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15th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 15th / 1979 14th / 1979 15th / 1979 16th / 1980 15th

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979 15 365 FrRnd 1 Mariners N Brian McDonough (minors) RHP HS Tottenville HS (Staten Island, NY)
1979 15 366 FrRnd 2 Mets N Walt Terrell (minors) RHP 10.8 321 192 3 .120 .339 321 111 124 4.22 1.43 0 4Yr Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)
1979 15 367 FrRnd 3 Blue Jays N Timothy Cassell (minors) RHP HS El Cerrito HS (El Cerrito, CA)
1979 15 368 FrRnd 4 Braves Y Bret Ferguson (minors) LHP HS North Baltimore HS (North Baltimore, OH)
1979 15 369 FrRnd 5 Athletics Y Keith Call (minors) RHP HS Hammond Tech HS (Hammond, IN)
1979 15 370 FrRnd 6 Cardinals Y Timothy Fish (minors) LHP HS Whittier Christian HS (La Habra, CA)
1979 15 371 FrRnd 7 Indians Y Jack Nuismer (minors) RHP 4Yr Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
1979 15 372 FrRnd 8 Astros Y Keith Bonine (minors) RHP 4Yr Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
1979 15 373 FrRnd 9 White Sox N Wayne Fugett (minors) RHP HS Valdosta HS (Valdosta, GA)
1979 15 374 FrRnd 10 Expos Unk Gus Burgess (minors) LHP HS Atlantic HS (Delray Beach, FL)
1979 15 375 FrRnd 11 Twins Y Manuel Colletti (minors) SS 4Yr University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
1979 15 376 FrRnd 12 Cubs Y Kirk Ortega (minors) C 4Yr St. Francis University (Brooklyn, NY)
1979 15 377 FrRnd 13 Tigers Y Jeff Kenaga (minors) OF 4Yr Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
1979 15 378 FrRnd 14 Padres N Paul Bradley (minors) C HS La Sierra HS (Riverside, CA)
1979 15 379 FrRnd 15 Angels N Don Carfino (minors) SS 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1979 15 380 FrRnd 16 Pirates Y Thomas Olszak (minors) OF 4Yr University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
1979 15 381 FrRnd 17 Rangers Y Pete O'Brien (minors) 1B 19.1 1567 5437 169 .261 .745 4Yr University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1979 15 382 FrRnd 18 Giants N Scott Blanke (minors) OF JC Cypress College (Cypress, CA)
1979 15 383 FrRnd 19 Orioles Y Freddie Smith (minors) RHP HS Pasco HS (Dade City, FL)
1979 15 384 FrRnd 20 Phillies Y Willie Darkis (minors) OF JC East Oklahoma State College (Wilburton, OK)
1979 15 385 FrRnd 21 Royals Y Walt Vanderbush (minors) RHP 4Yr College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)
1979 15 386 FrRnd 22 Reds N Eric Jordan (minors) C HS Chaparral HS (Las Vegas, NV)
1979 15 387 FrRnd 23 Brewers N Bruce Hines (minors) 2B 4Yr University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
1979 15 388 FrRnd 24 Dodgers Y Tom Beyers (minors) OF 4Yr California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
1979 15 389 FrRnd 25 Yankees Y Keith Smith (minors) SS 0.0 6 4 0 .000 .200 HS Canyon HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
1979 15 390 FrRnd 26 Red Sox Y Reggie Whittemore (minors) OF 4Yr Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN)

26 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (11%). Total of 29.9 WAR, or 10.0 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June 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.