1978 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978133MetsYHubie Brooks (minors)OF12.816455974149.269.7174YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
19783553MetsYBrian Giles (minors)2B1.328770910.228.607HSKearny HS (San Diego, CA)
19784813MetsYDonald Troyan (minors)1B4YrSt. John's University (Queens, NY)
197851073MetsYJeffery Gossett (minors)SS4YrEastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
197861333MetsYMike Fitzgerald (minors)C2.1848231648.235.667HSLakewood HS (Lakewood, CA)
197871593MetsNHenry Janssen (minors)CHSScotch Plains HS (Scotch Plains, NJ)
197881853MetsYJames Cooperider (minors)LHPHSCentral Valley HS (Shasta Lake, CA)
197892113MetsYGlen Johnson (minors)RHP4YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
1978102373MetsYRichard Lane (minors)C4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1978112633MetsYRandy Johnson (minors)SS2.72044846.267.6834YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1978122893MetsNReggie Whittemore (minors)OF4YrLipscomb University (Nashville, TN)
1978133153MetsNJeffery Sunderlage (minors)LHPHSElgin HS (Elgin, IL)
1978143413MetsYDarryl Denby (minors)OFHSAbraham Lincoln HS (San Diego, CA)
1978153673MetsYJohn Elder (minors)3B4YrFrostburg State University (Frostburg, MD)
1978163933MetsYJames Beck (minors)1B4YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
1978174193MetsYRandy Pitts (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Redlands (Redlands, CA)
1978184453MetsYMichael Tancredi (minors)RHP4YrMansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
1978194703MetsNJohn Wells (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978204943MetsYSteven Till (minors)C4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1978215173MetsYMichael Viggiano (minors)INFHSBricktown HS (Bricktown, NJ)
1978225393MetsNMark Davis (minors)LHP8.36251671.156.43462451844.171.4096HSGranada HS (Livermore, CA)
1978235613MetsNRichard Eckleberry (minors)RHPHSFlathead HS (Kalispell, MT)
1978245803MetsYRick Anderson (minors)RHP0.228110.091.18228444.751.4614YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1978255983MetsNClint Harvey (minors)RHP4YrCoastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)
1978266152MetsYGregory Korbe (minors)OF4YrKansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
1978276322MetsNAl Lachowicz (minors)RHP0.22002012.251.380HSCanevin Catholic HS (Carnegie, PA)
1978286482MetsYGary Hilton (minors)RHPHSCanyon HS (Anaheim, CA)
1978296642MetsYRonald Walker (minors)1B4YrBenedictine College (Atchison, KS)
1978306791MetsYDavid Smith (minors)OF4YrSiena College (Loudonville, NY)
1978316941MetsYMarc Siciliano (minors)C4YrIona College (New Rochelle, NY)

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

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)
  • 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.

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