1978 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of C

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1978 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of C

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197811rg1FrRnd1Blue JaysYMike Lebo (minors)
197831rg53FrRnd1Blue JaysYGeno Petralli (minors)3.8809187424.267.703JCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197831rg55FrRnd3AthleticsNThomas McGivney (minors)JCAlvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
197831rg57FrRnd5MarinersNDann Bilardello (minors)0.738294918.204.561JCCabrillo College (Aptos, CA)
197841rg90FrRnd12AngelsYMark Nocciolo (minors)JCCollege of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA)
197841rg94FrRnd16White SoxNDuane Dewey (minors)JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197841rg96FrRnd18RangersNRichard Derechailo (minors)JCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
197851rg108FrRnd5BrewersNRoland Atkins (minors)JCCalhoun Community College (Decatur, AL)
197851rg118FrRnd15RedsYDan Sarrett (minors)JCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197851rg119FrRnd16RangersNEdward Bailey (minors)JCParis Junior College (Paris, TX)
197851rg123FrRnd20Red SoxNHowie Brodsky (minors)HSNorth Miami HS (North Miami, FL)
197851rg124FrRnd21PhilliesNGary Venner (minors)JCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197861rg127FrRnd1AthleticsNJames Padula (minors)JCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197861rg133FrRnd7ExposNScott Benedict (minors)JCPalm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)
197861rg136FrRnd10CubsNKevin Shuster (minors)JCPasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
197861rg137FrRnd11TwinsNRick Austin (minors)JCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197861rg138FrRnd12CardinalsNGary Kempton (minors)JCTriton College (River Grove, IL)
197871rg151FrRnd5IndiansYRalph Henriquez (minors)JCIndian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
197871rg153FrRnd7TigersYDaniel O'Connor (minors)JCCollege of Central Florida (Ocala, FL)
197881rg166FrRnd2MetsYJamie Nelson (minors)-0.240961.219.590JCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
197881rg169FrRnd5IndiansYRusty Cain (minors)4YrWallace Community College (Dothan, AL)
197891rg183FrRnd5IndiansNJames Gardner (minors)JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
1978101rg203FrRnd11RoyalsNDonn Koch (minors)JCScottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, AZ)

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979

23 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (13%). Total of 4.3 WAR, or 1.4 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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