1978 Houston Astros Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 Houston Astros 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
197811111AstrosY$77,500Rod Boxberger (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197823711AstrosYDanny Heep (minors)OF0.3883196130.257.68820092.0004YrSt. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
197836311AstrosYJohn Hessler (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
197848911AstrosYRon Meridith (minors)LHP-0.23540.250.65051524.781.6614YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1978511511AstrosYDouglas Stokke (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1978614111AstrosNRobert Palmer (minors)C4YrChapman University (Orange, CA)
1978716711AstrosYGreg Cypret (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
1978819311AstrosYLarry Ashley (minors)HSOakland HS (Oakland, CA)
1978921911AstrosNBrad Carlson (minors)3BHSWilliam R. Boone HS (Orlando, FL)
19781024511AstrosNFrank Castro (minors)CHSMiami Springs HS (Miami Springs, FL)
19781127111AstrosYJack Lazorko (minors)3B1.400069584.221.3824YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
19781229711AstrosYTim Tolman (minors)OF-0.81321965.168.5584YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
19781332311AstrosNMike Browning (minors)1BHSMiami Southridge HS (Miami, FL)
19781434911AstrosYArvis Harper (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
19781537511AstrosYThad Troedson (minors)RHP4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
19781640111AstrosNMichael Buggs (minors)OFHSCastlemont HS (Oakland, CA)
19781742711AstrosNCharles Hutchingson (minors)RHPHSWest Memphis HS (West Memphis, AR)

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

17 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (23%). Total of 0.7 WAR, or 0.2 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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