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23rd Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1977 23rd / 1978 22nd / 1978 23rd / 1978 24th / 1979 23rd

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 23 559 FrRnd 1 Braves Y Mike Smith (minors) RHP JC Massachusetts Bay Community College (Wellesley Hills, MA)
1978 23 560 FrRnd 2 Blue Jays N Johnny Moses (minors) LHP HS Bellaire HS (Bellaire, TX)
1978 23 561 FrRnd 3 Mets N Richard Eckleberry (minors) RHP HS Flathead HS (Kalispell, MT)
1978 23 562 FrRnd 4 Athletics N Casey Schaefer (minors) RHP HS North Salem HS (Salem, OR)
1978 23 563 FrRnd 5 Padres N Aaron Cain (minors) 2B 4Yr University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
1978 23 564 FrRnd 6 Giants N Doug Hoppock (minors) RHP HS Southeast HS (Wichita, KS)
1978 23 565 FrRnd 7 Brewers N Bernard Mayles (minors) RHP HS Tumer Asbey HS (Harrisonburg, VA)
1978 23 566 FrRnd 8 Indians Y Christopher Barker (minors) OF HS St. Catherines HS (Racine, WI)
1978 23 567 FrRnd 9 Tigers N Gary Baker (minors) 3B HS Hazel Park HS (Hazel Park, MI)
1978 23 568 FrRnd 10 Cubs N Joe Beason (minors) RHP HS Taylor HS (Kokomo, IN)
1978 23 569 FrRnd 11 Cardinals N John Carter (minors) 1B HS Bloomfield HS (Bloomfield, NJ)
1978 23 570 FrRnd 12 Twins N William Guinn (minors) RHP HS Beaverton HS (Beaverton, OR)
1978 23 571 FrRnd 13 Reds N Kevin Maroney (minors) OF HS Oakwood HS (Dayton, OH)
1978 23 572 FrRnd 14 Pirates N Arbrey Lucas (minors) RHP HS Chaparral HS (Las Vegas, NV)
1978 23 573 FrRnd 15 Rangers N Donald Atkins (minors) SS HS Parkview HS (Little Rock, AR)
1978 23 574 FrRnd 16 Dodgers Y Chris Gandy (minors) 1B 4Yr University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
1978 23 575 FrRnd 17 Phillies Y John Palmieri (minors) LHP HS Pilgrim HS (Warwick, RI)
1978 23 576 FrRnd 18 Royals Y Jim McCoy (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1978 23 577 FrRnd 19 Yankees N Howard Johnson (minors) RHP 22.1 1531 4940 228 .249 .786 HS Clearwater HS (Clearwater, FL)

19 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (5%). Total of 22.1 WAR, or 22.1 per major leaguer.

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  • Blank - June Draft
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