17th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft

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17th Round of the 1978 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1977 17th / 1978 16th / 1978 17th / 1978 18th / 1979 17th

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
197817417FrRnd1BravesYJames Van Deventer (minors)OF4YrThe Catholic University of America (Washington, DC)
197817418FrRnd2Blue JaysYRichard Palmer (minors)CHSWest Covina HS (West Covina, CA)
197817419FrRnd3MetsYRandy Pitts (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Redlands (Redlands, CA)
197817420FrRnd4AthleticsYDonald Morris (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
197817421FrRnd5PadresYBob Volk (minors)3B4YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
197817422FrRnd6MarinersYMichael Guerra (minors)INF4YrUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (Paradise, NV)
197817423FrRnd7GiantsNSteven Roberts (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
197817424FrRnd8BrewersYMark Lepson (minors)RHPHSLansdowne HS (Baltimore, MD)
197817425FrRnd9ExposYRick Ramos (minors)RHP4YrLewis University (Romeoville, IL)
197817426FrRnd10IndiansYJerald Hammermeister (minors)3BHSEllensburg HS (Ellensburg, WA)
197817427FrRnd11AstrosNCharles Hutchingson (minors)RHPHSWest Memphis HS (West Memphis, AR)
197817428FrRnd12TigersYTodd Ervin (minors)2B4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
197817429FrRnd13CubsNScott Stranski (minors)RHP4YrNorthwestern University (Evanston, IL)
197817430FrRnd14AngelsNBrian Owens (minors)RHPHSMesa HS (Mesa, AZ)
197817431FrRnd15CardinalsUnkMark Smith (minors)RHPHSDavid Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)
197817432FrRnd16TwinsYKent Hrbek (minors)1B38.617476192293.283.848HSKennedy HS (Bloomington, MN)
197817433FrRnd17RedsYTom Lawless (minors)SS-2.03435312.207.5214YrPenn State Behrend, a College of Pennsylvania State University (Erie, PA)
197817434FrRnd18White SoxNLarry Doby (minors)OF4YrDuke University (Durham, NC)
197817435FrRnd19PiratesYMichael Nedelisky (minors)RHP4YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
197817436FrRnd20RangersNBrian Piper (minors)RHPHSBuena HS (Sierra Vista, AZ)
197817437FrRnd21DodgersYJoseph Pocoroba (minors)SSHSCrespi Carmelite HS (Encino, CA)
197817438FrRnd22OriolesYJames Delmonico (minors)OF
197817439FrRnd23PhilliesNMichael Kreymborg (minors)RHPHSBishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
197817440FrRnd24Red SoxNStephan Reish (minors)RHPHSUnion City Community HS (Union City, IN)
197817441FrRnd25RoyalsYJames Canfield (minors)LHPHSWayne Memorial HS (Wayne, MI)
197817442FrRnd26YankeesYDon Cooper (minors)RHP-0.300044165.271.6504YrNew York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, NY)

Other Rounds: 1977 17th / 1978 16th / 1978 17th / 1978 18th / 1979 17th

26 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (11%). Total of 36.3 WAR, or 12.1 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

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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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