1978 Major League Baseball draft

In 1978, four American baseball players were promoted from amateur baseball to the major leagues, including Arizona State University third baseman Bob Horner, who was selected number one overall by the Atlanta Braves. Oakland High School pitchers Tim Conroy and Mike Morgan, and Brian Milner of Toronto also went directly to the big leagues.

1978 Major League Baseball draft
First selectionBob Horner
Atlanta Braves
First round selections26

In addition to Horner, the Braves also selected future major leaguers Matt Sinatro (2nd round), Steve Bedrosian (3rd round), Rick Behenna (4th round), Jose Alvarez (8th round) and Gerald Perry (11th round).

Others drafted in June 1978 included Lloyd Moseby and Dave Stieb (Toronto), Mike Marshall and Steve Sax (Los Angeles), Cal Ripken Jr. and Mike Boddicker (Baltimore), Kirk Gibson (Detroit), Kent Hrbek (Minnesota) and Hubie Brooks (New York Mets).[1]

First round selections

The following are the first round picks in the 1978 Major League Baseball draft.[2]

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Fame
Pick Player Team Position School
1Bob HornerAtlanta Braves3BArizona State University
2Lloyd MosebyToronto Blue Jays1BOakland High School (Oakland, California)
3Hubie BrooksNew York MetsSSArizona State University
4Mike MorganOakland AthleticsRHPValley High School (Las Vegas, Nevada)
5Andy HawkinsSan Diego PadresRHPMidway High School (Hewitt, Texas)
6Tito NanniSeattle MarinersOFChestnut Hill Academy High School (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
7Bob CummingsSan Francisco GiantsCBrother Rice High School (Chicago, Illinois)
8Nick HernandezMilwaukee BrewersCHialeah High School (Hialeah, Florida)
9Glenn FranklinMontreal ExposSSChipola Junior College
10Phil LansfordCleveland IndiansSSWilcox High School (Santa Clara, California)
11Rod BoxbergerHouston AstrosRHPUniversity of Southern California
12Kirk GibsonDetroit TigersOFMichigan State University
13Bill HayesChicago CubsCIndiana State University
14Tom BrunanskyCalifornia AngelsOFWest Covina High School (West Covina, California)
15Robert HicksSt. Louis Cardinals1BTate High School (Pensacola, Florida)
16Lenny FaedoMinnesota TwinsSSJefferson High School (Tampa, Florida)
17Nick EsaskyCincinnati RedsSSCarol City High School (Carol City, Florida)
18Rex HudlerNew York Yankees[Compensation 1]SSBullard High School (Fresno, California)
19Brad GarnettPittsburgh Pirates1BDeSoto High School (DeSoto, Texas)
20Tim ConroyOakland Athletics[Compensation 2]LHPGateway High School (Monroeville, Pennsylvania)
21Gerry AubinPittsburgh Pirates[Compensation 3]OFDougherty Comprehensive High School (Albany, Georgia)
22Robert BoyceBaltimore Orioles3BDeer Park High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
23Rip RollinsPhiladelphia Phillies1B-RHPAllegheny High School (Sparta, North Carolina)
24Matt WintersNew York Yankees[Compensation 4]OFWilliamsville High School (Williamsville, New York)
25Buddy BiancalanaKansas City RoyalsSSRedwood High School (Greenbrae, California)
26Brian RyderNew York YankeesRHPShrewsbury High School (Shrewsbury, Massachusetts)

Compensation picks

  1. Pick from Chicago White Sox as compensation for signing of free agent Ron Blomberg
  2. Pick from Texas Rangers as compensation for signing of free agent Mike Jorgensen
  3. Pick from Los Angeles Dodgers as compensation for signing of free agent Terry Forster
  4. Pick from Boston Red Sox as compensation for signing of free agent Mike Torrez

Other notable players


  1. "Background on the 1978 MLB Draft". Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-03.
  2. "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1978". Retrieved 2008-08-03.
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