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20th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1977 20th / 1978 19th / 1978 20th / 1978 21st / 1979 20th

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 20 492 FrRnd 1 Braves Y Kevin Balogh (minors) RHP
1978 20 493 FrRnd 2 Blue Jays Y William Lajoie (minors) INF JC St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
1978 20 494 FrRnd 3 Mets Y Steven Till (minors) C 4Yr California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1978 20 495 FrRnd 4 Athletics N Tim Byron (minors) RHP HS Our Lady of the Valley HS (Florham Park, NJ)
1978 20 496 FrRnd 5 Padres Y Sydney Church (minors) LHP 4Yr University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
1978 20 497 FrRnd 6 Mariners Y Rodney Hudson (minors) C 4Yr Portland State University (Portland, OR)
1978 20 498 FrRnd 7 Giants N Babe Laufenberg (minors) RHP HS Crespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
1978 20 499 FrRnd 8 Brewers N Mark Clabough (minors) RHP HS Lakewood HS (Lakewood, CA)
1978 20 500 FrRnd 9 Expos Y Pat Rooney (minors) OF -0.1 4 5 0 .000 .000 4Yr Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
1978 20 501 FrRnd 10 Indians N Robert Bonnette (minors) INF 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
1978 20 502 FrRnd 11 Tigers Y John Crawford (minors) C 4Yr Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)
1978 20 503 FrRnd 12 Cubs Y Mark Vaji (minors) LHP HS Marshall HS (Cleveland, OH)
1978 20 504 FrRnd 13 Angels N Steve Muccio (minors) OF 4Yr University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
1978 20 505 FrRnd 14 Cardinals Y Jeffrey Young (minors) OF HS Trenton HS (Trenton, NJ)
1978 20 506 FrRnd 15 Twins Y Kevin Sevcik (minors) RHP 4Yr St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
1978 20 507 FrRnd 16 Reds Y Jim Taylor (minors) C HS Harding HS (Charlotte, NC)
1978 20 508 FrRnd 17 Pirates Y Stephen Denby (minors) INF HS Fluvanna HS (Scottsville, VA)
1978 20 509 FrRnd 18 Rangers Y Keith Shellings (minors) LHP 4Yr Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
1978 20 510 FrRnd 19 Dodgers N Chris Iwasaki (minors) OF JC Reedley College (Reedley, CA)
1978 20 511 FrRnd 20 Phillies Y Ryne Sandberg (minors) INF 67.5 2164 8385 282 .285 .795 HS North Central HS (Spokane, WA)
1978 20 512 FrRnd 21 Red Sox Y Keith Pecka (minors) LHP 4Yr Kankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL)
1978 20 513 FrRnd 22 Royals N Tom Willette (minors) LHP 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
1978 20 514 FrRnd 23 Yankees N Eric Snider (minors) RHP 4Yr Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

23 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (8%). Total of 67.4 WAR, or 33.7 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.