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

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978 1 22 22 Orioles Robert Boyce (minors) 3B HS Deer Park HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1978 2 29 3 Orioles via Mets *Larry Sheets (minors) OF 2.0 748 2284 94 .266 .757 HS Lee HS (Staunton, VA)
1978 2 35 9 Orioles via Expos *Eddie Hook (minors) RHP HS Point Loma HS (San Diego, CA)
1978 2 48 22 Orioles Cal Ripken (minors) 3B 95.5 3001 11551 431 .276 .788 HS Aberdeen HS (Aberdeen, MD)
1978 2 50 24 Orioles via Red Sox *Cecil Whitehead (minors) C 4Yr Valdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
1978 3 74 22 Orioles Bobby Bonner (minors) SS -0.3 61 108 0 .194 .479 4Yr Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1978 4 100 22 Orioles Tim Norris (minors) RHP HS Archbishop Curley HS (Baltimore, MD)
1978 5 126 22 Orioles Tony Herron (minors) LHP HS Sanger HS (Sanger, CA)
1978 6 152 22 Orioles Mike Boddicker (minors) RHP 31.8 346 0 0 342 134 116 3.80 1.32 3 4Yr University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
1978 7 178 22 Orioles Don Welchel (minors) RHP -0.6 13 0 0 13 1 2 5.81 1.65 0 4Yr Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
1978 8 204 22 Orioles Scott Collins (minors) SS HS Plymouth-Canton HS (Canton, OH)
1978 9 230 22 Orioles Kurt Fabrizio (minors) 1B JC Edmonds Community College (Lynnwood, WA)
1978 10 256 22 Orioles Brooks Carey (minors) LHP 4Yr Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1978 11 282 22 Orioles Robin Dreizler (minors) C HS Redondo Beach HS (Redondo Beach, CA)
1978 12 308 22 Orioles Charles Salagan (minors) LHP JC St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
1978 13 334 22 Orioles William Purdy (minors) RHP 4Yr Niagara University (Lewiston, NY)
1978 14 360 22 Orioles Jim Loftin (minors) LHP 4Yr University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
1978 15 386 22 Orioles John Mortillaro (minors) LHP HS Smithtown East HS (Smithtown, NY)
1978 16 412 22 Orioles Michael Byars (minors) SS HS Canyon HS (Anaheim, CA)
1978 17 438 22 Orioles James Delmonico (minors) OF
1978 18 463 21 Orioles Marion Thackston (minors) LHP HS Huntington HS (Huntington, WV)
1978 19 487 20 Orioles William Butler (minors) SS HS Rossville 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.