1979 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of LHP

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1979 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of LHP

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197911rg1FrRnd1MetsNNeal Heaton (minors)8.41841870.171.38438280964.371.4010HSSachem North HS (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)
197911rg15FrRnd15PiratesYWilliam Nice (minors)JCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
197911rg20FrRnd20OriolesNDarren Dilks (minors)JCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197921rg27FrRnd1MetsYMark Welch (minors)4YrUniversity of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
197921rg28FrRnd2MarinersYDonald Minnick (minors)
197921rg32FrRnd6AthleticsNBob Fallon (minors)0.100013004.991.860JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197931rg54FrRnd2MarinersNCarlos Diaz (minors)1.6179140.000.0671791363.211.344JCAllan Hancock College (Santa Maria, CA)
197931rg57FrRnd5CardinalsNMike Evans (minors)JCMerced College (Merced, CA)
197931rg59FrRnd7AstrosNJeff Etsell (minors)JCPalm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)
197931rg64FrRnd12TwinsNTracy Turner (minors)JCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197931rg70FrRnd18RangersNLarry Mikesell (minors)JCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
197931rg77FrRnd25Red SoxNHarley Woody (minors)JCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
197931rg78FrRnd26YankeesYJeff Van Der Plass (minors)JCCamden County College (Blackwood, NJ)
197941rg80FrRnd2MarinersNSteve Lawrence (minors)JCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
197941rg81FrRnd3BravesNEdward Lambeth (minors)4YrUniversity of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
197941rg94FrRnd16AngelsYEdward Lindsey (minors)JCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197951rg106FrRnd2BravesNRandy Porter (minors)JCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
197951rg109FrRnd5AthleticsNFred Conradi (minors)JCCentralia College (Centralia, WA)
197951rg113FrRnd9CubsNMike Maack (minors)4YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197951rg114FrRnd10TwinsYEd Hodge (minors)-0.500025434.771.450JCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197951rg120FrRnd16RangersYDavid Orzel (minors)JCMacomb Community College (Warren, MI)
197951rg123FrRnd19RedsNDale Chatham (minors)JCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
197951rg124FrRnd20RoyalsNCurt Thrasher (minors)JCOxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
197951rg125FrRnd21DodgersNPhillip Smith (minors)JCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
197951rg128FrRnd24YankeesNOtis Reuban (minors)JCBlack Hawk College (Moline, IL)
197961rg135FrRnd7ExposNRory Brown (minors)JCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197961rg137FrRnd9CubsNMichael O'Malley (minors)JCTriton College (River Grove, IL)
197961rg144FrRnd16PhilliesNBenny Smith (minors)JCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197961rg145FrRnd17OriolesNCraig Cunard (minors)JCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
197971rg159FrRnd8CubsNTodd Wilson (minors)JCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
197981rg180FrRnd8AngelsNStanford Hill (minors)JCMcLennan Community College (Waco, TX)
197981rg185FrRnd13RedsNTim Henry (minors)JCParis Junior College (Paris, TX)
197991rg192FrRnd4ExposNDavid Cohron (minors)JCMiddle Georgia State University (Macon, GA)
1979121rg226FrRnd6GiantsNJack Glaze (minors)JCLane Community College (Eugene, OR)
1979141rg234FrRnd1CardinalsNSteve Heslop (minors)JCSan Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
1979171rg245FrRnd1BrewersYRick Odekirk (minors)4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980

36 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (11%). Total of 9.6 WAR, or 2.4 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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