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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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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 17 417 FrRnd 1 Braves Y James Van Deventer (minors) OF 4Yr Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
1978 17 418 FrRnd 2 Blue Jays Y Richard Palmer (minors) C HS West Covina HS (West Covina, CA)
1978 17 419 FrRnd 3 Mets Y Randy Pitts (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Redlands (Redlands, CA)
1978 17 420 FrRnd 4 Athletics Y Donald Morris (minors) OF 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1978 17 421 FrRnd 5 Padres Y Bob Volk (minors) 3B 4Yr Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1978 17 422 FrRnd 6 Mariners Y Michael Guerra (minors) INF 4Yr University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
1978 17 423 FrRnd 7 Giants N Steven Roberts (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
1978 17 424 FrRnd 8 Brewers Y Mark Lepson (minors) RHP HS Lansdowne HS (Baltimore, MD)
1978 17 425 FrRnd 9 Expos Y Rick Ramos (minors) RHP 4Yr Lewis University (Romeoville, IL)
1978 17 426 FrRnd 10 Indians Y Jerald Hammermeister (minors) 3B HS Ellensburg HS (Ellensburg, WA)
1978 17 427 FrRnd 11 Astros N Charles Hutchingson (minors) RHP HS West Memphis HS (West Memphis, AR)
1978 17 428 FrRnd 12 Tigers Y Todd Ervin (minors) 2B 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1978 17 429 FrRnd 13 Cubs N Scott Stranski (minors) RHP 4Yr Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
1978 17 430 FrRnd 14 Angels N Brian Owens (minors) RHP HS Mesa HS (Mesa, AZ)
1978 17 431 FrRnd 15 Cardinals N Mark Smith (minors) RHP HS David Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)
1978 17 432 FrRnd 16 Twins Y Kent Hrbek (minors) 1B 38.4 1747 6192 293 .282 .848 HS Kennedy HS (Bloomington, MN)
1978 17 433 FrRnd 17 Reds Y Tom Lawless (minors) SS -2.0 343 531 2 .207 .521 4Yr Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
1978 17 434 FrRnd 18 White Sox N Larry Doby (minors) OF 4Yr Duke University (Durham, NC)
1978 17 435 FrRnd 19 Pirates Y Michael Nedelisky (minors) RHP 4Yr Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
1978 17 436 FrRnd 20 Rangers N Brian Piper (minors) RHP HS Buena HS (Sierra Vista, AZ)
1978 17 437 FrRnd 21 Dodgers Y Joseph Pocoroba (minors) SS HS Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
1978 17 438 FrRnd 22 Orioles Y James Delmonico (minors) OF
1978 17 439 FrRnd 23 Phillies N Michael Kreymborg (minors) RHP HS Bishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
1978 17 440 FrRnd 24 Red Sox N Stephan Reish (minors) RHP HS Union City HS (Union City, IN)
1978 17 441 FrRnd 25 Royals Y James Canfield (minors) LHP HS Wayne Memorial HS (Wayne, MI)
1978 17 442 FrRnd 26 Yankees Y Don Cooper (minors) RHP -0.4 44 0 0 44 1 6 5.27 1.65 0 JC New 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.

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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.