1979 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of LHP

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1979 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of LHP

Other Years:1978 / 1979 / 1980

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197917FrRnd7IndiansYJohn Bohnet (minors)-0.13003006.941.540HSHogan HS (Vallejo, CA)
1979116FrRnd16Dodgers via PiratesY*Steve Howe (minors)10.7497270.074.21249747413.031.20914YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979117FrRnd17RangersYJerry Don Gleaton (minors)2.330720.000.33330715234.251.41264YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979121FrRnd21RoyalsYAtlee Hammaker (minors)8.52493050.118.27324959673.661.2454YrEast Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
1979240FrRnd14PadresNDerek Tatsuno (minors)4YrUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
1979241FrRnd15RedsY*Bob Buchanan (minors)-0.91610.000.00016109.782.170HSRiverview HS (Sarasota, FL)
1979242FrRnd16PiratesYScott Fiepke (minors)HSElizabethtown HS (Elizabethtown, KY)
1979248FrRnd22RedsNRichard Wysocki (minors)HSLakewood HS (Lakewood, NJ)
1979353FrRnd1MarinersYRick Adair (minors)4YrWestern Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC)
1979358FrRnd6CardinalsNEd Vosberg (minors)2.026620.000.00026610154.321.5413HSSalpointe HS (Tucson, AZ)
1979483FrRnd5AthleticsNTom Caulfield (minors)HSSt. Mary's HS (Jersey City, NJ)
1979493FrRnd15AngelsNEric Barry (minors)HSMount Whitney HS (Visalia, CA)
1979494FrRnd16PiratesYChris Green (minors)-0.04004006.002.000HSSusan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
19795107FrRnd3Blue JaysYKeith Walker (minors)4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
19795110FrRnd6CardinalsNMark Roberts (minors)HSMyers Park HS (Charlotte, NC)
19795115FrRnd11TwinsYBob Konopa (minors)HSBedford HS (Bedford, OH)
19795118FrRnd14PadresYMark Thurmond (minors)4.73151580.139.32731440463.691.38214YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
19796149FrRnd19OriolesYBobo Gonzalez (minors)HSCatholic HS (Tampa, FL)
19797157FrRnd1MarinersYBrian Snyder (minors)-0.8170017126.751.8614YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
19797177FrRnd21RoyalsNCraig Lefferts (minors)9.36971321.121.28769658723.431.251014YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
19798185FrRnd3Blue JaysYMark Liber (minors)4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
19798186FrRnd4BravesYDavid Coghill (minors)JCClackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
19798192FrRnd10ExposYWilliam St. John (minors)HSAiken HS (Cincinnati, OH)
19798206FrRnd24DodgersNJeff Dietrich (minors)HSSerramonte HS (Daly City, CA)
19798208FrRnd26Red SoxNSteve True (minors)HSMarlow HS (Marlow, OK)
19799220FrRnd12CubsYThomas Morris (minors)4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
19799232FrRnd24DodgersYFelix Oroz (minors)4YrUniversity of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
19799233FrRnd25YankeesYPete Filson (minors)2.71480014815184.181.4044YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
197910243FrRnd9White SoxNJimmy Key (minors)49.647120.000.0004701861173.511.2310HSS. R. Butler HS (Huntsville, AL)
197910245FrRnd11TwinsYMike Kinnunen (minors)-0.5480048005.231.8204YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
197910249FrRnd15AngelsNBob Gunnarsson (minors)HSLake Havasu HS (Lake Havasu, AZ)
197910259FrRnd25YankeesYRichard Budweg (minors)4YrBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA)
197911263FrRnd3Blue JaysYRandy Ford (minors)4YrWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
197911264FrRnd4BravesYGary Reiter (minors)4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
197911277FrRnd17RangersYMel Gilliam (minors)4YrFlorida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, FL)
197912292FrRnd6CardinalsYJeffery Taylor (minors)HSRighetti HS (Santa Maria, CA)
197912293FrRnd7IndiansYRon Leach (minors)4YrCalifornia State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
197912301FrRnd15AngelsNDanny Smith (minors)HSSouthem HS (Cutler Ridge, FL)
197912303FrRnd17RangersYTony Fossas (minors)2.956710.000.00056717243.901.4874YrUniversity of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
197912307FrRnd21RoyalsYRon Krauss (minors)HSSeminole HS (Seminole, FL)
197912309FrRnd23BrewersNTom Mallon (minors)HSWoodson HS (Annandale, VA)
197913318FrRnd6CardinalsYJeffrey Warburton (minors)HSGranger HS (West Valley, UT)
197913332FrRnd20PhilliesNJeffrey Ahern (minors)4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
197914360FrRnd22RedsYRick Myles (minors)JCJackson Community College (Jackson, MI)
197915368FrRnd4BravesYBret Ferguson (minors)HSNorth Baltimore HS (North Baltimore, OH)
197915370FrRnd6CardinalsYTimothy Fish (minors)HSWhittier Christian HS (La Habra, CA)
197915374FrRnd10ExposUnkGus Burgess (minors)HSAtlantic HS (Delray Beach, FL)
197916400FrRnd10ExposYBobby Ruis (minors)HSDupont HS (Hermitage, TN)
197916412FrRnd22RedsYGreg Bangert (minors)4YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
197916414FrRnd24DodgersYKenneth Bullock (minors)4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
197917417FrRnd1MarinersYBud Black (minors)21.14001790.145.3323981211163.841.27114YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
197917428FrRnd12CubsYBryan Hardy (minors)4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
197917430FrRnd14PadresYDaniel Sijer (minors)4YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
197918451FrRnd9White SoxYMark Jackman (minors)4YrBirmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL)
197918452FrRnd10ExposNShayne Hammond (minors)HSWest Columbus HS (Cerro Gordo, NC)
197918455FrRnd13TigersNSteve Hendrix (minors)HSCenter Line HS (Center Line, MI)
197918461FrRnd19OriolesYLarry Woodhall (minors)4YrMinnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, MN)
197919476FrRnd8AstrosYAndrew Rice (minors)4YrMurray State University (Murray, KY)
197919481FrRnd13TigersYSteven Dunn (minors)4YrMissouri State University (Springfield, MO)
197919491FrRnd23BrewersYJoseph Tkac (minors)4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
197919494FrRnd26Red SoxYBob Birrell (minors)4YrBrandeis University (Waltham, MA)
197920505FrRnd11TwinsYJack Gurholt (minors)4YrUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
197920506FrRnd12CubsNBryan Oelkers (minors)-0.9450045386.011.771HSPattonville HS (Maryland Heights, MO)
197920514FrRnd20PhilliesYMichael Lynes (minors)4YrUniversity of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
197921525FrRnd5CardinalsNLloyd Martin (minors)HSLos Altos HS (Hacienda Heights, CA)
197921529FrRnd9ExposYKeith White (minors)JCJackson State Community College (Jackson, TN)
197921532FrRnd12TigersYMichael Krill (minors)
197921535FrRnd15PiratesYLarry Nicholson (minors)4YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
197922552FrRnd7AstrosNWillam Ratterman (minors)HSPurcell Marian HS (Cincinnati, OH)
197922568FrRnd23DodgersYGlenn Terry (minors)HSKimball HS (Dallas, TX)
197923571FrRnd1MarinersNDavid Axenfeld (minors)HSFayetteville-Manlius HS (Mandius, NY)
197923579FrRnd9ExposYDavid Flowers (minors)4YrMethodist College (Fayetteville, NC)
197923580FrRnd10TwinsYTimothy Fagely (minors)4YrWinona State University (Winona, MN)
197923594FrRnd24YankeesYBrian Murphy (minors)4YrEastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, CT)
197924601FrRnd7AstrosYMichael Finch (minors)4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
197924604FrRnd10TwinsYBob Mulligan (minors)4YrJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice (New York, NY)
197924610FrRnd16RangersNAndy Ortiz (minors)HSRoselle Catholic HS (Roselle, NJ)
197924615FrRnd21RedsYNick Fiorillo (minors)4YrUniversity of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)
197924617FrRnd23DodgersYMorris Madden (minors)-0.71810.000.00016225.912.300JCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
197925631FrRnd13PadresNMark Hoffman (minors)HSMount Eden HS (Hayward, CA)
197925638FrRnd20RoyalsYJeff Twitty (minors)-0.6130013216.041.7904YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
197926648FrRnd6IndiansNChris Sigourney (minors)HSLarkin HS (Elgin, IL)
197926651FrRnd9ExposYDavid Bradshaw (minors)HSJac Cen Del HS (Osgood, IN)
197926652FrRnd10TwinsNRandy Newman (minors)JCCypress College (Cypress, CA)
197927674FrRnd8ExposYThomas Montgomery (minors)4YrColumbus State University (Columbus, GA)
197927677FrRnd11TigersYBob Bresnen (minors)4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
197927687FrRnd21BrewersNMike Fulmer (minors)HSAntelope Valley HS (Lancaster, CA)
197928707FrRnd18RedsYNewt Box (minors)4YrPhillips University (Enid, OK)
197928708FrRnd19BrewersNDanny Marshall (minors)HSCheraw HS (Cheraw, SC)
197929715FrRnd5IndiansYTodd Richard (minors)HSDeSales HS (Walla Walla, WA)
197929728FrRnd18RedsNRobert Slavens (minors)HSWestbury HS (Houston, TX)
197931752FrRnd1MarinersNDaniel McFadden (minors)HSKingstree HS (Georgetown, SC)
197931760FrRnd9CubsNDoug Huffman (minors)4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
197931769FrRnd18BrewersNJorge Reyes (minors)HSSouthwest Miami HS (Miami, FL)
197932772FrRnd2MetsYThomas Miller (minors)JCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
197932773FrRnd3BravesYDeWayne Kitts (minors)4YrLynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
197932777FrRnd7TwinsNDavid Zitkus (minors)JCCollege of Lake County (Grayslake, IL)
197932778FrRnd8CubsYMike Thompson (minors)4YrFairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus (Teaneck, NJ)
197932781FrRnd11RangersYGordon Ricossa (minors)4YrSouthern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)
197932785FrRnd15RoyalsYKenny Kurtz (minors)4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
197933792FrRnd4AthleticsNKenneth Babcock (minors)4YrCentenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
197934815FrRnd10RangersYRay Fontenot (minors)4.5145480.063.12514525264.031.4324YrMcNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
197935823FrRnd3IndiansNJoseph Krisik (minors)HSBadger HS (Genoa City, WI)
197935827FrRnd7OriolesNChuck Tomaselli (minors)HSClearwater HS (Clearwater, FL)
197937840FrRnd2IndiansYGeorge Merry (minors)HSIpswich HS (Ipswich, MA)
197939854FrRnd3CubsYWilliam Trapani (minors)4YrBellevue University (Bellevue, NE)
197940857FrRnd1IndiansYMatthew Maki (minors)4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
197943866FrRnd1IndiansNBrian Duffy (minors)4YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
197944870FrRnd2PiratesNPaul Cox (minors)HSSpringbrook HS (Silver Spring, MD)

*Compensation Picks
Steve Howe (Dodgers-1) - Pick from Pirates as compensation for Free Agent Lee Lacy
Bob Buchanan (Reds-2) - Pick sent from Angels to Reds as penalty for tampering with Bill Bordley

Other Years:1978 / 1979 / 1980

109 matching player(s). 19 played in the majors (17%). Total of 113.8 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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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.

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