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The 1978 Amateur Draft was the first to use compensation picks to reward teams who had lost top players in free agency.

[edit] 1978 First Round Picks

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Atlanta Braves Bob Horner 3B Arizona State University (Col.) Junction City, KS
2 Toronto Blue Jays Lloyd Moseby 1B Oakland High School (HS) Oakland, CA
3 New York Mets Hubie Brooks SS Arizona State University (Col.) Los Angeles, CA
4 Oakland Athletics Mike Morgan RHP Valley High School (HS) Las Vegas, NV
5 San Diego Padres Andy Hawkins RHP Midway High School (HS) Waco, TX
6 Seattle Mariners Tito Nanni OF Chestnut Hill Academy High School (HS) Philadelphia, PA
7 San Francisco Giants Bob Cummings C Brother Rice High School (HS) Chicago, IL
8 Milwaukee Brewers Nick Hernandez C Hialeah High School (HS) Hialeah, FL
9 Montreal Expos Glenn Franklin SS Chipola Junior College (Col.) [[]]
10 Cleveland Indians Phil Lansford SS Wilcox High School (HS) Santa Clara, CA
11 Houston Astros Rod Boxberger RHP University of Southern California (Col.) [[]]
12 Detroit Tigers Kirk Gibson OF Michigan State University (Col.) Pontiac, MI
13 Chicago Cubs Bill Hayes C Indiana State University (Col.) Cheverly, MD
14 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tom Brunansky OF West Covina High School (HS) West Covina, CA
15 St. Louis Cardinals Robert Hicks 1B Tate High School (HS) Pensacola, FL
16 Minnesota Twins Lenny Faedo SS Jefferson High School (HS) Tampa, FL
17 Cincinnati Reds Nick Esasky SS Miami Carol City High School (HS) Carol City, FL
18 New York Yankees Rex Hudler SS Bullard High School (HS) Fresno, CA Compensation from the Chicago White Sox for Ron Blomberg
19 Pittsburgh Pirates Brad Garnett 1B DeSoto High School (HS) DeSoto, TX
20 Oakland Athletics Tim Conroy LHP Gateway High School (HS) Monroeville, PA Compensation from Texas Rangers for Mike Jorgensen
21 Pittsburgh Pirates Gerry Aubin OF Dougherty High School (HS) Albany, GA Compensation from Los Angeles Dodgers for Terry Forster
22 Baltimore Orioles Robert Boyce 3B Deer Park High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH
23 Philadelphia Phillies Rip Rollins 1B-RHP Allegheny High School (HS) Sparta, NC
24 New York Yankees Matt Winters OF Williamsville High School (HS) Williamsville, NY Compensation from Boston Red Sox for Mike Torrez
25 Kansas City Royals Buddy Biancalana SS Redwood High School (HS) Greenbrae, CA
26 New York Yankees Brian Ryder RHP Shrewsbury High School (HS) Shrewsbury, MA

[edit] Other Notable Selections

Cal Ripken (2nd round); Dave Stieb (5th round); Steve Sax (9th round); Kent Hrbek (17th round); Ryne Sandberg (20th round)

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