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1978 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of C
    Other Years:1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
197817FrRnd7GiantsBob Cummings (minors)HSBrother Rice HS (Chicago , IL)
197818FrRnd8BrewersNick Hernandez (minors)HSHialeah HS (Hialeah , FL)
1978113FrRnd13CubsBill Hayes (minors)0.0590.222.5564YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute , IN)
1978227FrRnd1BravesMatt Sinatro (minors)-0.41402521.190.478HSConard HS (West Hartford , CT)
1978232FrRnd6MarinersDave Valle (minors)10.1970277577.237.687HSHoly Cross HS (Flushing , NY)
1978236FrRnd10IndiansChris Bando (minors)1.7498128427.227.6294YrArizona State University (Tempe , AZ)
1978240FrRnd14Padres via Angels*Doug Gwosdz (minors)-0.7691041.144.444HSMadison HS (Houston , TX)
1978243FrRnd17RedsDave Van Gorder (minors)-1.71834203.212.5474YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles , CA)
1978250FrRnd24Orioles via Red Sox*Cecil Whitehead (minors)4YrValdosta State University (Valdosta , GA)
1978371FrRnd19PiratesPatrick Rubino (minors)4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego , CA)
1978493FrRnd15CardinalsGeorge Bjorkman (minors)0.329752.227.7304YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa , OK)
1978495FrRnd17RedsMike Kripner (minors)4YrTexas Lutheran University (Seguin , TX)
1978496FrRnd18White SoxMike Rubel (minors)HSBanning HS (Banning , CA)
19784101FrRnd23PhilliesEd Hearn (minors)0.1621714.263.710HSCentral HS (Fort Pierce , FL)
19785108FrRnd4AthleticsScott Meyer (minors)-0.2890.111.3334YrWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo , MI)
19785110FrRnd6MarinersWerner Lajszky (minors)HSMater Christi HS (Astoria , NY)
19785111FrRnd7GiantsJeff Ransom (minors)-0.926791.190.526HSBerkeley HS (Berkeley , CA)
19785129FrRnd25RoyalsDave Hogg (minors)4YrNorthwestern University (Evanston , IL)
19786133FrRnd3MetsMike Fitzgerald (minors)2.1848231648.235.667HSLakewood HS (Lakewood , CA)
19786141FrRnd11AstrosRobert Palmer (minors)4YrChapman University (Orange , CA)
19786143FrRnd13CubsRobert Triplett (minors)HSPhillips HS (Chicago , IL)
19786145FrRnd15CardinalsTimothy Mueller (minors)HSArroyo HS (San Lorenzo , CA)
19787158FrRnd2Blue JaysBrian Milner (minors)0.0290.4441.111HSSouthwest HS (Fort Worth , TX)
19787159FrRnd3MetsHenry Janssen (minors)HSScotch Plains HS (Scotch Plains , NJ)
19787172FrRnd16TwinsMark Maher (minors)4YrTulane University (New Orleans , LA)
19787174FrRnd18White SoxMichael Schoeller (minors)4YrFlorida Southern College (Lakeland , FL)
19787176FrRnd20RangersJerry Neufang (minors)HSHayfield HS (Alexandria , VA)
19788186FrRnd4AthleticsRobert Adams (minors)HSSherrill Central HS (Sherrill , NY)
19788192FrRnd10IndiansEric Porter (minors)HSWaseca HS (Waseca , MI)
19788194FrRnd12TigersTed Hutson (minors)HSMiami East HS (Fletcher , OH)
19788205FrRnd23PhilliesMichael Henson (minors)HSSan Mateo HS (San Mateo , CA)
19788208FrRnd26YankeesDan Plante (minors)HSCrespi Carmelite HS (Encino , CA)
19789234FrRnd26YankeesJeff Taylor (minors)4YrUniversity of Delaware (Newark , DE)
197810237FrRnd3MetsRichard Lane (minors)4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose , CA)
197810243FrRnd9ExposTom Wieghaus (minors)-0.58110.000.0774YrIllinois State University (Normal , IL)
197810245FrRnd11AstrosFrank Castro (minors)HSMiami Springs HS (Miami Springs , FL)
197811267FrRnd7GiantsJohn Rabb (minors)-0.01082044.225.644HSWashington HS (Los Angeles , CA)
197811276FrRnd16TwinsDon Smith (minors)HSIstrouma HS (Baton Rouge , LA)
197811277FrRnd17RedsJohn Warren (minors)HSWayne County HS (Jesup , GA)
197811281FrRnd21DodgersJohn Malkin (minors)HSCardinal Spellman HS (Bronx , NY)
197811282FrRnd22OriolesRobin Dreizler (minors)HSRedondo Beach HS (Redondo Beach , CA)
197812291FrRnd5PadresBradley Shames (minors)4YrUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara , CA)
197812301FrRnd15CardinalsDennis Delany (minors)4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles , CA)
197812302FrRnd16TwinsScott Bradley (minors)-1.4604164818.257.645HSWest Essex HS (Essex Fells , NJ)
197812303FrRnd17RedsMike Sullivan (minors)HSNorthwest Regional HS (Colebrook , CT)
197813326FrRnd14AngelsPeter Otero (minors)JCYavapai College (Prescott , AZ)
197813336FrRnd24Red SoxJohn Lickert (minors)0.0100HSLangley HS (Pittsburgh , PA)
197814352FrRnd14AngelsDan Whitmer (minors)-0.255960.229.5334YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton , CA)
197814358FrRnd20RangersCharlie O'Brien (minors)9.7800223256.221.656HSBishop Kelley HS (Tulsa , OK)
197815371FrRnd7GiantsJeffrey Ahlert (minors)HSAiken HS (Cincinnati , OH)
197815383FrRnd19PiratesJohn Young (minors)HSHenry Ford II HS (Sterling Heights , MI)
197815385FrRnd21DodgersStephen Maples (minors)HSSkyline HS (Dallas , TX)
197816399FrRnd9ExposJerry George (minors)4YrLouisiana College (Pineville , LA)
197816406FrRnd16TwinsMichael Williams (minors)4YrWingate University (Wingate , NC)
197817418FrRnd2Blue JaysRichard Palmer (minors)HSWest Covina HS (West Covina , CA)
197818451FrRnd9ExposRazor Shines (minors)-0.768810.185.4361000.001.0004YrSt. Augustine's College (Raleigh , NC)
197818455FrRnd13AngelsWalter Hagerty (minors)HSAltus HS (Altus , OK)
197819488FrRnd21PhilliesJeffrey Ulrich (minors)JCFresno City College (Fresno , CA)
197819489FrRnd22Red SoxHarold Nataupsky (minors)HSMarblehead HS (Marblehead , MA)
197820494FrRnd3MetsSteven Till (minors)4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton , CA)
197820497FrRnd6MarinersRodney Hudson (minors)4YrPortland State University (Portland , OR)
197820502FrRnd11TigersJohn Crawford (minors)4YrDelta State University (Cleveland , MS)
197820507FrRnd16RedsJim Taylor (minors)HSHarding HS (Charlotte , NC)
197821527FrRnd13AngelsHoward Dashefsky (minors)HSEl Camino Real HS (Woodland Hills , CA)
197821536FrRnd22YankeesJerome Burgess (minors)HSAtlantic HS (Delray Beach , FL)
197822544FrRnd8BrewersChuckie Canady (minors)HSWhite Oak HS (Jacksonville , NC)
197822549FrRnd13AngelsThomas Saatzer (minors)HSWest Brady HS (St. Paul , MN)
197825607FrRnd12TwinsRobert Holden (minors)4YrRowan University (Glassboro , NJ)
197826630FrRnd17RoyalsBuddy Bailey (minors)4YrLynchburg College (Lynchburg , VA)
197827633FrRnd3AthleticsJeffrey Way (minors)HSUniversity HS (Spokane Valley , WA)
197827640FrRnd10TwinsAlfredo Mejia (minors)JCFullerton College (Fullerton , CA)
197827644FrRnd14DodgersJames Taylor (minors)4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia , SC)
197828655FrRnd9CardinalsGerald Klauser (minors)HSWhitesboro HS (Whitesboro , NY)
197828661FrRnd15PhilliesDerek Williams (minors)HSWillingsboro HS (Willingsboro , NJ)
197830681FrRnd3GiantsRichard Casillas (minors)4YrWestern Oregon University (Monmouth , OR)
197830682FrRnd4BrewersBuster Moore (minors)HSMolalla HS (Molalla , OR)
197831694FrRnd1MetsMarc Siciliano (minors)4YrIona College (New Rochelle , NY)
197832711FrRnd4IndiansJay Waid (minors)HSHewitt-Trussville HS (Trussville , AL)
197832716FrRnd9PiratesJames Fiori (minors)HSCarlynton HS (Carnegie , PA)
197833725FrRnd7RedsJames Johnson (minors)4YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem , NC)
197833727FrRnd9RangersCecil Strawn (minors)4YrSouthern Methodist University (Dallas , TX)
197834735FrRnd7DodgersMark Pirruccello (minors)HSServite HS (Anaheim , CA)
197836746FrRnd5RangersHarry Oakley (minors)HSRogers HS (Newport , RI)

*Compensation Picks
Doug Gwosdz (Padres-2) - Pick from Angels as compensation for Free Agent Merv Rettenmund
Cecil Whitehead (Orioles-2) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Dick Drago

83 matching player(s). 19 played in the majors (22%). Total of 17.3 WAR, or 0.9 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.