1977 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of LHP

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1977 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of LHP

Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978

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
197711rg10FrRnd10RangersYDave Righetti (minors)21.3171110.182.36471882793.461.34252JCSan Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
197711rg12FrRnd12IndiansYMichael Elliott (minors)JCWest Hills College (Coalinga, CA)
197711rg17FrRnd17PiratesYThomas Fiesthumel (minors)
197711rg23FrRnd23RedsYGregg Lorenz (minors)JCIndian Hills Community College (Centerville, IA)
197711rg25FrRnd25MarinersYPaul Givens (minors)JCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
197721rg33FrRnd7PadresYJames Haight (minors)4YrWilmington University (New Castle, DE)
197721rg43FrRnd17PiratesYRandy Cooney (minors)
197721rg49FrRnd23RedsNJack Holmes (minors)JCTemple College (Temple, TX)
197731rg59FrRnd7PadresNMichael Bungarz (minors)JCChabot College (Hayward, CA)
197731rg61FrRnd9GiantsNBud Black (minors)20.9901790.145.3323981211163.841.2711JCLower Columbia College (Longview, WA)
197731rg63FrRnd11CubsYCharles Tewell (minors)
197731rg74FrRnd22RoyalsYRobert Engelmeyer (minors)
197741rg79FrRnd1ExposNClifford Mackey (minors)JCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
197741rg90FrRnd12IndiansYNorm Churchill (minors)JCHillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)
197741rg93FrRnd15TwinsYDean Moranda (minors)JCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
197741rg96FrRnd18DodgersNDaniel Forer (minors)JCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
197741rg98FrRnd20PhilliesYArmand Abreu (minors)
197751rg116FrRnd13PiratesYRobert Ferguson (minors)4YrPoint Park University (Pittsburgh, PA)
197761rg127FrRnd4TigersYAllan Bauman (minors)JCLakeland Community College (Kirtland, OH)
197761rg128FrRnd5AngelsNJohn Hartnell (minors)JCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197771rg145FrRnd3CardinalsNJesse Orosco (minors)23.2571590.170.430125287803.161.26144JCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
197771rg154FrRnd12AthleticsUnkJames Evans (minors)JCSanta Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
197781rg161FrRnd2White SoxYMark Esser (minors)-0.100020016.23.600JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197781rg172FrRnd13RedsNRonnie Driver (minors)JCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
1977101rg193FrRnd8TwinsNCasey Hagan (minors)JCLos Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
1977151rg211FrRnd1TwinsNRuss Penfold (minors)JCCypress College (Cypress, CA)

Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978

26 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (15%). Total of 65.3 WAR, or 16.3 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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