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30th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1977 30th / 1978 29th / 1978 30th / 1978 31st / 1979 30th

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978 30 679 FrRnd 1 Mets David Smith (minors) OF 4Yr Siena College (Loudonville, NY)
1978 30 680 FrRnd 2 Athletics Brian Harrison (minors) RHP 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1978 30 681 FrRnd 3 Giants Richard Casillas (minors) C 4Yr Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)
1978 30 682 FrRnd 4 Brewers Buster Moore (minors) C HS Molalla HS (Molalla, OR)
1978 30 683 FrRnd 5 Indians Tim Behler (minors) LHP 4Yr University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
1978 30 684 FrRnd 6 Tigers Michael Polvi (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)
1978 30 685 FrRnd 7 Cubs Mike Diaz (minors) 1B 0.5 293 683 31 .247 .748 HS Terra Nova HS (Pacifica, CA)
1978 30 686 FrRnd 8 Cardinals Steven Southerland (minors) RHP HS De Smet Jesuit HS (Creve Coeur, MO)
1978 30 687 FrRnd 9 Twins Randy Filkins (minors) OF JC West Hills College (Coalinga, CA)
1978 30 688 FrRnd 10 Reds Joe Stefani (minors) P HS Dowling Catholic HS (West Des Moines, IA)
1978 30 689 FrRnd 11 Pirates Mark Johnson (minors) RHP HS Kearns HS (Kearns, UT)
1978 30 690 FrRnd 12 Rangers Gene Nelson (minors) RHP 7.6 500 1 0 .000 .000 493 53 64 4.13 1.37 28 HS Pasco HS (Dade City, FL)
1978 30 691 FrRnd 13 Dodgers Kevin Patten (minors) OF 4Yr Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
1978 30 692 FrRnd 14 Phillies Sammy Bickham (minors) LHP 4Yr Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
1978 30 693 FrRnd 15 Royals Craig Pippin (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

15 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (13%). Total of 8.1 WAR, or 4.0 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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