1978 Minnesota Twins Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1978 Minnesota Twins Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
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
197811rg1515TwinsNRalph Citarella (minors)RHP0.51650.200.40021014.061.240JCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
197821rg4115TwinsYJesse Orosco (minors)LHP23.2571590.170.430125287803.161.26144JCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
197831rg6715TwinsYButch Rowe (minors)SS
197841rg9214TwinsNTimothy Madera (minors)OFJCCollege of Marin (Kentfield, CA)
197851rg11512TwinsYSteve Green (minors)RHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
197861rg13711TwinsNRick Austin (minors)CJCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197871rg15610TwinsNDavid Dodson (minors)RHPJCSan Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
197881rg1728TwinsNLarry Navilhon (minors)RHPJCCollege of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)
197891rg1868TwinsYRonnie Mears (minors)SS
1978101rg1997TwinsYArthur Piccolotti (minors)OFJCSkyline College (San Bruno, CA)
1978111rg2063TwinsNThomas Paul (minors)OFJCTreasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR)
1978121rg2092TwinsNGary Forillo (minors)SSJCCitrus College (Glendora, CA)
1978131rg2101TwinsYJohn Minarcin (minors)RHP

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

13 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (15%). Total of 23.7 WAR, or 11.8 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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