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Total Picks
870
Total Rounds
44
College Picks
487 (55.98%)
High School Picks
379 (43.56%)
Signed Players
550 (63.22%)
Total Major Leaguers
148 (17.01%)
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1979 Notable Draft Picks

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  • Round #1
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    11Al ChambersOFSeattle MarinersTeam PicksOF6-4217LL1961-03-24Harrisburg,PAMLB1983-19851979-1988YesJohn Harris (Harrisburg,PA)HSHSPAHS
    12Tim LearyPNew York MetsTeam PicksP6-3205RR1958-12-23Santa Monica,CAMLB1981-19941980-1994YesUCLACollegeNCAA 1CA---
    13Jay SchroederCToronto Blue JaysTeam PicksC6-4197RR1961-06-28Milwaukee,WIA+1980-1983YesPalisades (Pacific Palisades,CA)HSHSCAHS
    14Brad KomminskOF-1BAtlanta BravesTeam PicksOF6-2205RR1961-04-04Lima,OHMLB1983-19911979-1997YesShawnee (Lima,OH)HSHSOHHS
    15Juan BustabadSSOakland AthleticsTeam PicksSS5-10150LR1961-08-16Havana,CUAAA1980-1989NoHialeah-Miami Lakes (Hialeah,FL)HSHSFLHS
    16Andy Van SlykeOFSt. Louis CardinalsTeam PicksCF6-2192LR1960-12-21Utica,NYMLB1983-19951980-1995YesNew Hartford (New Hartford,NY)HSHSNYHS
    17John BohnetPCleveland IndiansTeam PicksP6-0175BL1961-01-18Pasadena,CAMLB1982-19821979-1984YesHogan (Vallejo,CA)HSHSCAHS
    18John MizerockCHouston AstrosTeam PicksC5-11190LR1960-12-08Punxsutawney,PAMLB1983-19891979-1990YesPunxsutawney Area (Punxsutawney,PA)HSHSPAHS
    19Steve BuechelePChicago White SoxTeam Picks3B6-2190RR1961-09-26Lancaster,CAMLB1985-19951980-1995NoServite (Anaheim,CA)HSHSCAHS
    110Tim Wallach1BMontreal ExposTeam Picks3B6-3200RR1957-09-14Huntington Park,CAMLB1980-19961979-1996YesCal State FullertonCollegeNCAA 1CA---
    111Kevin BrandtOFMinnesota TwinsTeam PicksOF5-11180RR---Nekoosa,WIRk1979-1980YesNekoosa (Nekoosa,WI)HSHSWIHS
    112Jon PerlmanPChicago CubsTeam PicksP6-3185LR1956-12-13Dallas,TXMLB1985-19881979-1988YesBaylorCollegeNCAA 1TXSr
    113Rick LeachOFDetroit TigersTeam Picks1B-OF6-0195LL1957-05-04Ann Arbor,MIMLB1981-19901979-1990YesMichiganCollegeNCAA 1MI---
    114Jody Lansford1BSan Diego PadresTeam Picks1B6-5225RR1961-01-15San Jose,CAMLB1982-19831979-1987YesWilcox (Santa Clara,CA)HSHSCAHS
    115Scott GarreltsPSan Francisco GiantsTeam PicksP6-4205RR1961-10-30Urbana,ILMLB1982-19911979-1995YesBuckley Loda (Paxton,IL)HSHSILHS
    116Steve HowePLos Angeles DodgersTeam PicksP6-1180LL1958-03-10Pontiac,MIMLB1980-19961979-1997YesMichiganCollegeNCAA 1MI---
    117Jerry Don GleatonPTexas RangersTeam PicksP6-3210LL1957-09-14Brownwood,TXMLB1979-19921979-1993YesTexasCollegeNCAA 1TX---
    118Rick LueckenPSan Francisco GiantsTeam PicksP6-6210RR1960-11-15Mcallen,TXMLB1989-19901980-1991NoSpring Woods (Houston,TX)HSHSTXHS
    119Ricky SeilheimerCChicago White SoxTeam PicksC5-11185LR1960-08-30Brenham,TXMLB1980-19801979-1986YesBrenham (Brenham,TX)HSHSTXHS
    120Dan LamarCCincinnati RedsTeam PicksC6-1190RR1960-09-18Bellaire,TXAA1979-1985YesBellaire (Bellaire,TX)HSHSTXHS
    121Atlee HammakerPKansas City RoyalsTeam PicksP6-2200BL1958-01-24Carmel,CAMLB1981-19951979-1995YesEast Tennessee StateCollegeNCAA 1TN---
    122Mike SullivanPCincinnati RedsTeam PicksP6-0176RR1958-11-04Woodbridge,VAA+1977-1982YesClemsonCollegeNCAA 1SCJr
    123Chris BakerOFDetroit TigersTeam PicksOF6-4195RR1961-05-25Dearborn Heights,MIA1979-1982YesFranklin (Livonia,MI)HSHSMIHS
    124Bob GerenCSan Diego PadresTeam PicksC6-3205RR1961-09-22San Diego,CAMLB1988-19931979-1993YesClairemont (San Diego,CA)HSHSCAHS
    125Steve PerryPLos Angeles DodgersTeam PicksP6-5210RR1957-02-25Ann Arbor,MIAAA1979-1984YesMichiganCollegeNCAA 1MI---
    126Mike StenhouseOFOakland AthleticsTeam PicksOF-1B6-1195LR1958-05-29Pueblo,COMLB1982-19861980-1987NoHarvardCollegeNCAA 1MA---
    Round #2
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    237Randy BushOFMinnesota TwinsTeam PicksRF-OF6-1184LL1958-10-05Dover,DEMLB1982-19931979-1993YesNew OrleansCollegeNCAA 1LA---
    241Bob BuchananPCincinnati RedsTeam PicksP6-1185LL1961-05-03Ridley Park,PAMLB1985-19891979-1992YesRiverview (Sarasota,FL)HSHSFLHS
    243Donnie ScottCTexas RangersTeam PicksC5-11185BR1961-08-16Dunedin,FLMLB1983-19911979-1991YesTampa Catholic (Tampa,FL)HSHSFLHS
    244Chris Brown3BSan Francisco GiantsTeam Picks3B6-0185RR1961-08-15Jackson,MSMLB1984-19891979-1995YesCrenshaw (Los Angeles,CA)HSHSCAHS
    252Marc SullivanCBoston Red SoxTeam PicksC6-4205RR1958-07-25Quincy,MAMLB1982-19871979-1990YesFloridaCollegeNCAA 1FL---
    Round #3
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    361Fran MullinsSSChicago White SoxTeam Picks3B-SS6-0180RR1957-05-14Oakland,CAMLB1980-19861979-1986YesSanta ClaraCollegeNCAA 1CA---
    362Jose DeLeonPPittsburgh PiratesTeam PicksP6-4215RR1960-12-20Rancho Viejo,DRMLB1983-19951979-1995YesFA---------
    363Tim LaudnerCMinnesota TwinsTeam PicksC6-3212RR1958-06-07Mason City,IAMLB1981-19891979-1990YesMissouriCollegeNCAA 1MO---
    369Nick Capra2BTexas RangersTeam PicksOF5-8165RR1958-03-08Denver,COMLB1982-19911979-1995YesOklahomaCollegeNCAA 1OKJr
    372Roy SmithPPhiladelphia PhilliesTeam PicksP6-3200RR1961-09-06Mount Vernon,NYMLB1984-19911979-1993YesMount Vernon (Mount Vernon,NY)HSHSNYHS
    373Pat SheridanOFKansas City RoyalsTeam PicksOF6-3175LR1957-12-04Ann Arbor,MIMLB1981-19911979-1991YesEastern MichiganCollegeNCAA 1MIJr
    377Freddie ToliverPNew York YankeesTeam PicksP6-1170RR1961-02-03Natchez,MSMLB1984-19931979-1998YesSan Gorgonio (San Bernardino,CA)HSHSCAHS
    Round #4
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    479Jim PresleySSSeattle MarinersTeam Picks3B6-1190RR1961-10-23Pensacola,FLMLB1984-19911979-1992YesEscambia (Pensacola,FL)HSHSFLHS
    481Andre Robertson2BToronto Blue JaysTeam PicksSS-2B5-10160RR1957-10-02Orange,TXMLB1981-19851979-1989YesTexasCollegeNCAA 1TX---
    492Mark ParentOFSan Diego PadresTeam PicksC6-5245RR1961-09-16Ashland,ORMLB1986-19981979-1998YesAnderson Union (Anderson,CA)HSHSCAHS
    496Randy KutcherSSSan Francisco GiantsTeam PicksRF-OF5-11175RR1960-04-20Anchorage,AKMLB1986-19901979-1991YesPalmdale (Palmdale,CA)HSHSCAHS
    498Jay BallerPPhiladelphia PhilliesTeam PicksP6-7225RR1960-10-06Stayton,ORMLB1982-19921979-1992YesCanby (Canby,OR)HSHSORHS
    Round #5
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    5118Mark ThurmondPSan Diego PadresTeam PicksP6-0193LL1956-09-12Houston,TXMLB1983-19901976-1991YesTexas A&MCollegeNCAA 1TX---
    5119Pat Keedy2BCalifornia AngelsTeam Picks3B-LF6-4205RR1958-01-10Birmingham,ALMLB1985-19891977-1989YesAuburnCollegeNCAA 1AL---
    5126Jeff RussellPCincinnati RedsTeam PicksP6-3210RR1961-09-02Cincinnati,OHMLB1983-19961980-1996YesWyoming (Cincinnati,OH)HSHSOHHS
    5129Greg GagneSSNew York YankeesTeam PicksSS5-11177RR1961-11-12Fall River,MAMLB1983-19971979-1997YesSomerset Berkley Regional (Somerset,MA)HSHSMAHS
    Round #6
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    6132Ron GardenhireIFNew York MetsTeam PicksSS6-0180RR1957-10-24Butzbach,GEMLB1981-19851979-1987YesTexasCollegeNCAA 1TX---
    6138Bill DoranIFHouston AstrosTeam Picks2B5-11175BR1958-05-28Cincinnati,OHMLB1982-19931977-1993YesMiamiCollegeNCAA 1OH---
    6140Wallace Johnson2BMontreal ExposTeam Picks1B-2B5-11173BR1956-12-25Gary,INMLB1981-19901979-1990YesIndiana StateCollegeNCAA 1IN---
    Round #7
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    7157Brian SnyderPSeattle MarinersTeam PicksP6-3185LL1958-02-20Flemington,NJMLB1985-19891977-1990YesClemsonCollegeNCAA 1SC---
    7163Von HayesIFCleveland IndiansTeam PicksOF-1B6-5186LR1958-08-31Stockton,CAMLB1981-19921980-1992YesSt. Mary's (CA)CollegeNCAA 1CASr
    7164Mark RossPHouston AstrosTeam PicksP6-0195RR1957-08-08Galveston,TXMLB1982-19901976-1991YesTexas A&MCollegeNCAA 1TX---
    7175Storm DavisPBaltimore OriolesTeam PicksP6-4207RR1961-12-26Dallas,TXMLB1982-19941979-1995YesUniversity Christian (Jacksonville,FL)HSHSFLHS
    7182Tom McCarthyPBoston Red SoxTeam PicksP6-0180RR1961-06-18Lundstahl,GEMLB1985-19891979-1995YesPlymouth Carver (Plymouth,MA)HSHSMAHS
    Round #8
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    8205Bill SchroederCMilwaukee BrewersTeam PicksC6-2200RR1958-09-07Baltimore,MDMLB1983-19901977-1990YesClemsonCollegeNCAA 1SC---
    Round #9
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    9212Paul RungeSSAtlanta BravesTeam Picks3B-2B6-0175RR1958-05-21Kingston,NYMLB1981-19881979-1990YesJacksonvilleCollegeNCAA 1FL---
    9223Darrell MillerOFCalifornia AngelsTeam PicksC-OF6-2200RR1958-02-26Washington,DCMLB1984-19881979-1990YesCal Poly PomonaCollegeNCAA 2CA---
    9233Pete FilsonPNew York YankeesTeam PicksP6-2195BL1958-09-28Darby,PAMLB1982-19901979-1990YesTempleCollegeNCAA 1PASo
    Round #10
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    10245Mike KinnunenPMinnesota TwinsTeam PicksP6-1185LL1958-04-01Seattle,WAMLB1980-19871979-1989YesWashington StateCollegeNCAA 1WA---
    10246Dave OwenSSChicago CubsTeam PicksSS-3B6-2170BR1958-04-25Cleburne,TXMLB1983-19881979-1989YesTexas-ArlingtonCollegeNCAA 1TXJr
    Round #11
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    11278Frank WilliamsPSan Francisco GiantsTeam PicksP6-1195RR1958-02-13Seattle,WAMLB1984-19891979-1989YesLewis-Clark State CollegeCollegeNAIAID---
    Round #12
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    12294Johnny Ray2BHouston AstrosTeam Picks2B5-11175BR1957-03-01Chouteau,OKMLB1981-19901979-1990YesArkansasCollegeNCAA 1AR---
    12303Tony FossasPTexas RangersTeam PicksP6-0187LL1957-09-23Havana,CUMLB1988-19991979-1999YesSouth FloridaCollegeNCAA 1FL---
    Round #13
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    13336Greg BrockOFLos Angeles DodgersTeam Picks1B6-3205LR1957-06-14McMinnville,ORMLB1982-19911979-1991YesWyomingCollegeNCAA 1WY---
    Round #15
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    15381Pete O'BrienOFTexas RangersTeam Picks1B6-1190LL1958-02-09Santa Monica,CAMLB1982-19931979-1993YesNebraskaCollegeNCAA 1NE---
    Round #16
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    16408Tom O'Malley2B-iFSan Francisco GiantsTeam Picks3B6-0195LR1960-12-25Orange,NJMLB1982-19901979-1998YesMontoursville (Montoursville,PA)HSHSPAHS
    Round #17
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    17417Bud BlackpSeattle MarinersTeam PicksP6-2185LL1957-06-30San Mateo,CAMLB1981-19951979-1995YesSan Diego StateCollegeNCAA 1CA---
    17440Orel HershiserpLos Angeles DodgersTeam PicksP6-3192RR1958-09-16Buffalo,NYMLB1983-20001979-2000YesBowling Green StateCollegeNCAA 1OH---
    Round #18
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    18448Mark SalasCSt. Louis CardinalsTeam PicksC6-0205LR1961-03-08Montebello,CAMLB1984-19911979-1991YesNogales (La Puente,CA)HSHSCAHS
    Round #19
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    19493Don Mattingly1BNew York YankeesTeam Picks1B5-11185LL1961-04-20Evansville,INMLB1982-19951979-1995YesReitz (Evansville,IN)HSHSINHS
    Round #23
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    23573Brett ButlerOFAtlanta BravesTeam PicksCF-OF5-10160LL1957-06-15Los Angeles,CAMLB1981-19971979-1997YesSoutheastern Oklahoma StateCollegeNAIAOK---
    23575Terry ClarkpSt. Louis CardinalsTeam PicksP6-2190RR1960-10-10Los Angeles,CAMLB1988-19971979-1999YesMount San Antonio CollegeCollegeCCCAACA---
    Round #26
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    26658Dave SchmidtpTexas RangersTeam PicksP6-1185RR1957-04-22Niles,MIMLB1981-19921979-1992YesUCLACollegeNCAA 1CA---
    26661Kelly DownspPhiladelphia PhilliesTeam PicksP6-4200RR1960-10-25Ogden,UTMLB1986-19931980-1994YesViewmont (Bountiful,UT)HSHSUTHS
    Round #37
    RdNoPlayer NamedPosTeam NameTeam PicksPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthHiLvlMLB YearsStat YearsSignedSchool Drafted FromSourceDivisionRegClass
    37842Joel SkinnerCPittsburgh PiratesTeam PicksC6-4204RR1961-02-21La Jolla,CAMLB1983-19911980-1994YesMission Bay (San Diego,CA)HSHSCAHS
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