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

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmSignedNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197813FrRnd3MetsYHubie Brooks (minors)OF12.816455974149.269.7174YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
197816FrRnd6MarinersYTito Nanni (minors)OFHSChestnut Hill Academy HS (Willow Grove, PA)
1978112FrRnd12TigersYKirk Gibson (minors)OF38.316355798255.268.8154YrMichigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
1978114FrRnd14AngelsYTom Brunansky (minors)OF21.818006289271.245.761HSWest Covina HS (West Covina, CA)
1978121FrRnd21Pirates via DodgersY*Jerry Aubin (minors)OFHSDougherty HS (Albany, GA)
1978124FrRnd24Yankees via Red SoxY*Matt Winters (minors)OF-0.6421072.234.665HSWilliamsville HS (Williamsville, NY)
1978229FrRnd3Orioles via MetsY*Larry Sheets (minors)OF2.0748228494.266.757HSLee HS (Staunton, VA)
1978237FrRnd11AstrosYDanny Heep (minors)OF0.5883196130.257.6872009.002.0004YrSt. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
1978238FrRnd12TigersYCraig Johnson (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1978239FrRnd13CubsYMel Hall (minors)OF8.712764237134.276.755HSPort Byron HS (Cayuga, NY)
1978244FrRnd18White SoxNBenjamin Belue (minors)OFHSValdosta HS (Valdosta, GA)
1978249FrRnd23PhilliesYAnthony McGill (minors)OFHSJones HS (Houston, TX)
1978251FrRnd25RoyalsYDarryl Motley (minors)OF0.5413133344.243.682HSGrant HS (Portland, OR)
1978356FrRnd4AthleticsYBob Grandas (minors)OF4YrCentral Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
1978361FrRnd9ExposYSteven Michael (minors)OF4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1978362FrRnd10IndiansYMike Taylor (minors)OFJCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
1978369FrRnd17RedsYEski Viltz (minors)OFHSNotre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
1978377FrRnd25RoyalsYMark Ryal (minors)OF-1.31272237.211.599HSDewar HS (Dewar, OK)
1978378FrRnd26YankeesYMark Johnston (minors)OF4YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
1978480FrRnd2Blue JaysYMichael Coyne (minors)OFHSMcNicholas HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1978483FrRnd5PadresNLarry Reynolds (minors)OF4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1978485FrRnd7GiantsYRob Deer (minors)OF13.711553881230.220.766HSCanyon HS (Anaheim, CA)
19785106FrRnd2Blue JaysYDave Stieb (minors)OF57.245420.000.0004431761373.441.2534YrSouthern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
19785119FrRnd15CardinalsNGlenn Jones (minors)OFHSFrankfort HS (Frankfort, KY)
19785122FrRnd18White SoxYDennis Keating (minors)OFHSMarin Catholic HS (San Rafael, CA)
19785124FrRnd20RangersNEric Shellenbeck (minors)OFHSBarrington HS (Barrington, IL)
19785125FrRnd21DodgersYJohn Robbins (minors)OFHSLockhart HS (Lockhart, SC)
19785128FrRnd24Red SoxYDel Bender (minors)OF4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
19785130FrRnd26YankeesYPeter Khoury (minors)OF4YrEckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
19786146FrRnd16TwinsNNattie George (minors)OFHSOverfelt HS (San Jose, CA)
19786150FrRnd20RangersYTerry Bogener (minors)OF-0.224601.217.6214YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
19786155FrRnd25RoyalsYJesse Lucious (minors)OFHSRick East HS (Park Forest, IL)
19787165FrRnd9ExposNJerome Whitfield (minors)OFJCMiddle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
19787166FrRnd10IndiansNMike Young (minors)OF6.5635184072.247.752HSHayward HS (Hayward, CA)
19787168FrRnd12TigersYBruce Fields (minors)OF-0.2581131.274.681HSEverett HS (Lansing, MI)
19788187FrRnd5PadresYMike Parker (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
19788206FrRnd24Red SoxYKenny Young (minors)OF4YrUniversity of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
19789212FrRnd4AthleticsNMichael Codiroli (minors)OF4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
19789215FrRnd7GiantsYChristopher Barbone (minors)OF4YrAzusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
19789220FrRnd12TigersYMichael Wright (minors)OF4YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
19789221FrRnd13CubsNJeff Groth (minors)OF4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
19789228FrRnd20RangersYTracy Cowger (minors)OF4YrLoyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
197810241FrRnd7GiantsNDwayne Jackson (minors)OFHSLocke HS (Los Angeles, CA)
197810242FrRnd8BrewersYLance Ediger (minors)OF
197810251FrRnd17RedsYChris Stropolo (minors)OFHSJohn Curtis HS (River Ridge, LA)
197810255FrRnd21DodgersYRodney Kemp (minors)OF4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
197810259FrRnd25RoyalsNHarold Bright (minors)OFHSMumford HS (Detroit, MI)
197811261FrRnd1BravesYGerald Perry (minors)OF-0.11193314459.265.708HSMcCracken HS (Hilton Head, SC)
197811280FrRnd20RangersYChris Smith (minors)OF0.131761.289.7954YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197811283FrRnd23PhilliesNDwight Taylor (minors)OF-0.1420.000.000HSFremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
197812288FrRnd2Blue JaysYVincent Williams (minors)OFHSSam Houston HS (Houston, TX)
197812289FrRnd3MetsNReggie Whittemore (minors)OF4YrLipscomb University (Nashville, TN)
197812297FrRnd11AstrosYTim Tolman (minors)OF-0.81321965.168.5584YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197812305FrRnd19PiratesYDennis Jones (minors)OFHSKearny HS (San Diego, CA)
197813332FrRnd20RangersYAlbert Ortiz (minors)OF4YrBernard M Baruch College (New York, NY)
197813333FrRnd21DodgersYMelvin Meadows (minors)OFHSWhite Oak HS (Jacksonville, NC)
197813337FrRnd25RoyalsYJames Davidson (minors)OF4YrAlma College (Alma, MI)
197814341FrRnd3MetsYDarryl Denby (minors)OFHSAbraham Lincoln HS (San Diego, CA)
197814342FrRnd4AthleticsYOmar Minaya (minors)OFHSNewtown HS (Elmhurst, NY)
197814343FrRnd5PadresYAlbert Richmond (minors)OF4YrSt. Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA)
197814347FrRnd9ExposYGrayling Tobias (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Missouri St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
197814349FrRnd11AstrosYArvis Harper (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
197814350FrRnd12TigersNMike Mason (minors)OF5.214190.222.52214029394.531.440JCNormandale Community College (Bloomington, MN)
197814351FrRnd13CubsYMark Gilbert (minors)OF-0.17220.273.7034YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
197814359FrRnd21DodgersYJeffrey Kopjo (minors)OFHSLyons Township HS (La Grange, IL)
197814362FrRnd24Red SoxYLloyd Bessard (minors)OFHSAbbeville HS (Abbeville, LA)
197815370FrRnd6MarinersYHarry Mauch (minors)OF4YrSouthern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)
197815379FrRnd15CardinalsNMike Toothman (minors)OFHSEdgewood HS (West Covina, CA)
197815388FrRnd24Red SoxYRobert Parker (minors)OF4YrWilliam Carey College (Hattiesburg, MS)
197816391FrRnd1BravesYDaniel Lopez (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
197816392FrRnd2Blue JaysYRonald Harper (minors)OFHSEl Cerrito HS (El Cerrito, CA)
197816401FrRnd11AstrosNMichael Buggs (minors)OFHSCastlemont HS (Oakland, CA)
197816404FrRnd14AngelsNJohn Christensen (minors)OF-0.91322945.224.654HSTroy HS (Fullerton, CA)
197816405FrRnd15CardinalsYMichael Carpenter (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197816409FrRnd19PiratesYStanton Brown (minors)OF4YrDavidson College (Davidson, NC)
197816410FrRnd20RangersYDaniel Dixon (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197817417FrRnd1BravesYJames Van Deventer (minors)OF4YrCatholic University of America (Washington, DC)
197817420FrRnd4AthleticsYDonald Morris (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
197817434FrRnd18White SoxNLarry Doby (minors)OF4YrDuke University (Durham, NC)
197817438FrRnd22OriolesYJames Delmonico (minors)OF
197818456FrRnd14CardinalsNBob Skube (minors)OF0.016280.250.7014YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197818459FrRnd17White SoxYThomas Kokas (minors)OF4YrNortheastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL)
197818462FrRnd20DodgersNEric Bullock (minors)OF-0.71311461.205.536HSSouth Gate HS (South Gate, CA)
197818464FrRnd22PhilliesYRandy Greer (minors)OF4YrSouthern California Christian College (Costa Mesa, CA)
197819470FrRnd3MetsNJohn Wells (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197819472FrRnd5PadresYAnthony McGrue (minors)OFHSMorse HS (San Diego, CA)
197819473FrRnd6MarinersNCalvin Hohrn (minors)OFJCDes Moines Area Community College (Boone, IA)
197819475FrRnd8BrewersNKevin McReynolds (minors)OF29.915025423211.265.775HSSylvan Hills HS (Sherwood, AR)
197819481FrRnd14CardinalsNKen Malone (minors)OF4YrPrairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX)
197820500FrRnd9ExposYPat Rooney (minors)OF-0.1450.000.0004YrEastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
197820504FrRnd13AngelsNSteve Muccio (minors)OF4YrUniversity of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
197820505FrRnd14CardinalsYJeffrey Young (minors)OFHSTrenton HS (Trenton, NJ)
197820510FrRnd19DodgersNChris Iwasaki (minors)OFJCReedley College (Reedley, CA)
197821516FrRnd2Blue JaysNMondell Williams (minors)OFHSMcClatchy HS (Sacramento, CA)
197821534FrRnd20PhilliesYAlvin White (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
197821535FrRnd21RoyalsYSteven Porter (minors)OF4YrUpsala College (East Orange, NJ)
197822543FrRnd7GiantsYDarius Copley (minors)OF4YrLubbock Christian University (Lubbock, TX)
197822548FrRnd12CubsNDarrel White (minors)OFHSSouthwest HS (St. Louis, MO)
197822552FrRnd16RedsNJohn Cook (minors)OF4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
197822553FrRnd17PiratesYThaddeus Reed (minors)OFHSE. C. Glass HS (Lynchburg, VA)
197822557FrRnd21RoyalsYAnthony Washington (minors)OF4YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
197823566FrRnd8IndiansYChristopher Barker (minors)OFHSSt. Catherines HS (Racine, WI)
197823571FrRnd13RedsNKevin Maroney (minors)OFHSOakwood HS (Dayton, OH)
197824587FrRnd10CubsYCharlie Godley (minors)OF4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
197825599FrRnd4AthleticsNGregg Mayer (minors)OFHSBrick Township HS (Brick, NJ)
197825601FrRnd6GiantsYKeith Brooks (minors)OFHSMartinsburg HS (Martinsburg, WV)
197825602FrRnd7BrewersYHumberto Acosta (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
197825604FrRnd9TigersYJohn Kelley (minors)OFHSSimon Kenton HS (Independence, KY)
197825608FrRnd13RedsYLee Hover (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
197825610FrRnd15RangersYCameron Killebrew (minors)OF4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
197826615FrRnd2MetsYGregory Korbe (minors)OF4YrKansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
197826619FrRnd6BrewersYPatrick Seegers (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
197826621FrRnd8TigersYJames Wilfong (minors)OF4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
197826622FrRnd9CubsYTim Carroll (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197826624FrRnd11TwinsYRufus Thompson (minors)OF4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, Pomona (Pomona, CA)
197826627FrRnd14RangersYDavid Miller (minors)OF4YrGeorge Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
197827634FrRnd4GiantsYLeotis Butler (minors)OF4YrGeorgia Southwestern State University (Americus, GA)
197827635FrRnd5BrewersNMark Bonner (minors)OFJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
197828650FrRnd4GiantsNKevin Clinton (minors)OFHSSoutheast HS (Wichita, KS)
197828653FrRnd7TigersNHolden Smith (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
197829663FrRnd1BravesNKerry Cox (minors)OFHSTarrant HS (Birmingham, AL)
197829666FrRnd4GiantsNRandy Meyer (minors)OFJCMount Hood Community College (Gresham, OR)
197829676FrRnd14DodgersYJoseph Herbert (minors)OFHSColumbia HS (Columbia, TN)
197829677FrRnd15PhilliesYSteve Harvey (minors)OFHSBenjamin Franklin HS (Philadelphia, PA)
197830679FrRnd1MetsYDavid Smith (minors)OF4YrSiena College (Loudonville, NY)
197830687FrRnd9TwinsNRandy Filkins (minors)OFJCWest Hills College (Coalinga, CA)
197830691FrRnd13DodgersNKevin Patten (minors)OF4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
197831700FrRnd7CubsNWayne Stone (minors)OF4YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
197831702FrRnd9TwinsYRobert Waldusky (minors)OF4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
197831705FrRnd12RangersYStephen Paine (minors)OF4YrDallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
197832712FrRnd5TigersYAsa Slemp (minors)OF4YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
197832715FrRnd8RedsYCary Homaman (minors)OF4YrNorthern State University (Aberdeen, SD)
197837748FrRnd2CardinalsYReginald Ward (minors)OFHSBeaumont HS (St. Louis, MO)
197838755FrRnd4RangersYJohn Zisk (minors)OF4YrDelaware Valley College (Doylestown, PA)
197844773FrRnd2CardinalsYPeter Beattie (minors)OFHSGlen A Wilson HS (Hacienda Heights, CA)
197846777FrRnd2CardinalsYThomas Chandler (minors)OFHSBryan HS (Bryan, TX)

*Compensation Picks
Jerry Aubin (Pirates-1) - Pick from Dodgers as compensation for Free Agent Terry Forster
Matt Winters (Yankees-1) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Mike Torrez
Larry Sheets (Orioles-2) - Pick from Mets as compensation for Free Agent Elliott Maddox

136 matching player(s). 25 played in the majors (18%). Total of 192.1 WAR, or 7.7 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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