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1978 Chicago Cubs Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197811313CubsBill Hayes (minors)C0.0590.222.5564YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
197823913CubsMel Hall (minors)OF8.712764237134.276.755HSPort Byron HS (Cayuga, NY)
197836513CubsHal Kizer (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Georgia (Athens, GA)
197849113CubsDave Seiler (minors)LHPHSManzano HS (Albuquerque, NM)
1978511713CubsJon Perlman (minors)RHP-0.52610.000.00026126.351.7404YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
1978614313CubsRobert Triplett (minors)CHSPhillips HS (Chicago, IL)
1978716913CubsMark Parker (minors)RHP4YrHuntington University (Huntington, IN)
1978819513CubsDave Klipstein (minors)SSHSMarshall HS (Milwaukee, WI)
1978922113CubsJeff Groth (minors)OF4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
19781024713CubsJohn Stockstill (minors)SSHSHurley HS (Crane, MO)
19781127313CubsMark Lohuis (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
19781229913CubsFelix Swaggerty (minors)RHPHSCarter HS (Knoxville, TN)
19781332513CubsDavid Govea (minors)1BHSPolytechnic HS (Long Beach, CA)
19781435113CubsMark Gilbert (minors)OF-0.17220.273.7034YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
19781537713CubsMark Langston (minors)LHP50.7459920.152.3534571791583.971.350HSBuchser HS (Santa Clara, CA)
19781640313CubsJames Mitchell (minors)SS4YrJames Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)
19781742913CubsScott Stranski (minors)RHP4YrNorthwestern University (Evanston, IL)
19781845412CubsMatt Elser (minors)1BHSPolytechnic HS (Long Beach, CA)
19781947912CubsJoe McClain (minors)RHP4YrMilligan College (Milligan College, TN)
19782050312CubsMark Vaji (minors)LHPHSMarshall HS (Cleveland, OH)
19782152612CubsChris Adomanis (minors)RHPHSBowie HS (Bowie, MD)
19782254812CubsDarrel White (minors)OFHSSouthwest HS (St. Louis, MO)
19782356810CubsJoe Beason (minors)RHPHSTaylor HS (Kokomo, IN)
19782458710CubsCharlie Godley (minors)OF4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
19782560510CubsRichard Raphael (minors)RHP4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1978266229CubsTim Carroll (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1978276388CubsKevin Kirby (minors)RHP4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1978286548CubsEric Gorman (minors)LHPHSWest Morris Central HS (Long Valley, NJ)
1978296708CubsMike Weakman (minors)3BHSMeredian HS (Sanford, MI)
1978306857CubsMike Diaz (minors)1B0.529368331.247.748HSTerra Nova HS (Pacifica, CA)
1978317007CubsWayne Stone (minors)OF4YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)

31 matching player(s). 6 played in the majors (19%). Total of 59.3 WAR, or 9.9 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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    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
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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.