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

Drafted Players

Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
1979144BravesBrad Komminsk (minors)OF2.237698623.218.637HSShawnee HS (Lima, OH)
19793564BravesDaniel Church (minors)RHPHSSan Marin HS (Novato, CA)
19794824BravesKenneth Ames (minors)RHPHSSt. Helens HS (St. Helens, OR)
197951084BravesBob Luzon (minors)2BHSWestlake HS (Thornwood, NY)
197961344BravesMike Payne (minors)RHP-0.1310.000.0003016.351.760HSWilliston HS (Williston, FL)
197971604BravesRoy North (minors)RHP4YrRider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
197981864BravesDavid Coghill (minors)LHPJCClackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
197992124BravesPaul Runge (minors)SS0.21833454.232.6444YrJacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
1979102384BravesKeith Belcik (minors)CHSClay HS (Oregon, OH)
1979112644BravesGary Reiter (minors)LHP4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979122904BravesGlen Bockhorn (minors)2B4YrTexas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
1979133164BravesSteven Stieb (minors)C4YrSouthern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
1979143424BravesRandy Ingle (minors)SS4YrAppalachian State University (Boone, NC)
1979153684BravesBret Ferguson (minors)LHPHSNorth Baltimore HS (North Baltimore, OH)
1979163944BravesBuddy Bailey (minors)C4YrLynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
1979174204BravesNicholas O'Connor (minors)RHPHSReading HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1979184464BravesHarold Williams (minors)1B4YrVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
1979194724BravesPeter Teixeira (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1979204984BravesRandall Whistler (minors)C4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979215233BravesBilly Bowen (minors)OF4YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1979225483BravesGregory Norris (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1979235733BravesBrett Butler (minors)OF49.42213818054.290.7534YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1979245973BravesJohn Shannon (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
1979256213BravesRobert Kennedy (minors)RHPJCCochise Community College (Douglas, AZ)
1979266453BravesCharles Black (minors)2B4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979276693BravesMike Garcia (minors)2B4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979286923BravesTommy Thompson (minors)C4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1979297133BravesEric Call (minors)RHPJCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979307343BravesArcilio Castaigne (minors)RHP4YrTexas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
1979317543BravesGregory Dikos (minors)3B4YrBall State University (Muncie, IN)
1979327733BravesDeWayne Kitts (minors)LHP4YrLynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
1979337913BravesJeff Groth (minors)OF4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979348083BravesKevin Patten (minors)OF4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
1979358222BravesArthur Neal (minors)OF4YrMorehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
1979368312BravesPhilip Bowie (minors)OFHSGreenwood HS (Greenwood, SC)
1979378391BravesTimothy Fuller (minors)RHPHSBerkmar HS (Lilburn, GA)
1979388461BravesRussell Kerdolff (minors)RHP4YrNorthern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
1979398521BravesScott Matthews (minors)OFHSMelbourne 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2014 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
    Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

    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.