8th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft

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8th Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1978 8th / 1979 7th / 1979 8th / 1979 9th / 1980 8th

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
19798183FrRnd1MarinersYScott Stranski (minors)RHP4YrNorthwestern University (Evanston, IL)
19798184FrRnd2MetsYDavid Buttles (minors)RHPHSKearny HS (San Diego, CA)
19798185FrRnd3Blue JaysYMark Liber (minors)LHP4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
19798186FrRnd4BravesYDavid Coghill (minors)LHPJCClackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
19798187FrRnd5AthleticsNJeff Blankenship (minors)RHPHSEl Dorado HS (Placentia, CA)
19798188FrRnd6CardinalsYEarl Weaver (minors)RHP4YrKutztown University of Pennsylvania (Kutztown, PA)
19798189FrRnd7IndiansNCharles Melito (minors)1B4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
19798190FrRnd8AstrosYWilliam Ray (minors)RHP4YrOklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)
19798191FrRnd9White SoxYWilliam Mills (minors)RHPHSMarathon HS (Marathon, FL)
19798192FrRnd10ExposYWilliam St. John (minors)LHPHSAiken HS (Cincinnati, OH)
19798193FrRnd11TwinsYRon Wilkinson (minors)SS4YrChapman University (Orange, CA)
19798194FrRnd12CubsNTimothy Thompson (minors)RHPHSDavid Starr Jordan HS (Long Beach, CA)
19798195FrRnd13TigersYVern Followell (minors)SS4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
19798196FrRnd14PadresYJim Steels (minors)OF-1.41111330.180.461HSSanta Maria HS (Santa Maria, CA)
19798197FrRnd15AngelsYWarren Hollier (minors)RHP4YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
19798198FrRnd16PiratesYAndrew Snaith (minors)2BHSChoctawhatchee HS (Fort Walton Beach, FL)
19798199FrRnd17RangersYMichael Roberts (minors)RHP4YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
19798200FrRnd18GiantsYGreg Baker (minors)OF4YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
19798201FrRnd19OriolesYRobert Palmer (minors)C4YrChapman University (Orange, CA)
19798202FrRnd20PhilliesYJeffrey Nate (minors)SSHSDowagiac Union HS (Dowagiac, MI)
19798203FrRnd21RoyalsNDoran Perdue (minors)2B4YrMurray State University (Murray, KY)
19798204FrRnd22RedsNBill Crone (minors)INF4YrWest Chester University of Pennsylvania (West Chester, PA)
19798205FrRnd23BrewersYBill Schroeder (minors)C2.7376126261.240.7074YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
19798206FrRnd24DodgersNJeff Dietrich (minors)LHPHSSerramonte HS (Daly City, CA)
19798207FrRnd25YankeesYHuey Gayden (minors)OF4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
19798208FrRnd26Red SoxNSteve True (minors)LHPHSMarlow HS (Marlow, OK)

Other Rounds: 1978 8th / 1979 7th / 1979 8th / 1979 9th / 1980 8th

26 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (7%). Total of 1.3 WAR, or 0.7 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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