1979 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1979 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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
197911rg55CardinalsNRobert Ferris (minors)1BJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197921rg315CardinalsYKeith Spreckles (minors)SS
197931rg575CardinalsNMike Evans (minors)LHPJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
197941rg835CardinalsNRonald Sloy (minors)1BJCMount Hood Community College (Gresham, OR)
197951rg1084CardinalsNMark Pedersen (minors)RHPJCYakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
197961rg1324CardinalsNBill Lindsey (minors)3B-0.19160.188.364JCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197971rg1543CardinalsNGary Fradella (minors)1BJCGlendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
197981rg1742CardinalsNJohn Mathews (minors)RHPJCRio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
197991rg1902CardinalsUnkKevin Coughlon (minors)OFJCOxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
1979101rg2022CardinalsNSam Cordero (minors)RHPJCEastern Arizona College (Thatcher, AZ)
1979111rg2132CardinalsNTom Kurant (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979121rg2222CardinalsNGreg Bargar (minors)RHP-1.53390.111.22233236.341.660JCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
1979131rg2291CardinalsYJohn Rincon (minors)OFJCRio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
1979141rg2341CardinalsNSteve Heslop (minors)LHPJCSan Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)

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

14 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (14%). Total of -1.6 WAR, or -0.8 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.
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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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