1st Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase

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1st Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase

Other Rounds:1977 1st / 1978 1st / 1978 2nd / 1979 1st

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197811sc1FrRnd1TwinsYJoe Isaacs (minors)RHPJCEast Oklahoma State College (Wilburton, OK)
197811sc2FrRnd2GiantsYRonald Pisel (minors)RHPJCSoutheastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, IL)
197811sc3FrRnd3OriolesYEddie Rodriguez (minors)SS4YrMiami-Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197811sc4FrRnd4BravesYMark Martin (minors)CJCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
197811sc5FrRnd5RoyalsYEarl Robinson (minors)OFJCGulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
197811sc6FrRnd6PadresYMike Martin (minors)C-0.38130.077.354JCMount Hood Community College (Gresham, OR)
197811sc7FrRnd7White SoxYVictor Walters (minors)RHP4YrMiami-Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197811sc8FrRnd8DodgersYRusty McDonald (minors)RHPJCDeAnza College (Cupertino, CA)
197811sc9FrRnd9MarinersYRichard Alexander (minors)OF
197811sc10FrRnd10ExposYTony Phillips (minors)SS50.821617617160.266.763JCNew Mexico Military Institute (Roswell, NM)
197811sc11FrRnd11YankeesYDavid Garcia (minors)2BJCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
197811sc12FrRnd12PiratesNKurt Kingsolver (minors)CJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
197811sc13FrRnd13Red SoxYBrian Denman (minors)1B-0.19009344.781.310
197811sc14FrRnd14AstrosNJames Tjader (minors)2BJCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
197811sc14FrRnd14AstrosNJames Tjader (minors)2BJCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
197811sc15FrRnd15Blue JaysNRob Hertel (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197811sc15FrRnd15Blue JaysNRob Hertel (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197811sc16FrRnd16RedsYWayne Guinn (minors)RHPJCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
197811sc17FrRnd17IndiansNMike Bates (minors)RHPJCPhoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
197811sc18FrRnd18CardinalsNJim David (minors)SSJCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
197811sc19FrRnd19BrewersYGregory DeHart (minors)RHPJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
197811sc20FrRnd20PhilliesYDaryl Adams (minors)RHPJCButte College (Oroville, CA)
197811sc21FrRnd21AthleticsNScott Fletcher (minors)SS31.91612525834.262.674JCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197811sc21FrRnd21AthleticsNScott Fletcher (minors)SS31.91612525834.262.674JCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197811sc22FrRnd22CubsNMichael Campbell (minors)3BJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
197811sc23FrRnd23RangersYMichael Childs (minors)CJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197811sc24FrRnd24MetsNMike Foster (minors)LHPJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
197811sc25FrRnd25AngelsNSimon Glenn (minors)OFJCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
197811sc25FrRnd25AngelsNSimon Glenn (minors)OFJCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
197811sc26FrRnd26TigersYWilliam Klank (minors)RHPJCMercer County Community College (West Windsor, NJ)

Other Rounds:1977 1st / 1978 1st / 1978 2nd / 1979 1st

30 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (16%). Total of 114.2 WAR, or 22.8 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

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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.

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