibnerGCL RangersGCLRkSS5-10180R-R19TEX: 1977-1-9A+
      AshevilleWcarASS                
    Jim HughesTucsonPCLAAAP6-3190R-R26MIN: 1969-33-762MLB
    Mike JaccarTulsaTexAAIF6-1170B-R23TEX: 1976-19-444AA
    Stan JakubowskiTulsaTexAAP5-11170R-R24SFN: 1972-42-779AAA
      TucsonPCLAAAP                
    Greg JemisonTulsaTexAAOF6-0165L-R23BOS: 1976-2-33AA
    Fergie JenkinsTexasALMLBP6-5210R-R34Not draftedMLB
    Mike JirscheleGCL RangersGCLRkSS5-11195R-R19TEX: 1977-5-113AAA
      AshevilleWcarASS                
    Bob JohnsonAshevilleWcarAP6-3195R-R18TEX: 1977-3-53MLB
    Mike JorgensenTexasALMLB1B-OF6-0195L-L29NYN: 1966-4-61MLB
    Don KainerTulsaTexAAP6-3205R-R22TEX: 1977-13-321MLB
      TucsonPCLAAAP                
    Kerry KeenanTulsaTexAAP6-7205R-R22TEX: 1976-8-180AA
    Hal KellyAshevilleWcarAP6-1170R-R20TEX: 1975-21-495AA
    Cameron KillebrewGCL RangersGCLRkOF5-11180R-R22TEX: 1978-25-610A+
      AshevilleWcarAOF                
    Charles KwolekGCL RangersGCLRkP5-10165L-L20TEX: 1978-21-532A
    Chuck LamsonAshevilleWcarAP6-5200L-L21TEX: 1977-10-243AA
    William LaRosaAshevilleWcarAP5-11185R-R22TEX: 1977-16-399A
    Amos LewisGCL RangersGCLRkP-IF6-3185R-R17TEX: 1978-2-46AA
    Paul LindbladTexasALMLBP6-1195L-L36Not draftedMLB
    Rick LisiTulsaTexAAOF6-0175R-R22TEX: 1974-13-290MLB
    John LowensteinTexasALMLBOF6-0175L-R31CLE: 1968-18-402MLB
    Ed LynchAshevilleWcarAP6-5207R-R22TEX: 1977-22-547MLB
      TulsaTexAAP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Victor MabeeAshevilleWcarASS6-0170R-R20TEX: 1975-4-89AA
    Greg MahlbergTucsonPCLAAAC5-10180R-R25Not draftedMLB
      TexasALMLBC                
    Marty MartinezTulsaTexAASS-3B6-1175B-R36Not draftedMLB
    Jim MasonTexasALMLBSS6-2190L-R27WS2: 1968-2-28MLB
    Jon MatlackTexasALMLBP6-3205L-L28NYN: 1967-1-4MLB
    James MatthewsAshevilleWcarASS6-0170L-R23NYN: 1973-13-302A
    James MatthewsAshevilleWcarA3B-1B6-3210R-R20Not draftedA
    Arnold McCraryAshevilleWcarAOF5-10175L-L22TEX: 1977-1-12AA
    Thomas McGivneyGCL RangersGCLRkC6-0190L-R20OAK: 1978-3-55A
    Doc MedichTexasALMLBP6-5227R-R29NYA: 1970-30-700MLB
    Mark MercerAshevilleWcarAP6-5220L-L24PIT: 1973-1-1MLB
    David MillerGCL RangersGCLRkOF5-10165B-R22TEX: 1978-26-627A
    Paul MirabellaTucsonPCLAAAP6-2196L-L24TEX: 1976-1-21MLB
      TexasALMLBP                
    David MoharterTucsonPCLAAAP6-1170L-L28WS2: 1971-5-99AAA
    Roger MoretTexasALMLBP6-4175B-L28Not draftedMLB
    Linvel MosbyGCL RangersGCLRkP6-2189R-R18TEX: 1977-2-35A
      AshevilleWcarAP                
    Brian NakamotoTulsaTexAAC-OF5-11190R-R27Not draftedAAA
      TucsonPCLAAAC-OF                
    Gene NelsonGCL RangersGCLRkP6-0174R-R17TEX: 1978-30-690MLB
    Patrick NelsonAshevilleWcarAP6-1190R-R19TEX: 1977-6-139A
    Jerry NeufangGCL RangersGCLRkC5-10180R-R17TEX: 1978-7-176AAA
    Steven NielsenAshevilleWcarAP6-3200R-R23TEX: 1977-11-269AAA
    Nelson NormanTucsonPCLAAASS6-2160B-R20Not draftedMLB
      TexasALMLBSS                
    Michael OdumAshevilleWcarAOF6-0170R-L24HOU: 1972-7-153A+
    Al OliverTexasALMLBOF-1B6-0195L-L31Not draftedMLB
    Albert OrtizGCL RangersGCLRkOF5-11175L-L20TEX: 1978-13-332A
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Steve PaineGCL RangersGCLRkOF-C6-0185R-R21TEX: 1978-31-705Rk
    Scott PetersonAshevilleWcarAC6-0205R-R21Not draftedA
    Wayne PinkertonTucsonPCLAAAIF6-1175R-R24TEX: 1975-13-305AAA
    Miguel PizzaroAshevilleWcarAOF5-11180L-L21Not draftedA
    Pat PutnamTucsonPCLAAA1B6-1214L-R24TEX: 1975-1-22MLB
      TexasALMLB1B                
    Terry PykaTulsaTexAAOF5-10175R-R26TEX: 1974-19-429AAA
    Ray RainboldtTulsaTexAAP6-2195R-R23TEX: 1973-12-265AA
    Jack RamirezTulsaTexAAIF5-11160R-R23Not draftedAA
    Jerry ReedyTucsonPCLAAASS6-0170R-R26PHI: 1974-22-488AAA
    Stanley ReeseGCL RangersGCLRk1B6-2190L-R22TEX: 1978-24-592A
    Mike RichardtGCL RangersGCLRk2B6-0170R-R20TOR: 1978-2-27MLB
    Dave RighettiTulsaTexAAP6-4210L-L19TEX: 1977-1-9MLB
    Steve RighettiAshevilleWcarA3B5-11175R-R20TEX: 1977-6-129A
    Dave RiveraTulsaTexAAOF5-11175R-R20TEX: 1975-7-161AAA
    Joseph RussellTulsaTexAAC5-11170R-R21TEX: 1974-3-50AAA
    Billy SampleTucsonPCLAAAOF5-9175R-R23TEX: 1976-10-228MLB
      TexasALMLBOF                
    Marty ScottTulsaTexAA3B6-0190R-R22TEX: 1977-25-616AAA
    Keith ShellingGCL RangersGCLRkP5-9160L-L23TEX: 1978-20-509Rk
    Billy SimpsonAshevilleWcarASS6-2185R-R20TEX: 1976-1-12A+
    Chris SmithTucsonPCLAAA1B-OF6-0185B-R20TEX: 1978-11-280MLB
    Clay SmithGCL RangersGCLRkP6-2195R-R22Not draftedRk
    Keith SmithTucsonPCLAAAOF5-9178R-R25SLN: 1972-7-124MLB
    Myrl SmithTucsonPCLAAAP6-3180R-L26BAL: 1971-4-96AAA
    Mark SorokoTulsaTexAAP6-3210R-R24Not draftedAAA
    Joseph StewartTulsaTexAAOF5-10175R-R22TEX: 1975-17-401AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Blair StoufferTulsaTexAA3B-SS6-0183B-R24TEX: 1975-5-113AAA
      TucsonPCLAAA3B-SS                
    Jim SundbergTexasALMLBC6-0195R-R27TEX: 1973-1-2MLB
    Andrew TamGCL RangersGCLRkOF6-3200R-R21TEX: 1978-22-554AA
      TulsaTexAAOF                
    Robert TanziGCL RangersGCLRkOF5-10175R-R19Not draftedA
    Stan ThomasTucsonPCLAAAP6-2185R-R28WS2: 1971-27-618MLB
    Bobby ThompsonTexasALMLBOF5-11175B-R24TEX: 1972-19-436MLB
    Wayne TollesonAshevilleWcarASS-2B5-9160B-R22TEX: 1978-8-202MLB
    Tommy TomsTucsonPCLAAAP6-4195R-R26SFN: 1973-6-126MLB
    Rusty TorresTucsonPCLAAAOF5-10180B-R29NYA: 1966-54-811MLB
    Jim UmbargerTexasALMLBP6-6200L-L25TEX: 1974-16-362MLB
    Richard VelazguezGCL RangersGCLRkH6-0165R-R-Not draftedRk
    Michael VickersGCL RangersGCLRkP6-0185R-L20TEX: 1978-1-19AA
      AshevilleWcarAP                
    Charles ViskocilAshevilleWcarAP6-0175R-R24Not draftedA
    Keith WalshGCL RangersGCLRkP6-2145R-R19TEX: 1978-35-741Rk
    Claudell WashingtonTexasALMLBOF6-0190L-L23Not draftedMLB
    LaRue WashingtonTucsonPCLAAAOF6-0170R-R24TEX: 1975-23-540MLB
      TexasALMLBOF                
    Len WhitehouseAshevilleWcarAP5-11175L-L20Not draftedMLB
    Wayne WilkersonTulsaTexAAOF6-2175R-R23TEX: 1976-22-515AA
    Wesley WilliamsGCL RangersGCLRkP6-3180R-R20TEX: 1978-28-659A+
      AshevilleWcarAP                
    Bump WillsTexasALMLB2B5-9177B-R25TEX: 1975-1-6MLB
    George WrightAshevilleWcarAOF5-11180B-R19TEX: 1977-4-87MLB
    John ZiskGCL RangersGCLRkOF6-5190R-R21TEX: 1978-38-755A
    Richie ZiskTexasALMLBOF6-1208R-R29PIT: 1967-3-56MLB
    Jeff ZitekAshevilleWcarASS6-0175L-R20TEX: 1978-27-643A


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