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

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979 1 1 1 Mariners Y Al Chambers (minors) OF -0.5 57 120 2 .208 .618 HS John Harris HS (Harrisburg, PA)
1979 2 27 1 Mariners Y Jamie Allen (minors) INF -0.4 86 273 4 .223 .613 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979 3 53 1 Mariners Y Rick Adair (minors) LHP 4Yr Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
1979 4 79 1 Mariners Y Jim Presley (minors) SS 0.2 959 3546 135 .247 .710 HS Escambia HS (Pensacola, FL)
1979 5 105 1 Mariners Y Mark Cahill (minors) RHP HS East HS (Cranston, RI)
1979 6 131 1 Mariners Y Kevin King (minors) OF HS Chief Sealth HS (Seattle, WA)
1979 7 157 1 Mariners Y Brian Snyder (minors) LHP -0.8 17 0 0 17 1 2 6.75 1.86 1 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
1979 8 183 1 Mariners Y Scott Stranski (minors) RHP 4Yr Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
1979 9 209 1 Mariners Y Robert Randolph (minors) RHP 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979 10 235 1 Mariners Y Chris Henry (minors) C HS North Central HS (Spokane, WA)
1979 11 261 1 Mariners Y Mark Batten (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1979 12 287 1 Mariners Y Michael Codiroli (minors) OF 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1979 13 313 1 Mariners Y Mike Hart (minors) OF -0.8 47 105 4 .162 .506 4Yr University of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
1979 14 339 1 Mariners Y Joe Georger (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
1979 15 365 1 Mariners N Brian McDonough (minors) RHP HS Tottenville HS (Staten Island, NY)
1979 16 391 1 Mariners Y Charles Colby (minors) SS 4Yr Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA)
1979 17 417 1 Mariners Y Bud Black (minors) LHP 21.1 400 179 0 .145 .332 398 121 116 3.84 1.27 11 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1979 18 443 1 Mariners N Fred Belak (minors) RHP HS Cardinal Spellman HS (Bronx, NY)
1979 19 469 1 Mariners Y William Gaffney (minors) SS 4Yr Adelphi University (Garden City, NY)
1979 20 495 1 Mariners N Tom Henke (minors) RHP 23.5 642 1 0 .000 .000 642 41 42 2.67 1.09 311 4Yr Texas State University (San Marcos, TX)
1979 21 521 1 Mariners Y Brian Harrison (minors) RHP 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1979 22 546 1 Mariners Y John Cook (minors) OF 4Yr Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
1979 23 571 1 Mariners N David Axenfeld (minors) LHP HS Fayetteville-Manlius HS (Mandius, NY)
1979 24 595 1 Mariners Y Roy Clark (minors) 2B 4Yr University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1979 25 619 1 Mariners Y Kevin Steger (minors) RHP 4Yr New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
1979 26 643 1 Mariners Y Jed Murray (minors) RHP 4Yr Southern Utah University (Cedar City, UT)
1979 27 667 1 Mariners Y Dale Eiler (minors) C 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979 28 690 1 Mariners Y William Martin (minors) RHP 4Yr Quinnipiac College (Hamden, CT)
1979 29 711 1 Mariners Y Christopher Hunger (minors) RHP HS Edgewood Regional HS (Berlin, NJ)
1979 30 732 1 Mariners Y Mark Chelette (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979 31 752 1 Mariners N Daniel McFadden (minors) LHP HS Kingstree HS (Georgetown, SC)
1979 32 771 1 Mariners N Michael Rantz (minors) SS HS Mounds View HS (Arden Hills, MN)
1979 33 789 1 Mariners N Edward Kolo (minors) C HS St. Mark's Seminary HS (Auburn, NY)
1979 34 806 1 Mariners N Jack Thompson (minors) OF 4Yr Washington State University (Pullman, WA)

34 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (20%). Total of 42.3 WAR, or 6.0 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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    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.