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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
1978112June-RegD1Kirk GibsonDetroit Tigers21OFOF6-3 215 L-L MLB1978-19951979-1995ColMichigan StateSFNCAA 1YesMIMI   0.2
1978238June-RegD1Craig JohnsonDetroit Tigers20OFOF6-4 210 R-R AA1978-1980ColUCLASFNCAA 1YesCACA   -
1978364June-RegD1Fran MullinsDetroit Tigers21SS3B-SS6-0 180 R-R MLB1979-19861980-1986ColSanta ClaraSFNCAA 1NoCACA   -
1978490June-RegD1Jerry UjdurDetroit Tigers21PP6-1 195 R-R MLB1977-19841980-1984ColMinnesotaSFNCAA 1YesMNMN   -
19785116June-RegD3Marty CastilloDetroit Tigers213B3B-C6-1 190 R-R MLB1978-19861981-1985ColChapmanSFNCAA 2YesCACA   -
19786142June-RegD1Kevin MartinDetroit Tigers-SSSS   - --HSFalconer Central (Falconer,NY)SFHSHSNo--NY   -
19787168June-RegD1Bruce FieldsDetroit Tigers17OFOF6-0 185 L-R MLB1978-19911986-1989HSEverett (Lansing,MI)SFHSHSYesOHMI   -
19788194June-RegD1Ted HutsonDetroit Tigers-CC6-1 185 R-R A-1978-1979HSMiami East (Fletcher,OH)SFHSHSYesOHOH   -
19789220June-RegD2Mike WrightDetroit Tigers-OFC6-4 210 R-R A+1977-1979ColVanderbiltSFNCAA 1YesTNTN   -
197810246June-RegD1James SimerlyDetroit Tigers21PP6-1 185 R-R AA1978-1980ColChapmanSFNCAA 2Yes--CA   -
197811272June-RegD2Art ToalDetroit Tigers-2B-SS2B-SS6-2 183 R-R AA1977-1980ColOklahomaSFJrNCAA 1YesNYOK   -
197812298June-RegD1Jack SmithDetroit Tigers19pP6-4 190 R-R AA1978-1983ColGlen Oaks CCSFNJCAAYes--MI   -
197813324June-RegD1David CassettoDetroit Tigers20pP6-1 180 L-R AA1976-1979ColWestern MichiganSFNCAA 1YesILMI   -
197814350June-RegD1Mike MasonDetroit Tigers19OF-pP6-2 205 L-L MLB1980-19961982-1988ColNormandale CCSFFrNJCAANoMNMN   -
197815376June-RegD2Marvin SaundersDetroit Tigers-pP6-0 180 R-R NCAA1977-1978ColSouth AlabamaSFNCAA 1YesVAAL   -
197816402June-RegD2Dave RuckerDetroit Tigers20pP6-1 190 L-L MLB1977-19891981-1988ColLa VerneSFNCAA 3YesCACA   -
197817428June-RegD1Todd ErvinDetroit Tigers-2B2B5-8 160 L-R AA1977-1980ColStanfordSFNCAA 1YesCACA   -
197818453June-RegD1Mark JacobDetroit Tigers18pP6-2 185 R-R AA1981-1984HSDe La Salle Collegiate (Warren,MI)SFHSHSNoMIMI   -
197819478June-RegD1Edwin SchneiderDetroit Tigers-pP6-1 190 L-L A1978-1981ColIndian River CCSFNJCAANoOHFL   -
197820502June-RegD1John CrawfordDetroit Tigers-OFOF6-0 185 R-R A+1978-1979ColDelta StateSFNCAA 2Yes--MS   -
197821525June-RegD1Michael UntiszDetroit Tigers-pP6-3 180 R-R A+1980-1981ColFairleigh DickinsonSFNCAA 1Yes--NJ   -
197822547June-RegD2Bob BendaDetroit Tigers21IFSS5-9 160 R-R A+1978-1979ColFlorida StateSFNCAA 1YesFLFL   -
197823567June-RegD1Gary BakerDetroit Tigers-3B3B   R-R NCAA1980-1981HSHazel Park (Hazel Park,MI)SFHSHSNo--MI   -
197824586June-RegD1Tom GrinsteadDetroit Tigers-pP   - --HSEdgewood (West Covina,CA)SFHSHSNo--CA   -
197825604June-RegD1John KelleyDetroit Tigers-OFOF5-11 180 L-L Rk1978-1978HSSimon Kenton (Independence,KY)SFHSHSYesKYKY   -
197826621June-RegD1James WilfongDetroit Tigers-OFOF6-2 190 L-R Rk1978-1978ColLa VerneSFNCAA 3YesCACA   -
197827637June-RegD1John MartinDetroit Tigers22pP6-0 190 B-L MLB1976-19901980-1983ColEastern MichiganSFSrNCAA 1YesMIMI   -
197828653June-RegD1Holden SmithDetroit Tigers-OFOF   - --ColCaliforniaSFNCAA 1NoCACA   -
197829669June-RegD1Judson ThigpenDetroit Tigers-3pOF6-0 180 R-R AAA2004-2009ColDelta StateSFNCAA 2YesMSMS   -
197830684June-RegD1Michael PolviDetroit Tigers-pP6-0 185 L-R AA1978-1980ColDetroit MercySFNCAA 1YesMIMI   -
197831699June-RegD1Ben BonkDetroit Tigers-pP6-4 210 L-R AA1978-1978ColCentral MichiganSFNCAA 1Yes--MI   -
197832712June-RegD1Buddy SiempDetroit Tigers-OFOF5-10 175 R-R AA1978-1978ColOral RobertsSFNCAA 1Yes--OK   -