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1979 Cleveland Indians Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979 1 7 7 Indians Y John Bohnet (minors) LHP -0.1 3 0 0 3 0 0 6.94 1.54 0 HS Hogan HS (Vallejo, CA)
1979 2 33 7 Indians Y Chris Rehbaum (minors) OF HS St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, NY)
1979 3 59 7 Indians N Eric Hardgrave (minors) 1B HS Bullard HS (Fresno, CA)
1979 4 85 7 Indians Y John Hoban (minors) RHP 4Yr California State University Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
1979 5 111 7 Indians N Ed Brennan (minors) SS HS Sweet Home HS (Sweet Home, OR)
1979 6 137 7 Indians N Dave Landrith (minors) C HS Homestead HS (Sunnyvale, CA)
1979 7 163 7 Indians Y Von Hayes (minors) INF 29.7 1495 5249 143 .267 .770 4Yr St. Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA)
1979 8 189 7 Indians N Charles Melito (minors) 1B 4Yr Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
1979 9 215 7 Indians Y Ricky Baker (minors) OF 4Yr San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
1979 10 241 7 Indians N Len Bradley (minors) RHP 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
1979 11 267 7 Indians N Brian Butera (minors) OF 4Yr Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
1979 12 293 7 Indians Y Ron Leach (minors) LHP 4Yr California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
1979 13 319 7 Indians Y Frank Osmulski (minors) C HS Summit HS (Summit, NJ)
1979 14 345 7 Indians Y Jerry Larison (minors) RHP HS Lafayette HS (Lexington, KY)
1979 15 371 7 Indians Y Jack Nuismer (minors) RHP 4Yr Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
1979 16 397 7 Indians N Mike Hocutt (minors) 3B HS Rogers HS (Michigan City, IN)
1979 17 423 7 Indians Y Thomas Clancy (minors) RHP HS Wilmot HS (Twin Lakes, WI)
1979 18 449 7 Indians Y Lawrence Locascio (minors) C 4Yr St. Xavier University (Orland Park, IL)
1979 19 475 7 Indians Y George Cecchetti (minors) OF JC San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
1979 20 501 7 Indians N Larry Smith (minors) SS HS Illion HS (Illion, NY)
1979 21 526 6 Indians Y Leonard Jones (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
1979 22 551 6 Indians N Ricky Edwards (minors) RHP 4Yr Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1979 23 576 6 Indians N Robbie Cobb (minors) INF HS Garfield HS (Seattle, WA)
1979 24 600 6 Indians N Gary Whisler (minors) INF HS Klamath Union HS (Klamath Falls, OR)
1979 25 624 6 Indians Y Larry Hrynko (minors) RHP 4Yr St. Xavier University (Orland Park, IL)
1979 26 648 6 Indians N Chris Sigourney (minors) LHP HS Larkin HS (Elgin, IL)
1979 27 672 6 Indians Y Ralph Hodge (minors) 1B 4Yr San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
1979 28 694 5 Indians N Thomas Gilchrist (minors) RHP HS Newport HS (Bellevue, WA)
1979 29 715 5 Indians Y Todd Richard (minors) LHP HS DeSales HS (Walla Walla, WA)
1979 30 736 5 Indians N Allen Peel (minors) C HS Davis HS (Davis, CA)
1979 31 756 5 Indians Y Larry White (minors) RHP 0.3 11 1 0 .000 .000 11 0 1 2.37 1.16 0 4Yr San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
1979 32 775 5 Indians Y Michael Jakubowicz (minors) RHP HS Clarke HS (Hammond, IN)
1979 33 793 5 Indians N Robert Heath (minors) RHP HS Maine East HS (Niles, IL)
1979 34 810 5 Indians N Jeff Walsh (minors) RHP 4Yr Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1979 35 823 3 Indians N Joseph Krisik (minors) LHP HS Badger HS (Genoa City, WI)
1979 36 832 3 Indians N Stan Osiecki (minors) RHP HS Ansonia HS (Ansonia, CT)
1979 37 840 2 Indians Y George Merry (minors) LHP HS Ipswich HS (Ipswich, MA)
1979 38 847 2 Indians Y Donald Nicolet (minors) OF JC Pierce College (Lakewood, WA)
1979 39 853 2 Indians N Gerald Drobnick (minors) SS HS Euclid HS (Euclid, OH)
1979 40 857 1 Indians Y Matthew Maki (minors) LHP 4Yr San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1979 41 860 1 Indians N Gary Joseph (minors) RHP HS New Iberia HS (New Iberia, LA)
1979 42 863 1 Indians Y Bryan Meier (minors) 3B JC San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
1979 43 866 1 Indians N Brian Duffy (minors) LHP 4Yr University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
1979 44 869 1 Indians Y Bruce Chaney (minors) INF 4Yr Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

44 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (6%). Total of 29.9 WAR, or 10.0 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.