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1978 Houston Astros 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 11 11 Astros Rod Boxberger (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 2 37 11 Astros Danny Heep (minors) OF 0.5 883 1961 30 .257 .687 2 0 0 9.00 2.00 0 4Yr St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
1978 3 63 11 Astros John Hessler (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
1978 4 89 11 Astros Ron Meridith (minors) LHP -0.2 51 4 0 .250 .650 51 5 2 4.78 1.66 1 4Yr Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1978 5 115 11 Astros Douglas Stokke (minors) SS 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 6 141 11 Astros Robert Palmer (minors) C 4Yr Chapman University (Orange, CA)
1978 7 167 11 Astros Greg Cypret (minors) SS 4Yr University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
1978 8 193 11 Astros Larry Ashley (minors) HS Oakland HS (Oakland, CA)
1978 9 219 11 Astros Brad Carlson (minors) 3B HS William R. Boone HS (Orlando, FL)
1978 10 245 11 Astros Frank Castro (minors) C HS Miami Springs HS (Miami Springs, FL)
1978 11 271 11 Astros Jack Lazorko (minors) 3B 1.3 69 0 0 69 5 8 4.22 1.38 2 4Yr Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
1978 12 297 11 Astros Tim Tolman (minors) OF -0.8 132 196 5 .168 .558 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 13 323 11 Astros Mike Browning (minors) 1B HS Miami Southridge Sr HS (Miami, FL)
1978 14 349 11 Astros Arvis Harper (minors) OF 4Yr University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
1978 15 375 11 Astros Thad Troedson (minors) RHP 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1978 16 401 11 Astros Michael Buggs (minors) OF HS Castlemont HS (Oakland, CA)
1978 17 427 11 Astros Charles Hutchingson (minors) RHP HS West Memphis HS (West Memphis, AR)

17 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (23%). Total of 0.8 WAR, or 0.2 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
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  • 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.