1978 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1978 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
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
197811rg1616CardinalsNMichael Gentry (minors)RHPJCChipola College (Marianna, FL)
197821rg4216CardinalsNDon Sutherland (minors)RHPJCBarstow Community College (Barstow, CA)
197831rg6816CardinalsYDaniel Pierce (minors)RHPJCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197841rg9315CardinalsNGary Gaetti (minors)3B42.125078951360.255.7413007.712.570JCLake Land College (Mattoon, IL)
197851rg11613CardinalsNEdward Lindsey (minors)LHPJCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197861rg13812CardinalsNGary Kempton (minors)CJCTriton College (River Grove, IL)
197871rg15711CardinalsNKevin Coughlon (minors)OF4YrMoorpark College (Moorpark, CA)
197881rg1739CardinalsNRobert Weirum (minors)2BJCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
197891rg1879CardinalsNMatthew Vejar (minors)3BJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
1978101rg2008CardinalsNKenneth Corzel (minors)RHPJCSanta Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
1978111rg2074CardinalsNKevin Waller (minors)OFJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)

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

11 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (9%). Total of 42.1 WAR, or 42.1 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

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2023 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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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