1978 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of 3B

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1978 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of 3B

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197811rg14FrRnd14CubsYJoe Hicks (minors)
197821rg28FrRnd2BravesYRonald Rudd (minors)JCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197821rg52FrRnd26RoyalsNEugene Picchena (minors)JCEdmonds College (Lynnwood, WA)
197841rg83FrRnd5MarinersNKirk Komstadius (minors)JCYakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
197841rg93FrRnd15CardinalsNGary Gaetti (minors)42.125078951360.255.7413007.712.570JCLake Land College (Mattoon, IL)
197851rg106FrRnd3MetsNRicky Jones (minors)0.416330.182.550JCChipola College (Marianna, FL)
197871rg152FrRnd6ExposYRenardo Richardson (minors)
197881rg174FrRnd10RedsNRobert Day (minors)JCNorth Idaho College (Coeur d'Alene, ID)
197881rg176FrRnd12OriolesNJohn Wood (minors)JCAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA)
197891rg182FrRnd4GiantsYBruce Oliver (minors)JCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
197891rg187FrRnd9CardinalsNMatthew Vejar (minors)JCMerced College (Merced, CA)

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

11 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (18%). Total of 42.5 WAR, or 21.2 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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