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

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

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
197911rg9FrRnd9ExposYSteven Roeder (minors)JCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
197921rg30FrRnd4Blue JaysYMark Eichhorn (minors)19.14620.000.000563484331.2432JCCabrillo College (Aptos, CA)
197921rg31FrRnd5CardinalsYKeith Spreckles (minors)
197921rg38FrRnd12TwinsYScott Stoltenberg (minors)JCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197921rg46FrRnd20OriolesYSteven Espinoza (minors)JCFoothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
197931rg68FrRnd16AngelsNAl Newman (minors)2.585421071.226.570JCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197931rg71FrRnd19PhilliesYJon Lindsey (minors)JCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197941rg82FrRnd4Blue JaysNCraig Charron (minors)JCMerced College (Merced, CA)
197951rg118FrRnd14AngelsNDon Freeman (minors)JCWest Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
197961rg129FrRnd1MetsYRonald Souza (minors)JCButte College (Oroville, CA)
197961rg134FrRnd6IndiansNJoseph Cazares (minors)JCImperial Valley College (Imperial, CA)
197961rg139FrRnd11TigersNRicky Gamez (minors)JCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
197971rg158FrRnd7White SoxNRobert Brown (minors)JCPasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
197971rg162FrRnd11PiratesNWarren DeLisle (minors)JCBellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
197981rg177FrRnd5White SoxNJim David (minors)JCCollege of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA)
197981rg186FrRnd14BrewersNRicky Daniels (minors)4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197991rg200FrRnd12BrewersNJames Woodward (minors)JCRio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
1979101rg206FrRnd6TwinsNKen Rolfe (minors)JCLower Columbia College (Longview, WA)
1979101rg209FrRnd9RangersNOscar Cardenas (minors)JCHill College (Hillsboro, TX)
1979101rg210FrRnd10PhilliesNStephen D'Ercole (minors)JCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
1979121rg227FrRnd7PhilliesNRichard Yraguen (minors)JCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
1979151rg239FrRnd1IndiansYJack Lopez (minors)JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980

22 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (9%). Total of 21.6 WAR, or 10.8 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

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2023 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.

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