1979 Atlanta Braves Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Draft Pick Search Options

Drafted From School Type (none set = return all)

Picks by Overall #

Pick #

Picks by Year/Round

Round #

Picks by Franchise/Year (& actives)


Picks by Franchise/Round

Round #

Picks by Position/Year


Picks by Position/Round

Round #

Player Name

Make sure name is 3+ characters.

Came From

enter 2-letter code for states

1979 Atlanta Braves Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1979144BravesY$70,000Brad Komminsk (minors)OF2.237698623.218.637HSShawnee HS (Lima, OH)
19793564BravesYDaniel Church (minors)RHPHSSan Marin HS (Novato, CA)
19794824BravesYKenneth Ames (minors)RHPHSSt. Helens HS (St. Helens, OR)
197951084BravesYBob Luzon (minors)2BHSWestlake HS (Thornwood, NY)
197961344BravesYMike Payne (minors)RHP-0.1310.000.0003016.351.760HSWilliston HS (Williston, FL)
197971604BravesYRoy North (minors)RHP4YrRider University (Lawrenceville, NJ)
197981864BravesYDavid Coghill (minors)LHPJCClackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
197992124BravesYPaul Runge (minors)SS0.31833454.232.6444YrJacksonville University (Jacksonville, FL)
1979102384BravesNKeith Belcik (minors)CHSClay HS (Oregon, OH)
1979112644BravesYGary Reiter (minors)LHP4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979122904BravesYGlen Bockhorn (minors)2B4YrTexas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
1979133164BravesYSteven Stieb (minors)C4YrSouthern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
1979143424BravesYRandy Ingle (minors)SS4YrAppalachian State University (Boone, NC)
1979153684BravesYBret Ferguson (minors)LHPHSNorth Baltimore HS (North Baltimore, OH)
1979163944BravesYBuddy Bailey (minors)C4YrUniversity of Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA)
1979174204BravesNNicholas O'Connor (minors)RHPHSReading HS (Reading, OH)
1979184464BravesYHarold Williams (minors)1B4YrVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
1979194724BravesYPeter Teixeira (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1979204984BravesYRandy Whistler (minors)C4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979215233BravesYBilly Bowen (minors)OF4YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1979225483BravesYGreg Norris (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1979235733BravesYBrett Butler (minors)OF49.72213818054.290.7534YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1979245973BravesNJohn Shannon (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
1979256213BravesYRobert Kennedy (minors)RHPJCCochise College (Douglas, AZ)
1979266453BravesYChuck Black (minors)2B4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979276693BravesYMike Garcia (minors)2B4YrCalifornia State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979286923BravesYTommy Thompson (minors)C4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1979297133BravesNEric Call (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979307343BravesYArcilio Castaigne (minors)RHP4YrTexas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
1979317543BravesYGregory Dikos (minors)3B4YrBall State University (Muncie, IN)
1979327733BravesYDeWayne Kitts (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA)
1979337913BravesNJeff Groth (minors)OF4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1979348083BravesYKevin Patten (minors)OF4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
1979358222BravesYArthur Neal (minors)OF4YrMorehouse College (Atlanta, GA)
1979368312BravesNPhilip Bowie (minors)OFHSGreenwood HS (Greenwood, SC)
1979378391BravesYTimothy Fuller (minors)RHPHSBerkmar HS (Lilburn, GA)
1979388461BravesYRussell Kerdolff (minors)RHP4YrNorthern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
1979398521BravesNScott Matthews (minors)OFHSMelbourne HS (Melbourne, FL)

Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

38 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (10%). Total of 52.1 WAR, or 13.0 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.
Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

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.

More Draft Pages

Draft Index

Expansion Drafts

Draft Previews