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1979 New York Yankees Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    13Otis Nixon3BCollegeLouisburg CollegeNJCAASoNCYesOF-CF6-2180BR1959-01-09Evergreen,NC
    1979-  1-   3-NYA
    MLB1983-19991979-1999
    226Scott BenedictOFCollegeGeorgiaNCAA 1---GAYesC-OF6-3210RR1959-03-28---
    1979-  2-  26-NYA
    A1979-1980
    126James CampbellPCollegeOrange Coast CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-2175RR1959-07-08Lynwood,CA
    1979-  1-  26-NYA
    A1979-1980
    126Chuck HernandezPCollegeHillsborough CCNJCAA---FLYesP6-3200LL1960-11-11Tampa,FL
    1979-  1-  26-NYA
    AA1977-1983
    243Alan MaylesPCollegeLouisburg CollegeNJCAA---NCYesP6-0175RR---Harrisonburg,VA
    1979-  2-  43-NYA
    A+1979-1980
    346Marc OchalPCollegeBrookdale CCNJCAA---NJNoP6-3195RR------
    1981- 12- 291-SDN
    A+1981-1982
    251Todd DemeterIFHigh SchoolGrant Union (Sacramento,CA)HSHSCAYes1B-OF6-5215RR1961-08-01Philadelphia,PA
    1979-  2-  51-NYA
    AA1979-1985
    252Glenn Swires3BCollegeMount San Antonio CollegeCCCAA---CAYes3B-SS5-10185RR1959-03-12---
    1979-  2-  52-NYA
    A+1979-1980
    352Dan PetersonPCollegeNorth Idaho CollegeNJCAAFrIDYesP---------------Great Falls,MT
    1979-  3-  52-NYA
    ---
    458Jerome Burgess1BCollegePalm Beach State CollegeNJCAAFrFLNoOF6-3170RR1941-05-31Vancouver,BC
    1979-  3-  57-TEX
    ---
    560Charlie BeverlyP------NS---YesP6-4192RR1959-03-04Wise,VA
    1979-  5-  60-NYA
    ---
    377Freddie ToliverPHigh SchoolSan Gorgonio (San Bernardino,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-1170RR1961-02-03Natchez,MS
    1979-  3-  77-NYA
    MLB1984-19931979-1998
    378Jeff Van Der PlassPCollegeCamden County CollegeNJCAA---NJYesP---------------Phillipsburg,NJ
    1979-  3-  78-NYA
    ---
    4103Adrien Perkins1BHigh SchoolEl Cerrito (El Cerrito,CA)HSHSCANo1B6-3205RR---El Cerrito,CA
    1982-  3-  50-MIN
    A1982-1982
    4104Gary HigginsPCollegeColumbia State CCNJCAA---TNYesP------------------
    1979-  4- 104-NYA
    ---
    5128Otis RoubanPCollegeBlack Hawk CollegeNJCAA---ILYesP------------------
    1979-  5- 128-NYA
    ---
    5129Greg GagneSSHigh SchoolSomerset Berkley Regional (Somerset,MA)HSHSMAYesSS-2B5-11177RR1961-11-12Fall River,MA
    1979-  5- 129-NYA
    MLB1983-19971979-1997
    6151George Zimmeror2BCollegeSan Jose City CollegeCCCAA---CAYes2B-3B5-7160BR------
    1979-  6- 151-NYA
    A+1979-1980
    6155Stefan WeverPCollegeUC Santa BarbaraNCAA 1---CAYesP6-8245RR1958-04-22Marburg,GE
    1979-  6- 155-NYA
    MLB1982-19821979-1985
    7172Ed SchiavoPHigh SchoolBoyertown Area (Boyertown,PA)HSHSPANoP6-2175RR---Boyertown,PA
    1980-  4-  63-PHI
    A1980-1981
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    7181Tom EchstenkamperOFCollegeOhioNCAA 1---OHYesOF-3B5-11175RR1958-07-13---
    1979-  7- 181-NYA
    A+1979-1981
    8188Rick SantaroneCCollegeCamden County CollegeNJCAA---NJYesC-1B6-2205RR1959-05-14Camden,NJ
    1979-  8- 188-NYA
    A+1979-1979
    8207Huey GaydenOFCollegeJackson StateNCAA 1---MSYesOF6-0185LL1959-01-21Greenville,MS
    1979-  8- 207-NYA
    AA1979-1983
    9233Pete FilsonPCollegeTempleNCAA 1SoPAYesP6-2195BL1958-09-28Darby,PA
    1979-  9- 233-NYA
    MLB1982-19901979-1990
    10259Richard BudwegPCollegeBloomsburg PennslyvaniaNCAA 2---PAYesP5-11190LL------
    1979- 10- 259-NYA
    Rk1979-1979
    11285George DeMariaPHigh SchoolEl Segundo (El Segundo,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-4180RR1961-02-19El Segundo,CA
    1979- 11- 285-NYA
    A+1979-1981
    12311David FreePHigh SchoolChapman (San Diego,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-4205RR1958-08-15San Diego,CA
    1979- 12- 311-NYA
    A+1979-1985
    13337Dave BuffamoyerCCollegeClemsonNCAA 1---SCYesC5-10185RR1957-09-11Berea,OH
    1979- 13- 337-NYA
    A+1978-1981
    14363Randy Guerra1BCollegeMiamiNCAA 1---FLYes1B-P6-1200LL1957-04-10Linden,NJ
    1979- 14- 363-NYA
    AA1979-1982
    15389Keith SmithOFHigh SchoolCanyon (Canyon Country,CA)HSHSCAYesSS-2B6-1175BR1961-10-20Los Angeles,CA
    1979- 15- 389-NYA
    MLB1984-19851979-1992
    16415Chris LeinpCollegeFlorida IntlNCAA 2---FLYesP6-3195RR1958-10-23Staten Island,NY
    1979- 16- 415-NYA
    AA1979-1988
    17441Rob TeegardenOFCollegeFloridaNCAA 1---FLYesOF-P6-1187RR1958-04-20Red Lodge,MT
    1979- 17- 441-NYA
    AA1979-1983
    18467Mike DottererOFHigh SchoolEdison (Huntington Beach,CA)HSHSCANoOF6-0195RR1960-12-14Saskatoon,SK
    1983- 30- 733-NYA
    NCAA1980-1983
    19493Don Mattingly1BHigh SchoolReitz (Evansville,IN)HSHSINYes1B-OF5-11185LL1961-04-20Evansville,IN
    1979- 19- 493-NYA
    MLB1982-19951979-1995
    20519Sean EvertonOFCollegeSanta ClaraNCAA 1---CANo1B-3B6-1180RR---Los Gatos,CA
    1980- 12- 288-TOR
    A+1980-1984
    21544Derwin McNealyOFHigh SchoolCrenshaw (Los Angeles,CA)HSHSCAYesOF6-1160LL1960-04-25Carson,CA
    1979- 21- 544-NYA
    AAA1979-1986
    22569Cedric MackOFHigh SchoolBrazosport (Freeport,TX)HSHSTXNoOF------RR------
    1979- 22- 569-NYA
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    23594Brian MurphypCollegeEastern Connecticut StateNCAA 3---CTYesP6-0175LL1956-08-08---
    1979- 23- 594-NYA
    A1980-1980
    24618Greg SporrerIFCollegeLa VerneNCAA 3---CAYesSS-2B6-0160RR1958-05-21Fullerton,CA
    1979- 24- 618-NYA
    A+1979-1980
    25642Jeff RudolphC-3BCollegeCentral FloridaNCAA 2---FLYesC-SS6-0185RR1957-12-02Concord,MA
    1979- 25- 642-NYA
    A+1978-1981
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    26666Frank RiccipCollegeRollinsNCAA 2---FLYesP6-3175RR1957-11-03Toledo,OH
    1979- 26- 666-NYA
    AA1979-1983
    27689Kevin IrotpCollegeCal PolyNCAA 2---CAYesP6-3210RR1958-09-19Placentia,CA
    1979- 27- 689-NYA
    A1979-1980
    28710John SenecapCollegeSeton HallNCAA 1---NJYesP6-4260RR---Brooklyn,NY
    1979- 28- 710-NYA
    A-1978-1979
    29731Rusty PiggottSSCollegeRollinsNCAA 2JrFLNo2B-OF5-10170RR---Glenbrook,IL
    1980- 23- 580-CHN
    A+1980-1982
    30751Greg CopelandpHigh SchoolShawnee (Lima,OH)HSHSOHYesP6-2190RR---Lima,OH
    1979- 30- 751-NYA
    A-1979-1979
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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