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

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

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
197811rg6FrRnd6PadresYDonald Johnson (minors)
197811rg13FrRnd13AngelsNRichard Evans (minors)JCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197811rg19FrRnd19RangersYMichael Vickers (minors)JCHill College (Hillsboro, TX)
197811rg21FrRnd21OriolesNKenny Kurtz (minors)JCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197821rg32FrRnd6PadresNJeffrey Stottlemyre (minors)JCYakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
197821rg38FrRnd12AstrosYPat Perry (minors)2.4182271.148.40718212103.461.196JCLincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL)
197821rg41FrRnd15TwinsYJesse Orosco (minors)23.2571590.170.430125287803.161.26144JCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
197821rg45FrRnd19RangersNMark Knowles (minors)JCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
197821rg49FrRnd23Red SoxNMatt Young (minors)7.34830.000.00033355954.41.4925JCPasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
197831rg58FrRnd6PadresNEd Vande Berg (minors)6.56310.000.00041325283.921.4922JCSan Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
197831rg70FrRnd18RedsYPaul Gibson (minors)3.35360.000.14331922244.071.4511HSCenter Moriches HS (Center Moriches, NY)
197831rg73FrRnd21OriolesNDavid Jensen (minors)JCEdmonds College (Lynnwood, WA)
197831rg77FrRnd25YankeesNKevin Niewulis (minors)JCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
197841rg81FrRnd3AthleticsNKarl Jastrow (minors)JCWest Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
197841rg86FrRnd8GiantsNJames Evans (minors)JCWest Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
197841rg89FrRnd11TigersNSteven Conroy (minors)JCCitrus College (Glendora, CA)
197841rg95FrRnd17RedsNLarry Mikesell (minors)JCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
197841rg99FrRnd21DodgersYMathew Reeves (minors)JCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197841rg100FrRnd22Red SoxYDan Weppner (minors)JCPalm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)
197851rg112FrRnd9TigersNRich Devincenzo (minors)JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197851rg113FrRnd10AngelsNJeffrey Hanslovan (minors)JCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
197851rg114FrRnd11CubsNJohn Kossick (minors)JCHouston Community College (Houston, TX)
197851rg116FrRnd13CardinalsNEdward Lindsey (minors)JCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197851rg125FrRnd22YankeesNDean Foes (minors)JCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
197861rg134FrRnd8TigersNDonald Pierce (minors)JCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197861rg144FrRnd18Red SoxNJames Funderburk (minors)JCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
197871rg148FrRnd2MetsNFloyd Gow (minors)JCButte College (Oroville, CA)
197871rg149FrRnd3BrewersNRobert Duncan (minors)JCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
197871rg155FrRnd9CubsNTodd Wilson (minors)JCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
197871rg164FrRnd18RoyalsNTom Chevolek (minors)JCEast Los Angeles College (Monterey Park, CA)
197881rg178FrRnd14RoyalsYJohn Melody (minors)
197891rg181FrRnd3BrewersNKyle Farenthold (minors)JCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
1978121rg208FrRnd1BrewersNCharles Dinkins (minors)JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

33 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (15%). Total of 42.7 WAR, or 8.5 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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