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2nd Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Rounds:1978 2nd / 1979 1st / 1979 2nd / 1979 3rd / 1980 2nd

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197921rg27FrRnd1MetsMark Welch (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
197921rg28FrRnd2MarinersDonald Minnick (minors)LHP
197921rg29FrRnd3BravesMilt Thompson (minors)OF18.71359376147.274.708
197921rg30FrRnd4Blue JaysMark Eichhorn (minors)SS19.656320.000.00056348433.001.2432JCCabrillo College (Aptos, CA)
197921rg31FrRnd5CardinalsKeith Spreckles (minors)SS
197921rg32FrRnd6AthleticsBob Fallon (minors)LHP0.0130013004.991.860JCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg33FrRnd7AstrosMike Penate (minors)RHPJCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg34FrRnd8IndiansJeff Thompson (minors)OFJCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg35FrRnd9ExposJim Weaver (minors)OF-0.331310.161.526JCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
197921rg36FrRnd10White SoxRandy Riccardi (minors)CJCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg37FrRnd11CubsDavid Means (minors)OF
197921rg38FrRnd12TwinsScott Stoltenberg (minors)SSJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197921rg39FrRnd13PadresCarlos Moreno (minors)RHPJCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg40FrRnd14TigersDave Kirby (minors)OFJCCitrus College (Glendora, CA)
197921rg41FrRnd15PiratesChristopher Goodchild (minors)RHPJCSanta Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
197921rg42FrRnd16AngelsBill Worden (minors)CJCMission College (Santa Clara, CA)
197921rg43FrRnd17GiantsMatthew Dunn (minors)CJCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
197921rg44FrRnd18RangersKeith Showell (minors)OFJCPrince George's Community College (Largo, MD)
197921rg45FrRnd19PhilliesRobert Fischer (minors)RHPJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
197921rg46FrRnd20OriolesSteven Espinoza (minors)SSJCFoothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
197921rg47FrRnd21RedsRobert Elliott (minors)RHPJCGulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
197921rg48FrRnd22RoyalsTim Cates (minors)RHPJCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
197921rg49FrRnd23DodgersJim Teller (minors)OFJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197921rg50FrRnd24BrewersJeff Heathcock (minors)RHP0.156350.029.15756993.761.193JCGolden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
197921rg51FrRnd25Red SoxMichael Dolinar (minors)3BJCBakersfield College (Bakersfield, CA)
197921rg52FrRnd26YankeesGlenn Swires (minors)3BJCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)

26 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (19%). Total of 38.1 WAR, or 7.6 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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    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
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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.