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1st Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Rounds:1977 1st / 1978 1st / 1978 2nd / 1979 1st

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978 1 1rg 1 FrRnd 1 Blue Jays Y Mike Lebo (minors) C
1978 1 1rg 2 FrRnd 2 Braves N Joe Housey (minors) RHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1978 1 1rg 2 FrRnd 2 Braves N Joe Housey (minors) RHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1978 1 1rg 3 FrRnd 3 Athletics N David Grier (minors) RHP JC Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
1978 1 1rg 3 FrRnd 3 Athletics N David Grier (minors) RHP JC Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
1978 1 1rg 4 FrRnd 4 Mets N Gerald Miller (minors) 1B JC Des Moines Area Community College (Boone, IA)
1978 1 1rg 4 FrRnd 4 Mets N Gerald Miller (minors) 1B JC Des Moines Area Community College (Boone, IA)
1978 1 1rg 5 FrRnd 5 Mariners Y Jim Maler (minors) 1B -0.5 102 310 5 .226 .609 4Yr Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
1978 1 1rg 6 FrRnd 6 Padres Y Donald Johnson (minors) LHP
1978 1 1rg 7 FrRnd 7 Brewers Y Weldon Swift (minors) RHP
1978 1 1rg 8 FrRnd 8 Giants N Greg Byrd (minors) 1B JC Columbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
1978 1 1rg 8 FrRnd 8 Giants N Greg Byrd (minors) 1B JC Columbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
1978 1 1rg 9 FrRnd 9 Indians Y Thomas Anderson (minors) 1B JC South Florida Community College (Avon Park, FL)
1978 1 1rg 10 FrRnd 10 Expos Y Gary Hartsock (minors) RHP JC Muscatine Community College (Muscatine, IA)
1978 1 1rg 11 FrRnd 11 Tigers Y Chris Codiroli (minors) RHP -2.6 144 0 0 144 38 47 4.87 1.45 3 JC San Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
1978 1 1rg 12 FrRnd 12 Astros Y Gregory Smith (minors) OF JC Canada College (Redwood City, CA)
1978 1 1rg 13 FrRnd 13 Angels N Richard Evans (minors) LHP JC El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
1978 1 1rg 13 FrRnd 13 Angels N Richard Evans (minors) LHP JC El Camino College (Torrance, CA)
1978 1 1rg 14 FrRnd 14 Cubs Y Joe Hicks (minors) 3B
1978 1 1rg 15 FrRnd 15 Twins N Ralph Citarella (minors) RHP 0.5 21 5 0 .200 .400 21 0 1 4.06 1.24 0 JC Eastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
1978 1 1rg 15 FrRnd 15 Twins N Ralph Citarella (minors) RHP 0.5 21 5 0 .200 .400 21 0 1 4.06 1.24 0 JC Eastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
1978 1 1rg 16 FrRnd 16 Cardinals N Michael Gentry (minors) RHP JC Chipola College (Marianna, FL)
1978 1 1rg 17 FrRnd 17 White Sox N Mark Christy (minors) RHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1978 1 1rg 17 FrRnd 17 White Sox N Mark Christy (minors) RHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1978 1 1rg 18 FrRnd 18 Reds N Brad Lesley (minors) RHP 0.7 54 3 0 .333 .667 54 1 3 3.86 1.24 6 JC Merced College (Merced, CA)
1978 1 1rg 18 FrRnd 18 Reds Y Brad Lesley (minors) RHP 0.7 54 3 0 .333 .667 54 1 3 3.86 1.24 6 JC Merced College (Merced, CA)
1978 1 1rg 19 FrRnd 19 Rangers Y Michael Vickers (minors) LHP JC Hill College (Hillsboro, TX)
1978 1 1rg 20 FrRnd 20 Pirates N Peter Chapin (minors) RHP JC Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
1978 1 1rg 20 FrRnd 20 Pirates N Peter Chapin (minors) RHP JC Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
1978 1 1rg 21 FrRnd 21 Orioles N Kenny Kurtz (minors) LHP JC Seminole Community College (Sanford, FL)
1978 1 1rg 22 FrRnd 22 Dodgers Y Brian Holton (minors) RHP 2.0 185 20 0 .050 .145 185 20 19 3.62 1.42 3 JC Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
1978 1 1rg 23 FrRnd 23 Red Sox N Bruce Kastelic (minors) SS JC Ranger College (Ranger, TX)
1978 1 1rg 23 FrRnd 23 Red Sox N Bruce Kastelic (minors) SS JC Ranger College (Ranger, TX)
1978 1 1rg 24 FrRnd 24 Phillies Y Donald Woodward (minors) RHP JC Central Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
1978 1 1rg 25 FrRnd 25 Yankees Y Mark Harris (minors) SS
1978 1 1rg 26 FrRnd 26 Royals N Lee Cline (minors) RHP JC College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)

36 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (19%). Total of 1.3 WAR, or 0.2 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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    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
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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.