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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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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 5 105 FrRnd 1 Mariners Mark Cahill (minors) RHP HS East HS (Cranston, RI)
1979 5 106 FrRnd 2 Mets Gary Hardie (minors) SS 4Yr Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
1979 5 107 FrRnd 3 Blue Jays Keith Walker (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979 5 108 FrRnd 4 Braves Bob Luzon (minors) 2B HS Westlake HS (Thornwood, NY)
1979 5 109 FrRnd 5 Athletics Ronn Reynolds (minors) C -2.1 143 356 4 .188 .483 4Yr University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
1979 5 110 FrRnd 6 Cardinals Mark Roberts (minors) LHP HS Myers Park HS (Charlotte, NC)
1979 5 111 FrRnd 7 Indians Ed Brennan (minors) SS HS Sweet Home HS (Sweet Home, OR)
1979 5 112 FrRnd 8 Astros Mark Strucher (minors) 1B 4Yr Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
1979 5 113 FrRnd 9 White Sox Dom Fucci (minors) 1B 4Yr Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
1979 5 114 FrRnd 10 Expos Jim Auten (minors) OF 4Yr University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1979 5 115 FrRnd 11 Twins Robert Konopa (minors) LHP HS Bedford HS (Bedford, OH)
1979 5 116 FrRnd 12 Cubs Steven Gehrke (minors) RHP HS Murray HS (Murray, UT)
1979 5 117 FrRnd 13 Tigers Jon Driver (minors) C HS Shelby County HS (Shelbyville, KY)
1979 5 118 FrRnd 14 Padres Mark Thurmond (minors) LHP 4.7 315 158 0 .139 .327 314 40 46 3.69 1.38 21 4Yr Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1979 5 119 FrRnd 15 Angels Pat Keedy (minors) 2B 0.2 29 59 3 .203 .678 4Yr Auburn University (Auburn, AL)
1979 5 120 FrRnd 16 Pirates Charles McGehee (minors) OF HS Douglas Freeman HS (Richmond, VA)
1979 5 121 FrRnd 17 Rangers Mark Gammage (minors) RHP HS Osborn HS (Detroit, MI)
1979 5 122 FrRnd 18 Giants Louis Burmester (minors) RHP HS Herricks HS (Williston Park, NY)
1979 5 123 FrRnd 19 Orioles Allan Ramirez (minors) RHP 1.2 11 0 0 11 4 4 3.47 1.33 0 4Yr Rice University (Houston, TX)
1979 5 124 FrRnd 20 Phillies Herbert Bennett (minors) RHP HS Riverdale HS (Fort Myers, FL)
1979 5 125 FrRnd 21 Royals Michael Palmer (minors) OF 4Yr California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979 5 126 FrRnd 22 Reds Jeff Russell (minors) RHP 15.2 591 79 1 .139 .403 589 56 73 3.75 1.35 186 HS Wyoming HS (Wyoming, OH)
1979 5 127 FrRnd 23 Brewers Andy Beene (minors) RHP -1.0 6 0 0 6 0 2 10.45 1.98 0 4Yr Baylor University (Waco, TX)
1979 5 128 FrRnd 24 Dodgers Terry Sutcliffe (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1979 5 129 FrRnd 25 Yankees Greg Gagne (minors) SS 26.3 1798 5673 111 .254 .684 HS Somerset HS (Somerset, MA)
1979 5 130 FrRnd 26 Red Sox Jim Watkins (minors) OF 4Yr University 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.