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25th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 25th / 1979 24th / 1979 25th / 1979 26th / 1980 25th

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 25 619 FrRnd 1 Mariners Y Kevin Steger (minors) RHP 4Yr New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
1979 25 620 FrRnd 2 Mets Y Scott Lavielle (minors) C JC Olympic College (Bremerton, WA)
1979 25 621 FrRnd 3 Braves Y Robert Kennedy (minors) RHP JC Cochise Community College (Douglas, AZ)
1979 25 622 FrRnd 4 Athletics N Ronald Sylvia (minors) RHP 4Yr California State University Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1979 25 623 FrRnd 5 Cardinals Y Phillip Baskerville (minors) OF 4Yr Elon University (Elon, NC)
1979 25 624 FrRnd 6 Indians Y Larry Hrynko (minors) RHP 4Yr St. Xavier University (Orland Park, IL)
1979 25 625 FrRnd 7 Astros Y Chris Jones (minors) OF -0.0 34 26 0 .192 .468 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1979 25 626 FrRnd 8 White Sox N Len Kasper (minors) 1B HS Proviso West HS (Bellwood, IL)
1979 25 627 FrRnd 9 Expos Y Bud Yanus (minors) RHP 4Yr Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1979 25 628 FrRnd 10 Twins Y Brendan Rosenberg (minors) OF 4Yr Rowan University (Glassboro, NJ)
1979 25 629 FrRnd 11 Cubs Y Mike Kelley (minors) OF 4Yr Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
1979 25 630 FrRnd 12 Tigers Y William Hardy (minors) OF 4Yr Alabama State University (Montgomery, AL)
1979 25 631 FrRnd 13 Padres N Mark Hoffman (minors) LHP HS Mount Eden HS (Hayward, CA)
1979 25 632 FrRnd 14 Angels N Paul Wirkus (minors) OF 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1979 25 633 FrRnd 15 Pirates N Joey Farrill (minors) RHP HS A. Crawford Mosley HS (Lynn Haven, FL)
1979 25 634 FrRnd 16 Rangers Y Elwood Zebley (minors) C 4Yr Towson University (Towson, MD)
1979 25 635 FrRnd 17 Giants N James Kelly (minors) RHP HS Westwood HS (Fort Pierce, FL)
1979 25 636 FrRnd 18 Orioles Y David Pfeiffer (minors) RHP 4Yr Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO)
1979 25 637 FrRnd 19 Phillies Y David Mitchell (minors) RHP HS Leesburg HS (Fruitland Park, FL)
1979 25 638 FrRnd 20 Royals Y Jeff Twitty (minors) LHP -0.6 13 0 0 13 2 1 6.04 1.79 0 4Yr University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
1979 25 639 FrRnd 21 Reds Y Kurt Kepshire (minors) RHP -0.7 51 88 0 .091 .246 51 16 15 4.16 1.41 0 4Yr University of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
1979 25 640 FrRnd 22 Brewers N Jim Koontz (minors) RHP 4Yr Clarion University of Pennsylvania (Clarion, PA)
1979 25 641 FrRnd 23 Dodgers N Leonard Collins (minors) SS HS Hiram Johnson HS (Sacramento, CA)
1979 25 642 FrRnd 24 Yankees Y Jeff Rudolph (minors) C 4Yr University of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)

24 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (12%). Total of -1.3 WAR, or -0.4 per major leaguer.

DT Key

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  • 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.