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3rd Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1977 3rd / 1978 2nd / 1978 3rd / 1978 4th / 1979 3rd

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978 3 53 FrRnd 1 Braves Steve Bedrosian (minors) RHP 14.9 732 153 0 .098 .213 732 76 79 3.38 1.30 184 4Yr University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
1978 3 54 FrRnd 2 Blue Jays Mike Cullen (minors) RHP HS Columbus HS (Columbus, WI)
1978 3 55 FrRnd 3 Mets Brian Giles (minors) 2B 1.3 287 709 10 .228 .607 HS Kearny HS (San Diego, CA)
1978 3 56 FrRnd 4 Athletics Bob Grandas (minors) OF 4Yr Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
1978 3 57 FrRnd 5 Padres George Stablein (minors) RHP 0.2 4 3 0 .000 .250 4 0 1 3.09 1.63 0 4Yr California State University Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
1978 3 58 FrRnd 6 Mariners Robert Simond (minors) LHP 4Yr Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
1978 3 59 FrRnd 7 Giants David Wiggins (minors) LHP HS Seminole HS (Sanford, FL)
1978 3 60 FrRnd 8 Brewers Rickey Keeton (minors) RHP -0.2 22 0 0 22 3 2 4.95 1.60 0 4Yr Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
1978 3 61 FrRnd 9 Expos Steven Michael (minors) OF 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1978 3 62 FrRnd 10 Indians Mike Taylor (minors) OF JC Columbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
1978 3 63 FrRnd 11 Astros John Hessler (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
1978 3 64 FrRnd 12 Tigers Fran Mullins (minors) SS 0.4 106 212 2 .203 .576 4Yr Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1978 3 65 FrRnd 13 Cubs Hal Kizer (minors) SS 4Yr University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
1978 3 66 FrRnd 14 Angels Dave Engle (minors) 3B 3.9 594 1643 31 .262 .700 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978 3 67 FrRnd 15 Cardinals Mike Moore (minors) RHP 28.5 451 1 0 .000 .000 450 161 176 4.39 1.42 2 HS Eakly HS (Carnegie, OK)
1978 3 68 FrRnd 16 Twins Dave Leeper (minors) LHP -1.2 19 40 0 .075 .173 HS Villa Park HS (Villa Park, CA)
1978 3 69 FrRnd 17 Reds Eski Viltz (minors) OF HS Notre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
1978 3 70 FrRnd 18 White Sox Britt Burns (minors) LHP 18.1 193 0 0 193 70 60 3.66 1.29 3 HS Huffman HS (Birmingham, AL)
1978 3 71 FrRnd 19 Pirates Patrick Rubino (minors) C 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1978 3 72 FrRnd 20 Rangers David Crutcher (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1978 3 73 FrRnd 21 Dodgers Augie Ruiz (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1978 3 74 FrRnd 22 Orioles Bobby Bonner (minors) SS -0.3 61 108 0 .194 .479 4Yr Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1978 3 75 FrRnd 23 Phillies Dean Martinez (minors) RHP HS Pueblo East HS (Pueblo, CO)
1978 3 76 FrRnd 24 White Sox via Red Sox *Mike Maitland (minors) LHP HS Monsignor Edward Pace HS (Opa-locka, FL)
1978 3 77 FrRnd 25 Royals Mark Ryal (minors) OF -1.3 127 223 7 .211 .599 HS Dewar HS (Dewar, OK)
1978 3 78 FrRnd 26 Yankees Jerold Johnston (minors) OF 4Yr University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)

*Compensation Picks
Mike Maitland (White Sox-3) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Jack Brohamer

26 matching player(s). 11 played in the majors (42%). Total of 64.3 WAR, or 5.8 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
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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.