3rd Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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3rd Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1977 3rd / 1978 2nd / 1978 3rd / 1978 4th / 1979 3rd

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
197831rg53FrRnd1Blue JaysYGeno Petralli (minors)C3.8809187424.267.703JCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197831rg54FrRnd2BravesYJames Rogers (minors)RHPJCMurray State College (Tishomingo, OK)
197831rg55FrRnd3AthleticsNThomas McGivney (minors)CJCAlvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
197831rg56FrRnd4MetsNMarty Barrett (minors)2B9.2941337818.278.684JCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197831rg57FrRnd5MarinersNDann Bilardello (minors)C0.738294918.204.561JCCabrillo College (Aptos, CA)
197831rg58FrRnd6PadresNEd Vande Berg (minors)LHP6.56310.000.00041325283.921.4922JCSan Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
197831rg59FrRnd7BrewersYDoug Jones (minors)RHP21.428570.143.39384669793.31.24303JCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
197831rg60FrRnd8GiantsYPaul Plinski (minors)INFJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
197831rg61FrRnd9IndiansYLloyd Turner (minors)SSJCMiddle Georgia State University (Macon, GA)
197831rg62FrRnd10ExposUnkJohn Maxson (minors)RHPJCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
197831rg63FrRnd11TigersNJohn Cardinali (minors)SSJCDe Anza College (Cupertino, CA)
197831rg64FrRnd12AstrosNJoe Collins (minors)RHPJCHillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)
197831rg65FrRnd13AngelsYRobert Dailey (minors)OFJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197831rg66FrRnd14CubsNRich Aspenleiter (minors)RHPJCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
197831rg67FrRnd15TwinsYButch Rowe (minors)SS
197831rg68FrRnd16CardinalsYDaniel Pierce (minors)RHPJCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197831rg69FrRnd17White SoxNJeffrey Orville (minors)RHPJCSanta Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
197831rg70FrRnd18RedsYPaul Gibson (minors)LHP3.35360.000.14331922244.071.4511HSCenter Moriches HS (Center Moriches, NY)
197831rg71FrRnd19RangersNTony Stevens (minors)OFJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197831rg72FrRnd20PiratesNMel Locke (minors)RHPJCPasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
197831rg73FrRnd21OriolesNDavid Jensen (minors)LHPJCEdmonds College (Lynnwood, WA)
197831rg74FrRnd22DodgersNBrad Patterson (minors)RHPJCUmpqua Community College (Roseburg, OR)
197831rg75FrRnd23Red SoxNMilton Ondracek (minors)RHPJCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
197831rg76FrRnd24PhilliesNJames Green (minors)OFJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
197831rg77FrRnd25YankeesNKevin Niewulis (minors)LHPJCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
197831rg78FrRnd26RoyalsYKeith Vranesh (minors)OFJCSaddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA)

Other Rounds: 1977 3rd / 1978 2nd / 1978 3rd / 1978 4th / 1979 3rd

26 matching player(s). 6 played in the majors (23%). Total of 44.9 WAR, or 7.5 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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