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1979 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of OF
    Other Years:1978 / 1979 / 1980

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197911FrRnd1MarinersAl Chambers (minors)OF-0.5571202.208.618HSJohn Harris HS (Harrisburg, PA)
197914FrRnd4BravesBrad Komminsk (minors)OF2.237698623.218.637HSShawnee HS (Lima, OH)
197916FrRnd6CardinalsAndy Van Slyke (minors)OF41.216585711164.274.792HSNew Hartford HS (New Hartford, NY)
1979111FrRnd11TwinsKevin Brandt (minors)OFHSNekoosa HS (Nekoosa, WI)
1979113FrRnd13TigersRick Leach (minors)OF3.2799171918.268.70410027.004.0004YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979123FrRnd23Tigers via Brewers*Chris Baker (minors)OFHSLivonia Franklin HS (Dearborn Heights, MI)
1979126FrRnd26Athletics via Red Sox*Mike Stenhouse (minors)OF-1.42074169.190.5984YrHarvard University (Cambridge, MA)
1979229FrRnd3Blue JaysRon Shepherd (minors)OF-1.41151082.167.481HSKilgore HS (Kilgore, TX)
1979231FrRnd5AthleticsTom Dodd (minors)OF0.18131.231.8374YrUniversity of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
1979233FrRnd7IndiansChris Rehbaum (minors)OFHSSt. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, NY)
1979237FrRnd11TwinsRandy Bush (minors)OF1.61219304596.251.7474YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
1979249FrRnd23BrewersMark Higgins (minors)OFHSCentral Valley HS (Spokane Valley, WA)
1979365FrRnd13TigersRandy Harvey (minors)OFHSRiverside Poly HS (Riverside, CA)
1979366FrRnd14PadresSteve Johnson (minors)OFHSRick East HS (Park Forest, IL)
1979373FrRnd21RoyalsPat Sheridan (minors)OF5.5876241951.253.6904YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1979375FrRnd23BrewersJon Hansen (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
1979480FrRnd2MetsDavid Howard (minors)OF4YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
1979484FrRnd6CardinalsJohn DelMonte (minors)OF4YrSt. Joseph's University (Philadelphia, PA)
1979486FrRnd8AstrosLarry Ray (minors)OF-0.1560.167.3104YrKentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro, KY)
19794104FrRnd26Red SoxGib Seibert (minors)OFHSSahuaro HS (Tucson, AZ)
19795114FrRnd10ExposJim Auten (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
19795120FrRnd16PiratesCharles McGehee (minors)OFHSDouglas Freeman HS (Richmond, VA)
19795125FrRnd21RoyalsMichael Palmer (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
19795130FrRnd26Red SoxJim Watkins (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
19796131FrRnd1MarinersKevin King (minors)OFHSChief Sealth HS (Seattle, WA)
19796135FrRnd5AthleticsOscar Burnett (minors)OFHSMoravia Central HS (Moravia, NY)
19796147FrRnd17RangersShelton McMath (minors)OF4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
19796150FrRnd20PhilliesTrent Purcell (minors)OFHSTrotwood HS (Trotwood, OH)
19796152FrRnd22RedsRon Little (minors)OFHSAsheboro HS (Asheboro, NC)
19796154FrRnd24DodgersDale Holman (minors)OF4YrLouisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
19797158FrRnd2MetsMike Hennessy (minors)OFHSBogota HS (Bogota, NJ)
19797162FrRnd6CardinalsBilly Fink (minors)OFHSGreenfield HS (Greenfield, IN)
19797165FrRnd9White SoxMitchell Olson (minors)OFHSLos Alamitos HS (Los Alamitos, CA)
19797168FrRnd12CubsRandy Lavigne (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
19797171FrRnd15AngelsSteven Renfroe (minors)OF4YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
19797179FrRnd23BrewersEd Irvine (minors)OF4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
19797181FrRnd25YankeesThomas Echstenkamper (minors)OF4YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
19798196FrRnd14PadresJim Steels (minors)OF-1.41111330.180.461HSSanta Maria HS (Santa Maria, CA)
19798200FrRnd18GiantsGreg Baker (minors)OF4YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
19798207FrRnd25YankeesHuey Gayden (minors)OF4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
19799215FrRnd7IndiansRicky Baker (minors)OF4YrSan Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)
19799229FrRnd21RoyalsRobin Townley (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
197910242FrRnd8AstrosMarc Thomas (minors)OF4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
197910248FrRnd14PadresDaniel Gausepohl (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197910255FrRnd21RoyalsBill Moore (minors)OF-0.16120.167.333HSCovina HS (Covina, CA)
197910256FrRnd22RedsTony Masone (minors)OF4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
197911267FrRnd7IndiansBrian Butera (minors)OF4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
197911271FrRnd11TwinsBruce Stocker (minors)OFJCPima Community College (Tucson, AZ)
197911279FrRnd19OriolesMark Jurena (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Louisville (Louisville, KY)
197911286FrRnd26Red SoxTom Dunbar (minors)OF-1.6912253.231.603JCMiddle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
197912287FrRnd1MarinersMichael Codiroli (minors)OF4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
197912288FrRnd2MetsLarry Hernandez (minors)OFHSJones HS (Orlando, FL)
197912298FrRnd12CubsJames Lockett (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
197912308FrRnd22RedsTom Edens (minors)OF2.318260.000.00018219123.861.406HSFruitland HS (Fruitland, ID)
197912310FrRnd24DodgersKerwin Danley (minors)OFHSSusan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
197913313FrRnd1MarinersMike Hart (minors)OF-0.8471054.162.5064YrUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
197913329FrRnd17RangersBobby Ball (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University Dominguez Hills (Carson, CA)
197913331FrRnd19OriolesTerry Schriner (minors)OFHSHarrisburg HS (Harrisburg, PA)
197913335FrRnd23BrewersBob Skube (minors)OF0.016280.250.7014YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197914341FrRnd3Blue JaysPaul White (minors)OF4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
197914349FrRnd11TwinsAndre David (minors)OF-0.038531.245.6894YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
197914354FrRnd16PiratesJim Felt (minors)OFJCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
197914356FrRnd18GiantsLance Junker (minors)OFJCMission College (Santa Clara, CA)
197914357FrRnd19OriolesDavid Shuman (minors)OF4YrSeton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
197915377FrRnd13TigersJeff Kenaga (minors)OF4YrWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
197915380FrRnd16PiratesThomas Olszak (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)
197915382FrRnd18GiantsScott Blanke (minors)OFJCCypress College (Cypress, CA)
197915384FrRnd20PhilliesWillie Darkis (minors)OFJCEast Oklahoma State College (Wilburton, OK)
197915388FrRnd24DodgersTom Beyers (minors)OF4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
197915390FrRnd26Red SoxReggie Whittemore (minors)OF4YrLipscomb University (Nashville, TN)
197916392FrRnd2MetsBill Hill (minors)OFJCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
197916399FrRnd9White SoxDarryl Wilks (minors)OFHSGlenwood HS (Phenix City, AL)
197916402FrRnd12CubsTom Grant (minors)OF-0.116200.150.4614YrUniversity of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
197916411FrRnd21RoyalsJohnny Barnette (minors)OFJCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
197917418FrRnd2MetsTodd Davidson (minors)OFHSNorth Allegheny HS (Wexford, PA)
197917432FrRnd16PiratesDarryl Stephens (minors)OFHSGonzaga Prep HS (Spokane, WA)
197917439FrRnd23BrewersRaymond Alonzo (minors)OF4YrGrand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
197917441FrRnd25YankeesRob Teegarden (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
197918444FrRnd2MetsJohn Bryant (minors)OFHSEl Toro HS (Lake Forest, CA)
197918453FrRnd11TwinsKevin Miller (minors)OFJCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197918456FrRnd14PadresDouglas Lulay (minors)OF4YrWestern Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)
197918463FrRnd21RoyalsJohn Elway (minors)OFHSGranada Hills HS (Granada Hills, CA)
197918464FrRnd22RedsRuss Jones (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
197918466FrRnd24DodgersStanley Mohler (minors)OF4YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
197918467FrRnd25YankeesMike Dotterer (minors)OFHSEdison HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
197918468FrRnd26Red SoxEddie Lee (minors)OF4YrUniversity of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
197919474FrRnd6CardinalsGreg Howe (minors)OFHSEisenhower HS (Saginaw, MI)
197919475FrRnd7IndiansGeorge Cecchetti (minors)OFJCSan Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
197919485FrRnd17RangersLarry Hamilton (minors)OF4YrMorehead State University (Morehead, KY)
197919486FrRnd18GiantsJames Wojcik (minors)OF4YrUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York (Buffalo, NY)
197920500FrRnd6CardinalsDouglas Latrenta (minors)OF4YrSt. John's University (Queens, NY)
197920503FrRnd9White SoxKeith Brown (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197920512FrRnd18GiantsPaul Ash (minors)OF4YrDelaware State University (Dover, DE)
197920516FrRnd22RedsJeff Jones (minors)OF0.216440.227.6754YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
197920519FrRnd25YankeesSean Everton (minors)OF4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
197921523FrRnd3BravesBilly Bowen (minors)OF4YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
197921534FrRnd14AngelsMaurice Christian (minors)OF4YrTexas Southern University (Houston, TX)
197921540FrRnd20RoyalsLawrence Grahek (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
197921544FrRnd24YankeesDerwin McNealy (minors)OFHSCrenshaw HS (Los Angeles, CA)
197922546FrRnd1MarinersJohn Cook (minors)OF4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
197922547FrRnd2MetsJoseph Scherger (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197922549FrRnd4AthleticsScott Jefferson (minors)OFHSBerkeley HS (Berkeley, CA)
197922560FrRnd15PiratesMike Quade (minors)OF4YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
197922561FrRnd16RangersSteve Davis (minors)OFJCMiddle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
197922569FrRnd24YankeesCedric Mack (minors)OFHSBrazosport HS (Freeport, TX)
197923573FrRnd3BravesBrett Butler (minors)OF49.42213818054.290.7534YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
197923582FrRnd12TigersAudie Cole (minors)OF4YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
197923584FrRnd14AngelsEli Aldridge (minors)OF4YrPrairie View A&M University (Prairie View, TX)
197923586FrRnd16RangersJames Schaefer (minors)OF4YrMissouri State University (Springfield, MO)
197923588FrRnd18OriolesGreg Schuler (minors)OFHSJames W. Robinson, Jr. SS (Fairfax, VA)
197923591FrRnd21RedsPerry Estep (minors)OF4YrWest Virginia State University (Institute, WV)
197924598FrRnd4AthleticsHank Landers (minors)OFHSSomerville HS (Somerville, MA)
197924605FrRnd11CubsSidney Smith (minors)OFHSPatrick Henry HS (San Diego, CA)
197924606FrRnd12TigersJohn Wells (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197924607FrRnd13PadresRon Scheer (minors)OFHSKentucky HS (Paducah, KY)
197924608FrRnd14AngelsTimothy Collins (minors)OF4YrLoyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
197925623FrRnd5CardinalsPhillip Baskerville (minors)OF4YrElon University (Elon, NC)
197925625FrRnd7AstrosChris Jones (minors)OF-0.034260.192.4684YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
197925628FrRnd10TwinsBrendan Rosenberg (minors)OF4YrRowan University (Glassboro, NJ)
197925629FrRnd11CubsMike Kelley (minors)OF4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
197925630FrRnd12TigersWilliam Hardy (minors)OF4YrAlabama State University (Montgomery, AL)
197925632FrRnd14AngelsPaul Wirkus (minors)OF4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
197926663FrRnd21RedsMark Miller (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197926665FrRnd23DodgersBrian Dillard (minors)OFHSBloom HS (Chicago Heights, IL)
197927671FrRnd5CardinalsKevin House (minors)OF4YrSouthern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
197927679FrRnd13AngelsRodney Martin (minors)OFHSDwight D. Eisenhower HS (Rialto, CA)
197928697FrRnd8TwinsAlfredo Agras (minors)OFHSMiami Springs HS (Miami Springs, FL)
197928698FrRnd9CubsDennis Mork (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
197929718FrRnd8TwinsEdward Odin (minors)OFHSPacifica HS (Garden Grove, CA)
197929723FrRnd13RangersCharles Stafford (minors)OF4YrDallas Baptist University (Dallas, TX)
197929724FrRnd14GiantsDonald Jamerson (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University East Bay (Hayward, CA)
197929725FrRnd15OriolesCecil Morris (minors)OFHSLoyola HS (Los Angeles, CA)
197930737FrRnd6White SoxRonald Naclerio (minors)OF4YrSt. John's University (Queens, NY)
197930738FrRnd7ExposBilly Hatcher (minors)OF3.91233433954.264.676HSWiliams HS (Wiliams, AZ)
197930740FrRnd9CubsGlenn Millhauser (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)
197930750FrRnd19DodgersTed Salcido (minors)OFHSWilson HS (Los Angeles, CA)
197931753FrRnd2MetsPaul Niggebrugge (minors)OF4YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
197931762FrRnd11PiratesRoger Lorenzen (minors)OF4YrWestern Oregon University (Monmouth, OR)
197931768FrRnd17RedsJames Vegara (minors)OFHSPlainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy HS (Plainview, NY)
197932774FrRnd4AthleticsArthur Sullivan (minors)OF4YrColby College (Waterville, ME)
197932779FrRnd9TigersWilson Tucker (minors)OF4YrBelmont University (Nashville, TN)
197932784FrRnd14PhilliesCurt Warner (minors)OFHSPineville HS (Wyoming, WV)
197932788FrRnd18DodgersGeorge Page (minors)OFHSKennedy HS (Pacoima, CA)
197933791FrRnd3BravesJeff Groth (minors)OF4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
197933800FrRnd12GiantsDavid Del Rio (minors)OFHSPonderosa HS (Shingle Springs, CA)
197933805FrRnd17BrewersEugene Hering (minors)OFJCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
197934806FrRnd1MarinersJack Thompson (minors)OF4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
197934807FrRnd2MetsDan Sprick (minors)OF4YrSt. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
197934808FrRnd3BravesKevin Patten (minors)OF4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
197934811FrRnd6White SoxLarry Doby (minors)OF4YrDuke University (Durham, NC)
197934812FrRnd7TwinsJohn Lastinger (minors)OFHSValdosta HS (Valdosta, GA)
197935822FrRnd2BravesArthur Neal (minors)OF4YrMorehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
197935828FrRnd8RoyalsReggie West (minors)OFJCSanta Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
197936831FrRnd2BravesPhilip Bowie (minors)OFHSGreenwood HS (Greenwood, SC)
197936837FrRnd8RoyalsLeon Vickers (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
197938847FrRnd2IndiansDonald Nicolet (minors)OFJCPierce College (Lakewood, WA)
197938848FrRnd3CubsWes Clements (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
197939852FrRnd1BravesScott Matthews (minors)OFHSMelbourne HS (Melbourne, FL)
197939855FrRnd4PiratesHerm Winningham (minors)OF-0.4868188819.239.630HSWilkinson HS (Orangeburg, SC)
197939856FrRnd5RedsCharles James (minors)OFHSFulton HS (Fulton, MO)

*Compensation Picks
Chris Baker (Tigers-1) - Pick from Brewers as compensation for Free Agent Jim Slaton
Mike Stenhouse (Athletics-1) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Steve Renko

160 matching player(s). 24 played in the majors (15%). Total of 101.8 WAR, or 4.2 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.