4th Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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4th Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1978 4th / 1979 3rd / 1979 4th / 1979 5th / 1980 4th

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197941rg79FrRnd1MetsNThomas McLaughlin (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197941rg80FrRnd2MarinersNSteve Lawrence (minors)LHPJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
197941rg81FrRnd3BravesNEdward Lambeth (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
197941rg82FrRnd4Blue JaysNCraig Charron (minors)SSJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
197941rg83FrRnd5CardinalsNRonald Sloy (minors)1BJCMount Hood Community College (Gresham, OR)
197941rg84FrRnd6AthleticsNHarold Brown (minors)RHPJCChipola College (Marianna, FL)
197941rg85FrRnd7AstrosNGil Robison (minors)RHPJCCentralia College (Centralia, WA)
197941rg86FrRnd8IndiansYRoberto Alvarez (minors)3BJCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
197941rg87FrRnd9ExposNRandy O'Neal (minors)RHP0.8143500.080.17814217194.351.383JCPalm Beach Community College (Lake Worth, FL)
197941rg88FrRnd10White SoxNTim Kammeyer (minors)RHPJCSouthwestern College (Chula Vista, CA)
197941rg89FrRnd11CubsYTerry Austin (minors)OFJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197941rg90FrRnd12TwinsNJohn Damon (minors)2BJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197941rg91FrRnd13PadresYGreg Tarnow (minors)C
197941rg92FrRnd14TigersYGary Zelmanski (minors)1BJCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
197941rg93FrRnd15PiratesNRick Ownbey (minors)RHP0.243350.114.276393114.111.610JCSanta Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
197941rg94FrRnd16AngelsYEdward Lindsey (minors)LHPJCBroward Community College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197941rg95FrRnd17GiantsNDavid LaBounty (minors)RHPJCYakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
197941rg96FrRnd18RangersNMichael Young (minors)RHPJCTrinidad State Junior College (Trinidad, CO)
197941rg97FrRnd19PhilliesNGrant Priess (minors)CJCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
197941rg98FrRnd20OriolesNBill Bond (minors)1BJCSt. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg, FL)
197941rg99FrRnd21RedsYLarry Raskin (minors)C4YrCoastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)
197941rg100FrRnd22RoyalsYRoger Patoka (minors)C
197941rg101FrRnd23DodgersNJoseph Siers (minors)RHPJCPalm Beach Community College (Lake Worth, FL)
197941rg102FrRnd24BrewersYBengie Bigges (minors)RHPJCFrederick Community College (Frederick, MD)
197941rg103FrRnd25Red SoxNMichael Burton (minors)RHP
197941rg104FrRnd26YankeesNGary Higgins (minors)RHPJCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)

Other Rounds: 1978 4th / 1979 3rd / 1979 4th / 1979 5th / 1980 4th

26 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (7%). Total of 1.0 WAR, or 0.5 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 2017 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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