1979 New York Yankees Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1979 New York Yankees 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
197925125YankeesY$208,000Todd Demeter (minors)INFHSGrant HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
197937725YankeesYFreddie Toliver (minors)RHP0.351180.111.3117810164.731.571HSSan Gorgonio HS (San Bernardino, CA)
1979410325YankeesNTed Perkins (minors)1BHSEl Cerrito HS (El Cerrito, CA)
1979512925YankeesYGreg Gagne (minors)SS26.317985673111.254.684HSSomerset HS (Somerset, MA)
1979615525YankeesYStefan Wever (minors)RHP-0.4000101273.3804YrUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
1979718125YankeesYThomas Echstenkamper (minors)OF4YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
1979820725YankeesYHuey Gayden (minors)OF4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
1979923325YankeesYPete Filson (minors)LHP2.800014815184.181.4044YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
19791025925YankeesYRichard Budweg (minors)LHP4YrBloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA)
19791128525YankeesYGeorge DeMaria (minors)RHPHSEl Segundo HS (El Segundo, CA)
19791231125YankeesYDavid Free (minors)RHPHSChapman HS (San Diego, CA)
19791333725YankeesYDave Buffamoyer (minors)C4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
19791436325YankeesYRandy Guerra (minors)1B4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
19791538925YankeesYKeith Smith (minors)SS0.0640.000.200HSCanyon HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
19791641525YankeesYChris Lein (minors)RHP4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
19791744125YankeesYRob Teegarden (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
19791846725YankeesNMike Dotterer (minors)OFHSEdison HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
19791949325YankeesYDon Mattingly (minors)1B42.417857003222.307.830HSReitz Memorial HS (Evansville, IN)
19792051925YankeesNSean Everton (minors)OF4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
19792154424YankeesYDerwin McNealy (minors)OFHSCrenshaw HS (Los Angeles, CA)
19792256924YankeesNCedric Mack (minors)OFHSBrazosport HS (Freeport, TX)
19792359424YankeesYBrian Murphy (minors)LHP4YrEastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, CT)
19792461824YankeesYGreg Sporrer (minors)INF4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
19792564224YankeesYJeff Rudolph (minors)C4YrUniversity of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
19792666624YankeesYFrank Ricci (minors)RHP4YrRollins College (Winter Park, FL)
19792768923YankeesYKevin Irot (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
19792871021YankeesYJohn Seneca (minors)RHP4YrSeton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
19792973121YankeesNRusty Piggott (minors)SS4YrRollins College (Winter Park, FL)
19793075120YankeesYGregory Copeland (minors)RHPHSShawnee HS (Lima, OH)

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

29 matching player(s). 6 played in the majors (20%). Total of 71.4 WAR, or 11.9 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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