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1978 Detroit Tigers Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    111Chris CodiroliPCollegeSan Jose City CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP-OF6-1160RR1958-03-26Oxnard,CA
    1978-  1-  11-DET
    MLB1982-19901977-1991
    112Kirk GibsonOFCollegeMichigan StateNCAA 1---MIYesOF-DH6-3215LL1957-05-28Pontiac,MI
    1978-  1-  12-DET
    MLB1979-19951978-1995
    112Pete ChapinPCollegeFullerton CollegeCCCAA---CANoP6-3205RR1958-08-23Fullerton,CA
    1980- 14- 359-MON
    AA1980-1983
    126William KlankPCollegeMercer County CCNJCAA---NJYesP6-2185RR---Ewing,NJ
    1978-  1-  26-DET
    A+1978-1979
    237Kevin FitzhughPCollegeOrange Coast CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-2180RR1959-10-21Fountain Valley,CA
    1978-  2-  37-DET
    A-1978-1979
    238Craig JohnsonOFCollegeUCLANCAA 1---CAYesOF6-4210RR1957-11-06Walnut Creek,CA
    1978-  2-  38-DET
    AA1978-1980
    250Rick SantaroneOFCollegeGulf Coast CCNJCAA---FLYesC-1B6-2205RR1959-05-14Camden,NJ
    1979-  8- 188-NYA
    A+1979-1979
    363John CardinaliSSCollegeDe Anza CollegeCCCAA---CAYes2B-3B5-11175LR------
    1978-  3-  63-DET
    Rk1981-1981
    364Fran MullinsSSCollegeSanta ClaraNCAA 1---CANoSS-3B6-0180RR1957-05-14Oakland,CA
    1979-  3-  61-CHA
    MLB1980-19861979-1986
    489Steve ConroyPCollegeCitrus CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-3185LL------
    1978-  4-  89-DET
    A+1980-1982
    490Jerry UjdurPCollegeMinnesotaNCAA 1---MNYesP6-1195RR1957-03-05Duluth,MN
    1978-  4-  90-DET
    MLB1980-19841978-1984
    5112Rich DeVincenzoPCollegeMiami-Dade CollegeNJCAA---FLNoP5-9170LL1959-08-10Bronx,NY
    1980-  6- 149-MON
    AA1982-1987
    5116Marty Castillo3BCollegeChapmanNCAA 2---CAYes3B-C6-1190RR1957-01-16Long Beach,CA
    1978-  5- 116-DET
    MLB1981-19851978-1986
    6134Don PiercePCollegeChaffey CollegeCCCAA---CANoP6-1190LL------
    1978-  3-  50-SLN
    A1980-1981
    6142Kevin MartinSSHigh SchoolFalconer Central (Falconer,NY)HSHSNYNoSS------------------
    1978-  6- 142-DET
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    7153Dan O'ConnorOFCollegeCentral Florida CCNJCAA---FLYesC6-3205RR------
    1978-  7- 153-DET
    A+1978-1980
    7168Bruce FieldsOFHigh SchoolEverett (Lansing,MI)HSHSMIYesOF-DH6-0185LR1960-10-06Cleveland,OH
    1978-  7- 168-DET
    MLB1986-19891978-1991
    8194Ted HutsonCHigh SchoolMiami East (Fletcher,OH)HSHSOHYesC6-1185RR---Fletcher,OH
    1978-  8- 194-DET
    A-1978-1979
    9220Mike WrightOFCollegeVanderbiltNCAA 1---TNYes1B-C6-4210RR---Nashville,TN
    1978-  9- 220-DET
    A+1978-1979
    10246James SimerlyPCollegeChapmanNCAA 2---CAYesP6-1185RR1956-12-22---
    1978- 10- 246-DET
    AA1978-1980
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    11272Art Toal2B-SSCollegeOklahomaNCAA 1JrOKYes3B-1B6-2183RR---Staten Island,NY
    1978- 11- 272-DET
    AA1977-1980
    12298Jack SmithpCollegeGlen Oaks CCNJCAA---MIYesP6-4190RR1958-12-04---
    1978- 12- 298-DET
    AA1978-1983
    13324David CassettopCollegeWestern MichiganNCAA 1---MIYesP6-1180LR1957-11-20Morris,IL
    1978- 13- 324-DET
    AA1978-1979
    14350Mike MasonOF-pCollegeNormandale CCNJCAAFrMNNoP6-2205LL1958-11-21Faribault,MN
    1980-  1-  12-TEX
    MLB1982-19881980-1996
    15376Marvin SaunderspCollegeSouth AlabamaNCAA 1---ALYesP6-0180RR---Chesapeake,VA
    1978- 15- 376-DET
    NCAA1977-1978
    16402Dave RuckerpCollegeLa VerneNCAA 3---CAYesP6-1190LL1957-09-01San Bernardino,CA
    1978- 16- 402-DET
    MLB1981-19881978-1989
    17428Todd Ervin2BCollegeStanfordNCAA 1---CAYes2B-3B5-8160LR---Claremont,CA
    1978- 17- 428-DET
    AA1977-1980
    18453Mark JacobpHigh SchoolDe La Salle Collegiate (Warren,MI)HSHSMINoP6-2185RR1960-05-13Detroit,MI
    1981- 16- 406-DET
    AA1981-1984
    19478Ed SchneiderpCollegeIndian River CCNJCAA---FLNoP6-1190LL---Cincinnati,OH
    1981- 17- 420-TOR
    A1981-1981
    20502John CrawfordOFCollegeDelta StateNCAA 2---MSYesC-1B6-0185RR------
    1978- 20- 502-DET
    A+1978-1979
    21525Michael UntiszpCollegeFairleigh DickinsonNCAA 1---NJYesP6-3180RR------
    1978- 21- 525-DET
    A+1980-1981
    22547Bob BendaIFCollegeFlorida StateNCAA 1---FLYes2B-SS5-9160RR1956-09-30North Palm Beach,FL
    1978- 22- 547-DET
    A+1978-1979
    23567Gary Baker3BHigh SchoolHazel Park (Hazel Park,MI)HSHSMINo3B------RR------
    1978- 23- 567-DET
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    24586Tom GrinsteadpHigh SchoolEdgewood (West Covina,CA)HSHSCANoP------------------
    1978- 24- 586-DET
    ---
    25604John KelleyOFHigh SchoolSimon Kenton (Independence,KY)HSHSKYYesOF5-11180LL---Independence,KY
    1978- 25- 604-DET
    Rk1978-1978
    26621James WilfongOFCollegeLa VerneNCAA 3---CAYesOF6-2190LR---Covina,CA
    1978- 26- 621-DET
    Rk1978-1978
    27637John MartinpCollegeEastern MichiganNCAA 1SrMIYesP6-0190BL1956-04-11Wyandotte,MI
    1978- 27- 637-DET
    MLB1980-19831978-1990
    28653Holden SmithOFCollegeCaliforniaNCAA 1---CANoOF---------------Los Gatos,CA
    1978- 28- 653-DET
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    29669Jud ThigpenpCollegeDelta StateNCAA 2---MSYesOF6-0180RR1980-10-03Cleveland,MS
    1978- 29- 669-DET
    AAA2004-2009
    30684Michael PolvipCollegeDetroit MercyNCAA 1---MIYesP6-0185LR---Detroit,MI
    1978- 30- 684-DET
    AA1978-1980
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    31699Ben BonkpCollegeCentral MichiganNCAA 1---MIYesP6-4210LR------
    1978- 31- 699-DET
    AA1978-1978
    32712Buddy SlempOFCollegeOral RobertsNCAA 1---OKYes3B-SS5-10175RR------
    1978- 32- 712-DET
    AA1978-1978
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    Rnd Drafted Round Overall Drafted Overall or College Team Overall Record Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site dPos Position when drafted (May differ from eventual position) School Drafted From High School or College attended by player at time when drafted Class Player Class related to college. Fr,So,Jr,Sr,5S (5th year senior) Reg Region related to nearby geographical element Signed Drafted player signed with the drafting team Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system