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8th Round of the 1977 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Rounds:1976 8th / 1977 7th / 1977 8th / 1977 9th / 1978 8th

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1977 8 1rg 160 FrRnd 1 Expos Richard Heidorn (minors) SS 4Yr The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
1977 8 1rg 161 FrRnd 2 White Sox Mark Esser (minors) LHP -0.1 2 0 0 2 0 0 16.20 3.60 0 JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1977 8 1rg 162 FrRnd 3 Cardinals Greg Dees (minors) C JC San Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
1977 8 1rg 163 FrRnd 4 Tigers Bill Laskey (minors) RHP 4.7 160 210 0 .105 .280 159 42 53 4.14 1.33 2 JC Monroe Community College (Rochester, NY)
1977 8 1rg 164 FrRnd 5 Angels Marty Castillo (minors) 3B -0.8 201 352 8 .190 .532 JC Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
1977 8 1rg 165 FrRnd 6 Giants Jay Pettibone (minors) RHP 0.1 4 0 0 4 0 4 5.33 1.33 0 JC Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
1977 8 1rg 166 FrRnd 7 Cubs Randall Carter (minors) SS JC Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
1977 8 1rg 167 FrRnd 8 Indians Donald Hubbard (minors) 1B JC Seminole Community College (Sanford, FL)
1977 8 1rg 168 FrRnd 9 Twins Everett Rey (minors) C JC San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
1977 8 1rg 169 FrRnd 10 Athletics Michael Boyd (minors) OF JC Los Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA)
1977 8 1rg 170 FrRnd 11 Orioles Michael Smoot (minors) 3B JC Georgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
1977 8 1rg 171 FrRnd 12 Phillies Scott Job (minors) RHP JC College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
1977 8 1rg 172 FrRnd 13 Reds Ronald Driver (minors) LHP JC San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
1977 8 1rg 173 FrRnd 14 Mariners Porter Wyatt (minors) OF JC Palomar College (San Marcos, CA)

14 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (28%). Total of 3.9 WAR, or 1.0 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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    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.