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1978 Baltimore Orioles Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

Drafted Players

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197812222OriolesRobert Boyce (minors)3BHSDeer Park HS (Cincinnati, OH)
19782293Orioles via Mets*Larry Sheets (minors)OF2.0748228494.266.757HSLee HS (Staunton, VA)
19782359Orioles via Expos*Eddie Hook (minors)RHPHSPoint Loma HS (San Diego, CA)
197824822OriolesCal Ripken (minors)3B95.5300111551431.276.788HSAberdeen HS (Aberdeen, MD)
197825024Orioles via Red Sox*Cecil Whitehead (minors)C4YrValdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
197837422OriolesBobby Bonner (minors)SS-0.3611080.194.4794YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1978410022OriolesTim Norris (minors)RHPHSArchbishop Curley HS (Baltimore, MD)
1978512622OriolesTony Herron (minors)LHPHSSanger HS (Sanger, CA)
1978615222OriolesMike Boddicker (minors)RHP31.8346003421341163.801.3234YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
1978717822OriolesDon Welchel (minors)RHP-0.6130013125.811.6504YrSam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
1978820422OriolesScott Collins (minors)SSHSPlymouth-Canton HS (Canton, OH)
1978923022OriolesKurt Fabrizio (minors)1BJCEdmonds Community College (Lynnwood, WA)
19781025622OriolesBrooks Carey (minors)LHP4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
19781128222OriolesRobin Dreizler (minors)CHSRedondo Beach HS (Redondo Beach, CA)
19781230822OriolesCharles Salagan (minors)LHPJCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
19781333422OriolesWilliam Purdy (minors)RHP4YrNiagara University (Lewiston, NY)
19781436022OriolesJim Loftin (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
19781538622OriolesJohn Mortillaro (minors)LHPHSSmithtown East HS (Smithtown, NY)
19781641222OriolesMichael Byars (minors)SSHSCanyon HS (Anaheim, CA)
19781743822OriolesJames Delmonico (minors)OF
19781846321OriolesMarion Thackston (minors)LHPHSHuntington HS (Huntington, WV)
19781948720OriolesWilliam Butler (minors)SSHSRossville HS (Rossville, GA)

*Compensation Picks
Larry Sheets (Orioles-2) - Pick from Mets as compensation for Free Agent Elliott Maddox
Eddie Hook (Orioles-2) - Pick from Expos as compensation for Free Agent Ross Grimsley
Cecil Whitehead (Orioles-2) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Dick Drago

22 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (22%). Total of 128.4 WAR, or 25.7 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.