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2nd Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1977 2nd / 1978 1st / 1978 2nd / 1978 3rd / 1979 2nd

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
1978 2 27 FrRnd 1 Braves Matt Sinatro (minors) C -0.4 140 252 1 .190 .478 HS Conard HS (West Hartford, CT)
1978 2 28 FrRnd 2 Blue Jays Tim Thompson (minors) 1B HS Winter Park HS (Winter Park, FL)
1978 2 29 FrRnd 3 Orioles via Mets *Larry Sheets (minors) OF 2.0 748 2284 94 .266 .757 HS Lee HS (Staunton, VA)
1978 2 30 FrRnd 4 Athletics Keith Atherton (minors) RHP 4.6 342 1 0 .000 .000 342 33 41 3.99 1.34 26 HS Mathews HS (Mathews, VA)
1978 2 31 FrRnd 5 White Sox via Padres *Dave White (minors) 3B HS Valdosta HS (Valdosta, GA)
1978 2 32 FrRnd 6 Mariners Dave Valle (minors) C 10.1 970 2775 77 .237 .687 HS Holy Cross HS (Flushing, NY)
1978 2 33 FrRnd 7 Giants Steven Raine (minors) RHP HS North Salinas HS (Salinas, CA)
1978 2 34 FrRnd 8 Mariners via Brewers *Richard Naumann (minors) LHP HS Bay HS (Bay Village, OH)
1978 2 35 FrRnd 9 Orioles via Expos *Eddie Hook (minors) RHP HS Point Loma HS (San Diego, CA)
1978 2 36 FrRnd 10 Indians Chris Bando (minors) C 1.7 498 1284 27 .227 .629 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1978 2 37 FrRnd 11 Astros Danny Heep (minors) OF 0.5 883 1961 30 .257 .687 2 0 0 9.00 2.00 0 4Yr St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
1978 2 38 FrRnd 12 Tigers Craig Johnson (minors) OF 4Yr University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 2 39 FrRnd 13 Cubs Mel Hall (minors) OF 8.7 1276 4237 134 .276 .755 HS Port Byron HS (Cayuga, NY)
1978 2 40 FrRnd 14 Padres via Angels *Doug Gwosdz (minors) C -0.7 69 104 1 .144 .444 HS Madison HS (Houston, TX)
1978 2 41 FrRnd 15 Cardinals Dave Kable (minors) 1B HS West HS (Columbus, OH)
1978 2 42 FrRnd 16 Twins Michael Riley (minors) RHP HS Agawam HS (Agawam, MA)
1978 2 43 FrRnd 17 Reds Dave Van Gorder (minors) C -1.7 183 420 3 .212 .547 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 2 44 FrRnd 18 White Sox Benjamin Belue (minors) OF HS Valdosta HS (Valdosta, GA)
1978 2 45 FrRnd 19 Pirates Bradley Palmer (minors) LHP HS Escondido HS (Escondido, CA)
1978 2 46 FrRnd 20 Rangers Amos Lewis (minors) RHP HS Astronaut HS (Mims, FL)
1978 2 47 FrRnd 21 Dodgers Clay Smith (minors) SS HS Northwest Classen HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
1978 2 48 FrRnd 22 Orioles Cal Ripken (minors) 3B 95.5 3001 11551 431 .276 .788 HS Aberdeen HS (Aberdeen, MD)
1978 2 49 FrRnd 23 Phillies Anthony McGill (minors) OF HS Jones HS (Houston, TX)
1978 2 50 FrRnd 24 Orioles via Red Sox *Cecil Whitehead (minors) C 4Yr Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
1978 2 51 FrRnd 25 Royals Darryl Motley (minors) OF 0.5 413 1333 44 .243 .682 HS Grant HS (Portland, OR)
1978 2 52 FrRnd 26 Yankees Steve Balboni (minors) 1B 0.9 960 3120 181 .229 .743 4Yr Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)

*Compensation Picks
Larry Sheets (Orioles-2) - Pick from Mets as compensation for Free Agent Elliott Maddox
Dave White (White Sox-2) - Pick from Padres as compensation for Free Agent Oscar Gamble
Richard Naumann (Mariners-2) - Pick from Brewers as compensation for Free Agent Ray Fosse
Eddie Hook (Orioles-2) - Pick from Expos as compensation for Free Agent Ross Grimsley
Doug Gwosdz (Padres-2) - Pick from Angels as compensation for Free Agent Merv Rettenmund
Cecil Whitehead (Orioles-2) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Dick Drago

26 matching player(s). 12 played in the majors (46%). Total of 121.7 WAR, or 10.1 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2014 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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.