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1979 New York Mets Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    11Neal HeatonPHigh SchoolSachem East (Farmingville,NY)HSHSNYNoP6-1205LL1960-03-03Jamaica,NY
    1981-  2-  39-CLE
    MLB1982-19931981-1993
    12Tim LearyPCollegeUCLANCAA 1---CAYesP6-3205RR1958-12-23Santa Monica,CA
    1979-  1-   2-NYN
    MLB1981-19941980-1994
    111John VioletteC---CA---------YesP6-3195RR---Playa del Ray,CA
    1979-  1-  11-NYN
    AAA1979-1984
    121Bill MooneyhamPCollegeMerced CollegeCCCAA---CANoP6-0175RR1960-08-16Livermore,CA
    1980-  1-  10-CAL
    MLB1986-19861980-1988
    227Mark WelchPCollegeIndianapolisNCAA 2---INYesP6-3182LL------
    1979-  2-  27-NYN
    A-1979-1979
    228Jeff BettendorfPHigh SchoolLompoc (Lompoc,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-3180RR1960-12-10Lompoc,CA
    1979-  2-  28-NYN
    MLB1984-19841979-1987
    235Jeff SunderlagePCollegeDes Moines Area CCNJCAA---IAYesP6-2195LL1960-04-16Elgin,IL
    1979-  2-  35-NYN
    A+1979-1983
    242Joe PlummerPCollegeLong Beach City CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-2185RR---Long Beach,CA
    1979-  2-  42-NYN
    A-1979-1979
    353Marques CooperOFCollegeThree Rivers CCNJCAA---MOYesOF6-0165RR------
    1979-  3-  53-NYN
    A-1979-1979
    354Craig JonesPCollegeArmyNCAA 1---NYNoP6-1195RR1958-08-19Natrona Heights,PA
    1980-  4-  81-ATL
    AAA1980-1984
    356Sheldon AndrewsPCollegeLower Columbia CCNWAACCFrWANoP5-10185RR1959-08-25Portland,OR
    1980-  2-  41-NYA
    A+1980-1983
    479Thomas McLaughlinPCollegeLos Angeles CCCCCAAFrCANoP6-0185RR1959-11-29---
    1980-  5-  75-SFN
    A1980-1981
    480David HowardOFCollegeWichita StateNCAA 1---KSYesOF5-11180RR1958-06-16---
    1979-  4-  80-NYN
    AA1979-1981
    5105Michael BefortPCollegeAllen County CCNJCAA---KSNoP6-2192RR------
    1980- 16- 255-PHI
    Rk1980-1980
    5106Gary HardieSSCollegeGeorgia TechNCAA 1---GAYes3B-SS5-11185RR---Milledgeville,GA
    1979-  5- 106-NYN
    A+1979-1980
    6129Ron SouzaSSCollegeButte CollegeCCCAA---CAYes3B-OF5-9170BR1959-04-20Chico,CA
    1979-  6- 129-NYN
    A-1979-1979
    6132Ron GardenhireIFCollegeTexasNCAA 1---TXYesSS-2B6-0180RR1957-10-24Butzbach,GE
    1979-  6- 132-NYN
    MLB1981-19851979-1987
    7152Ron GravesPCollegeModesto Junior CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-5210RR------
    1979-  7- 152-NYN
    A+1979-1980
    7158Mike HennessyOFHigh SchoolBogota (Bogota,NJ)HSHSNJYesOF-P6-1150BL1961-09-09Bronx,NY
    1979-  7- 158-NYN
    A1979-1984
    8173David MichaelPCollegeDodge City CCNJCAA---KSYesP6-1180RR1960-01-27Richland,MI
    1979-  8- 173-NYN
    A-1979-1979
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    8184David ButtlesPHigh SchoolKearny (San Diego,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-2180---R1961-04-27San Diego,CA
    1979-  8- 184-NYN
    A+1979-1982
    9189John SempriniPCollegeDes Moines Area CCNJCAA---IAYesP6-3195RR1959-02-27Dayton,IA
    1979-  9- 189-NYN
    AAA1979-1984
    10201Rusty TillmanOFCollegeFSC at jacksonvilleNJCAA---FLYesOF-1B6-0185RR1960-08-29Jacksonville,FL
    1979- 10- 201-NYN
    MLB1982-19881979-1989
    9210Lee ShockleyPHigh SchoolParkside (Salisbury,MD)HSHSMDYesP6-3205---R---Salisbury,MD
    1979-  9- 210-NYN
    A+1979-1981
    11212Jesse AndersonPCollegeSan Diego City CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-1197RR1959-08-06San Diego,CA
    1979- 11- 212-NYN
    AA1979-1983
    12221Mike Sodders3BCollegeOrange Coast CollegeCCCAA---CANo3B-1B6-3190RR1958-12-26Compton,CA
    1981-  1-  11-MIN
    AAA1981-1984
    10236Brooks WallaceSSCollegeTexas TechNCAA 1---TXNoSS-3B6-2180RR1957-09-18Plano,TX
    1980- 21- 533-TEX
    AA1980-1981
    11262Bryan DunbarCCollegeCollege of MarinCCCAA---CAYesC6-0195RR------
    1979- 11- 262-NYN
    A-1979-1980
    12288Larry HernandezOFHigh SchoolJones (Orlando,FL)HSHSFLNoOF------------------
    1980-  1-  23-OAK
    ---
    13314Doug Elliott2BCollegeSan Diego StateNCAA 1JrCAYes2B-3B5-11165RR---Fullerton,CA
    1979- 13- 314-NYN
    A-1979-1979
    14340Brick ToifelCHigh SchoolW. P. Davidson (Mobile,AL)HSHSALNoC---------------Mobile,AL
    1979- 14- 340-NYN
    NCAA1982-1982
    15366Walt TerrellOFCollegeMorehead StateNCAA 1---KYNoP6-2205LR1958-05-11Jeffersonville,IN
    1980- 33- 764-TEX
    MLB1982-19921980-1993
    16392Bill HillOFCollegeBrookdale CCNJCAA---NJYesOF5-9165RR------
    1979- 16- 392-NYN
    A-1979-1979
    17418Todd DavidsonOFHigh SchoolNorth Allegheny (Wexford,PA)HSHSPANoOF6-1175LR1961-06-01Pittsburgh,PA
    1981-  2-  45-PIT
    A-1983-1983
    18444John BryantOFHigh SchoolEl Toro (Lake Forest,CA)HSHSCANoOF-P5-11185RR1961-09-02El Toro,CA
    1984- 23- 577-CIN
    AA1984-1987
    19470Mike Anicich1BCollegeArizona StateNCAA 1SrAZYes1B-3B6-2200RR1957-05-16Sacramento,CA
    1979- 19- 470-NYN
    AAA1979-1984
    20496John LeisterpHigh SchoolCharles M. Russell (Great Falls,MT)HSHSMTNoP6-2200RR1961-01-03San Antonio,TX
    1984-  3-  52-BOS
    MLB1987-19901984-1990
    21522Ted DamiterpCollegeShippensburg PennsylvaniaNCAA 2---PAYesP6-2195RR---Hazleton,PA
    1979- 21- 522-NYN
    A+1979-1980
    22547Joe SchergerOFCollegeNebraskaNCAA 1---NENoOF6-2195RR---Billings,MT
    1980- 26- 645-SDN
    AA1980-1982
    23572Joseph HealypHigh SchoolFather Judge (Philadelphia,PA)HSHSPANoP6-3185RR1961-05-06Philadelphia,PA
    1979- 23- 572-NYN
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    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    24596Richard GreenfieldSSCollegeLa SalleNCAA 1---PAYesSS-3B6-3185RR1957-11-06Philadelphia,PA
    1979- 24- 596-NYN
    A-1979-1980
    25620Scott LaVielleCCollegeOlympic CollegeNWAACC---WAYesC6-3---RR---Seattle,WA
    1979- 25- 620-NYN
    A-1979-1979
    26644Jim PhillipspHigh SchoolShawnee Mission (Shawnee Mission,KS)HSHSKSNoP6-3200RR1961-10-15Kansas City,MO
    1983- 20- 501-CHN
    AA1980-1987
    27668Dave SmithpCollegeLamarNCAA 1---TXYesP6-1190RR1957-08-30Tomball,TX
    1979- 27- 668-NYN
    MLB1984-19851977-1987
    28691Darryl Stephens1BCollegeButte CollegeCCCAA---CANo1B------------------
    1979- 28- 691-NYN
    ---
    29712Clay ChristiansenpCollegeKansasNCAA 1---KSNoP6-5205RR1958-06-28Wichita,KS
    1980- 15- 386-NYA
    MLB1984-19841977-1988
    30733William Rittweger2BCollegeSeton HallNCAA 1---NJYes2B-OF6-0165RR------
    1979- 30- 733-NYN
    AA1979-1982
    31753Paul NiggebruggeOFCollegeTempleNCAA 1---PAYesOF-C6-2---RR---Wilmington,DE
    1979- 31- 753-NYN
    A+1979-1980
    32772Thomas MillerpCollegeModesto Junior CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-2170LL1959-07-20---
    1979- 32- 772-NYN
    AA1979-1983
    33790Michael PrivettepHigh SchoolMillikan (Long Beach,CA)HSHSCAYesP------------------
    1979- 33- 790-NYN
    ---
    34807Dan SprickOfCollegeSaint LouisNCAA 1---MONoOF------------------
    1979- 34- 807-NYN
    ---
    35821Terry ByrumSSCollegeHoustonNCAA 1SoTXNo2B-OF6-1170LR---Houston,TX
    1980- 20- 498-OAK
    A+1980-1982
    36830David DuffCCollegeVirginiaNCAA 1JrVAYesC-1B5-11180RR1958-06-28Lynchburg,VA
    1979- 36- 830-NYN
    AAA1979-1983
    53 record(s)
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