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8th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 8th / 1979 7th / 1979 8th / 1979 9th / 1980 8th

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 8 183 FrRnd 1 Mariners Y Scott Stranski (minors) RHP 4Yr Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
1979 8 184 FrRnd 2 Mets Y David Buttles (minors) RHP HS Kearny HS (San Diego, CA)
1979 8 185 FrRnd 3 Blue Jays Y Mark Liber (minors) LHP 4Yr Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
1979 8 186 FrRnd 4 Braves Y David Coghill (minors) LHP JC Clackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
1979 8 187 FrRnd 5 Athletics N Jeff Blankenship (minors) RHP HS El Dorado HS (Placentia, CA)
1979 8 188 FrRnd 6 Cardinals Y Earl Weaver (minors) RHP 4Yr Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown, PA)
1979 8 189 FrRnd 7 Indians N Charles Melito (minors) 1B 4Yr Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
1979 8 190 FrRnd 8 Astros Y William Ray (minors) RHP 4Yr Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)
1979 8 191 FrRnd 9 White Sox Y William Mills (minors) RHP HS Marathon HS (Marathon, FL)
1979 8 192 FrRnd 10 Expos Y William St. John (minors) LHP HS Aiken HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1979 8 193 FrRnd 11 Twins Y Ron Wilkinson (minors) SS 4Yr Chapman University (Orange, CA)
1979 8 194 FrRnd 12 Cubs N Timothy Thompson (minors) RHP HS David Starr Jordan HS (Long Beach, CA)
1979 8 195 FrRnd 13 Tigers Y Vern Followell (minors) SS 4Yr University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1979 8 196 FrRnd 14 Padres Y Jim Steels (minors) OF -1.4 111 133 0 .180 .461 HS Santa Maria HS (Santa Maria, CA)
1979 8 197 FrRnd 15 Angels Y Warren Hollier (minors) RHP 4Yr Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1979 8 198 FrRnd 16 Pirates Y Andrew Snaith (minors) 2B HS Choctawhatchee HS (Fort Walton Beach, FL)
1979 8 199 FrRnd 17 Rangers Y Michael Roberts (minors) RHP 4Yr Baylor University (Waco, TX)
1979 8 200 FrRnd 18 Giants Y Greg Baker (minors) OF 4Yr Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
1979 8 201 FrRnd 19 Orioles Y Robert Palmer (minors) C 4Yr Chapman University (Orange, CA)
1979 8 202 FrRnd 20 Phillies Y Jeffrey Nate (minors) SS HS Dowagiac Union HS (Dowagiac, MI)
1979 8 203 FrRnd 21 Royals N Doran Perdue (minors) 2B 4Yr Murray State University (Murray, KY)
1979 8 204 FrRnd 22 Reds N Bill Crone (minors) INF 4Yr West Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)
1979 8 205 FrRnd 23 Brewers Y Bill Schroeder (minors) C 2.6 376 1262 61 .240 .707 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
1979 8 206 FrRnd 24 Dodgers N Jeff Dietrich (minors) LHP HS Serramonte HS (Daly City, CA)
1979 8 207 FrRnd 25 Yankees Y Huey Gayden (minors) OF 4Yr Jackson State University (Jackson, MS)
1979 8 208 FrRnd 26 Red Sox N Steve True (minors) LHP HS Marlow HS (Marlow, OK)

26 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (7%). Total of 1.2 WAR, or 0.6 per major leaguer.

DT Key

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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.