32nd Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft

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32nd Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds:1978 32nd / 1979 31st / 1979 32nd / 1979 33rd / 1980 32nd

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
197932771FrRnd1MarinersNMichael Rantz (minors)SSHSMounds View HS (Arden Hills, MN)
197932772FrRnd2MetsYThomas Miller (minors)LHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
197932773FrRnd3BravesYDeWayne Kitts (minors)LHP4YrLynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
197932774FrRnd4AthleticsNArthur Sullivan (minors)OF4YrColby College (Waterville, ME)
197932775FrRnd5IndiansYMichael Jakubowicz (minors)RHPHSClarke HS (Hammond, IN)
197932776FrRnd6White SoxYPaul Manieri (minors)2B4YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
197932777FrRnd7TwinsNDavid Zitkus (minors)LHPJCCollege of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)
197932778FrRnd8CubsYMike Thompson (minors)LHP4YrFairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ)
197932779FrRnd9TigersYWilson Tucker (minors)OF4YrBelmont University (Nashville, TN)
197932780FrRnd10PiratesNCraig Steensen (minors)CHSThe Hotchkiss School HS (Newark, DE)
197932781FrRnd11RangersYGordon Ricossa (minors)LHP4YrSouthern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
197932782FrRnd12GiantsYJerrett Turner (minors)C4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
197932783FrRnd13OriolesNKevin Gross (minors)RHP28.14786606.161.4204741421584.111.415HSFillmore HS (Fillmore, CA)
197932784FrRnd14PhilliesNCurt Warner (minors)OFHSPineville HS (Wyoming, WV)
197932785FrRnd15RoyalsYKenny Kurtz (minors)LHP4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
197932786FrRnd16RedsNKyle Rutledge (minors)2B4YrUniversity of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
197932787FrRnd17BrewersNDarren Swanson (minors)RHPHSKent-Meridian HS (Kent, WA)
197932788FrRnd18DodgersNGeorge Page (minors)OFHSKennedy HS (Pacoima, CA)

Other Rounds:1978 32nd / 1979 31st / 1979 32nd / 1979 33rd / 1980 32nd

18 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (5%). Total of 28.1 WAR, or 28.1 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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