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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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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 31 752 FrRnd 1 Mariners Daniel McFadden (minors) LHP HS Kingstree HS (Georgetown, SC)
1979 31 753 FrRnd 2 Mets Paul Niggebrugge (minors) OF 4Yr Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)
1979 31 754 FrRnd 3 Braves Gregory Dikos (minors) 3B 4Yr Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
1979 31 755 FrRnd 4 Athletics Greg Hazel (minors) SS JC San Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
1979 31 756 FrRnd 5 Indians 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 31 757 FrRnd 6 White Sox Ray Thoma (minors) 2B HS Marist HS (Chicago, IL)
1979 31 758 FrRnd 7 Expos John McKeon (minors) 2B HS Cummings HS (Burlington, NC)
1979 31 759 FrRnd 8 Twins Tom Nieto (minors) C -2.3 251 619 5 .205 .561 JC Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
1979 31 760 FrRnd 9 Cubs Doug Huffman (minors) LHP 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
1979 31 761 FrRnd 10 Tigers Scott Bollens (minors) RHP 4Yr University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1979 31 762 FrRnd 11 Pirates Roger Lorenzen (minors) OF 4Yr Western Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)
1979 31 763 FrRnd 12 Rangers Daryl Frazier (minors) RHP 4Yr Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
1979 31 764 FrRnd 13 Giants Timothy Thiessen (minors) SS HS Roosevelt HS (Fresno, CA)
1979 31 765 FrRnd 14 Orioles Glenn Davis (minors) 1B 19.5 1015 3719 190 .259 .800 HS University Christian HS (Jacksonville, FL)
1979 31 766 FrRnd 15 Phillies Keith Robinson (minors) 1B HS Julian HS (Chicago, IL)
1979 31 767 FrRnd 16 Royals Craig Patterson (minors) 2B 4Yr Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1979 31 768 FrRnd 17 Reds James Vegara (minors) OF HS Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy HS (Plainview, NY)
1979 31 769 FrRnd 18 Brewers Jorge Reyes (minors) LHP HS Southwest Miami HS (Miami, FL)
1979 31 770 FrRnd 19 Dodgers James Garcia (minors) RHP HS Bell 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.