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

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

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

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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
197817422FrRnd6MarinersYMichael Guerra (minors)4YrUniversity of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
197819474FrRnd7GiantsYRichard Doss (minors)4YrEastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
197819482FrRnd15TwinsNGene Ransom (minors)4YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
197819484FrRnd17PiratesNJeff Viha (minors)HSFullerton Union HS (Fullerton, CA)
197819485FrRnd18RangersNHoward Shapiro (minors)4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
197819486FrRnd19DodgersYGary Weiss (minors)-0.722190.105.2484YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
197820493FrRnd2Blue JaysYWilliam Lajoie (minors)JCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
197820501FrRnd10IndiansNRobert Bonnette (minors)4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
197820508FrRnd17PiratesYStephen Denby (minors)HSFluvanna HS (Scottsville, VA)
197820511FrRnd20PhilliesYRyne Sandberg (minors)68.021648385282.285.795HSNorth Central HS (Spokane, WA)
197821517FrRnd3MetsYMichael Viggiano (minors)HSBricktown HS (Bricktown, NJ)
197821519FrRnd5PadresNKen McLemore (minors)HSSamuel F. B. Morse HS (San Diego, CA)
197821520FrRnd6MarinersYDave Edler (minors)-1.91263346.216.5994YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
197821522FrRnd8BrewersNRandy Guerra (minors)4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
197821523FrRnd9ExposNChris Cawthon (minors)HSAvondale HS (Avondale Estates, GA)
197821528FrRnd14CardinalsYJohn Perlongo (minors)HSRidgefield Park HS (Ridgefield Park, NJ)
197821529FrRnd15TwinsNTom Lounibos (minors)4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
197821530FrRnd16RedsNOtis Nixon (minors)16.61709511511.270.658JCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
197822538FrRnd2Blue JaysNRuss Dickerson (minors)HSHarrisonburg HS (Harrisonburg, VA)
197822541FrRnd5PadresNGregory Sporrer (minors)4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
197822542FrRnd6MarinersYJohn Flammang (minors)HSSierra HS (Tollhouse, CA)
197822547FrRnd11TigersYBobby Benda (minors)4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
197822550FrRnd14CardinalsYRaymond Rivas (minors)4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
197822556FrRnd20PhilliesYThomas Popovich (minors)4YrUniversity of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
197827641FrRnd11RedsYJames Mugele (minors)4YrHigh Point University (High Point, NC)
197829678FrRnd16RoyalsNCharles Curry (minors)4YrSouthern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

26 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (15%). Total of 82.0 WAR, or 20.5 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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