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20th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 20th / 1979 19th / 1979 20th / 1979 21st / 1980 20th

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197920495FrRnd1MarinersTom Henke (minors)RHP23.564210.000.00064241422.671.093114YrTexas State University (San Marcos, TX)
197920496FrRnd2MetsJohn Leister (minors)RHP-0.9100010028.502.000HSRussell HS (Great Falls, MT)
197920497FrRnd3Blue JaysLee Wetenkamp (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
197920498FrRnd4BravesRandall Whistler (minors)C4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
197920499FrRnd5AthleticsRobert Wood (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, LA)
197920500FrRnd6CardinalsDouglas Latrenta (minors)OF4YrSt. John's University (Queens, NY)
197920501FrRnd7IndiansLarry Smith (minors)SSHSIllion HS (Illion, NY)
197920502FrRnd8AstrosOrlando Fernandez (minors)3BHSMiami Lakes HS (Hialeah, FL)
197920503FrRnd9White SoxKeith Brown (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197920504FrRnd10ExposCharles Fick (minors)C4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
197920505FrRnd11TwinsJack Gurholt (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
197920506FrRnd12CubsBryan Oelkers (minors)LHP-0.9450045386.011.771HSPattonville HS (Maryland Heights, MO)
197920507FrRnd13TigersGregory Funk (minors)SSHSSerra HS (San Mateo, CA)
197920508FrRnd14PadresDanny Danielson (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
197920509FrRnd15AngelsBrian Buckley (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of California, Davis (Davis, CA)
197920510FrRnd16PiratesTim Wheeler (minors)3BHSDuPont HS (Rand, WV)
197920511FrRnd17RangersJames Hawkins (minors)CHSHerndon HS (Herndon, VA)
197920512FrRnd18GiantsPaul Ash (minors)OF4YrDelaware State University (Dover, DE)
197920513FrRnd19OriolesThomas Harrell (minors)SS4YrColumbus State University (Columbus, GA)
197920514FrRnd20PhilliesMichael Lynes (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
197920515FrRnd21RoyalsJames Atkinson (minors)3B4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
197920516FrRnd22RedsJeff Jones (minors)OF0.216440.227.6754YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
197920517FrRnd23BrewersDon Slaught (minors)C19.31327406377.283.7494YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197920518FrRnd24DodgersWilliam Sobbe (minors)C4YrNorthwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO)
197920519FrRnd25YankeesSean Everton (minors)OF4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
197920520FrRnd26Red SoxJay Fredlund (minors)RHP4YrLafayette College (Easton, PA)

26 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (19%). Total of 41.2 WAR, or 8.2 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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    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.