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

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

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

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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
197817FrRnd7GiantsY$50,000Bob Cummings (minors)HSBrother Rice HS (Chicago, IL)
197818FrRnd8BrewersY$50,000Nick Hernandez (minors)HSHialeah HS (Hialeah, FL)
1978113FrRnd13CubsY$62,000Bill Hayes (minors)0.0590.222.5564YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
1978227FrRnd1BravesYMatt Sinatro (minors)-0.41402521.191.478HSConard HS (West Hartford, CT)
1978232FrRnd6MarinersYDave Valle (minors)10.0970277577.237.687HSHoly Cross HS (Flushing, NY)
1978236FrRnd10IndiansYChris Bando (minors)1.7498128427.227.6294YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1978240FrRnd14Padres via AngelsY*Doug Gwosdz (minors)-0.8691041.144.444HSJames Madison HS (Houston, TX)
1978243FrRnd17RedsYDave Van Gorder (minors)-1.71834203.212.5474YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978250FrRnd24Orioles via Red SoxY*Cecil Whitehead (minors)4YrValdosta State University (Valdosta, GA)
1978371FrRnd19PiratesYPatrick Rubino (minors)4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1978493FrRnd15CardinalsYGeorge Bjorkman (minors)0.329752.227.7304YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1978495FrRnd17RedsYMike Kripner (minors)4YrTexas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
1978496FrRnd18White SoxNMike Rubel (minors)HSBanning HS (Banning, CA)
19784101FrRnd23PhilliesYEd Hearn (minors)0.1621714.263.711HSFort Pierce Central HS (Fort Pierce, FL)
19785108FrRnd4AthleticsYScott Meyer (minors)-0.2890.111.3334YrWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
19785110FrRnd6MarinersYWerner Lajszky (minors)HSMater Christi HS (Astoria, NY)
19785111FrRnd7GiantsYJeff Ransom (minors)-0.926791.190.526HSBerkeley HS (Berkeley, CA)
19785129FrRnd25RoyalsYDave Hogg (minors)4YrNorthwestern University (Evanston, IL)
19786133FrRnd3MetsYMike Fitzgerald (minors)2.1848231648.235.667HSLakewood HS (Lakewood, CA)
19786141FrRnd11AstrosNRobert Palmer (minors)4YrChapman University (Orange, CA)
19786143FrRnd13CubsYRobert Triplett (minors)HSWendell Phillips HS (Chicago, IL)
19786145FrRnd15CardinalsYTimothy Mueller (minors)HSArroyo HS (San Lorenzo, CA)
19787158FrRnd2Blue JaysYBrian Milner (minors)0.0290.4441.111HSSouthwest HS (Fort Worth, TX)
19787159FrRnd3MetsNHenry Janssen (minors)HSScotch Plains HS (Scotch Plains, NJ)
19787172FrRnd16TwinsYMark Maher (minors)4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
19787174FrRnd18White SoxNMichael Schoeller (minors)4YrFlorida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
19787176FrRnd20RangersYJerry Neufang (minors)HSHayfield HS (Alexandria, VA)
19788186FrRnd4AthleticsNRobert Adams (minors)HSSherrill Central HS (Sherrill, NY)
19788192FrRnd10IndiansNEric Porter (minors)HSWaseca HS (Waseca, MI)
19788194FrRnd12TigersYTed Hutson (minors)HSMiami East HS (Casstown, OH)
19788205FrRnd23PhilliesYMichael Henson (minors)HSSan Mateo HS (San Mateo, CA)
19788208FrRnd26YankeesYDan Plante (minors)HSCrespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
19789234FrRnd26YankeesYJeff Taylor (minors)4YrUniversity of Delaware (Newark, DE)
197810237FrRnd3MetsYRichard Lane (minors)4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
197810243FrRnd9ExposYTom Wieghaus (minors)-0.58110.000.0774YrIllinois State University (Normal, IL)
197810245FrRnd11AstrosNFrank Castro (minors)HSMiami Springs HS (Miami Springs, FL)
197811267FrRnd7GiantsYJohn Rabb (minors)0.01082044.226.644HSGeorge Washington Preparatory HS (Los Angeles, CA)
197811276FrRnd16TwinsYDon Smith (minors)HSIstrouma HS (Baton Rouge, LA)
197811277FrRnd17RedsNJohn Warren (minors)HSWayne County HS (Jesup, GA)
197811281FrRnd21DodgersYJohn Malkin (minors)HSCardinal Spellman HS (Bronx, NY)
197811282FrRnd22OriolesNRobin Dreizler (minors)HSRedondo Union HS (Redondo Beach, CA)
197812291FrRnd5PadresYBradley Shames (minors)4YrUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
197812301FrRnd15CardinalsYDennis Delany (minors)4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197812302FrRnd16TwinsNScott Bradley (minors)-1.5604164818.257.645HSWest Essex HS (North Caldwell, NJ)
197812303FrRnd17RedsY$40,000Mike Sullivan (minors)HSNorthwestern Regional HS (Winsted, CT)
197813326FrRnd14AngelsNPeter Otero (minors)JCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
197813336FrRnd24Red SoxYJohn Lickert (minors)0.0100HSLangley HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
197814352FrRnd14AngelsYDan Whitmer (minors)-0.255960.229.5334YrCalifornia State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
197814358FrRnd20RangersNCharlie O'Brien (minors)9.7800223256.221.656HSBishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
197815371FrRnd7GiantsYJeffrey Ahlert (minors)HSAiken HS (Cincinnati, OH)
197815383FrRnd19PiratesNJohn Young (minors)HSHenry Ford II HS (Sterling Heights, MI)
197815385FrRnd21DodgersYStephen Maples (minors)HSSkyline HS (Dallas, TX)
197816399FrRnd9ExposYJerry George (minors)4YrLouisiana Christian University (Pineville, LA)
197816406FrRnd16TwinsYMichael Williams (minors)4YrWingate University (Wingate, NC)
197817418FrRnd2Blue JaysYRichard Palmer (minors)HSWest Covina HS (West Covina, CA)
197818451FrRnd9ExposYRazor Shines (minors)-0.868810.185.43610001.0004YrSt. Augustine's University (Raleigh, NC)
197818455FrRnd13AngelsNWalter Hagerty (minors)HSAltus HS (Altus, OK)
197819488FrRnd21PhilliesYJeffrey Ulrich (minors)JCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
197819489FrRnd22Red SoxYHarold Nataupsky (minors)HSMarblehead HS (Marblehead, MA)
197820494FrRnd3MetsYSteven Till (minors)4YrCalifornia State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
197820497FrRnd6MarinersYRodney Hudson (minors)4YrPortland State University (Portland, OR)
197820502FrRnd11TigersYJohn Crawford (minors)4YrDelta State University (Cleveland, MS)
197820507FrRnd16RedsYJim Taylor (minors)HSHarding HS (Charlotte, NC)
197821527FrRnd13AngelsNHoward Dashefsky (minors)HSEl Camino Real HS (Woodland Hills, CA)
197821536FrRnd22YankeesNJerome Burgess (minors)HSAtlantic Community HS (Delray Beach, FL)
197822544FrRnd8BrewersNChuckie Canady (minors)HSWhite Oak HS (Jacksonville, NC)
197822549FrRnd13AngelsNThomas Saatzer (minors)HSWest Brady HS (St. Paul, MN)
197825607FrRnd12TwinsYRobert Holden (minors)4YrRowan University (Glassboro, NJ)
197826630FrRnd17RoyalsNBuddy Bailey (minors)4YrUniversity of Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA)
197827633FrRnd3AthleticsNJeffrey Way (minors)HSUniversity HS (Spokane Valley, WA)
197827640FrRnd10TwinsNAlfredo Mejia (minors)JCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
197827644FrRnd14DodgersNJames Taylor (minors)4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
197828655FrRnd9CardinalsNGerald Klauser (minors)HSWhitesboro HS (Marcy, NY)
197828661FrRnd15PhilliesYDerek Williams (minors)HSWillingboro HS (Willingboro, NJ)
197830681FrRnd3GiantsYRichard Casillas (minors)4YrWestern Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)
197830682FrRnd4BrewersNBuster Moore (minors)HSMolalla HS (Molalla, OR)
197831694FrRnd1MetsYMarc Siciliano (minors)4YrIona College (New Rochelle, NY)
197832711FrRnd4IndiansNJay Waid (minors)HSHewitt-Trussville HS (Trussville, AL)
197832716FrRnd9PiratesYJames Fiori (minors)HSCarlynton HS (Carnegie, PA)
197833725FrRnd7RedsNJames Johnson (minors)4YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
197833727FrRnd9RangersYCecil Strawn (minors)4YrSouthern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
197834735FrRnd7DodgersNMark Pirruccello (minors)HSServite HS (Anaheim, CA)
197836746FrRnd5RangersNHarry Oakley (minors)HSRogers HS (Newport, RI)

*Compensation Picks
Doug Gwosdz (Padres-2) - Pick from Angels as compensation for Free Agent Merv Rettenmund
Cecil Whitehead (Orioles-2) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Dick Drago

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

83 matching player(s). 19 played in the majors (22%). Total of 16.9 WAR, or 0.9 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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