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Dave Van Gorder was drafted 43rd overall by the Cincinnati Reds in 1978
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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YearRndOvlPhaseD/SPlayer NameDraft TeamAgedPoscPosHt Wt B-T HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsSrcSchoolSFClassLvlSignedReg-BReg-DStatusOrg (Lvl)Bonus
1978113June-RegD1Bill HayesChicago Cubs20CC6-0 195 R-R MLB1978-19871980-1980ColIndiana State UniversitySFNCAA 1YesMDIN   -
1978239June-RegD1Mel HallChicago Cubs17OFLF-OF6-1 185 L-L MLB1978-20021981-1996HSPort Byron (Port Byron,NY) SFHSHSYesNYNY   -
1978365June-RegD1Bubba KizerChicago Cubs21SSSS5-11 165 R-R A1976-1979-ColUniversity of GeorgiaSFNCAA 1YesGAGA   -
1978491June-RegD1Dave SeilerChicago Cubs17PP6-3 215 L-L AA1980-1984-HSManzano (Albuquerque,NM) SFHSHSNoSPNM   -
19785117June-RegD1Jon PerlmanChicago Cubs21PP6-3 185 L-R MLB1978-19881985-1988ColBaylor UniversitySFNCAA 1NoTXTX   -
19786143June-RegD1Robert TriplettChicago Cubs19CC6-3 200 R-R A-1978-1980-HSWendell Phillips Academy (Chicago,IL) SFHSHSYesMOIL   -
19787169June-RegD1Mark ParkerChicago Cubs22PP6-2 175 L-R AAA1978-1982-ColHuntington UniversitySFNAIAYesININ   -
19788195June-RegD1Dave KlipsteinChicago Cubs18SSSS6-0 183 R-R AAA1982-1988-HSMarshall (Milwaukee,WI) SFHSHSNoWIWI   -
19789221June-RegD1Jeff GrothChicago Cubs-OFOF   R- NCAA1977-1978-ColBowling Green State UniversitySFNCAA 1NoOHOH   -
197810247June-RegD1John StockstillChicago Cubs18SSSS6-2 200 R-R A1978-1980-HSHurley (Hurley,MO) SFHSHSYesMOMO   -
197811273June-RegD1Mark LohuisChicago Cubs21PP5-11 175 -R AA1979-1981-ColFresno State UniversitySFNCAA 1No--CA   -
197812299June-RegD1Felix SwaggertyChicago Cubs18pP6-0 173 R-R A+1978-1982-HSCarter (Knoxville,TN) SFHSHSYesTNTN   -
197813325June-RegD1Dave GoveaChicago Cubs171B-OF1B-OF6-2 189 L-L A-1981-1982-HSLong Beach Poly (Long Beach,CA) SFHSHSNoCACA   -
197814351June-RegD1Mark GilbertChicago Cubs21OFOF6-0 175 B-R MLB1978-19851985-1985ColFlorida State UniversitySFNCAA 1YesGAFL   -
197815377June-RegD1Mark LangstonChicago Cubs17pP6-2 185 R-L MLB1979-19991984-1999HSBuchser (Santa Clara,CA) SFHSHSNoCACA   -
197816403June-RegD2James MitchellChicago Cubs21SSSS6-1 180 L-L AA1978-1981-ColJames Madison UniversitySFNCAA 1YesNYVA   -
197817429June-RegD2Scott StranskiChicago Cubs20pP6-4 210 R-R AAA1976-1987-ColNorthwestern UniversitySFNCAA 1NoILIL   -
197818454June-RegD1Matt ElserChicago Cubs181B-p1B-P   - ---HSFrancis Poly (Sun Valley,CA) SFHSHSNo--CA   -
197819479June-RegD2Joe McClainChicago Cubs22pP-1B6-2 200 R-R AAA1978-1981-ColMilligan CollegeSFSrNAIAYesTNTN   -
197820503June-RegD1Mark VajiChicago Cubs17OFOF6-2 205 R-L A+1978-1982-HSJohn Marshall (Cleveland,OH) SFHSHSYesOHOH   -
197821526June-RegD1Chris AdomanisChicago Cubs18pP   - ---HSBowie (Bowie,MD) SFHSHSNo--MD   -
197822548June-RegD1Darrel WhiteChicago Cubs18OFOF   - ---HSSouthwest (St. Louis,MO) SFHSHSNoMOMO   -
197823568June-RegD1Joe BeasonChicago Cubs18pP   - ---HSTaylor (Kokomo,IN) SFHSHSNo--IN   -
197824587June-RegD1Mike GodleyChicago Cubs22OFOF5-7 160 B-R A1978-1979-ColJackson State UniversitySFNCAA 1YesTXMS   -
197825605June-RegD1Richard RaphaelChicago Cubs22pP   - ---ColSan Jose State UniversitySFNCAA 1No--CA   -
197826622June-RegD1Tim CarrollChicago Cubs20OFOF5-11 183 R-R A-1977-1980-ColUniversity of NebraskaSFNCAA 1YesCONE   -
197827638June-RegD1Kevin KirbyChicago Cubs22pP6-0 190 R-R Rk1978-1978-ColSanta Clara UniversitySFNCAA 1YesCACA   -
197828654June-RegD1Eric GormanChicago Cubs18pP5-11 175 L-L Rk1978-1979-HSWest Morris (Chester,NJ) SFHSHSYesNJNJ   -
197829670June-RegD1Mike WeakmanChicago Cubs183B3B   - ---HSMeredian (Sanford,MI) SFHSHSYes--MI   -
197830685June-RegD1Mike DiazChicago Cubs181B1B-OF6-2 195 R-R MLB1978-20091983-1988HSTerra Nova (Pacifica,CA) SFHSHSYesCACA   -
197831700June-RegD1Wayne StoneChicago Cubs20OFOF5-10 165 B-R A+1979-1980-ColOral Roberts UniversitySFNCAA 1No--OK   -