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

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 2 1sc 26 FrRnd 1 Phillies Luis Rojas (minors) OF
1979 2 1sc 27 FrRnd 2 Reds Gary Kempton (minors) C JC Triton College (River Grove, IL)
1979 2 1sc 28 FrRnd 3 Angels Ken Eriksen (minors) RHP JC Citrus College (Glendora, CA)
1979 2 1sc 29 FrRnd 4 Astros Richard Eckleberry (minors) RHP JC College of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
1979 2 1sc 30 FrRnd 5 Rangers Jerry Vasquez (minors) RHP 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979 2 1sc 31 FrRnd 6 Cardinals David Jensen (minors) LHP JC Edmonds Community College (Lynnwood, WA)
1979 2 1sc 32 FrRnd 7 Brewers Ronald Walling (minors) LHP
1979 2 1sc 33 FrRnd 8 Athletics Stephen Maral (minors) C JC Chabot College (Hayward, CA)
1979 2 1sc 34 FrRnd 9 Mets Jeffery Sunderlage (minors) LHP JC Des Moines Area Community College (Boone, IA)
1979 2 1sc 35 FrRnd 10 Tigers Patrick Blamey (minors) RHP JC San Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
1979 2 1sc 36 FrRnd 11 Indians Michael Sanford (minors) RHP JC Georgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
1979 2 1sc 37 FrRnd 12 Expos Cat Whitfield (minors) 1B JC Middle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
1979 2 1sc 38 FrRnd 13 Dodgers John Millholland (minors) SS JC Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
1979 2 1sc 39 FrRnd 14 White Sox Paul Doty (minors) RHP JC Grossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
1979 2 1sc 40 FrRnd 15 Twins Mike Mason (minors) LHP 5.2 141 9 0 .222 .522 140 29 39 4.53 1.44 0 JC Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN)
1979 2 1sc 41 FrRnd 16 Royals Dave Anderson (minors) RHP JC Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
1979 2 1sc 42 FrRnd 17 Yankees Bernard Mayles (minors) RHP JC Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)

17 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (5%). Total of 5.2 WAR, or 5.2 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.