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5th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 5th / 1979 4th / 1979 5th / 1979 6th / 1980 5th

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
19795105FrRnd1MarinersMark Cahill (minors)RHPHSEast HS (Cranston, RI)
19795106FrRnd2MetsGary Hardie (minors)SS4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
19795107FrRnd3Blue JaysKeith Walker (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
19795108FrRnd4BravesBob Luzon (minors)2BHSWestlake HS (Thornwood, NY)
19795109FrRnd5AthleticsRonn Reynolds (minors)C-2.11433564.188.4834YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
19795110FrRnd6CardinalsMark Roberts (minors)LHPHSMyers Park HS (Charlotte, NC)
19795111FrRnd7IndiansEd Brennan (minors)SSHSSweet Home HS (Sweet Home, OR)
19795112FrRnd8AstrosMark Strucher (minors)1B4YrGeorgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
19795113FrRnd9White SoxDom Fucci (minors)1B4YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
19795114FrRnd10ExposJim Auten (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
19795115FrRnd11TwinsRobert Konopa (minors)LHPHSBedford HS (Bedford, OH)
19795116FrRnd12CubsSteven Gehrke (minors)RHPHSMurray HS (Murray, UT)
19795117FrRnd13TigersJon Driver (minors)CHSShelby County HS (Shelbyville, KY)
19795118FrRnd14PadresMark Thurmond (minors)LHP4.73151580.139.32731440463.691.38214YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
19795119FrRnd15AngelsPat Keedy (minors)2B0.229593.203.6784YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
19795120FrRnd16PiratesCharles McGehee (minors)OFHSDouglas Freeman HS (Richmond, VA)
19795121FrRnd17RangersMark Gammage (minors)RHPHSOsborn HS (Detroit, MI)
19795122FrRnd18GiantsLouis Burmester (minors)RHPHSHerricks HS (Williston Park, NY)
19795123FrRnd19OriolesAllan Ramirez (minors)RHP1.2110011443.471.3304YrRice University (Houston, TX)
19795124FrRnd20PhilliesHerbert Bennett (minors)RHPHSRiverdale HS (Fort Myers, FL)
19795125FrRnd21RoyalsMichael Palmer (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
19795126FrRnd22RedsJeff Russell (minors)RHP15.2591791.139.40358956733.751.35186HSWyoming HS (Wyoming, OH)
19795127FrRnd23BrewersAndy Beene (minors)RHP-1.060060210.451.9804YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
19795128FrRnd24DodgersTerry Sutcliffe (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
19795129FrRnd25YankeesGreg Gagne (minors)SS26.317985673111.254.684HSSomerset HS (Somerset, MA)
19795130FrRnd26Red SoxJim Watkins (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

26 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (26%). Total of 44.5 WAR, or 6.4 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.