1st Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1st Round of the 1978 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1977 1st / 1978 1st / 1978 2nd / 1979 1st

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
197811rg1FrRnd1Blue JaysYMike Lebo (minors)C
197811rg2FrRnd2BravesNJoe Housey (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197811rg3FrRnd3AthleticsNDavid Grier (minors)RHPJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197811rg4FrRnd4MetsNGerald Miller (minors)1BJCDes Moines Area Community College (Boone, IA)
197811rg5FrRnd5MarinersYJim Maler (minors)1B-0.51023105.226.6094YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197811rg6FrRnd6PadresYDonald Johnson (minors)LHP
197811rg7FrRnd7BrewersYWeldon Swift (minors)RHP
197811rg8FrRnd8GiantsNGreg Byrd (minors)1BJCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
197811rg9FrRnd9IndiansYThomas Anderson (minors)1BJCSouth Florida State College (Avon Park, FL)
197811rg10FrRnd10ExposYGary Hartsock (minors)RHPJCMuscatine Community College (Muscatine, IA)
197811rg11FrRnd11TigersYChris Codiroli (minors)RHP-2.710014438474.871.453JCSan Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
197811rg12FrRnd12AstrosYGregory Smith (minors)OFJCCaada College (Redwood City, CA)
197811rg13FrRnd13AngelsNRichard Evans (minors)LHPJCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197811rg14FrRnd14CubsYJoe Hicks (minors)3B
197811rg15FrRnd15TwinsNRalph Citarella (minors)RHP0.51650.200.40021014.061.240JCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
197811rg16FrRnd16CardinalsNMichael Gentry (minors)RHPJCChipola College (Marianna, FL)
197811rg17FrRnd17White SoxNMark Christy (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197811rg18FrRnd18RedsNBrad Lesley (minors)RHP0.74930.333.66754133.861.246JCMerced College (Merced, CA)
197811rg19FrRnd19RangersYMichael Vickers (minors)LHPJCHill College (Hillsboro, TX)
197811rg20FrRnd20PiratesNPete Chapin (minors)RHPJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
197811rg21FrRnd21OriolesNKenny Kurtz (minors)LHPJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197811rg22FrRnd22DodgersYBrian Holton (minors)RHP2.1113200.050.14518520193.621.423JCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
197811rg23FrRnd23Red SoxNBruce Kastelic (minors)SSJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197811rg24FrRnd24PhilliesYDonald Woodward (minors)RHPJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
197811rg25FrRnd25YankeesYMark Harris (minors)SS
197811rg26FrRnd26RoyalsNLee Cline (minors)RHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)

Other Rounds: 1977 1st / 1978 1st / 1978 2nd / 1979 1st

26 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (19%). Total of 0.1 WAR, or 0.0 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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