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All picks for the 1st round of the jan-reg phase of the 1978 MLB Amateur Entry Draft. Picks are displayed by round. Use the Draft Research Application to create reports. (subscription required)

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1978 Picks for 1st Round

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  • YearRdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NamePicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSch PicksSourceDivisionnthRegClass
    197811Mike LeboCToronto Blue JaysPicksC6-4215LR1958-08-22Harrisburg,PAA+1978-1982Yes---FA---D1------
    197812Joe HouseyPAtlanta BravesPicksP6-2170RR1959-06-27Miami,FLAA1980-1985NoMiami-Dade CollegePicksCollegeNJCAAD1FL---
    197813Dave GrierPOakland AthleticsPicksP6-0175RR---Severna Park,MDAA1979-1983NoValencia CCPicksCollegeNJCAAD1FL---
    197814Gerald Miller1BNew York MetsPicks1B-OF6-3195RR------A1980-1982NoDes Moines Area CCPicksCollegeNJCAAD1IA---
    197815Jim Maler1BSeattle MarinersPicks1B6-4230RR1958-08-16New York,NYMLB1981-19831978-1986YesMiami-Dade CollegePicksCollegeNJCAAD1FL---
    197816Donald JohnsonPSan Diego PadresPicksP5-11175LL---Westland,MIAA1978-1981Yes---FA---D2------
    197817Weldon SwiftPMilwaukee BrewersPicksP6-2205RR1958-02-17Baltimore,MDAA1978-1983Yes---FA---D1------
    197818Greg Byrd1BSan Francisco GiantsPicks1B---------------------NoColumbia State CCPicksCollegeNJCAAD1TN---
    197819Thomas Anderson1BCleveland IndiansPicks1B6-3210LL1959-04-12---AA1978-1981YesSouth Florida CCPicksCollegeNJCAAD1FL---
    1978110Gary HartsockPMontreal ExposPicksP6-2190RR---Davenport,IAA+1978-1979YesMuscatine CCPicksCollegeNJCAAD1IA---
    1978111Chris CodiroliPDetroit TigersPicksP6-1160RR1958-03-26Oxnard,CAMLB1982-19901977-1991YesSan Jose City CollegePicksCollegeCCCAAD1CA---
    1978112Greg SmithOFHouston AstrosPicksOF5-11160BR1958-10-19Bakersfield,CARk1978-1978YesCanada CollegePicksCollegeCCCAAD1CA---
    1978113Rick EvansPCalifornia AngelsPicksP6-2180LL------A+1982-1983NoEl Camino CollegePicksCollegeCCCAAD1CA---
    1978114Joe Hicks3BChicago CubsPicks1B6-3215RR1957-07-15Indianapolis,INAAA1978-1987Yes---FA---D1------
    1978115Ralph CitarellaPMinnesota TwinsPicksP6-0180RR1958-02-07East Orange,NJMLB1983-19871979-1988NoEastern FL STPicksCollegeNJCAAD1FL---
    1978116Michael GentryPSt. Louis CardinalsPicksP---------------------YesChipola CollegePicksCollegeNJCAAD1FL---
    1978117Mark ChristyPChicago White SoxPicksP6-3185RR1959-01-16Astoria,NYA+1981-1982NoMiami-Dade CollegePicksCollegeNJCAAD1FLFr
    1978118Brad LesleyPCincinnati RedsPicksP6-6230RR1958-09-11Turlock,CAMLB1982-19851978-1985YesMerced CollegePicksCollegeCCCAAD2CA---
    1978119Michael VickersPTexas RangersPicksP6-0185RL1958-02-28---AA1978-1980YesHill CollegePicksCollegeNJCAAD1TX---
    1978120Pete ChapinPPittsburgh PiratesPicksP6-3205RR1958-08-23Fullerton,CAAA1980-1983NoFullerton CollegePicksCollegeCCCAAD2CA---
    1978121Ken KurtzPBaltimore OriolesPicksP6-0195LL------A+1979-1979YesSeminole FloridaPicksCollegeNJCAAD1FL---
    1978122Brian HoltonPLos Angeles DodgersPicksP6-0193RR1959-11-29McKeesport,PAMLB1985-19901978-1992YesLouisburg CollegePicksCollegeNJCAAD1NC---
    1978123Bruce KastelicSSBoston Red SoxPicksSS6-1175LR---Tulsa,OKAA1981-1982NoRanger CollegePicksCollegeNJCAAD1TX---
    1978124Don WoodwardPPhiladelphia PhilliesPicksP6-1185RR------A1978-1979YesCentral Arizona CollegePicksCollegeNJCAAD1AZ---
    1978125Mark HarrisSSNew York YankeesPicksSS5-10160BR1958-02-11Bristol,VAAA1978-1980Yes---FA---D1------
    1978126Lee ClinePKansas City RoyalsPicksP---------------------YesCollege of Southern IdahoPicksCollegeNJCAAD1ID---
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