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1978 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
1978133MetsHubie Brooks (minors)OF12.816455974149.269.7174YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
19783553MetsBrian Giles (minors)2B1.328770910.228.607HSKearny HS (San Diego, CA)
19784813MetsDonald Troyan (minors)1B4YrSt. John's University (Queens, NY)
197851073MetsJeffery Gossett (minors)SS4YrEastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
197861333MetsMike Fitzgerald (minors)C2.1848231648.235.667HSLakewood HS (Lakewood, CA)
197871593MetsHenry Janssen (minors)CHSScotch Plains HS (Scotch Plains, NJ)
197881853MetsJames Cooperider (minors)LHPHSCentral Valley HS (Shasta Lake, CA)
197892113MetsGlen Johnson (minors)RHP4YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
1978102373MetsRichard Lane (minors)C4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1978112633MetsRandy Johnson (minors)SS2.72044846.267.6834YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1978122893MetsReggie Whittemore (minors)OF4YrLipscomb University (Nashville, TN)
1978133153MetsJeffery Sunderlage (minors)LHPHSElgin HS (Elgin, IL)
1978143413MetsDarryl Denby (minors)OFHSAbraham Lincoln HS (San Diego, CA)
1978153673MetsJohn Elder (minors)3B4YrFrostburg State University (Frostburg, MD)
1978163933MetsJames Beck (minors)1B4YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
1978174193MetsRandy Pitts (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Redlands (Redlands, CA)
1978184453MetsMichael Tancredi (minors)RHP4YrMansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
1978194703MetsJohn Wells (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978204943MetsSteven Till (minors)C4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1978215173MetsMichael Viggiano (minors)INFHSBricktown HS (Bricktown, NJ)
1978225393MetsMark Davis (minors)LHP8.36251671.156.43462451844.171.4096HSGranada HS (Livermore, CA)
1978235613MetsRichard Eckleberry (minors)RHPHSFlathead HS (Kalispell, MT)
1978245803MetsRick Anderson (minors)RHP0.228110.091.18228444.751.4614YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1978255983MetsClint Harvey (minors)RHP4YrCoastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)
1978266152MetsGregory Korbe (minors)OF4YrKansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
1978276322MetsAl Lachowicz (minors)RHP0.22002012.251.380HSCanevin Catholic HS (Carnegie, PA)
1978286482MetsGary Hilton (minors)RHPHSCanyon HS (Anaheim, CA)
1978296642MetsRonald Walker (minors)1B4YrBenedictine College (Atchison, KS)
1978306791MetsDavid Smith (minors)OF4YrSiena College (Loudonville, NY)
1978316941MetsMarc Siciliano (minors)C4YrIona College (New Rochelle, NY)

30 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (23%). Total of 27.6 WAR, or 3.9 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.