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1978 Houston Astros Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    15Scott FletcherSSCollegeValencia CCNJCAA---FLNoSS-2B5-11173RR1958-07-30Fort Walton Beach,FL
    1979-  1-   6-CHN
    MLB1981-19951979-1995
    111Rod BoxbergerPCollegeUSCNCAA 1---CAYesP6-1170RR1957-08-22Santa Ana,CA
    1978-  1-  11-HOU
    AA1977-1983
    112Greg SmithOFCollegeCanada CollegeCCCAA---CAYesOF5-11160BR1958-10-19Bakersfield,CA
    1978-  1-  12-HOU
    Rk1978-1978
    114Jim Tjader2BCollegeIowa Western CCNJCAA---IANo2B-3B5-11175RR1958-12-26New Richmond,WI
    1978-  1-   3-NYN
    AA1979-1981
    237Danny HeepOF-PCollegeSt. Mary'sNAIA---TXYesOF-1B5-11177LL1957-07-03San Antonio,TX
    1978-  2-  37-HOU
    MLB1979-19911978-1991
    238Pat PerryPCollegeLincoln Land CCNJCAA---ILYesP6-1170LL1959-02-04Taylorville,IL
    1978-  2-  38-HOU
    MLB1985-19901978-1995
    363John HesslerPCollegeTulsaNCAA 1---OKYesP6-3200BR1957-06-03Kansas City,MO
    1978-  3-  63-HOU
    AA1978-1981
    364Joe CollinsPCollegeHillsborough CCNJCAA---FLYesP6-3190LL------
    1978-  3-  64-HOU
    A+1980-1982
    489Ron MeridithPCollegeOral RobertsNCAA 1---OKYesP6-0175LL1956-11-26San Pedro,CA
    1978-  4-  89-HOU
    MLB1984-19871978-1988
    5115Doug StokkeSSCollegeUSCNCAA 1SrCAYesSS-2B6-0188RR1956-03-22Milwaukee,WI
    1978-  5- 115-HOU
    AAA1977-1980
    6141Bob PalmerCCollegeChapmanNCAA 2---CANoC------------------
    1978-  6- 141-HOU
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    7167Greg CypretSSCollegeMissouriNCAA 1---MOYes3B-SS6-2180RR1956-08-21Florissant,MO
    1978-  7- 167-HOU
    AAA1978-1984
    8193Larry Ashley---High SchoolOakland (Oakland,CA)HSHSCAYesOF5-11180RR1960-06-16Oakland,CA
    1978-  8- 193-HOU
    Rk1979-1979
    9219Brad CarlsonPHigh SchoolBoone (Orlando,FL)HSHSFLNoOF-1B6-1185RR---Orlando,FL
    1979-  1-  13-CLE
    A1979-1981
    10245Frank CastroCHigh SchoolMiami Springs (Miami Springs,FL)HSHSFLNoC-OF5-11185RR1960-07-10La Habana,CU
    1981-  1-  26-SDN
    AA1981-1986
    11271Jack Lazorko3B-PCollegeMississippi StateNCAA 1---MSYesP-2B5-11200RR1956-03-30Hoboken,NJ
    1978- 11- 271-HOU
    MLB1984-19881978-1993
    12297Tim TolmanOFCollegeUSCNCAA 1---CAYes1B-OF6-0195RR1956-04-20Santa Monica,CA
    1978- 12- 297-HOU
    MLB1981-19871976-1989
    13323Mike Browning1B-pHigh SchoolSouthridge (Miami,FL)HSHSFLNoP6-2205RR1960-02-07Miami,FL
    1981- 14- 363-NYA
    AAA1981-1996
    14349Arvis HarperOFCollegeArkansasNCAA 1---ARYesOF5-8180BR1956-05-24Little Rock,AR
    1978- 14- 349-HOU
    AA1978-1980
    15375Thad TroedsonpCollegeSan Diego StateNCAA 1---CAYesP6-3208RR1956-07-09San Jose,CA
    1978- 15- 375-HOU
    AA1978-1980
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    16401Michael BuggsOFHigh SchoolCastlemont (Oakland,CA)HSHSCANoOF6-1190RR---Oakland,CA
    1981- 18- 448-CHA
    A1981-1982
    17427Charles HutchingsonpHigh SchoolWest Memphis (West Memphis,AR)HSHSARNoP---------------West Memphis,AR
    1978- 17- 427-HOU
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    Rnd Drafted Round Overall Drafted Overall or College Team Overall Record Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site dPos Position when drafted (May differ from eventual position) School Drafted From High School or College attended by player at time when drafted Class Player Class related to college. Fr,So,Jr,Sr,5S (5th year senior) Reg Region related to nearby geographical element Signed Drafted player signed with the drafting team Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system