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1979 Houston Astros Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    15Ed SchneiderPCollegeIndian River CCNJCAA---FLNoP6-1190LL---Cincinnati,OH
    1981- 17- 420-TOR
    A1981-1981
    17Jeff DedmonPCollegeWest Los Angeles CollegeCCCAA---CANoP-OF6-2200LR1960-03-04Torrance,CA
    1980-  1-   5-ATL
    MLB1983-19881980-1989
    18John MizerockCHigh SchoolPunxsutawney Area (Punxsutawney,PA)HSHSPAYesC-1B5-11190LR1960-12-08Punxsutawney,PA
    1979-  1-   8-HOU
    MLB1983-19891979-1990
    119Lemmie MillerOFCollegeSanta Barbara City CollegeCCCAA---CANoOF-3B6-1190RR1960-06-02Dallas,TX
    1981-  2-  50-LAN
    MLB1984-19841981-1989
    230Richard EckleberryPCollegeCollege of Southern IdahoNJCAAFrIDYesP---------------Kalispell,MT
    1979-  2-  30-HOU
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    233Adailo PenatePCollegeMiami-Dade CollegeNJCAA---FLYesP6-4190---R1958-09-29Miami,FL
    1979-  2-  33-HOU
    AA1979-1982
    234Ty GaineyIFHigh SchoolCheraw (Cheraw,SC)HSHSSCYesOF-1B6-1190LR1960-12-25Cheraw,SC
    1979-  2-  34-HOU
    MLB1985-19871979-2000
    359Jeff EtsellPCollegePalm Beach State CollegeNJCAA---FLYesP------------------
    1979-  3-  59-HOU
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    360Cliff WherrySSCollegeUC RiversideNCAA 2---CAYesSS-2B5-11160RR1958-09-20San Francisco,CA
    1979-  3-  60-HOU
    AAA1979-1985
    485Gil RobisonPCollegeCentralia CollegeNWAACC---WANoP------------------
    1979-  4-  63-KCA
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    486Larry RayOFCollegeKentucky Wesleyan CollegeNCAA 2---KYYesOF6-1195LR1958-03-11Madison,IN
    1979-  4-  86-HOU
    MLB1982-19821979-1987
    5112Mark Strucher1B-CCollegeGeorgia SouthernNCAA 1---GAYes1B-3B6-1185RR1958-03-15Eustis,FL
    1979-  5- 112-HOU
    AAA1979-1987
    6138Bill DoranIFCollegeMiamiNCAA 1---OHYes2B-1B5-11175BR1958-05-28Cincinnati,OH
    1979-  6- 138-HOU
    MLB1982-19931977-1993
    7164Mark RossPCollegeTexas A&MNCAA 1---TXYesP6-0195RR1957-08-08Galveston,TX
    1979-  7- 164-HOU
    MLB1982-19901976-1991
    8190William RayPCollegeOklahoma CityNCAA 1---OKYesOF-3B6-7210RR1957-12-19---
    1979-  8- 190-HOU
    A+1979-1980
    9216Mark DempseyPCollegeOhio StateNCAA 1---OHNoP6-6220RR1957-12-17Dayton,OH
    1980- 26- 646-SFN
    MLB1982-19821980-1984
    10242Marc ThomasOFCollegeBrigham YoungNCAA 1SrUTYesOF-P6-2190RR1957-04-16San Luis Obispo,CA
    1979- 10- 242-HOU
    A+1979-1981
    11268Greg PetersenPCollegeBrigham YoungNCAA 1---UTYesP6-3190RR1956-12-09Provo,UT
    1979- 11- 268-HOU
    AA1979-1981
    12294Johnny Ray2BCollegeArkansasNCAA 1---ARYes2B-3B5-11175BR1957-03-01Chouteau,OK
    1979- 12- 294-HOU
    MLB1981-19901979-1990
    13320Doug WelencpCollegeMassachusettsNCAA 1---MAYesP6-2185RR1956-04-01Greenfield,MA
    1979- 13- 320-HOU
    AA1979-1983
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    14346Larry BrownpCollegeHarvardNCAA 1---MAYesP6-4210RR1957-06-23Norwood,MA
    1979- 14- 346-HOU
    AAA1979-1984
    15372Eddie BoninepCollegeGrand CanyonNAIA---AZYesP6-0215RR1957-08-11Phoenix,AZ
    1979- 15- 372-HOU
    AAA1979-1985
    16398Ken SmithpCollegeNorth CarolinaNCAA 1---NCYes1B-SS6-1195LR1958-02-12Youngstown,OH
    1979- 16- 398-HOU
    MLB1981-19831976-1986
    17424Val PrimanteOFCollegeNebraskaNCAA 1---NEYesC-1B5-9180BR1957-11-03Covina,CA
    1979- 17- 424-HOU
    AA1979-1980
    18450Steve QuealeypCollegeWashington StateNCAA 1---WAYesP5-11170RR1956-10-27---
    1979- 18- 450-HOU
    AA1979-1982
    19476Andy RicepCollegeMurray StateNCAA 1---KYYesP6-0175---L1956-12-29---
    1979- 19- 476-HOU
    A+1979-1980
    20502Orlando Fernandez3B-OFHigh SchoolHialeah-Miami Lakes (Hialeah,FL)HSHSFLNo3B-OF5-11205RR1961-08-01Miami Beach,FL
    1979- 20- 502-HOU
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    21527Mark LohuispCollegeFresno StateNCAA 1---CAYesP5-11175---R1956-11-15---
    1979- 21- 527-HOU
    AA1979-1981
    22552Willam RattermanpHigh SchoolPurcell Marian (Cincinnati,OH)HSHSOHNoP------LL---Cincinnati,OH
    1979- 22- 552-HOU
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    23577Mark CampbellCCollegeFlorida IntlNCAA 2---FLYes2B-C5-10165RR1956-05-10Weedsport,NY
    1979- 23- 577-HOU
    AA1979-1982
    24601Michael FinchOFCollegeSan Diego StateNCAA 1---CAYesP6-4195LL1956-12-30Lakeside,CA
    1979- 24- 601-HOU
    A+1979-1980
    25625Chris JonesOFCollegeSan Diego StateNCAA 1---CAYesOF-P6-0183LL1957-07-13Los Angeles,CA
    1979- 25- 625-HOU
    MLB1985-19861979-1991
    26649Dana YnostrozaCHigh SchoolSerramonte (Daly City,CA)HSHSCANoC6-2210RR1961-01-17San Francisco,CA
    1979- 26- 649-HOU
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