MLB Draft 1978

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The 1978 MLB Draft was the 14th draft hosted by Major League Baseball . In the first place, Bob Horner was selected by the Atlanta Braves .


Already in 1978, immediately after the draft, four players made the leap from the amateur field to Major League Baseball . These included third baseman Bob Horner of Arizona State University , the first of the Atlanta Braves is selected, the pitcher Tim Conroy and Mike Morgan of the Oakland Athletics and Brian Milner of the Toronto Blue Jays .

Other future MLB players selected by the Atlanta Braves alongside Horner included Matt Sinatro in the second round, Steve Bedrosian in the third round, Rick Behenna in the fourth round, Jose Alvarez in the eighth round and Gerald Perry in the eleventh Round.

Notable players in the June Draft also included Lloyd Moseby and Dave Stieb of the Toronto Blue Jays , Mike Marshall and Steve Sax of the Los Angeles Dodgers , Cal Ripken, Jr. and Mike Boddicker of the Baltimore Orioles , Kirk Gibson of the Detroit Tigers , Kent Hrbek of the Minnesota Twins and Hubie Brooks of the New York Mets .

First round voting rights

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer
Pick player team position school
1 Bob Horner Atlanta Braves 3B Arizona State University
2 Lloyd Moseby Toronto Blue Jays 1B Oakland , California
3 Hubie Brooks New York Mets SS Arizona State University
4th Mike Morgan Oakland Athletics RHP Las Vegas , Nevada
5 Andy Hawkins San Diego Padres RHP Waco , Texas
6th Tito Nanni Seattle Mariners OF Philadelphia , Pennsylvania
7th Bob Cummings San Francisco Giants C. Chicago , Illinois
8th Nick Hernandez Milwaukee Brewers C. Hialeah , Florida
9 Glenn Franklin Montreal Expos SS Chipola Junior College
10 Phil Lansford Cleveland Indians SS Santa Clara , California
11 Rod Boxberger Houston Astros RHP University of Southern California
12 Kirk Gibson Detroit Tigers OF Michigan State University
13 Bill Hayes Chicago Cubs C. Indiana State University
14th Tom Brunansky California Angels OF West Covina , California
15th Robert Hicks St. Louis Cardinals 1B Pensacola , Florida
16 Lenny Faedo Minnesota Twins SS Tampa , Florida
17th Nick Esasky Cincinnati Reds SS Carol City , Florida
18th Rex Hudler New York Yankees SS Fresno , California
19th Brad Garnett Pittsburgh Pirates 1B DeSoto , Texas
20th Tim Conroy Oakland Athletics LHP Monroeville , Pennsylvania
21st Gerry Aubin Pittsburgh Pirates OF Albany , Georgia
22nd Robert Boyce Baltimore Orioles 3B Cincinnati , Ohio
23 Rip Rollins Philadelphia Phillies 1B / RHP Sparta , North Carolina
24 Matt Winters New York Yankees OF Williamsville , New York
25th Buddy Biancalana Kansas City Royals SS Greenbrae , California
26th Brian Ryder New York Yankees RHP Shrewsbury , Massachusetts

* Has not signed a contract

Other notable players

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