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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||12||12||Tigers||Kirk Gibson (minors)||OF||38.3||1635||5798||255||.268||.815||4Yr||Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)|
|1978||2||38||12||Tigers||Craig Johnson (minors)||OF||4Yr||University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)|
|1978||3||64||12||Tigers||Fran Mullins (minors)||SS||0.4||106||212||2||.203||.576||4Yr||Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)|
|1978||4||90||12||Tigers||Jerry Ujdur (minors)||RHP||-0.5||53||0||0||53||12||16||4.78||1.44||0||4Yr||University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)|
|1978||5||116||12||Tigers||Marty Castillo (minors)||3B||-0.8||201||352||8||.190||.532||4Yr||Chapman University (Orange, CA)|
|1978||6||142||12||Tigers||Kevin Martin (minors)||SS||HS||Falconer Central HS (Falconer, NY)|
|1978||7||168||12||Tigers||Bruce Fields (minors)||OF||-0.2||58||113||1||.274||.681||HS||Everett HS (Lansing, MI)|
|1978||8||194||12||Tigers||Ted Hutson (minors)||C||HS||Miami East HS (Fletcher, OH)|
|1978||9||220||12||Tigers||Michael Wright (minors)||OF||4Yr||Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)|
|1978||10||246||12||Tigers||James Simerly (minors)||RHP||4Yr||Chapman University (Orange, CA)|
|1978||11||272||12||Tigers||Arthur Toal (minors)||2B||4Yr||University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)|
|1978||12||298||12||Tigers||Jack Smith (minors)||RHP||JC||Glen Oaks Community College (Centreville, MI)|
|1978||13||324||12||Tigers||David Cassetto (minors)||RHP||4Yr||Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)|
|1978||14||350||12||Tigers||Mike Mason (minors)||OF||5.2||141||9||0||.222||.522||140||29||39||4.53||1.44||0||JC||Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN)|
|1978||15||376||12||Tigers||Marvin Saunders (minors)||RHP||4Yr||University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)|
|1978||16||402||12||Tigers||Dave Rucker (minors)||LHP||0.5||208||26||0||.192||.453||206||16||20||3.94||1.51||1||4Yr||University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)|
|1978||17||428||12||Tigers||Todd Ervin (minors)||2B||4Yr||Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)|
|1978||18||453||11||Tigers||Mark Jacob (minors)||RHP||HS||De La Salle HS (Detroit, MI)|
|1978||19||478||11||Tigers||Edwin Schneider (minors)||LHP||JC||Indian River Community College (Fort Pierce, FL)|
|1978||20||502||11||Tigers||John Crawford (minors)||C||4Yr||Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)|
|1978||21||525||11||Tigers||Michael Untisz (minors)||RHP||4Yr||Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ)|
|1978||22||547||11||Tigers||Robert Benda (minors)||INF||4Yr||Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)|
|1978||23||567||9||Tigers||Gary Baker (minors)||3B||HS||Hazel Park HS (Hazel Park, MI)|
|1978||24||586||9||Tigers||Tom Grinstead (minors)||LHP||HS||Edgewood HS (West Covina, CA)|
|1978||25||604||9||Tigers||John Kelley (minors)||OF||HS||Simon Kenton HS (Independence, KY)|
|1978||26||621||8||Tigers||James Wilfong (minors)||OF||4Yr||University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)|
|1978||27||637||7||Tigers||John Martin (minors)||LHP||0.8||92||73||0||.205||.518||91||17||14||3.94||1.21||1||4Yr||Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)|
|1978||28||653||7||Tigers||Holden Smith (minors)||OF||4Yr||University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)|
|1978||29||669||7||Tigers||Judson Thigpen (minors)||RHP||4Yr||Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)|
|1978||30||684||6||Tigers||Michael Polvi (minors)||RHP||4Yr||University of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)|
|1978||31||699||6||Tigers||Benedict Bonk (minors)||RHP||4Yr||Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)|
|1978||32||712||5||Tigers||Asa Slemp (minors)||OF||4Yr||Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)|
32 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (25%). Total of 43.7 WAR, or 5.5 per major leaguer.
NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.
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.