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2nd Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1978 2nd / 1979 1st / 1979 2nd / 1979 3rd / 1980 2nd

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
1979227FrRnd1MarinersJamie Allen (minors)INF-0.4862734.223.6134YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979228FrRnd2MetsJeff Bettendorf (minors)RHP0.13003004.661.451HSLompoc HS (Lompoc, CA)
1979229FrRnd3Blue JaysRon Shepherd (minors)OF-1.41151082.167.481HSKilgore HS (Kilgore, TX)
1979230FrRnd4Reds via Braves*Keefe Cato (minors)RHP-0.21240.5001.00012116.981.5014YrFairfield University (Fairfield, CT)
1979231FrRnd5AthleticsTom Dodd (minors)OF0.18131.231.8374YrUniversity of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
1979232FrRnd6Expos via Cardinals*Michael Kwiecinski (minors)SSHSShawnee HS (Warren, MI)
1979233FrRnd7IndiansChris Rehbaum (minors)OFHSSt. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (Buffalo, NY)
1979234FrRnd8AstrosTy Gainey (minors)INF-0.0571111.216.581HSCheraw HS (Cheraw, SC)
1979235FrRnd9White SoxGary Glanz (minors)RHPHSEdison HS (Tulsa, OK)
1979236FrRnd10Athletics via Expos*Mark Ferguson (minors)RHPHSWest Muskingum HS (Zanesville, OH)
1979237FrRnd11TwinsRandy Bush (minors)OF1.61219304596.251.7474YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
1979238FrRnd12CubsShane Allen (minors)INFHSPalm Bay HS (Melbourne, FL)
1979239FrRnd13TigersKeith Fisher (minors)CHSApopka HS (Apopka, FL)
1979240FrRnd14PadresDerek Tatsuno (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
1979241FrRnd15Reds*Bob Buchanan (minors)LHP-0.91610.000.00016109.782.170HSRiverview HS (Sarasota, FL)
1979242FrRnd16PiratesScott Fiepke (minors)LHPHSElizabethtown HS (Elizabethtown, KY)
1979243FrRnd17RangersDonnie Scott (minors)C-1.61734437.217.584HSCatholic HS (Tampa, FL)
1979244FrRnd18GiantsChris Brown (minors)3B5.9449152338.269.725HSCrenshaw HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1979245FrRnd19OriolesTim Maples (minors)RHPHSPinecrest HS (Southern Pines, NC)
1979246FrRnd20PhilliesKyle Money (minors)RHPHSW.W. Samuel HS (Dallas, TX)
1979247FrRnd21RoyalsJohn Skinner (minors)RHP4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
1979248FrRnd22RedsRichard Wysocki (minors)LHPHSLakewood HS (Lakewood, NJ)
1979249FrRnd23BrewersMark Higgins (minors)OFHSCentral Valley HS (Spokane Valley, WA)
1979250FrRnd24DodgersDavid Lanning (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Georgia (Athens, GA)
1979251FrRnd25YankeesTodd Demeter (minors)INFHSGrant HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
1979252FrRnd26Red SoxMarc Sullivan (minors)C-1.51373605.186.4944YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

*Compensation Picks
Keefe Cato (Reds-2) - Pick from Braves as compensation for Free Agent Mike Lum
Michael Kwiecinski (Expos-2) - Pick from Cardinals as compensation for Free Agent Darold Knowles
Mark Ferguson (Athletics-2) - Pick from Expos as compensation for Free Agent Elias Sosa
Bob Buchanan (Reds-2) - Pick sent from Angels to Reds as penalty for tampering with Bill Bordley

26 matching player(s). 11 played in the majors (42%). Total of 1.7 WAR, or 0.2 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 2014 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.