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17th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1977 17th / 1978 16th / 1978 17th / 1978 18th / 1979 17th

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197817417FrRnd1BravesJames Van Deventer (minors)OF4YrCatholic University of America (Washington, DC)
197817418FrRnd2Blue JaysRichard Palmer (minors)CHSWest Covina HS (West Covina, CA)
197817419FrRnd3MetsRandy Pitts (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Redlands (Redlands, CA)
197817420FrRnd4AthleticsDonald Morris (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
197817421FrRnd5PadresRobert Volk (minors)3B4YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
197817422FrRnd6MarinersMichael Guerra (minors)INF4YrUniversity of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
197817423FrRnd7GiantsSteven Roberts (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
197817424FrRnd8BrewersMark Lepson (minors)RHPHSLansdowne HS (Baltimore, MD)
197817425FrRnd9ExposRick Ramos (minors)RHP4YrLewis University (Romeoville, IL)
197817426FrRnd10IndiansJerald Hammermeister (minors)3BHSEllensburg HS (Ellensburg, WA)
197817427FrRnd11AstrosCharles Hutchingson (minors)RHPHSWest Memphis HS (West Memphis, AR)
197817428FrRnd12TigersTodd Ervin (minors)2B4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
197817429FrRnd13CubsScott Stranski (minors)RHP4YrNorthwestern University (Evanston, IL)
197817430FrRnd14AngelsBrian Owens (minors)RHPHSMesa HS (Mesa, AZ)
197817431FrRnd15CardinalsMark Smith (minors)RHPHSDavid Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)
197817432FrRnd16TwinsKent Hrbek (minors)1B38.417476192293.282.848HSKennedy HS (Bloomington, MN)
197817433FrRnd17RedsTom Lawless (minors)SS-2.03435312.207.5214YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
197817434FrRnd18White SoxLarry Doby (minors)OF4YrDuke University (Durham, NC)
197817435FrRnd19PiratesMichael Nedelisky (minors)RHP4YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
197817436FrRnd20RangersBrian Piper (minors)RHPHSBuena HS (Sierra Vista, AZ)
197817437FrRnd21DodgersJoseph Pocoroba (minors)SSHSCrespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
197817438FrRnd22OriolesJames Delmonico (minors)OF
197817439FrRnd23PhilliesMichael Kreymborg (minors)RHPHSBishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
197817440FrRnd24Red SoxStephan Reish (minors)RHPHSUnion City HS (Union City, IN)
197817441FrRnd25RoyalsJames Canfield (minors)LHPHSWayne Memorial HS (Wayne, MI)
197817442FrRnd26YankeesDon Cooper (minors)RHP-0.4440044165.271.650JCNew York City College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY)

26 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (11%). Total of 36.0 WAR, or 12.0 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
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  • 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.