1978 Detroit Tigers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 Detroit Tigers 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
197811212TigersY$150,000Kirk Gibson (minors)OF38.416355798255.268.8154YrMichigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
197823812TigersYCraig Johnson (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197836412TigersNFran Mullins (minors)SS0.41062122.203.5764YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
197849012TigersYJerry Ujdur (minors)RHP-0.60005312164.781.4404YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
1978511612TigersYMarty Castillo (minors)3B-0.92013528.190.5324YrChapman University (Orange, CA)
1978614212TigersNKevin Martin (minors)SSHSFalconer Central HS (Falconer, NY)
1978716812TigersYBruce Fields (minors)OF-0.2581131.274.681HSEverett HS (Lansing, MI)
1978819412TigersYTed Hutson (minors)CHSMiami East HS (Casstown, OH)
1978922012TigersYMike Wright (minors)OF4YrVanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
19781024612TigersYJames Simerly (minors)RHP4YrChapman University (Orange, CA)
19781127212TigersYArt Toal (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
19781229812TigersYJack Smith (minors)RHPJCGlen Oaks Community College (Centreville, MI)
19781332412TigersYDavid Cassetto (minors)RHP4YrWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
19781435012TigersNMike Mason (minors)OF5.11890.222.52214029394.531.440JCNormandale Community College (Bloomington, MN)
19781537612TigersYMarvin Saunders (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
19781640212TigersYDave Rucker (minors)LHP0.5175260.192.45320616203.941.5114YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
19781742812TigersYTodd Ervin (minors)2B4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
19781845311TigersNMark Jacob (minors)RHPHSDe La Salle HS (Detroit, MI)
19781947811TigersNEd Schneider (minors)LHPJCIndian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
19782050211TigersYJohn Crawford (minors)C4YrDelta State University (Cleveland, MS)
19782152511TigersYMichael Untisz (minors)RHP4YrFairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ)
19782254711TigersYBobby Benda (minors)INF4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1978235679TigersNGary Baker (minors)3BHSHazel Park HS (Hazel Park, MI)
1978245869TigersNTom Grinstead (minors)LHPHSEdgewood HS (West Covina, CA)
1978256049TigersYJohn Kelley (minors)OFHSSimon Kenton HS (Independence, KY)
1978266218TigersYJames Wilfong (minors)OF4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
1978276377TigersYJohn Martin (minors)LHP0.978730.206.5189117143.941.2114YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1978286537TigersNHolden Smith (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
1978296697TigersYJud Thigpen (minors)RHP4YrDelta State University (Cleveland, MS)
1978306846TigersYMichael Polvi (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Detroit Mercy (Detroit, MI)
1978316996TigersYBenedict Bonk (minors)RHP4YrCentral Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
1978327125TigersYAsa Slemp (minors)OF4YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)

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

32 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (25%). Total of 43.6 WAR, or 5.4 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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