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1st Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 1st / 1979 1st / 1979 2nd / 1980 1st

Drafted Players

Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
197911FrRnd1MarinersAl Chambers (minors)OF-0.5571202.208.618HSJohn Harris HS (Harrisburg, PA)
197912FrRnd2MetsTim Leary (minors)RHP12.22931631.221.523292781054.361.4114YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197913FrRnd3Blue JaysJay Schroeder (minors)CHSPalisades HS (Pacific Palisades, CA)
197914FrRnd4BravesBrad Komminsk (minors)OF2.237698623.218.637HSShawnee HS (Lima, OH)
197915FrRnd5AthleticsJuan Bustabad (minors)SSHSMiami Lakes HS (Hialeah, FL)
197916FrRnd6CardinalsAndy Van Slyke (minors)OF41.216585711164.274.792HSNew Hartford HS (New Hartford, NY)
197917FrRnd7IndiansJohn Bohnet (minors)LHP-0.13003006.941.540HSHogan HS (Vallejo, CA)
197918FrRnd8AstrosJohn Mizerock (minors)C-0.61032312.186.575HSPunxsutawney HS (Punxsutawney, PA)
197919FrRnd9White SoxSteve Buechele (minors)SS16.513344266137.245.710HSServite HS (Anaheim, CA)
1979110FrRnd10ExposTim Wallach (minors)1B38.322128099260.257.7322004.501.5004YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979111FrRnd11TwinsKevin Brandt (minors)OFHSNekoosa HS (Nekoosa, WI)
1979112FrRnd12CubsJon Perlman (minors)RHP-0.52610.000.00026126.351.7404YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
1979113FrRnd13TigersRick Leach (minors)OF3.2799171918.268.70410027.004.0004YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979114FrRnd14PadresJoe Lansford (minors)1B0.325301.200.624HSWilcox HS (Santa Clara, CA)
1979115FrRnd15Giants via Angels*Scott Garrelts (minors)RHP10.03702321.125.32335269533.291.2848HSBuckley Loda HS (Buckley, IL)
1979116FrRnd16Dodgers via Pirates*Steve Howe (minors)LHP10.7497270.074.21249747413.031.20914YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979117FrRnd17RangersJerry Don Gleaton (minors)LHP2.330720.000.33330715234.251.41264YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979118FrRnd18GiantsRick Luecken (minors)RHP-0.35630.3331.00056355.101.832HSSpring Woods HS (Houston, TX)
1979119FrRnd19White Sox via Orioles*Ricky Seilheimer (minors)C-0.521521.212.633HSBrenham HS (Brenham, TX)
1979120FrRnd20Reds via Phillies*Danny Lamar (minors)CHSBellaire HS (Houston, TX)
1979121FrRnd21RoyalsAtlee Hammaker (minors)LHP8.52493050.118.27324959673.661.2454YrEast Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
1979122FrRnd22RedsMike Sullivan (minors)RHP4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
1979123FrRnd23Tigers via Brewers*Chris Baker (minors)OFHSLivonia Franklin HS (Dearborn Heights, MI)
1979124FrRnd24Padres via Dodgers*Bob Geren (minors)C1.230776522.233.632HSClairemont HS (San Diego, CA)
1979125FrRnd25Dodgers via Yankees*Steve Perry (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979126FrRnd26Athletics via Red Sox*Mike Stenhouse (minors)OF-1.42074169.190.5984YrHarvard University (Cambridge, MA)

*Compensation Picks
Scott Garrelts (Giants-1) - Pick from Angels as compensation for Free Agent Jim Barr
Steve Howe (Dodgers-1) - Pick from Pirates as compensation for Free Agent Lee Lacy
Ricky Seilheimer (White Sox-1) - Pick from Orioles as compensation for Free Agent Steve Stone
Danny Lamar (Reds-1) - Pick from Phillies as compensation for Free Agent Pete Rose
Chris Baker (Tigers-1) - Pick from Brewers as compensation for Free Agent Jim Slaton
Bob Geren (Padres-1) - Pick from Dodgers as compensation for Free Agent Derrel Thomas
Steve Perry (Dodgers-1) - Pick from Yankees as compensation for Free Agent Tommy John
Mike Stenhouse (Athletics-1) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Steve Renko

26 matching player(s). 19 played in the majors (73%). Total of 142.7 WAR, or 7.5 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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    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.