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31st Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 31st / 1979 30th / 1979 31st / 1979 32nd / 1980 31st

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197931752FrRnd1MarinersDaniel McFadden (minors)LHPHSKingstree HS (Georgetown, SC)
197931753FrRnd2MetsPaul Niggebrugge (minors)OF4YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
197931754FrRnd3BravesGregory Dikos (minors)3B4YrBall State University (Muncie, IN)
197931755FrRnd4AthleticsGreg Hazel (minors)SSJCSan Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
197931756FrRnd5IndiansLarry White (minors)RHP0.31110.000.00011012.371.1604YrSan Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
197931757FrRnd6White SoxRay Thoma (minors)2BHSMarist HS (Chicago, IL)
197931758FrRnd7ExposJohn McKeon (minors)2BHSCummings HS (Burlington, NC)
197931759FrRnd8TwinsTom Nieto (minors)C-2.32516195.205.561JCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197931760FrRnd9CubsDoug Huffman (minors)LHP4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
197931761FrRnd10TigersScott Bollens (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197931762FrRnd11PiratesRoger Lorenzen (minors)OF4YrWestern Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)
197931763FrRnd12RangersDaryl Frazier (minors)RHP4YrMidwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
197931764FrRnd13GiantsTimothy Thiessen (minors)SSHSRoosevelt HS (Fresno, CA)
197931765FrRnd14OriolesGlenn Davis (minors)1B19.510153719190.259.800HSUniversity Christian HS (Jacksonville, FL)
197931766FrRnd15PhilliesKeith Robinson (minors)1BHSJulian HS (Chicago, IL)
197931767FrRnd16RoyalsCraig Patterson (minors)2B4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
197931768FrRnd17RedsJames Vegara (minors)OFHSPlainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy HS (Plainview, NY)
197931769FrRnd18BrewersJorge Reyes (minors)LHPHSSouthwest Miami HS (Miami, FL)
197931770FrRnd19DodgersJames Garcia (minors)RHPHSBell HS (Bell, CA)

19 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (15%). Total of 17.5 WAR, or 5.8 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.