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1978 Cincinnati Reds Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmPosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197811717RedsNick Esasky (minors)SS8.28102703122.250.775HSCarol City HS (Opalocka, FL)
197824317RedsDave Van Gorder (minors)C-1.71834203.212.5474YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197836917RedsEski Viltz (minors)OFHSNotre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
197849517RedsMike Kripner (minors)C4YrTexas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
1978512117RedsJeff Lahti (minors)RHP2.9205380.053.10520517113.121.27204YrPortland State University (Portland, OR)
1978614717RedsRay Townsend (minors)2B4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1978717317RedsTimothy Greene (minors)LHPHSRiver North Academy HS (Macon, GA)
1978819917RedsChuck McKinney (minors)RHPHSBadin HS (Hamilton, OH)
1978922517RedsCharlie Leibrandt (minors)LHP33.83942670.120.3063941401193.711.3224YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
19781025117RedsChris Stropolo (minors)OFHSJohn Curtis HS (River Ridge, LA)
19781127717RedsJohn Warren (minors)CHSWayne County HS (Jesup, GA)
19781230317RedsMike Sullivan (minors)CHSNorthwest Regional HS (Colebrook, CT)
19781332917RedsByron Jackson (minors)RHPHSRider HS (Wichita Falls, TX)
19781435517RedsJim Thomas (minors)SSHSSoutheast HS (Wichita, KS)
19781538117RedsGary Redus (minors)SS16.21159351390.252.752
19781640717RedsSkeeter Barnes (minors)2B1.035361414.259.6954YrUniversity of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
19781743317RedsTom Lawless (minors)SS-2.03435312.207.5214YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
19781845816RedsMitch Dean (minors)RHP4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
19781948316RedsDavid Anderson (minors)RHPHSWestern HS (Las Vegas, NV)
19782050716RedsJim Taylor (minors)CHSHarding HS (Charlotte, NC)
19782153016RedsOtis Nixon (minors)INF16.71709511511.270.658JCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
19782255216RedsJohn Cook (minors)OF4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
19782357113RedsKevin Maroney (minors)OFHSOakwood HS (Dayton, OH)
19782459013RedsRich Jendra (minors)SS4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
19782560813RedsLee Hover (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
19782662512RedsAlan DeRatt (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
19782764111RedsJames Mugele (minors)INF4YrHigh Point University (High Point, NC)
19782865711RedsBill Bakewell (minors)P4YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
19782967311RedsAlex Neely (minors)P4YrPhillips University (Enid, OK)
19783068810RedsJoe Stefani (minors)PHSDowling Catholic HS (West Des Moines, IA)
19783170310RedsRonald Walling (minors)LHPHSWestmont HS (Johnstown, PA)
1978327158RedsCary Homaman (minors)OF4YrNorthern State University (Aberdeen, SD)
1978337257RedsJames Johnson (minors)C4YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
1978347324RedsCharlie Engel (minors)RHP4YrSt.Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)
1978357394RedsKurt Moody (minors)LHPHSHoover HS (Des Moines, IA)
1978367443RedsJohn LoCascio (minors)LHPHSSt. Francis de Sales HS (Toledo, OH)
1978377493RedsPatrick Chester (minors)SSHSSouth Dorchester HS (Cambridge, MD)

37 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (21%). Total of 75.1 WAR, or 9.4 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.