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4th Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Rounds:1978 4th / 1979 3rd / 1979 4th / 1979 5th / 1980 4th

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 4 1rg 79 FrRnd 1 Mets Thomas McLaughlin (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1979 4 1rg 80 FrRnd 2 Mariners Steve Lawrence (minors) LHP JC Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
1979 4 1rg 81 FrRnd 3 Braves Edward Lambeth (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
1979 4 1rg 82 FrRnd 4 Blue Jays Craig Charron (minors) SS JC Merced College (Merced, CA)
1979 4 1rg 83 FrRnd 5 Cardinals Ronald Sloy (minors) 1B JC Mount Hood Community College (Gresham, OR)
1979 4 1rg 84 FrRnd 6 Athletics Harold Brown (minors) RHP JC Chipola College (Marianna, FL)
1979 4 1rg 85 FrRnd 7 Astros Gil Robison (minors) RHP JC Centralia College (Centralia, WA)
1979 4 1rg 86 FrRnd 8 Indians Roberto Alvarez (minors) 3B JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979 4 1rg 87 FrRnd 9 Expos Randy O'Neal (minors) RHP 0.8 143 50 0 .080 .178 142 17 19 4.35 1.38 3 JC Palm Beach Community College (Lake Worth, FL)
1979 4 1rg 88 FrRnd 10 White Sox Tim Kammeyer (minors) RHP JC Southwestern College (Chula Vista, CA)
1979 4 1rg 89 FrRnd 11 Cubs Terry Austin (minors) OF JC Ranger College (Ranger, TX)
1979 4 1rg 90 FrRnd 12 Twins John Damon (minors) 2B JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
1979 4 1rg 91 FrRnd 13 Padres Greg Tarnow (minors) C
1979 4 1rg 92 FrRnd 14 Tigers Gary Zelmanski (minors) 1B JC St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
1979 4 1rg 93 FrRnd 15 Pirates Rick Ownbey (minors) RHP 0.2 43 35 0 .114 .276 39 3 11 4.11 1.61 0 JC Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
1979 4 1rg 94 FrRnd 16 Angels Edward Lindsey (minors) LHP JC Broward Community College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
1979 4 1rg 95 FrRnd 17 Giants David LaBounty (minors) RHP JC Yakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
1979 4 1rg 96 FrRnd 18 Rangers Michael Young (minors) RHP JC Trinidad State Junior College (Trinidad, CO)
1979 4 1rg 97 FrRnd 19 Phillies Grant Priess (minors) C JC Blinn College (Brenham, TX)
1979 4 1rg 98 FrRnd 20 Orioles Bill Bond (minors) 1B JC St. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg, FL)
1979 4 1rg 99 FrRnd 21 Reds Larry Raskin (minors) C 4Yr Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)
1979 4 1rg 100 FrRnd 22 Royals Roger Patoka (minors) C
1979 4 1rg 101 FrRnd 23 Dodgers Joseph Siers (minors) RHP JC Palm Beach Community College (Lake Worth, FL)
1979 4 1rg 102 FrRnd 24 Brewers Bengie Bigges (minors) RHP JC Frederick Community College (Frederick, MD)
1979 4 1rg 103 FrRnd 25 Red Sox Michael Burton (minors) RHP
1979 4 1rg 104 FrRnd 26 Yankees Gary Higgins (minors) RHP JC Columbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)

26 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (7%). Total of 1.0 WAR, or 0.5 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.