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19th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 19th / 1979 18th / 1979 19th / 1979 20th / 1980 19th

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979 19 469 FrRnd 1 Mariners William Gaffney (minors) SS 4Yr Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)
1979 19 470 FrRnd 2 Mets Mike Anicich (minors) 1B 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979 19 471 FrRnd 3 Blue Jays Phillip Turner (minors) 1B JC Mott Community College (Flint, MI)
1979 19 472 FrRnd 4 Braves Peter Teixeira (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1979 19 473 FrRnd 5 Athletics Michael O'Hara (minors) RHP HS Covina HS (Covina, CA)
1979 19 474 FrRnd 6 Cardinals Greg Howe (minors) OF HS Eisenhower HS (Saginaw, MI)
1979 19 475 FrRnd 7 Indians George Cecchetti (minors) OF JC San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
1979 19 476 FrRnd 8 Astros Andrew Rice (minors) LHP 4Yr Murray State University (Murray, KY)
1979 19 477 FrRnd 9 White Sox Dennis Vasquez (minors) RHP 4Yr University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
1979 19 478 FrRnd 10 Expos Jeff McDonald (minors) RHP HS Tulsa Union HS (Tulsa, OK)
1979 19 479 FrRnd 11 Twins Boyce Orosco (minors) RHP HS Monache HS (Porterville, CA)
1979 19 480 FrRnd 12 Cubs Craig Weissmann (minors) RHP HS Clairemont HS (San Diego, CA)
1979 19 481 FrRnd 13 Tigers Steven Dunn (minors) LHP 4Yr Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
1979 19 482 FrRnd 14 Padres Alfredo Rodriguez (minors) INF 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1979 19 483 FrRnd 15 Angels Domingo Nunez (minors) SS 4Yr Wagner College (Staten Island, NY)
1979 19 484 FrRnd 16 Pirates Otis Grant (minors) INF HS Carver HS (Atlanta, GA)
1979 19 485 FrRnd 17 Rangers Larry Hamilton (minors) OF 4Yr Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)
1979 19 486 FrRnd 18 Giants James Wojcik (minors) OF 4Yr University at Buffalo, State University of New York (Buffalo, NY)
1979 19 487 FrRnd 19 Orioles Lonnie Ivie (minors) C JC Blinn College (Brenham, TX)
1979 19 488 FrRnd 20 Phillies Robert Barnett (minors) RHP HS Oregon HS (Oregon, IL)
1979 19 489 FrRnd 21 Royals Daniel St. Clair (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1979 19 490 FrRnd 22 Reds Kevin Flannery (minors) RHP 4Yr Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
1979 19 491 FrRnd 23 Brewers Joseph Tkac (minors) LHP 4Yr Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
1979 19 492 FrRnd 24 Dodgers Wayne Kellam (minors) RHP HS Indian River HS (Chesapeake, VA)
1979 19 493 FrRnd 25 Yankees Don Mattingly (minors) 1B 42.2 1785 7003 222 .307 .830 HS Reitz Memorial HS (Evansville, IN)
1979 19 494 FrRnd 26 Red Sox Bob Birrell (minors) LHP 4Yr Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)

26 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (3%). Total of 42.2 WAR, or 42.2 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.