20th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft

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20th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1977 20th / 1978 19th / 1978 20th / 1978 21st / 1979 20th

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197820492FrRnd1BravesYKevin Balogh (minors)RHP
197820493FrRnd2Blue JaysYBill Lajoie (minors)INFJCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
197820494FrRnd3MetsYSteven Till (minors)C4YrCalifornia State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
197820495FrRnd4AthleticsNTim Byron (minors)RHPHSOur Lady of the Valley HS (Florham Park, NJ)
197820496FrRnd5PadresYSydney Church (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
197820497FrRnd6MarinersYRodney Hudson (minors)C4YrPortland State University (Portland, OR)
197820498FrRnd7GiantsNBabe Laufenberg (minors)RHPHSCrespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
197820499FrRnd8BrewersNMark Clabough (minors)RHPHSLakewood HS (Lakewood, CA)
197820500FrRnd9ExposYPat Rooney (minors)OF-0.2450.000.0004YrEastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
197820501FrRnd10IndiansNBob Bonnette (minors)INF4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
197820502FrRnd11TigersYJohn Crawford (minors)C4YrDelta State University (Cleveland, MS)
197820503FrRnd12CubsYMark Vaji (minors)LHPHSJohn Marshall HS (Cleveland, OH)
197820504FrRnd13AngelsNSteve Muccio (minors)OF4YrUniversity of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
197820505FrRnd14CardinalsYJeffrey Young (minors)OFHSTrenton HS (Trenton, NJ)
197820506FrRnd15TwinsYKevin Sevcik (minors)RHP4YrSt. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
197820507FrRnd16RedsYJim Taylor (minors)CHSHarding HS (Charlotte, NC)
197820508FrRnd17PiratesYStephen Denby (minors)INFHSFluvanna County HS (Palmyra, VA)
197820509FrRnd18RangersYKeith Shellings (minors)LHP4YrSouthern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
197820510FrRnd19DodgersNChris Iwasaki (minors)OFJCReedley College (Reedley, CA)
197820511FrRnd20PhilliesYRyne Sandberg (minors)INF67.921648385282.285.796HSNorth Central HS (Spokane, WA)
197820512FrRnd21Red SoxYKeith Pecka (minors)LHP4YrKankakee Community College (Kankakee, IL)
197820513FrRnd22RoyalsNTom Willette (minors)LHP4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
197820514FrRnd23YankeesNEric Snider (minors)RHP4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)

Other Rounds: 1977 20th / 1978 19th / 1978 20th / 1978 21st / 1979 20th

23 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (8%). Total of 67.7 WAR, or 33.9 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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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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