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1978 Minnesota Twins 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
197811616TwinsLenny Faedo (minors)SS-0.21745295.251.600HSJefferson HS (Tampa, FL)
197824216TwinsMichael Riley (minors)RHPHSAgawam HS (Agawam, MA)
197836816TwinsDave Leeper (minors)LHP-1.219400.075.173HSVilla Park HS (Villa Park, CA)
197849416TwinsWade Adamson (minors)RHP4YrSouth Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
1978512016TwinsFrancisco Vilorio (minors)SS4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1978614616TwinsNattie George (minors)OFHSOverfelt HS (San Jose, CA)
1978717216TwinsMark Maher (minors)C4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
1978819816TwinsLes Pearsey (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1978922416TwinsTony Fossas (minors)LHP2.956710.000.00056717243.901.4874YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
19781025016TwinsThomas Morris (minors)LHP4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
19781127616TwinsDon Smith (minors)CHSIstrouma HS (Baton Rouge, LA)
19781230216TwinsScott Bradley (minors)C-1.4604164818.257.645HSWest Essex HS (Essex Fells, NJ)
19781332816TwinsRonald Grout (minors)1B4YrWingate University (Wingate, NC)
19781435416TwinsCraig Shumock (minors)3BHSChestnut Hill Academy HS (Willow Grove, PA)
19781538016TwinsRobert Jones (minors)LHPHSArchbishop Curley HS (Baltimore, MD)
19781640616TwinsMichael Williams (minors)C4YrWingate University (Wingate, NC)
19781743216TwinsKent Hrbek (minors)1B38.417476192293.282.848HSKennedy HS (Bloomington, MN)
19781845715TwinsAlexander Dovalis (minors)3BJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
19781948215TwinsGene Ransom (minors)INF4YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
19782050615TwinsKevin Sevcik (minors)RHP4YrSt. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
19782152915TwinsTom Lounibos (minors)INF4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
19782255115TwinsChristopher Geason (minors)LHP4YrAugsburg College (Minneapolis, MN)
19782357012TwinsWilliam Guinn (minors)RHPHSBeaverton HS (Beaverton, OR)
19782458912TwinsEdward Castro (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Maryland (College Park, MD)
19782560712TwinsRobert Holden (minors)C4YrRowan University (Glassboro, NJ)
19782662411TwinsRufus Thompson (minors)OF4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, Pomona (Pomona, CA)
19782764010TwinsAlfredo Mejia (minors)CJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
19782865610TwinsRandy Ramirez (minors)RHPHSKatella HS (Anaheim, CA)
19782967210TwinsSteven Houlberg (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
1978306879TwinsRandy Filkins (minors)OFJCWest Hills College (Coalinga, CA)
1978317029TwinsRobert Waldusky (minors)OF4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
1978327147TwinsRon Dearth (minors)3BHSLakewood HS (Lakewood, CA)
1978337246TwinsPaul Mancuso (minors)LHPHSShaw HS (New Orleans, LA)

33 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (15%). Total of 38.5 WAR, or 7.7 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 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    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.