1978 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197824721DodgersYClay Smith (minors)SSHSNorthwest Classen HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
197837321DodgersYAugie Ruiz (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
197849921DodgersNGlenn Gallagher (minors)LHPHSPeekskill HS (Peekskill, NY)
1978512521DodgersYJohn Robbins (minors)OFHSLockhart HS (Lockhart, SC)
1978615121DodgersYMike Marshall (minors)1B10.010353593148.270.768HSBuffalo Grove HS (Buffalo Grove, IL)
1978717721DodgersYMark Nipp (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1978820321DodgersYWilliam Swiacki (minors)RHP4YrAmherst College (Amherst, MA)
1978922921DodgersYSteve Sax (minors)SS25.31769694054.281.692HSMarshall HS (West Sacramento, CA)
19781025521DodgersYRodney Kemp (minors)OF4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
19781128121DodgersYJohn Malkin (minors)CHSCardinal Spellman HS (Bronx, NY)
19781230721DodgersYFrancis Wilczewski (minors)RHPHSIndependence HS (San Jose, CA)
19781333321DodgersYMelvin Meadows (minors)OFHSWhite Oak HS (Jacksonville, NC)
19781435921DodgersYJeffrey Kopjo (minors)OFHSLyons Township HS (La Grange, IL)
19781538521DodgersYStephen Maples (minors)CHSSkyline HS (Dallas, TX)
19781641121DodgersYBrian Hayes (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
19781743721DodgersYJoseph Pocoroba (minors)SSHSCrespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
19781846220DodgersNEric Bullock (minors)OF-0.71311461.205.536HSSouth Gate HS (South Gate, CA)
19781948619DodgersYGary Weiss (minors)INF-0.722190.105.2484YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
19782051019DodgersNChris Iwasaki (minors)OFJCReedley College (Reedley, CA)
19782153319DodgersYDave LaPoint (minors)RHPHSMonadnock Regional HS (Troy, NH)
19782255519DodgersYThomas Banducci (minors)RHPHSWilliam Floyd HS (Mastic, NY)
19782357416DodgersYChris Gandy (minors)1B4YrUniversity of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
19782459316DodgersYWarren Reeh (minors)LHP
19782561116DodgersNWilliam Murray (minors)SSHSTamalpais HS (Mill Valley, CA)
19782662815DodgersNDavid Albrecht (minors)LHPHSAppleton East HS (Appleton, WI)
19782764414DodgersNJames Taylor (minors)C4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
19782866014DodgersYRobert White (minors)LHPHSLake Mills HS (Lake Mills, WI)
19782967614DodgersYJoseph Herbert (minors)OFHSColumbia HS (Columbia, TN)
19783069113DodgersNKevin Patten (minors)OF4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
19783170613DodgersYKent Johnson (minors)RHPHSMuncie Northside HS (Muncie, IN)
19783271811DodgersNDaniel Forer (minors)LHPJCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
19783372810DodgersNMichael Vienne (minors)RHPHSSt. Mary's HS (Natchitoches, LA)
1978347357DodgersNMark Pirruccello (minors)CHSServite HS (Anaheim, CA)

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

33 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (12%). Total of 33.9 WAR, or 8.5 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.

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