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17th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 17th / 1979 16th / 1979 17th / 1979 18th / 1980 17th

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmSignedNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197917417FrRnd1MarinersYBud Black (minors)LHP21.14001790.145.3323981211163.841.27114YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
197917418FrRnd2MetsNTodd Davidson (minors)OFHSNorth Allegheny HS (Wexford, PA)
197917419FrRnd3Blue JaysNJeff Robinson (minors)RHP1.3141110.091.18214147404.791.440HSTroy HS (Fullerton, CA)
197917420FrRnd4BravesNNicholas O'Connor (minors)RHPHSReading HS (Cincinnati, OH)
197917421FrRnd5AthleticsNManuel Costa (minors)3BJCGavilan College (Gilroy, CA)
197917422FrRnd6CardinalsNTony Hudson (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
197917423FrRnd7IndiansYThomas Clancy (minors)RHPHSWilmot HS (Twin Lakes, WI)
197917424FrRnd8AstrosYValentino Primante (minors)C4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197917425FrRnd9White SoxYJames English (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
197917426FrRnd10ExposYBrad Mills (minors)3B-0.61061681.256.6154YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
197917427FrRnd11TwinsYWayne Palica (minors)RHPHSHuntington Beach HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
197917428FrRnd12CubsYBryan Hardy (minors)LHP4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
197917429FrRnd13TigersYJohn Lackey (minors)RHP4YrFlorida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
197917430FrRnd14PadresYDaniel Sijer (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
197917431FrRnd15AngelsNGaldenio Noda (minors)SSHSBell HS (Bell, CA)
197917432FrRnd16PiratesNDarryl Stephens (minors)OFHSGonzaga Prep HS (Spokane, WA)
197917433FrRnd17RangersNSteven Brigante (minors)2B4YrLubbock Christian University (Lubbock, TX)
197917434FrRnd18GiantsNSteve Murphy (minors)RHPHSGrant HS (Van Nuys, CA)
197917435FrRnd19OriolesYAngelo Blake (minors)2BJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197917436FrRnd20PhilliesYRoger Redmond (minors)RHPHSBishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
197917437FrRnd21RoyalsNDavid Sullivan (minors)C4YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
197917438FrRnd22RedsNCary Palmer (minors)RHPJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197917439FrRnd23BrewersYRaymond Alonzo (minors)OF4YrGrand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
197917440FrRnd24DodgersYOrel Hershiser (minors)RHP56.85218100.201.4725102041503.481.2654YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
197917441FrRnd25YankeesYRob Teegarden (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
197917442FrRnd26Red SoxNJohn Leonard (minors)RHPHSConnellsville Area HS (Connellsville, PA)

26 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (15%). Total of 78.6 WAR, or 19.6 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
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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.