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1979 Toronto Blue Jays Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1978 / 1979 / 1980

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979 1 3 3 Blue Jays Jay Schroeder (minors) C HS Palisades HS (Pacific Palisades, CA)
1979 2 29 3 Blue Jays Ron Shepherd (minors) OF -1.4 115 108 2 .167 .481 HS Kilgore HS (Kilgore, TX)
1979 3 55 3 Blue Jays Ron Romanick (minors) RHP 3.8 82 0 0 82 31 29 4.24 1.40 0 HS Newport HS (Bellevue, WA)
1979 4 81 3 Blue Jays Andre Robertson (minors) 2B 0.8 254 724 5 .251 .607 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979 5 107 3 Blue Jays Keith Walker (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979 6 133 3 Blue Jays Robert Tackitt (minors) RHP HS Mount Diablo HS (Concord, CA)
1979 7 159 3 Blue Jays John Seiber (minors) RHP HS Sweet Home HS (Sweet Home, OR)
1979 8 185 3 Blue Jays Mark Liber (minors) LHP 4Yr Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
1979 9 211 3 Blue Jays Mark Holton (minors) RHP HS Forward HS (Elizabeth, PA)
1979 10 237 3 Blue Jays Matt Ford (minors) RHP HS Bossier City HS (Bossier City, LA)
1979 11 263 3 Blue Jays Randy Ford (minors) LHP 4Yr Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
1979 12 289 3 Blue Jays Vernon Ramie (minors) 1B 4Yr University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
1979 13 315 3 Blue Jays Brian Stemberger (minors) 3B 4Yr Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1979 14 341 3 Blue Jays Paul White (minors) OF 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
1979 15 367 3 Blue Jays Timothy Cassell (minors) RHP HS El Cerrito HS (El Cerrito, CA)
1979 16 393 3 Blue Jays John McMahon (minors) RHP 4Yr California State University Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
1979 17 419 3 Blue Jays Jeff Robinson (minors) RHP 1.3 141 11 0 .091 .182 141 47 40 4.79 1.44 0 HS Troy HS (Fullerton, CA)
1979 18 445 3 Blue Jays Jeffery Vail (minors) 1B 4Yr St. Xavier University (Orland Park, IL)
1979 19 471 3 Blue Jays Phillip Turner (minors) 1B JC Mott Community College (Flint, MI)
1979 20 497 3 Blue Jays Lee Wetenkamp (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)

20 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (20%). Total of 4.5 WAR, or 1.1 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
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    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.