3rd Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft

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3rd Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds:1978 3rd / 1979 2nd / 1979 3rd / 1979 4th / 1980 3rd

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
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
1979353FrRnd1MarinersYRick Adair (minors)LHP4YrWestern Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
1979354FrRnd2MetsNCraig Jones (minors)RHP4YrUnited States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
1979355FrRnd3Blue JaysNRon Romanick (minors)RHP3.882008231294.241.400HSNewport HS (Bellevue, WA)
1979356FrRnd4BravesYDaniel Church (minors)RHPHSSan Marin HS (Novato, CA)
1979357FrRnd5AthleticsNRicky McMullen (minors)INF4YrWilliam Carey College (Hattiesburg, MS)
1979358FrRnd6CardinalsNEd Vosberg (minors)LHP2.026620.000.00026610154.321.5413HSSalpointe HS (Tucson, AZ)
1979359FrRnd7IndiansNEric Hardgrave (minors)1BHSBullard HS (Fresno, CA)
1979360FrRnd8AstrosYCliff Wherry (minors)SS4YrUniversity of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
1979361FrRnd9White SoxYFran Mullins (minors)SS0.41062122.203.5764YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1979362FrRnd10Pirates via ExposY*Jose DeLeon (minors)RHP15.24164190.091.226415861193.761.266
1979363FrRnd11TwinsYTim Laudner (minors)C3.2734203877.225.6824YrUniversity of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
1979364FrRnd12CubsNChuck Crim (minors)RHP6.544920.000.00044947433.831.3545HSThousand Oaks HS (Thousand Oaks, CA)
1979365FrRnd13TigersYRandy Harvey (minors)OFHSRiverside Poly HS (Riverside, CA)
1979366FrRnd14PadresYSteve Johnson (minors)OFHSRick East HS (Park Forest, IL)
1979367FrRnd15AngelsYMickey Saatzer (minors)RHPHSEisenhower HS (Hopkins, MN)
1979368FrRnd16PiratesYScott Kuvinka (minors)3B4YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
1979369FrRnd17RangersYNick Capra (minors)2B-0.145541.167.5034YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1979370FrRnd18GiantsYDave Wilhelmi (minors)RHPHSJoliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL)
1979371FrRnd19OriolesNBob Melvin (minors)C2.5692195535.233.604HSMenlo Atherton HS (Menlo Park, CA)
1979372FrRnd20PhilliesYRoy Smith (minors)RHP3.91360013630314.601.471HSMount Vernon HS (Mount Vernon, NY)
1979373FrRnd21RoyalsYPat Sheridan (minors)OF5.5876241951.253.6904YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1979374FrRnd22RedsNScott Lindquist (minors)RHPHSKingsburg HS (Kingsburg, CA)
1979375FrRnd23BrewersYJon Hansen (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
1979376FrRnd24DodgersYDon Crow (minors)C-0.1440.000.0004YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
1979377FrRnd25YankeesYFreddie Toliver (minors)RHP0.479180.111.3117810164.731.571HSSan Gorgonio HS (San Bernardino, CA)
1979378FrRnd26Red SoxYJohn Ackley (minors)CHSMahopac HS (Mahopac, NY)

*Compensation Picks
Jose DeLeon (Pirates-3) - Pick from Expos as compensation for Free Agent Duffy Dyer

Other Rounds:1978 3rd / 1979 2nd / 1979 3rd / 1979 4th / 1980 3rd

26 matching player(s). 12 played in the majors (46%). Total of 43.2 WAR, or 3.6 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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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.

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