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1979 Montreal Expos Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1978 / 1979 / 1980

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
197911010ExposTim Wallach (minors)1B38.322128099260.257.7322004.501.5004YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
19792326Expos via Cardinals*Michael Kwiecinski (minors)SSHSShawnee HS (Warren, MI)
197948810ExposJohn Russell (minors)C-3.1448108734.225.6531000.000.000HSNorman HS (Norman, OK)
1979511410ExposJim Auten (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1979614010ExposWallace Johnson (minors)2B0.54285695.255.6484YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
1979716610ExposMike Gates (minors)2B0.3371230.236.6014YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
1979819210ExposWilliam St. John (minors)LHPHSAiken HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1979921810ExposLarry Boger (minors)RHPHSEl Campo HS (Citrus Heights, CA)
19791024410ExposThor Edgel (minors)RHPHSGarden Grove HS (Garden Grove, CA)
19791127010ExposJoseph Abone (minors)RHP4YrLeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY)
19791229610ExposRonnie Caldwell (minors)RHP4YrMcNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
19791332210ExposKirk Forbes (minors)2B4YrTennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
19791434810ExposJohn Palica (minors)1BHSTorrance HS (Torrance, CA)
19791537410ExposGuy Burgess (minors)LHPHSAtlantic HS (Delray Beach, FL)
19791640010ExposBobby Ruis (minors)LHPHSDupont HS (Hermitage, TN)
19791742610ExposBrad Mills (minors)3B-0.61061681.256.6154YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
19791845210ExposShayne Hammond (minors)LHPHSWest Columbus HS (Cerro Gordo, NC)
19791947810ExposJeff McDonald (minors)RHPHSTulsa Union HS (Tulsa, OK)
19792050410ExposCharles Fick (minors)C4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
1979215299ExposKeith White (minors)LHPJCJackson State Community College (Jackson, TN)
1979225549ExposThomas Scheer (minors)RHPHSLuther Burbank HS (Sacramento, CA)
1979235799ExposDavid Flowers (minors)LHP4YrMethodist College (Fayetteville, NC)
1979246039ExposDavid Flores (minors)RHPHSCarroll HS (Southlake, TX)
1979256279ExposBud Yanus (minors)RHP4YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1979266519ExposDavid Bradshaw (minors)LHPHSJac Cen Del HS (Osgood, IN)
1979276748ExposThomas Montgomery (minors)LHP4YrColumbus State University (Columbus, GA)
1979286967ExposGeorge Foussianes (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979297177ExposBill Sattler (minors)RHP4YrYoungstown State University (Youngstown, OH)
1979307387ExposBilly Hatcher (minors)OF3.91233433954.264.676HSWiliams HS (Wiliams, AZ)
1979317587ExposJohn McKeon (minors)2BHSCummings HS (Burlington, NC)

*Compensation Picks
Michael Kwiecinski (Expos-2) - Pick from Cardinals as compensation for Free Agent Darold Knowles

30 matching player(s). 6 played in the majors (20%). Total of 39.3 WAR, or 6.5 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
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  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
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  • 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.