1979 Detroit Tigers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1979 Detroit Tigers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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

Drafted Players

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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
197911313TigersY$125,000Rick Leach (minors)OF3.0799171918.268.704100274.0004YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
197912323Tigers via BrewersY$54,000*Chris Baker (minors)OFHSFranklin HS (Livonia, MI)
197923913TigersYKeith Fisher (minors)CHSApopka HS (Apopka, FL)
197936513TigersYRandy Harvey (minors)OFHSRiverside Polytechnic HS (Riverside, CA)
197949113TigersYLuis Sanchez (minors)RHPHSMonsignor Edward Pace HS (Miami Gardens, FL)
1979511713TigersYJon Driver (minors)CHSShelby County HS (Shelbyville, KY)
1979614313TigersNDavid Arnold (minors)SSHSLa Habra HS (La Habra, CA)
1979716913TigersYCharlie Nail (minors)RHPHSMcCluer Academy (Jackson, MS)
1979819513TigersYVern Followell (minors)SS4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1979922113TigersYMichael Schoeller (minors)1B4YrFlorida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
19791024713TigersNWinston Ficklin (minors)INFHSEl Cerrito HS (El Cerrito, CA)
19791127313TigersYAnthony Barraco (minors)CHSDe La Salle HS (Concord, CA)
19791229913TigersYMike Warren (minors)RHP-0.9000529135.061.500HSFullerton Union HS (Fullerton, CA)
19791332513TigersNMitch Seoane (minors)2BHSTampa Catholic HS (Tampa, FL)
19791435113TigersYGordon Chretien (minors)RHP4YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
19791537713TigersYJeff Kenaga (minors)OF4YrWestern Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
19791640313TigersYRonald Lindberg (minors)SS4YrPace University (New York, NY)
19791742913TigersYJohn Lackey (minors)RHP4YrFlorida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
19791845513TigersNSteve Hendrix (minors)LHPHSCenter Line HS (Center Line, MI)
19791948113TigersYSteve Dunn (minors)LHP4YrMissouri State University (Springfield, MO)
19792050713TigersNGreg Funk (minors)SSHSJunipero Serra HS (San Mateo, CA)
19792153212TigersYMichael Krill (minors)LHP
19792255712TigersYKenneth Baldwin (minors)2B4YrRice University (Houston, TX)
19792358212TigersNAudie Cole (minors)OF4YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
19792460612TigersYJohn Wells (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
19792563012TigersYWilliam Hardy (minors)OF4YrAlabama State University (Montgomery, AL)
19792665412TigersNMichael Ward (minors)1BHSAlma HS (Alma, MI)
19792767711TigersYBob Bresnen (minors)LHP4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
19792869910TigersYRobert Vaughn (minors)RHPHSAllen Park HS (Allen Park, MI)
19792972010TigersNTerry Schalk (minors)RHPHSLakeshore HS (St. Clair Shores, MI)
19793074110TigersYRandy Nelson (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Pomona, CA)
19793176110TigersYScott Bollens (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1979327799TigersYWilson Tucker (minors)OF4YrBelmont University (Nashville, TN)
1979337979TigersYMark McKnight (minors)2B4YrPfeiffer University (Misenheimer, NC)

*Compensation Picks
Chris Baker (Tigers-1) - Pick from Brewers as compensation for Free Agent Jim Slaton

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

34 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (5%). Total of 2.1 WAR, or 1.1 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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