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

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979 1 6sc 1 FrRnd 1 Red Sox Marty Barrett (minors) 2B 9.1 941 3378 18 .278 .684 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979 1 6sc 2 FrRnd 2 Giants Christopher Goodchild (minors) RHP JC Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
1979 1 6sc 3 FrRnd 3 Yankees Otis Nixon (minors) 3B 16.7 1709 5115 11 .270 .658 JC Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
1979 1 6sc 4 FrRnd 4 Phillies Kelly Faulk (minors) RHP JC Wharton County Junior College (Wharton, TX)
1979 1 6sc 5 FrRnd 5 White Sox Bob Fallon (minors) LHP 0.0 13 0 0 13 0 0 4.99 1.86 0 JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979 1 6sc 6 FrRnd 6 Cubs Scott Fletcher (minors) SS 32.0 1612 5258 34 .262 .674 4Yr Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
1979 1 6sc 7 FrRnd 7 Orioles Joe Housey (minors) RHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979 1 6sc 8 FrRnd 8 Pirates Mike Bielecki (minors) RHP 6.1 348 282 0 .078 .200 347 70 73 4.18 1.41 5 JC Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
1979 1 6sc 9 FrRnd 9 Athletics Edwin Schneider (minors) LHP JC Indian River Community College (Fort Pierce, FL)
1979 1 6sc 10 FrRnd 10 Expos Mark Christy (minors) RHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979 1 6sc 11 FrRnd 11 Twins Gary Gaetti (minors) 3B 42.0 2507 8951 360 .255 .741 3 0 0 7.71 2.57 0 4Yr Northwest Missouri State University (Maryville, MO)
1979 1 6sc 12 FrRnd 12 Cardinals Ralph Citarella (minors) RHP 0.5 21 5 0 .200 .400 21 0 1 4.06 1.24 0 4Yr Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
1979 1 6sc 13 FrRnd 13 Blue Jays Ken Wright (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979 1 6sc 14 FrRnd 14 Padres Jeff Heathcock (minors) RHP 0.1 56 35 0 .029 .157 56 9 9 3.76 1.19 3 JC Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
1979 1 6sc 15 FrRnd 15 Mariners Carlos Diaz (minors) LHP 1.8 179 14 0 .000 .067 179 13 6 3.21 1.34 4 JC Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, CA)
1979 1 6sc 16 FrRnd 16 Reds Larry Mikesell (minors) LHP JC Brevard Community College (Cocoa, FL)
1979 1 6sc 17 FrRnd 17 Tigers Paul Fox (minors) RHP JC Canada College (Redwood City, CA)
1979 1 6sc 18 FrRnd 18 Dodgers Alfredo Mejia (minors) C 4Yr Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1979 1 6sc 19 FrRnd 19 Astros Lemmie Miller (minors) OF -0.1 8 12 0 .167 .397 JC Santa Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
1979 1 6sc 20 FrRnd 20 Royals Duane Dewey (minors) C 4Yr Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
1979 1 6sc 21 FrRnd 21 Mets Bill Mooneyham (minors) RHP -0.2 45 0 0 45 4 5 4.52 1.71 2 JC Merced College (Merced, CA)
1979 1 6sc 22 FrRnd 22 Rangers Michael Sanford (minors) RHP JC Georgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
1979 1 6sc 23 FrRnd 23 Indians Weston Mitchell (minors) SS JC San Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
1979 1 6sc 24 FrRnd 24 Brewers David Grier (minors) RHP 4Yr Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)

24 matching player(s). 11 played in the majors (45%). Total of 108.0 WAR, or 9.8 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.