1978 New York Yankees Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 New York Yankees Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197811818Yankees via White SoxY$100,000*Rex Hudler (minors)SS6.3774176756.261.717HSBullard HS (Fresno, CA)
197812424Yankees via Red SoxY$40,000*Matt Winters (minors)OF-0.7421072.234.666HSWilliamsville HS (Williamsville, NY)
197812626YankeesY$50,000Brian Ryder (minors)RHPHSShrewsbury HS (Shrewsbury, MA)
197825226YankeesYSteve Balboni (minors)1B0.89603120181.229.7434YrEckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
197837826YankeesYMark Johnston (minors)OF4YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
1978410426YankeesYTim Lollar (minors)LHP5.81242318.234.66219947524.271.4644YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
1978513026YankeesYPete Khoury (minors)OF4YrEckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
1978615626YankeesYAndy McGaffigan (minors)RHP10.33351260.048.16236338333.381.28244YrFlorida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
1978718226YankeesYKevin Hemphill (minors)3B4YrCatawba College (Salisbury, NC)
1978820826YankeesYDan Plante (minors)CHSCrespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
1978923426YankeesYJeff Taylor (minors)C4YrUniversity of Delaware (Newark, DE)
19781026026YankeesYDan Ledduke (minors)RHP4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
19781128626YankeesYMark Moore (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
19781231226YankeesNRandy Kwist (minors)3B4YrEckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
19781333826YankeesYClaude Sammons (minors)1B4YrGonzaga University (Spokane, WA)
19781436426YankeesNAndy Beene (minors)RHP-1.000060210.451.9804YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
19781539026YankeesNDan Peterson (minors)RHPHSGreat Falls HS (Great Falls, MT)
19781641626YankeesYBrian Dayett (minors)3B0.521842614.258.7444YrSaint Leo University (St. Leo, FL)
19781744226YankeesYDon Cooper (minors)RHP-0.300044165.271.6504YrNew York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, NY)
19781846725YankeesYRich Carlucci (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
19781949124YankeesYKarl Steffen (minors)LHP
19782051423YankeesNEric Snider (minors)RHP4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
19782153622YankeesNJerome Burgess (minors)CHSAtlantic Community HS (Delray Beach, FL)
19782255822YankeesNJeff Ledbetter (minors)1BHSLargo HS (Largo, FL)
19782357719YankeesNHoward Johnson (minors)RHP22.215314940228.249.786HSClearwater HS (Clearwater, FL)

*Compensation Picks
Rex Hudler (Yankees-1) - Pick from White Sox as compensation for Free Agent Ron Blomberg
Matt Winters (Yankees-1) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Mike Torrez

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

25 matching player(s). 9 played in the majors (36%). Total of 43.9 WAR, or 4.9 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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