1978 Cincinnati Reds Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 Cincinnati Reds 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
197811717RedsY$40,000Nick Esasky (minors)SS8.38102703122.251.775HSCarol City HS (Miami Gardens, FL)
197824317RedsYDave Van Gorder (minors)C-1.71834203.212.5474YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197836917RedsYEski Viltz (minors)OFHSNotre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
197849517RedsYMike Kripner (minors)C4YrTexas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
1978512117RedsYJeff Lahti (minors)RHP2.7205380.053.10520517113.121.27204YrPortland State University (Portland, OR)
1978614717RedsNRay Townsend (minors)2B4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1978717317RedsNTimothy Greene (minors)LHPHSRiver North Academy HS (Macon, GA)
1978819917RedsYChuck McKinney (minors)RHPHSBadin HS (Hamilton, OH)
1978922517RedsYCharlie Leibrandt (minors)LHP33.41742670.120.3063941401193.711.3224YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
19781025117RedsYChris Stropolo (minors)OFHSJohn Curtis Christian School (River Ridge, LA)
19781127717RedsNJohn Warren (minors)CHSWayne County HS (Jesup, GA)
19781230317RedsY$40,000Mike Sullivan (minors)CHSNorthwestern Regional HS (Winsted, CT)
19781332917RedsYByron Jackson (minors)RHPHSS. H. Rider HS (Wichita Falls, TX)
19781435517RedsNJim Thomas (minors)SSHSSoutheast HS (Wichita, KS)
19781538117RedsYGary Redus (minors)SS16.31159351390.252.752
19781640717RedsYSkeeter Barnes (minors)2B1.135361414.259.6954YrUniversity of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
19781743317RedsYTom Lawless (minors)SS-2.13435312.207.5214YrPenn State Behrend, a College of Pennsylvania State University (Erie, PA)
19781845816RedsNMitch Dean (minors)RHP4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
19781948316RedsUnkDave Anderson (minors)RHPHSWestern HS (Las Vegas, NV)
19782050716RedsYJim Taylor (minors)CHSHarding HS (Charlotte, NC)
19782153016RedsNOtis Nixon (minors)INF16.61709511511.270.658JCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
19782255216RedsNJohn Cook (minors)OF4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
19782357113RedsNKevin Maroney (minors)OFHSOakwood HS (Dayton, OH)
19782459013RedsYRich Jendra (minors)SS4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
19782560813RedsYLee Hover (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
19782662512RedsNAlan DeRatt (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
19782764111RedsYJames Mugele (minors)INF4YrHigh Point University (High Point, NC)
19782865711RedsNBill Bakewell (minors)P4YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
19782967311RedsYAlex Neely (minors)P4YrPhillips University (Enid, OK)
19783068810RedsNJoe Stefani (minors)PHSDowling Catholic HS (West Des Moines, IA)
19783170310RedsNRonald Walling (minors)LHPHSWestmont Hilltop HS (Johnstown, PA)
1978327158RedsYCary Homaman (minors)OF4YrNorthern State University (Aberdeen, SD)
1978337257RedsNJames Johnson (minors)C4YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
1978347324RedsYCharlie Engel (minors)RHP4YrSt. Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN)
1978357394RedsNKurt Moody (minors)LHPHSHoover HS (Des Moines, IA)
1978367443RedsYJohn LoCascio (minors)LHPHSSt. Francis de Sales HS (Toledo, OH)
1978377493RedsYPatrick Chester (minors)SSHSCambridge-South Dorchester HS (Cambridge, MD)

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

37 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (21%). Total of 74.6 WAR, or 9.3 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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