1979 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1979 New York Mets 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
1979122MetsY$100,000Tim Leary (minors)RHP12.01331631.221.523292781054.361.4114YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
19792282MetsYJeff Bettendorf (minors)RHP0.10003004.661.451HSLompoc HS (Lompoc, CA)
19793542MetsNCraig Jones (minors)RHP4YrUnited States Military Academy (West Point, NY)
19794802MetsYDavid Howard (minors)OF4YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
197951062MetsYGary Hardie (minors)SS4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
197961322MetsYRon Gardenhire (minors)INF0.82857104.232.5734YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
197971582MetsYMike Hennessy (minors)OFHSBogota HS (Bogota, NJ)
197981842MetsYDavid Buttles (minors)RHPHSKearny HS (San Diego, CA)
197992102MetsYPreston Shockley (minors)RHPHSParkside HS (Salisbury, MD)
1979102362MetsNBrooks Wallace (minors)SS4YrTexas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
1979112622MetsYBryan Dunbar (minors)CJCCollege of Marin (Kentfield, CA)
1979122882MetsNLarry Hernandez (minors)OFHSJones HS (Orlando, FL)
1979133142MetsYDoug Elliott (minors)2B4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1979143402MetsNBrick Toifel (minors)CHSDavidson HS (Mobile, AL)
1979153662MetsNWalt Terrell (minors)RHP10.7941923.120.3393211111244.221.4304YrMorehead State University (Morehead, KY)
1979163922MetsYBill Hill (minors)OFJCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
1979174182MetsNTodd Davidson (minors)OFHSNorth Allegheny HS (Wexford, PA)
1979184442MetsNJohn Bryant (minors)OFHSEl Toro HS (Lake Forest, CA)
1979194702MetsYMike Anicich (minors)1B4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1979204962MetsNJohn Leister (minors)RHP-0.900010028.52.000HSCharles M. Russell HS (Great Falls, MT)
1979215222MetsYTheodore Damiter (minors)RHP4YrShippensburg University of Pennsylvania (Shippensburg, PA)
1979225472MetsNJoe Scherger (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1979235722MetsNJoseph Healy (minors)RHPHSFather Judge HS (Philadelphia, PA)
1979245962MetsYRichard Greenfield (minors)SS4YrLa Salle University (Philadelphia, PA)
1979256202MetsYScott LaVielle (minors)CJCOlympic College (Bremerton, WA)
1979266442MetsNJim Phillips (minors)RHPHSShawnee Mission HS (Overland Park, KS)
1979276682MetsYDave Smith (minors)RHP-0.100050091.6704YrLamar University (Beaumont, TX)
1979286912MetsNDarryl Stephens (minors)1BJCButte College (Oroville, CA)
1979297122MetsNClay Christiansen (minors)RHP-0.700024246.051.6024YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1979307332MetsYBill Rittweger (minors)2B4YrSeton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
1979317532MetsYPaul Niggebrugge (minors)OF4YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
1979327722MetsYThomas Miller (minors)LHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
1979337902MetsYMichael Privette (minors)RHPHSMillikan HS (Long Beach, CA)
1979348072MetsNDan Sprick (minors)OF4YrSt. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
1979358211MetsNTerry Byrum (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
1979368301MetsYDavid Duff (minors)C4YrUniversity of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

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

36 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (19%). Total of 21.9 WAR, or 3.1 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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