9th Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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9th Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1977 9th / 1978 8th / 1978 9th / 1978 10th / 1979 9th

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
197891rg179FrRnd1AthleticsNKevin Darst (minors)INFJCSolano Community College (Fairfield, CA)
197891rg180FrRnd2MetsNAlbert Hammack (minors)RHPJCBellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
197891rg181FrRnd3BrewersNKyle Farenthold (minors)LHPJCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
197891rg182FrRnd4GiantsYBruce Oliver (minors)3BJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
197891rg183FrRnd5IndiansNJames Gardner (minors)CJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197891rg184FrRnd6ExposNJohn Damon (minors)SSJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197891rg185FrRnd7AngelsNBilly Blizzard (minors)RHPJCBarstow Community College (Barstow, CA)
197891rg186FrRnd8TwinsYRonnie Mears (minors)SS
197891rg187FrRnd9CardinalsNMatthew Vejar (minors)3BJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
197891rg188FrRnd10RedsNJames McManus (minors)RHPJCTriton College (River Grove, IL)
197891rg189FrRnd11PiratesNJoe Nemeth (minors)1BJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
197891rg190FrRnd12OriolesYCharles Proviano (minors)SS
197891rg191FrRnd13DodgersNPeter Zorich (minors)RHPJCLower Columbia College (Longview, WA)
197891rg192FrRnd14RoyalsNRandy Cornelius (minors)RHP

Other Rounds: 1977 9th / 1978 8th / 1978 9th / 1978 10th / 1979 9th

14 matching player(s). 0 played in the majors (0%). Total of 0.0 WAR, or -- 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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