17th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft

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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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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT RdPck Signed Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type
1978171YJames Van Deventer (minors)4Yr
1978172YRichard Palmer (minors)HS
1978173YRandy Pitts (minors)4Yr
1978174YDonald Morris (minors)4Yr
1978175YBob Volk (minors)4Yr
1978176YMichael Guerra (minors)4Yr
1978177NSteven Roberts (minors)4Yr
1978178YMark Lepson (minors)HS
1978179YRick Ramos (minors)4Yr
19781710YJerald Hammermeister (minors)HS
19781711NCharles Hutchingson (minors)HS
19781712YTodd Ervin (minors)4Yr
19781713NScott Stranski (minors)4Yr
19781714NBrian Owens (minors)HS
19781715NMark Smith (minors)HS
19781716YKent Hrbek (minors)38.417476192293.282.848HS
19781717YTom Lawless (minors)-2.03435312.207.5214Yr
19781718NLarry Doby (minors)4Yr
19781719YMichael Nedelisky (minors)4Yr
19781720NBrian Piper (minors)HS
19781721YJoseph Pocoroba (minors)HS
19781722YJames Delmonico (minors)
19781723NMichael Kreymborg (minors)HS
19781724NStephan Reish (minors)HS
19781725YJames Canfield (minors)HS
19781726YDon Cooper (minors)-0.4440044165.271.650JC

Other Rounds:1977 17th / 1978 16th / 1978 17th / 1978 18th / 1979 17th

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
  • 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.

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