1978 Chicago White Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 Chicago White Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
19782315White Sox via PadresY*Dave White (minors)3BHSValdosta HS (Valdosta, GA)
197824418White SoxNBenjamin Belue (minors)OFHSValdosta HS (Valdosta, GA)
197837018White SoxYBritt Burns (minors)LHP17.900019370603.661.293HSHuffman HS (Birmingham, AL)
197837624White Sox via Red SoxY*Mike Maitland (minors)LHPHSMonsignor Edward Pace HS (Miami Gardens, FL)
197849618White SoxNMike Rubel (minors)CHSBanning HS (Banning, CA)
1978512218White SoxYDennis Keating (minors)OFHSMarin Catholic HS (Kentfield, CA)
1978614818White SoxNDom Fucci (minors)1B4YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
1978717418White SoxNMichael Schoeller (minors)C4YrFlorida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
1978820018White SoxYBambi Mesa (minors)SSHSMiami Springs HS (Miami Springs, FL)
1978922618White SoxNPreston Williams (minors)1B4YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
19781025218White SoxNBrian Stemberger (minors)SS4YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
19781127818White SoxYRay Murillo (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
19781230418White SoxYMark Platel (minors)RHPHSBethlehem Central HS (Delmar, NY)
19781333018White SoxNRick Witt (minors)SSJCSpokane Falls Community College (Spokane, WA)
19781435618White SoxNBob Meacham (minors)SS3.945713718.236.621HSMater Dei HS (Santa Ana, CA)
19781538218White SoxNAndrew Dawson (minors)SSHSWaxahachie HS (Waxahachie, TX)
19781640818White SoxNWilliam Stroope (minors)1BHSWaxahachie HS (Waxahachie, TX)
19781743418White SoxNLarry Doby (minors)OF4YrDuke University (Durham, NC)
19781845917White SoxYThomas Kokas (minors)OF4YrNortheastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL)

*Compensation Picks
Dave White (White Sox-2) - Pick from Padres as compensation for Free Agent Oscar Gamble
Mike Maitland (White Sox-3) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Jack Brohamer

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

19 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (10%). Total of 21.8 WAR, or 10.9 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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