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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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197812222OriolesYRobert Boyce (minors)3BHSDeer Park HS (Cincinnati, OH)
19782293Orioles via MetsY*Larry Sheets (minors)OF2.0748228494.266.757HSLee HS (Staunton, VA)
19782359Orioles via ExposY*Eddie Hook (minors)RHPHSPoint Loma HS (San Diego, CA)
197824822OriolesYCal Ripken (minors)3B95.5300111551431.276.788HSAberdeen HS (Aberdeen, MD)
197825024Orioles via Red SoxY*Cecil Whitehead (minors)C4YrValdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
197837422OriolesYBobby Bonner (minors)SS-0.3611080.194.4794YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1978410022OriolesYTim Norris (minors)RHPHSArchbishop Curley HS (Baltimore, MD)
1978512622OriolesNTony Herron (minors)LHPHSSanger HS (Sanger, CA)
1978615222OriolesYMike Boddicker (minors)RHP31.8346003421341163.801.3234YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
1978717822OriolesYDon Welchel (minors)RHP-0.6130013125.811.6504YrSam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
1978820422OriolesNScott Collins (minors)SSHSPlymouth-Canton HS (Canton, OH)
1978923022OriolesYKurt Fabrizio (minors)1BJCEdmonds Community College (Lynnwood, WA)
19781025622OriolesYBrooks Carey (minors)LHP4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
19781128222OriolesNRobin Dreizler (minors)CHSRedondo Beach HS (Redondo Beach, CA)
19781230822OriolesYCharles Salagan (minors)LHPJCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
19781333422OriolesYWilliam Purdy (minors)RHP4YrNiagara University (Lewiston, NY)
19781436022OriolesYJim Loftin (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
19781538622OriolesNJohn Mortillaro (minors)LHPHSSmithtown East HS (Smithtown, NY)
19781641222OriolesYMichael Byars (minors)SSHSCanyon HS (Anaheim, CA)
19781743822OriolesYJames Delmonico (minors)OF
19781846321OriolesYMarion Thackston (minors)LHPHSHuntington HS (Huntington, WV)
19781948720OriolesNWilliam 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)
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  • 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.