1978 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of LHP

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1978 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of LHP

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978120FrRnd20Athletics via RangersY*Tim Conroy (minors)-2.5136440.091.28513518324.691.550HSGateway HS (Monroeville, PA)
1978234FrRnd8Mariners via BrewersY*Richard Naumann (minors)HSBay HS (Bay Village, OH)
1978245FrRnd19PiratesYBradley Palmer (minors)HSEscondido HS (Escondido, CA)
1978358FrRnd6MarinersYRobert Simond (minors)4YrSouthern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
1978359FrRnd7GiantsYDavid Wiggins (minors)HSSeminole HS (Sanford, FL)
1978368FrRnd16TwinsNDave Leeper (minors)-1.219400.075.173HSVilla Park HS (Villa Park, CA)
1978370FrRnd18White SoxYBritt Burns (minors)18.11930019370603.661.293HSHuffman HS (Birmingham, AL)
1978373FrRnd21DodgersYAugie Ruiz (minors)4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1978376FrRnd24White Sox via Red SoxY*Mike Maitland (minors)HSMonsignor Edward Pace HS (Opa-locka, FL)
1978489FrRnd11AstrosYRon Meridith (minors)-0.25140.250.65051524.781.6614YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1978491FrRnd13CubsNDave Seiler (minors)HSManzano HS (Albuquerque, NM)
1978499FrRnd21DodgersNGlenn Gallagher (minors)HSPeekskill HS (Peekskill, NY)
19784104FrRnd26YankeesYTim Lollar (minors)6.02042318.234.66219947524.271.4644YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
19785126FrRnd22OriolesNTony Herron (minors)HSSanger HS (Sanger, CA)
19785127FrRnd23PhilliesYDarren Burroughs (minors)HSVinita HS (Langley, OK)
19787160FrRnd4AthleticsYChuck Dougherty (minors)HSSteubenville HS (Steubenville, OH)
19787162FrRnd6MarinersYJohn Hobbs (minors)0.14004003.181.9404YrLynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
19787173FrRnd17RedsNTimothy Greene (minors)HSRiver North Academy HS (Macon, GA)
19788185FrRnd3MetsYJames Cooperider (minors)HSCentral Valley HS (Shasta Lake, CA)
19788188FrRnd6MarinersYLazaro Santin (minors)HSRochester Adams HS (Miami, FL)
19788197FrRnd15CardinalsNRichard Budweg (minors)4YrBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA)
19789209FrRnd1BravesNGary Friedrich (minors)HSGavit HS (Hammond, IN)
19789210FrRnd2Blue JaysNTom Stauffer (minors)HSMonsignor Bonner HS (Drexel Hill, PA)
19789214FrRnd6MarinersYRichard Graser (minors)HSFort Vancouver HS (Vancouver, WA)
19789224FrRnd16TwinsNTony Fossas (minors)2.956710.000.00056717243.901.4874YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
19789225FrRnd17RedsYCharlie Leibrandt (minors)33.83942670.120.3063941401193.711.3224YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
197810248FrRnd14AngelsNTerry Marshall (minors)HSRiverside Christian HS (Mira Loma, CA)
197810249FrRnd15CardinalsNMarshall Cook (minors)4YrDallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
197810250FrRnd16TwinsNThomas Morris (minors)4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
197810256FrRnd22OriolesYBrooks Carey (minors)4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
197811265FrRnd5PadresYJohn Hills (minors)4YrCalifornia State University Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
197811275FrRnd15CardinalsNJeff Sollars (minors)HSWellington HS (Wellington, IL)
197811284FrRnd24Red SoxYCraig Vandersteen (minors)HSGrand Ledge HS (Grand Ledge, MI)
197811286FrRnd26YankeesYMark Moore (minors)4YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
197812290FrRnd4AthleticsYRon Jensen (minors)HSCoronado HS (Scottsdale, AZ)
197812296FrRnd10IndiansNCasey Lindsey (minors)4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
197812308FrRnd22OriolesYCharles Salagan (minors)JCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
197813313FrRnd1BravesNRobert Elsea (minors)JCCleveland State Community College (Cleveland, TN)
197813315FrRnd3MetsNJeffery Sunderlage (minors)HSElgin HS (Elgin, IL)
197813321FrRnd9ExposNJim Deshaies (minors)12.12583730.088.23025784954.141.320HSMassena HS (Massena, NY)
197813331FrRnd19PiratesNBarry Brown (minors)HSLake Worth HS (Fort Worth, TX)
197814339FrRnd1BravesYBilly Gore (minors)4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
197814344FrRnd6MarinersYRob Pietroburgo (minors)4YrUniversity of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
197814360FrRnd22OriolesYJim Loftin (minors)4YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
197814361FrRnd23PhilliesYRobert Angius (minors)HSLassen HS (Susanville, CA)
197815366FrRnd2Blue JaysNRobert Irwin (minors)4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
197815373FrRnd9ExposYJeff Taylor (minors)HSGarfield HS (Garrettsville, OH)
197815374FrRnd10IndiansYGerald Stutzriem (minors)HSRich Central HS (County Club Hills, IL)
197815377FrRnd13CubsNMark Langston (minors)50.7459920.152.3534571791583.971.350HSBuchser HS (Santa Clara, CA)
197815380FrRnd16TwinsYRobert Jones (minors)HSArchbishop Curley HS (Baltimore, MD)
197815384FrRnd20RangersNEddie Greene (minors)HSEd White HS (Jacksonville, FL)
197815386FrRnd22OriolesNJohn Mortillaro (minors)HSSmithtown East HS (Smithtown, NY)
197816394FrRnd4AthleticsNDaniel Casey (minors)HSEdison HS (Edison, NJ)
197816397FrRnd7GiantsYRick Kittrell (minors)4YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
197816402FrRnd12TigersYDave Rucker (minors)0.5208260.192.45320616203.941.5114YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
197816411FrRnd21DodgersYBrian Hayes (minors)4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197816415FrRnd25RoyalsNFrank Viola (minors)47.44211850.141.3114211761503.731.300HSEast Meadow HS (East Meadow, NY)
197817441FrRnd25RoyalsYJames Canfield (minors)HSWayne Memorial HS (Wayne, MI)
197818444FrRnd2Blue JaysNRobert Heuck (minors)4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
197818452FrRnd10IndiansNHoward Lakehardt (minors)HSNorwin HS (Huntingdon, FL)
197818463FrRnd21OriolesYMarion Thackston (minors)HSHuntington HS (Huntington, WV)
197819468FrRnd1BravesNJames Harris (minors)HSThomas Jefferson HS (Brooklyn, NY)
197819471FrRnd4AthleticsNCharles Hollowell (minors)HSH. B. Plant HS (Tampa, FL)
197819478FrRnd11TigersNEdwin Schneider (minors)JCIndian River Community College (Fort Pierce, FL)
197819490FrRnd23RoyalsNBradley Kast (minors)HSReading HS (Reading, MI)
197819491FrRnd24YankeesYKarl Steffen (minors)
197820496FrRnd5PadresYSydney Church (minors)4YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
197820503FrRnd12CubsYMark Vaji (minors)HSMarshall HS (Cleveland, OH)
197820509FrRnd18RangersYKeith Shellings (minors)4YrSouthern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
197820512FrRnd21Red SoxYKeith Pecka (minors)4YrKankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL)
197820513FrRnd22RoyalsNTom Willette (minors)4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
197821531FrRnd17PiratesYDave Dravecky (minors)14.12373131.121.32622664573.131.21104YrYoungstown State University (Youngstown, OH)
197821532FrRnd18RangersYCharles Kwolek (minors)4YrProvidence College (Providence, RI)
197822539FrRnd3MetsNMark Davis (minors)8.36251671.156.43462451844.171.4096HSGranada HS (Livermore, CA)
197822546FrRnd10IndiansNPhillip Preliezo (minors)HSChristopher Columbus HS (Miami, FL)
197822551FrRnd15TwinsYChristopher Geason (minors)4YrAugsburg College (Minneapolis, MN)
197823560FrRnd2Blue JaysNJohnny Moses (minors)HSBellaire HS (Bellaire, TX)
197823575FrRnd17PhilliesYJohn Palmieri (minors)HSPilgrim HS (Warwick, RI)
197824582FrRnd5PadresNMark Thurmond (minors)4.73151580.139.32731440463.691.38214YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
197824584FrRnd7BrewersYRandall Boyce (minors)4YrCalifornia State University Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
197824586FrRnd9TigersNTom Grinstead (minors)HSEdgewood HS (West Covina, CA)
197824591FrRnd14PiratesNDavid McDonald (minors)JCAllegheny College (Meadville, PA)
197824593FrRnd16DodgersYWarren Reeh (minors)
197826618FrRnd5GiantsNBurl Coker (minors)4YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
197826628FrRnd15DodgersNDavid Albrecht (minors)HSAppleton East HS (Appleton, WI)
197827637FrRnd7TigersYJohn Martin (minors)0.992730.205.5189117143.941.2114YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
197828649FrRnd3AthleticsNChuck Hernandez (minors)HSCatholic HS (Tampa, FL)
197828654FrRnd8CubsYEric Gorman (minors)HSWest Morris Central HS (Long Valley, NJ)
197828660FrRnd14DodgersYRobert White (minors)HSLake Mills HS (Lake Mills, WI)
197829667FrRnd5BrewersNRob Murphy (minors)6.1597120.250.50059732383.641.3630HSChristopher Columbus HS (Miami, FL)
197830683FrRnd5IndiansNTim Behler (minors)4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
197830692FrRnd14PhilliesNSammy Bickham (minors)4YrSouthern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
197831695FrRnd2AthleticsYSteven Oliver (minors)JCCecil Community College (North East, MD)
197831696FrRnd3GiantsNTed Notos (minors)HSGrant HS (Portland, OR)
197831697FrRnd4BrewersNSteve Krueger (minors)JCGarden City Community College (Garden City, KS)
197831703FrRnd10RedsNRonald Walling (minors)HSWestmont HS (Johnstown, PA)
197831704FrRnd11PiratesYDean Rick (minors)HSWilson HS (Reading, PA)
197832718FrRnd11DodgersNDaniel Forer (minors)JCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
197833722FrRnd4IndiansNMike Brecht (minors)HSHazel Park HS (Hazel Park, MI)
197833723FrRnd5CardinalsYScott Arigoni (minors)JCCape Cod Community College (West Barnstable, MA)
197833724FrRnd6TwinsNPaul Mancuso (minors)HSShaw HS (New Orleans, LA)
197834729FrRnd1AthleticsNJohn Moller (minors)JCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
197835737FrRnd2IndiansNScott August (minors)HSPotomac HS (Oxen Hill, MD)
197835739FrRnd4RedsNKurt Moody (minors)HSHoover HS (Des Moines, IA)
197836744FrRnd3RedsYJohn LoCascio (minors)HSSt. Francis de Sales HS (Toledo, OH)
197839756FrRnd1IndiansYLawrence Beck (minors)4YrOccidental College (Los Angeles, CA)
197840760FrRnd1IndiansYRonald Wrobel (minors)4YrGrand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
197842768FrRnd2CardinalsYDavid Picconi (minors)4YrUniversity of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
197843771FrRnd2CardinalsNKevin Pyatte (minors)
197845775FrRnd2CardinalsNCurt Wardle (minors)-1.2520052896.131.611HSNorco HS (Norco, CA)

*Compensation Picks
Tim Conroy (Athletics-1) - Pick from Rangers as compensation for Free Agent Mike Jorgensen
Richard Naumann (Mariners-2) - Pick from Brewers as compensation for Free Agent Ray Fosse
Mike Maitland (White Sox-3) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Jack Brohamer

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

110 matching player(s). 18 played in the majors (16%). Total of 200.6 WAR, or 11.1 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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