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8th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1977 8th / 1978 7th / 1978 8th / 1978 9th / 1979 8th

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
19788183FrRnd1BravesJose Alvarez (minors)RHP3.499110.273.60698892.991.3554YrUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
19788184FrRnd2Blue JaysBradley Burger (minors)RHPHSNorth Boone HS (Poplar Grove, IL)
19788185FrRnd3MetsJames Cooperider (minors)LHPHSCentral Valley HS (Shasta Lake, CA)
19788186FrRnd4AthleticsRobert Adams (minors)CHSSherrill Central HS (Sherrill, NY)
19788187FrRnd5PadresMike Parker (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
19788188FrRnd6MarinersLazaro Santin (minors)LHPHSRochester Adams HS (Miami, FL)
19788189FrRnd7GiantsAlvin Davis (minors)3B19.812064240160.280.830HSNorth Riverside HS (Riverside, CA)
19788190FrRnd8BrewersVincent Pone (minors)3BHSEl Camino Real HS (Woodland Hills, CA)
19788191FrRnd9ExposDavid Perez (minors)SS4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
19788192FrRnd10IndiansEric Porter (minors)CHSWaseca HS (Waseca, MI)
19788193FrRnd11AstrosLarry Ashley (minors)HSOakland HS (Oakland, CA)
19788194FrRnd12TigersTed Hutson (minors)CHSMiami East HS (Fletcher, OH)
19788195FrRnd13CubsDave Klipstein (minors)SSHSMarshall HS (Milwaukee, WI)
19788196FrRnd14AngelsTim Wallach (minors)1B38.322128099260.257.7322004.501.5004YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
19788197FrRnd15CardinalsRichard Budweg (minors)LHP4YrBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA)
19788198FrRnd16TwinsLes Pearsey (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
19788199FrRnd17RedsChuck McKinney (minors)RHPHSBadin HS (Hamilton, OH)
19788200FrRnd18White SoxBambi Mesa (minors)SSHSMiami Springs HS (Miami Springs, FL)
19788201FrRnd19PiratesDonald Cline (minors)RHP
19788202FrRnd20RangersWayne Tolleson (minors)SS2.486323229.241.6004YrWestern Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
19788203FrRnd21DodgersWilliam Swiacki (minors)RHP4YrAmherst College (Amherst, MA)
19788204FrRnd22OriolesScott Collins (minors)SSHSPlymouth-Canton HS (Canton, OH)
19788205FrRnd23PhilliesMichael Henson (minors)CHSSan Mateo HS (San Mateo, CA)
19788206FrRnd24Red SoxKenny Young (minors)OF4YrUniversity of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
19788207FrRnd25RoyalsJeff Cornell (minors)RHP-1.02340.000.00023136.101.9004YrUniversity of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
19788208FrRnd26YankeesDan Plante (minors)CHSCrespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)

26 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (19%). Total of 62.9 WAR, or 12.6 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.