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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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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978 1 17 17 Reds Nick Esasky (minors) SS 8.2 810 2703 122 .250 .775 HS Carol City HS (Opalocka, FL)
1978 2 43 17 Reds Dave Van Gorder (minors) C -1.7 183 420 3 .212 .547 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 3 69 17 Reds Eski Viltz (minors) OF HS Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
1978 4 95 17 Reds Mike Kripner (minors) C 4Yr Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
1978 5 121 17 Reds Jeff Lahti (minors) RHP 2.9 205 38 0 .053 .105 205 17 11 3.12 1.27 20 4Yr Portland State University (Portland, OR)
1978 6 147 17 Reds Ray Townsend (minors) 2B 4Yr University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 7 173 17 Reds Timothy Greene (minors) LHP HS River North Academy HS (Macon, GA)
1978 8 199 17 Reds Chuck McKinney (minors) RHP HS Badin HS (Hamilton, OH)
1978 9 225 17 Reds Charlie Leibrandt (minors) LHP 33.8 394 267 0 .120 .306 394 140 119 3.71 1.32 2 4Yr Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
1978 10 251 17 Reds Chris Stropolo (minors) OF HS John Curtis HS (River Ridge, LA)
1978 11 277 17 Reds John Warren (minors) C HS Wayne County HS (Jesup, GA)
1978 12 303 17 Reds Mike Sullivan (minors) C HS Northwest Regional HS (Colebrook, CT)
1978 13 329 17 Reds Byron Jackson (minors) RHP HS Rider HS (Wichita Falls, TX)
1978 14 355 17 Reds Jim Thomas (minors) SS HS Southeast HS (Wichita, KS)
1978 15 381 17 Reds Gary Redus (minors) SS 16.2 1159 3513 90 .252 .752
1978 16 407 17 Reds Skeeter Barnes (minors) 2B 1.0 353 614 14 .259 .695 4Yr University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
1978 17 433 17 Reds Tom Lawless (minors) SS -2.0 343 531 2 .207 .521 4Yr Pennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
1978 18 458 16 Reds Mitch Dean (minors) RHP 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1978 19 483 16 Reds David Anderson (minors) RHP HS Western HS (Las Vegas, NV)
1978 20 507 16 Reds Jim Taylor (minors) C HS Harding HS (Charlotte, NC)
1978 21 530 16 Reds Otis Nixon (minors) INF 16.7 1709 5115 11 .270 .658 JC Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
1978 22 552 16 Reds John Cook (minors) OF 4Yr Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
1978 23 571 13 Reds Kevin Maroney (minors) OF HS Oakwood HS (Dayton, OH)
1978 24 590 13 Reds Rich Jendra (minors) SS 4Yr Florida International University (Miami, FL)
1978 25 608 13 Reds Lee Hover (minors) OF 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1978 26 625 12 Reds Alan DeRatt (minors) RHP 4Yr University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1978 27 641 11 Reds James Mugele (minors) INF 4Yr High Point University (High Point, NC)
1978 28 657 11 Reds Bill Bakewell (minors) P 4Yr University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
1978 29 673 11 Reds Alex Neely (minors) P 4Yr Phillips University (Enid, OK)
1978 30 688 10 Reds Joe Stefani (minors) P HS Dowling Catholic HS (West Des Moines, IA)
1978 31 703 10 Reds Ronald Walling (minors) LHP HS Westmont HS (Johnstown, PA)
1978 32 715 8 Reds Cary Homaman (minors) OF 4Yr Northern State University (Aberdeen, SD)
1978 33 725 7 Reds James Johnson (minors) C 4Yr Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
1978 34 732 4 Reds Charlie Engel (minors) RHP 4Yr St.Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)
1978 35 739 4 Reds Kurt Moody (minors) LHP HS Hoover HS (Des Moines, IA)
1978 36 744 3 Reds John LoCascio (minors) LHP HS St. Francis de Sales HS (Toledo, OH)
1978 37 749 3 Reds Patrick Chester (minors) SS HS South 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2014 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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.