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3rd Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
    Other Rounds:1978 3rd / 1979 2nd / 1979 3rd / 1979 4th / 1980 3rd

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 3 1sc 43 FrRnd 1 Phillies Ken Wright (minors) RHP JC Paris Junior College (Paris, TX)
1979 3 1sc 44 FrRnd 2 Angels Curt Wardle (minors) LHP -1.2 52 0 0 52 8 9 6.13 1.61 1 JC San Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
1979 3 1sc 45 FrRnd 3 Rangers Doyle Wilson (minors) SS
1979 3 1sc 46 FrRnd 4 Brewers Todd Freeman (minors) 3B JC Spartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
1979 3 1sc 47 FrRnd 5 Tigers Ell Roberson (minors) OF
1979 3 1sc 48 FrRnd 6 Angels Lawrence Dugger (minors) RHP JC Arizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
1979 3 1sc 49 FrRnd 7 Dodgers Richard Ross (minors) OF JC San Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
1979 3 1sc 50 FrRnd 8 Twins Jeff Viha (minors) 2B JC Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
1979 3 1sc 51 FrRnd 9 Yankees Dan Peterson (minors) RHP JC North Idaho College (Coeur d'Alene, ID)

9 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (11%). Total of -1.2 WAR, or -1.2 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.