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1979 Chicago White Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

Drafted Players

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1979199White SoxNSteve Buechele (minors)SS16.513344266137.245.710HSServite HS (Anaheim, CA)
197911919White Sox via OriolesY*Ricky Seilheimer (minors)C-0.521521.212.633HSBrenham HS (Brenham, TX)
19792359White SoxNGary Glanz (minors)RHPHSEdison HS (Tulsa, OK)
19793619White SoxYFran Mullins (minors)SS0.41062122.203.5764YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
19794879White SoxNRichard Frazier (minors)CHSS. R. Butler HS (Huntsville, AL)
197951139White SoxYDom Fucci (minors)1B4YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
197961399White SoxYChuck Johnson (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
197971659White SoxYMitchell Olson (minors)OFHSLos Alamitos HS (Los Alamitos, CA)
197981919White SoxYWilliam Mills (minors)RHPHSMarathon HS (Marathon, FL)
197992179White SoxNScott Meier (minors)CHSTokay HS (Lodi, CA)
1979102439White SoxNJimmy Key (minors)LHP49.647120.000.0004701861173.511.2310HSS. R. Butler HS (Huntsville, AL)
1979112699White SoxYTed Ronshauser (minors)CHSSan Marin HS (Novato, CA)
1979122959White SoxYRandall Evans (minors)RHP4YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1979133219White SoxNJon Soderberg (minors)RHPHSEssex Junction HS (Essex Junction, VT)
1979143479White SoxYTom Keating (minors)RHPHSUniversity HS (San Diego, CA)
1979153739White SoxNWayne Fugett (minors)RHPHSValdosta HS (Valdosta, GA)
1979163999White SoxNDarryl Wilks (minors)OFHSGlenwood HS (Phenix City, AL)
1979174259White SoxYJames English (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
1979184519White SoxYMark Jackman (minors)LHP4YrBirmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL)
1979194779White SoxYDennis Vasquez (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
1979205039White SoxYKeith Brown (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1979215288White SoxYLarry Hall (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1979225538White SoxNChris Johnston (minors)3BHSCorona del Mar HS (Newport Beach, CA)
1979235788White SoxNTom Dieters (minors)SSHSRochester HS (Rochester Hills, MI)
1979246028White SoxNReggie Fischer (minors)RHPHSMount Carmel HS (Chicago, IL)
1979256268White SoxNLen Kasper (minors)1BHSProviso West HS (Bellwood, IL)
1979266508White SoxYKeefe Davis (minors)RHPHSLos Angeles HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1979276737White SoxYDan Williams (minors)1B4YrStetson University (DeLand, FL)
1979286956White SoxNKevin Kristan (minors)RHPHSCarmel HS (Mundelein, IL)
1979297166White SoxYAlbert Likely (minors)1BHSDavidson HS (Mobile, AL)
1979307376White SoxYRonald Naclerio (minors)OF4YrSt. John's University (Queens, NY)
1979317576White SoxNRay Thoma (minors)2BHSMarist HS (Chicago, IL)
1979327766White SoxYPaul Manieri (minors)2B4YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
1979337946White SoxNRandy Abel (minors)CHSSealy HS (Sealy, TX)
1979348116White SoxYLarry Doby (minors)OF4YrDuke University (Durham, NC)

*Compensation Picks
Ricky Seilheimer (White Sox-1) - Pick from Orioles as compensation for Free Agent Steve Stone

35 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (11%). Total of 66.0 WAR, or 16.5 per major leaguer.

DT Key

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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.