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1979 Cincinnati Reds Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

Drafted Players

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197912020Reds via PhilliesY*Danny Lamar (minors)CHSBellaire HS (Bellaire, TX)
197912222RedsYMike Sullivan (minors)RHP4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
19792304Reds via BravesY*Keefe Cato (minors)RHP-0.21240.5001.00012116.981.5014YrFairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
197924115RedsY*Bob Buchanan (minors)LHP-0.91610.000.00016109.782.170HSRiverview HS (Sarasota, FL)
197924822RedsNRichard Wysocki (minors)LHPHSLakewood HS (Lakewood, NJ)
197937422RedsNScott Lindquist (minors)RHPHSKingsburg HS (Kingsburg, CA)
1979410022RedsNMichael Tolbert (minors)RHPHSPhillips HS (Chicago, IL)
1979512622RedsYJeff Russell (minors)RHP15.2591791.139.40358956733.751.35186HSWyoming HS (Wyoming, OH)
1979615222RedsYRon Little (minors)OFHSAsheboro HS (Asheboro, NC)
1979717822RedsYBob Lapple (minors)C4YrDavidson College (Davidson, NC)
1979820422RedsNBill Crone (minors)INF4YrWest Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)
1979923022RedsNAugie Schmidt (minors)SSHSBradford HS (Kenosha, WI)
19791025622RedsYTony Masone (minors)OF4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
19791128222RedsYKeith Schrimsher (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
19791230822RedsNTom Edens (minors)OF2.318260.000.00018219123.861.406HSFruitland HS (Fruitland, ID)
19791333422RedsNRandy Gomez (minors)C-0.414300.167.5424YrUniversity of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
19791436022RedsYRick Myles (minors)LHPJCJackson Community College (Jackson, MI)
19791538622RedsNEric Jordan (minors)CHSChaparral HS (Las Vegas, NV)
19791641222RedsYGreg Bangert (minors)LHP4YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
19791743822RedsNCary Palmer (minors)RHPJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
19791846422RedsYRuss Jones (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
19791949022RedsYKevin Flannery (minors)RHP4YrCentral Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
19792051622RedsYJeff Jones (minors)OF0.216440.227.6754YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
19792154121RedsYDuke Hinds (minors)2B4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
19792256621RedsYSteve Daniels (minors)RHP4YrTexas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
19792359121RedsYPerry Estep (minors)OF4YrWest Virginia State University (Institute, WV)
19792461521RedsYNick Fiorillo (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
19792563921RedsYKurt Kepshire (minors)RHP-0.751880.091.2465116154.161.4104YrUniversity of New Haven (West Haven, CT)
19792666321RedsYMark Miller (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
19792768620RedsNDave Eldgredge (minors)CHSPunahou HS (Honolulu, HI)
19792870718RedsYNewt Box (minors)LHP4YrPhillips University (Enid, OK)
19792972818RedsNRobert Slavens (minors)LHPHSWestbury HS (Houston, TX)
19793074817RedsYMike Dowless (minors)RHPHSHoggard HS (Wilmington, NC)
19793176817RedsNJames Vegara (minors)OFHSPlainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy HS (Plainview, NY)
19793278616RedsNKyle Rutledge (minors)2B4YrUniversity of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
19793380416RedsNJames Melson (minors)RHPHSMorgan County HS (Hartselle, AL)
19793481914RedsYBill Boddy (minors)CHSStart HS (Toledo, OH)
1979358299RedsYRod Johnson (minors)3B4YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
1979368389RedsNMike Maddux (minors)RHP5.7473920.065.19947239374.051.3420HSRancho HS (Las Vegas, NV)
1979378457RedsYJeff Ayers (minors)RHPJCBellevue Community College (Bellevue, WA)
1979388516RedsYRobert Hoover (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
1979398565RedsNCharles James (minors)OFHSFulton HS (Fulton, MO)
1979408593RedsNRandy Reed (minors)C4YrTennessee Wesleyan College (Athens, TN)
1979418623RedsNMike Adkins (minors)CHSCaldwell HS (Caldwell, ID)
1979428653RedsNDaniel Klosicki (minors)RHPJCSpokane Falls Community College (Spokane, WA)
1979438683RedsNMike Fischer (minors)CHSRiverview HS (Sarasota, FL)

*Compensation Picks
Danny Lamar (Reds-1) - Pick from Phillies as compensation for Free Agent Pete Rose
Keefe Cato (Reds-2) - Pick from Braves as compensation for Free Agent Mike Lum
Bob Buchanan (Reds-2) - Pick sent from Angels to Reds as penalty for tampering with Bill Bordley

46 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (17%). Total of 21.2 WAR, or 2.6 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 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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.