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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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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 32 771 FrRnd 1 Mariners N Michael Rantz (minors) SS HS Mounds View HS (Arden Hills, MN)
1979 32 772 FrRnd 2 Mets Y Thomas Miller (minors) LHP JC Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
1979 32 773 FrRnd 3 Braves Y DeWayne Kitts (minors) LHP 4Yr Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
1979 32 774 FrRnd 4 Athletics N Arthur Sullivan (minors) OF 4Yr Colby College (Waterville, ME)
1979 32 775 FrRnd 5 Indians Y Michael Jakubowicz (minors) RHP HS Clarke HS (Hammond, IN)
1979 32 776 FrRnd 6 White Sox Y Paul Manieri (minors) 2B 4Yr University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
1979 32 777 FrRnd 7 Twins N David Zitkus (minors) LHP JC College of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)
1979 32 778 FrRnd 8 Cubs Y Mike Thompson (minors) LHP 4Yr Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ)
1979 32 779 FrRnd 9 Tigers Y Wilson Tucker (minors) OF 4Yr Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
1979 32 780 FrRnd 10 Pirates N Craig Steensen (minors) C HS The Hotchkiss School HS (Newark, DE)
1979 32 781 FrRnd 11 Rangers Y Gordon Ricossa (minors) LHP 4Yr Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
1979 32 782 FrRnd 12 Giants Y Jerrett Turner (minors) C 4Yr Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1979 32 783 FrRnd 13 Orioles N Kevin Gross (minors) RHP 28.1 478 660 6 .161 .420 474 142 158 4.11 1.41 5 HS Fillmore HS (Fillmore, CA)
1979 32 784 FrRnd 14 Phillies N Curt Warner (minors) OF HS Pineville HS (Wyoming, WV)
1979 32 785 FrRnd 15 Royals Y Kenny Kurtz (minors) LHP 4Yr Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
1979 32 786 FrRnd 16 Reds N Kyle Rutledge (minors) 2B 4Yr University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
1979 32 787 FrRnd 17 Brewers N Darren Swanson (minors) RHP HS Kent-Meridian HS (Kent, WA)
1979 32 788 FrRnd 18 Dodgers N George Page (minors) OF HS Kennedy HS (Pacoima, CA)

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

DT Key

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  • 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.