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1979 Atlanta Braves Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1978 / 1979 / 1980

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979 1 4 4 Braves Brad Komminsk (minors) OF 2.2 376 986 23 .218 .637 HS Shawnee HS (Lima, OH)
1979 3 56 4 Braves Daniel Church (minors) RHP HS San Marin HS (Novato, CA)
1979 4 82 4 Braves Kenneth Ames (minors) RHP HS St. Helens HS (St. Helens, OR)
1979 5 108 4 Braves Bob Luzon (minors) 2B HS Westlake HS (Thornwood, NY)
1979 6 134 4 Braves Mike Payne (minors) RHP -0.1 3 1 0 .000 .000 3 0 1 6.35 1.76 0 HS Williston HS (Williston, FL)
1979 7 160 4 Braves Roy North (minors) RHP 4Yr Rider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
1979 8 186 4 Braves David Coghill (minors) LHP JC Clackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
1979 9 212 4 Braves Paul Runge (minors) SS 0.2 183 345 4 .232 .644 4Yr Jacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
1979 10 238 4 Braves Keith Belcik (minors) C HS Clay HS (Oregon, OH)
1979 11 264 4 Braves Gary Reiter (minors) LHP 4Yr Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979 12 290 4 Braves Glen Bockhorn (minors) 2B 4Yr Texas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
1979 13 316 4 Braves Steven Stieb (minors) C 4Yr Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
1979 14 342 4 Braves Randy Ingle (minors) SS 4Yr Appalachian State University (Boone, NC)
1979 15 368 4 Braves Bret Ferguson (minors) LHP HS North Baltimore HS (North Baltimore, OH)
1979 16 394 4 Braves Buddy Bailey (minors) C 4Yr Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
1979 17 420 4 Braves Nicholas O'Connor (minors) RHP HS Reading HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1979 18 446 4 Braves Harold Williams (minors) 1B 4Yr Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
1979 19 472 4 Braves Peter Teixeira (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1979 20 498 4 Braves Randall Whistler (minors) C 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979 21 523 3 Braves Billy Bowen (minors) OF 4Yr Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1979 22 548 3 Braves Gregory Norris (minors) RHP 4Yr University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1979 23 573 3 Braves Brett Butler (minors) OF 49.4 2213 8180 54 .290 .753 4Yr Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1979 24 597 3 Braves John Shannon (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Houston (Houston, TX)
1979 25 621 3 Braves Robert Kennedy (minors) RHP JC Cochise Community College (Douglas, AZ)
1979 26 645 3 Braves Charles Black (minors) 2B 4Yr Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979 27 669 3 Braves Mike Garcia (minors) 2B 4Yr California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979 28 692 3 Braves Tommy Thompson (minors) C 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1979 29 713 3 Braves Eric Call (minors) RHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979 30 734 3 Braves Arcilio Castaigne (minors) RHP 4Yr Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
1979 31 754 3 Braves Gregory Dikos (minors) 3B 4Yr Ball State University (Muncie, IN)
1979 32 773 3 Braves DeWayne Kitts (minors) LHP 4Yr Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
1979 33 791 3 Braves Jeff Groth (minors) OF 4Yr Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979 34 808 3 Braves Kevin Patten (minors) OF 4Yr Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
1979 35 822 2 Braves Arthur Neal (minors) OF 4Yr Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
1979 36 831 2 Braves Philip Bowie (minors) OF HS Greenwood HS (Greenwood, SC)
1979 37 839 1 Braves Timothy Fuller (minors) RHP HS Berkmar HS (Lilburn, GA)
1979 38 846 1 Braves Russell Kerdolff (minors) RHP 4Yr Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
1979 39 852 1 Braves Scott Matthews (minors) OF HS Melbourne HS (Melbourne, FL)

38 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (10%). Total of 51.7 WAR, or 12.9 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.