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

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

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197911rg6FrRnd6AthleticsNLemmie Miller (minors)OF-0.18120.167.398JCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
197911rg12FrRnd12TwinsNJoseph McCarthy (minors)OFJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197911rg16FrRnd16AngelsNDennis Ivy (minors)OFJCSan Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
197911rg17FrRnd17GiantsYKevin Johnson (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197911rg19FrRnd19PhilliesUnkDean Baugh (minors)OFJCButte College (Oroville, CA)
197911rg21FrRnd21RedsYKevin Waller (minors)OFJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
197921rg29FrRnd3BravesYMilt Thompson (minors)OF18.61359376147.274.708
197921rg34FrRnd8IndiansNJeff Thompson (minors)OFJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg35FrRnd9ExposNJim Weaver (minors)OF-0.331310.161.526JCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
197921rg37FrRnd11CubsNDavid Means (minors)OF
197921rg40FrRnd14TigersNDave Kirby (minors)OFJCCitrus College (Glendora, CA)
197921rg44FrRnd18RangersYKeith Showell (minors)OFJCPrince George's Community College (Largo, MD)
197921rg49FrRnd23DodgersNJim Teller (minors)OFJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197931rg53FrRnd1MetsYMarques Cooper (minors)OFJCThree Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff, MO)
197931rg65FrRnd13PadresNVictor Woods (minors)OFJCLaney College (Oakland, CA)
197941rg89FrRnd11CubsYTerry Austin (minors)OFJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197951rg117FrRnd13PiratesNTodd Dinsmore (minors)OFJCTreasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR)
197951rg122FrRnd18OriolesYGregory Burtt (minors)OF4YrQuinnipiac University (Hamden, CT)
197961rg130FrRnd2BravesNBenji De La Rosa (minors)OF4YrMurray State University (Murray, KY)
197961rg141FrRnd13AngelsYGary Pettis (minors)OF22.11183362921.236.642JCLaney College (Oakland, CA)
197961rg142FrRnd14GiantsYRalph Guarante (minors)OF
197961rg143FrRnd15RangersNJames Good (minors)OFJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
197961rg150FrRnd22Red SoxYLee Pruitt (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
197971rg153FrRnd2BravesYBrook Jacoby (minors)OF14.913114520120.270.739JCVentura College (Ventura, CA)
197971rg155FrRnd4AthleticsNAl Romero (minors)OFJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
197971rg156FrRnd5IndiansNDave Oliva (minors)OFJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
197971rg164FrRnd13GiantsYRonald Perodon (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197971rg167FrRnd16OriolesNTony Barquin (minors)OF4YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197971rg168FrRnd17RedsNRichard Rizzo (minors)OFJCSuffolk County Community College (Brentwood, NY)
197991rg190FrRnd2CardinalsUnkKevin Coughlon (minors)OFJCOxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
197991rg193FrRnd5White SoxNRichard Kryzsiak (minors)OFJCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197991rg199FrRnd11PhilliesNDon Young (minors)OFJCParis Junior College (Paris, TX)
1979101rg201FrRnd1MetsYRusty Tillman (minors)OF0.138562.232.670JCFlorida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
1979111rg218FrRnd7RangersNRandy Jones (minors)OFJCWenatchee Valley College (Wenatchee, WA)
1979121rg225FrRnd5TwinsYThomas Paul (minors)OFJCTreasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR)
1979131rg229FrRnd1CardinalsYJohn Rincon (minors)OFJCRio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
1979131rg231FrRnd3ExposYJames Atkinson (minors)OF4YrWestern Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
1979151rg242FrRnd4BrewersNDaryl Pitts (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1979181rg246FrRnd1BrewersYScott Job (minors)OFJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980

39 matching player(s). 6 played in the majors (15%). Total of 55.3 WAR, or 9.2 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

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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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