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Use the Draft Research Application to search through the history of the Major League Amateury Entry draft since 1965. The report will be limited to 100 rows. The entire draft history is available for purchase through our Data Store.

The MLB draft is the mechanism used to assign North American amateur players from college and high school to an MLB Organiation. The draft order is determined by the prior season's standings and sandwich picks between rounds are determined by free agent signings. Each team is granted a salary cap, depending on their draft positions, for the first 10 rounds to be assigned to signing bonuses.

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Draft Results

YearRndOvlPhaseD/SPlayer NameDraft TeamAgedPoscPosHt Wt B-T HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsSrcSchoolSFClassLvlSignedReg-BReg-DStatusOrg (Lvl)Bonus
1978227June-RegD1Matt SinatroAtlanta Braves18CC5-9 175 R-R MLB1978-19921981-1992HSConard (West Hartford,CT)SFHSHSYesCTCT   -
1978228June-RegD1Tim ThompsonToronto Blue Jays181B1B6-3 195 L-L AAA1978-1985HSWinter Park (Winter Park,FL)SFHSHSYesFLFL   -
1978229June-RegD1Larry SheetsBaltimore Orioles18OFLF-RF6-4 210 L-R MLB1978-19931984-1993HSRobert E. Lee (Staunton,VA)SFHSHSYesVAVA   -
1978230June-RegD1Keith AthertonOakland Athletics19PP6-4 200 R-R MLB1978-19891983-1989HSMathews (Mathews,VA)SFHSHSYesVAVA   -
1978231June-RegD1David WhiteChicago White Sox173B3B6-0 195 R-R A1978-1980HSValdosta (Valdosta,GA)SFHSHSYesGAGA   -
1978232June-RegD1Dave ValleSeattle Mariners17CC6-2 200 R-R MLB1978-19971984-1996HSHoly Cross (Flushing,NY)SFHSHSYesNYNY   -
1978233June-RegD1Steve RaineSan Francisco Giants17PP6-2 187 R-R AA1980-1982HSNorth Salinas (Salinas,CA)SFHSHSNoCACA   -
1978234June-RegD1Rich NaumannSeattle Mariners-PP6-2 190 L-L A+1978-1981HSBay (Bay Village,OH)SFHSHSYesOHOH   -
1978235June-RegD1Edwin HookBaltimore Orioles18PP6-2 185 R-R AA1978-1982HSPoint Loma (San Diego,CA)SFHSHSYesCACA   -
1978236June-RegD2Chris BandoCleveland Indians22OFC6-0 195 B-R MLB1978-19891981-1989ColArizona StateSFSrNCAA 1YesOHAZ   -
1978237June-RegD1Danny HeepHouston Astros20OF-POF-1B5-11 177 L-L MLB1978-19911979-1991ColSt. Mary'sSFNAIAYesTXTX   -
1978238June-RegD1Craig JohnsonDetroit Tigers20OFOF6-4 210 R-R AA1978-1980ColUCLASFNCAA 1YesCACA   -
1978239June-RegD1Mel HallChicago Cubs17OFLF-OF6-1 185 L-L MLB1978-20021981-1996HSPort Byron (Port Byron,NY)SFHSHSYesNYNY   -
1978240June-RegD1Doug GwosdzSan Diego Padres18CC5-11 185 R-R MLB1978-19891981-1984HSMadison (Houston,TX)SFHSHSYesTXTX   -
1978241June-RegD1David KableSt. Louis Cardinals181B1B6-4 210 L-L AAA1978-1986HSWest (Columbus,OH)SFHSHSYesOHOH   -
1978242June-RegD1Mike RileyMinnesota Twins18PP6-7 177 R-R AA1978-1996HSAgawam (Agawam,MA)SFHSHSYesMAMA   -
1978243June-RegD2Dave Van GorderCincinnati Reds21OFC6-2 205 R-R MLB1977-19871982-1987ColUSCSFNCAA 1YesCACA   -
1978244June-RegD1Buck BelueChicago White Sox18OFOF   R-R AA1982-1983HSValdosta (Valdosta,GA)SFHSHSNoGAGA   -
1978245June-RegD1Brad PalmerPittsburgh Pirates-PP6-2 192 L-L A1980-1981HSEscondido (Escondido,CA)SFHSHSYesCACA   -
1978246June-RegD1Amos LewisTexas Rangers17P-iFP-IF6-3 185 R-R AA1978-1982HSAstronaut (Titusville,FL)SFHSHSYesFLFL   -
1978247June-RegD1Clay SmithLos Angeles Dodgers17SSSS6-0 178 L-R A+1978-1981HSNorthwest Classen (Oklahoma City,OK)SFHSHSYesOKOK   -
1978248June-RegD1Cal RipkenBaltimore Orioles173BSS-3B6-4 220 R-R MLB1978-20011981-2001HSAberdeen (Aberdeen,MD)SFHSHSYesMDMD   -
1978249June-RegD1Anthony McGillPhiladelphia Phillies-OFOF6-2 172 R-R A1978-1980HSJones (Houston,TX)SFHSHSYesTXTX   -
1978250June-RegD1Cecil WhiteheadBaltimore Orioles-OFC6-0 185 R-R A+1978-1979ColValdosta StateSFNCAA 2YesGAGA   -
1978251June-RegD1Darryl MotleyKansas City Royals18OFOF5-9 196 R-R MLB1978-20021981-1987HSGrant (Portland,OR)SFHSHSYesOKOR   -
1978252June-RegD1Steve BalboniNew York Yankees211B1B6-3 235 R-R MLB1976-19931981-1993ColEckerd CollegeSFNCAA 2YesMAFL   -