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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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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 17 417 FrRnd 1 Mariners Buddy Black (minors) LHP 21.1 400 179 0 .145 .332 398 121 116 3.84 1.27 11 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1979 17 418 FrRnd 2 Mets Todd Davidson (minors) OF HS North Allegheny HS (Wexford, PA)
1979 17 419 FrRnd 3 Blue Jays Jeff Robinson (minors) RHP 1.3 141 11 0 .091 .182 141 47 40 4.79 1.44 0 HS Troy HS (Fullerton, CA)
1979 17 420 FrRnd 4 Braves Nicholas O'Connor (minors) RHP HS Reading HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1979 17 421 FrRnd 5 Athletics Manuel Costa (minors) 3B JC Gavilan College (Gilroy, CA)
1979 17 422 FrRnd 6 Cardinals Tony Hudson (minors) RHP 4Yr California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979 17 423 FrRnd 7 Indians Thomas Clancy (minors) RHP HS Wilmot HS (Twin Lakes, WI)
1979 17 424 FrRnd 8 Astros Valentino Primante (minors) C 4Yr University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1979 17 425 FrRnd 9 White Sox James English (minors) 2B 4Yr University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
1979 17 426 FrRnd 10 Expos Brad Mills (minors) 3B -0.6 106 168 1 .256 .615 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1979 17 427 FrRnd 11 Twins Wayne Palica (minors) RHP HS Huntington Beach HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
1979 17 428 FrRnd 12 Cubs Bryan Hardy (minors) LHP 4Yr Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1979 17 429 FrRnd 13 Tigers John Lackey (minors) RHP 4Yr Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
1979 17 430 FrRnd 14 Padres Daniel Sijer (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1979 17 431 FrRnd 15 Angels Galdenio Noda (minors) SS HS Bell HS (Bell, CA)
1979 17 432 FrRnd 16 Pirates Darryl Stephens (minors) OF HS Gonzaga Prep HS (Spokane, WA)
1979 17 433 FrRnd 17 Rangers Steven Brigante (minors) 2B 4Yr Lubbock Christian University (Lubbock, TX)
1979 17 434 FrRnd 18 Giants Steve Murphy (minors) RHP HS Grant HS (Van Nuys, CA)
1979 17 435 FrRnd 19 Orioles Angelo Blake (minors) 2B JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
1979 17 436 FrRnd 20 Phillies Roger Redmond (minors) RHP HS Bishop Kelley HS (Tulsa, OK)
1979 17 437 FrRnd 21 Royals David Sullivan (minors) C 4Yr Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1979 17 438 FrRnd 22 Reds Cary Palmer (minors) RHP JC Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
1979 17 439 FrRnd 23 Brewers Raymond Alonzo (minors) OF 4Yr Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
1979 17 440 FrRnd 24 Dodgers Orel Hershiser (minors) RHP 56.8 521 810 0 .201 .472 510 204 150 3.48 1.26 5 4Yr Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979 17 441 FrRnd 25 Yankees Rob Teegarden (minors) OF 4Yr University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1979 17 442 FrRnd 26 Red Sox John Leonard (minors) RHP HS Connellsville 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)
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  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
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