Monday, September 23, 2013

Minor League Monday - Bryan Gore, 1990 Charlotte Rangers Star.

Bryan Gore, shown here on card number 8 of the 1990 Star Charlotte Rangers team set, was selected by Texas in the 22nd round of the 1989 draft. 22 years old at the time he was drafted, Gore might be considered a little old to be starting a pro baseball career but he was a left-hander and so entitled to an extra look.

Gore performed acceptably at Single A Gastonia in 1989 and earned a promotion to A+ Charlotte for the 1990 season.

Bryan appeared in 23 games for Charlotte in 1990. 15 of those appearances were starts. He ended the season with a 9-4 record. In 111 innings he compiled a 2.19 ERA and a 1.000 WHIP. He struck out 60 opposing batters while walking 29.

Left handed or not, those were some pretty good numbers for a 22nd round pick. Bryan Gore was certainly making the best of his chance. 1991 would see him promoted to Double A Tulsa.

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