1st Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft

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1st Round of the 1979 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1978 1st / 1979 1st / 1979 2nd / 1980 1st

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197911FrRnd1MarinersY$60,000Al Chambers (minors)OF-0.4571202.208.618HSJohn Harris HS (Harrisburg, PA)
197912FrRnd2MetsY$100,000Tim Leary (minors)RHP12.01331631.221.523292781054.361.4114YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197913FrRnd3Blue JaysY$135,000Jay Schroeder (minors)CHSPalisades Charter HS (Pacific Palisades, CA)
197914FrRnd4BravesY$70,000Brad Komminsk (minors)OF2.237698623.218.637HSShawnee HS (Lima, OH)
197915FrRnd5AthleticsNJuan Bustabad (minors)SSHSHialeah-Miami Lakes HS (Hialeah, FL)
197916FrRnd6CardinalsY$42,500Andy Van Slyke (minors)OF41.316585711164.274.792HSNew Hartford HS (New Hartford, NY)
197917FrRnd7IndiansY$77,500John Bohnet (minors)LHP-0.20003006.941.540HSHogan HS (Vallejo, CA)
197918FrRnd8AstrosY$65,000John Mizerock (minors)C-0.61032312.186.575HSPunxsutawney HS (Punxsutawney, PA)
197919FrRnd9White SoxNSteve Buechele (minors)SS16.513344266137.245.710HSServite HS (Anaheim, CA)
1979110FrRnd10ExposY$77,500Tim Wallach (minors)1B38.522128099260.257.7322004.51.5004YrCalifornia State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979111FrRnd11TwinsY$25,000Kevin Brandt (minors)OFHSNekoosa HS (Nekoosa, WI)
1979112FrRnd12CubsY$50,000Jon Perlman (minors)RHP-0.51610.000.00026126.351.7404YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
1979113FrRnd13TigersY$125,000Rick Leach (minors)OF3.0799171918.268.704100274.0004YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979114FrRnd14PadresY$100,000Joe Lansford (minors)1B0.325301.200.624HSWilcox HS (Santa Clara, CA)
1979115FrRnd15Giants via AngelsY$50,000*Scott Garrelts (minors)RHP9.63702321.125.32335269533.291.2848HSBuckley Loda HS (Buckley, IL)
1979116FrRnd16Dodgers via PiratesY$75,000*Steve Howe (minors)LHP10.3232270.074.21249747413.031.20914YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979117FrRnd17RangersY$53,000Jerry Don Gleaton (minors)LHP2.22320.000.33330715234.251.41264YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1979118FrRnd18GiantsNRick Luecken (minors)RHP-0.43630.3331.00056355.11.832HSSpring Woods HS (Houston, TX)
1979119FrRnd19White Sox via OriolesY$50,000*Ricky Seilheimer (minors)C-0.521521.212.633HSBrenham HS (Brenham, TX)
1979120FrRnd20Reds via PhilliesY$40,000*Danny Lamar (minors)CHSBellaire HS (Bellaire, TX)
1979121FrRnd21RoyalsY$65,000Atlee Hammaker (minors)LHP8.32243050.118.27324959673.661.2454YrEast Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
1979122FrRnd22RedsY$40,000Mike Sullivan (minors)RHP4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
1979123FrRnd23Tigers via BrewersY$54,000*Chris Baker (minors)OFHSFranklin HS (Livonia, MI)
1979124FrRnd24Padres via DodgersY$52,000*Bob Geren (minors)C1.130776522.233.632HSClairemont HS (San Diego, CA)
1979125FrRnd25Dodgers via YankeesY$67,500*Steve Perry (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1979126FrRnd26Athletics via Red SoxN*Mike Stenhouse (minors)OF-1.42074169.190.5984YrHarvard University (Cambridge, MA)

*Compensation Picks
Scott Garrelts (Giants-1) - Pick from Angels as compensation for Free Agent Jim Barr
Steve Howe (Dodgers-1) - Pick from Pirates as compensation for Free Agent Lee Lacy
Ricky Seilheimer (White Sox-1) - Pick from Orioles as compensation for Free Agent Steve Stone
Danny Lamar (Reds-1) - Pick from Phillies as compensation for Free Agent Pete Rose
Chris Baker (Tigers-1) - Pick from Brewers as compensation for Free Agent Jim Slaton
Bob Geren (Padres-1) - Pick from Dodgers as compensation for Free Agent Derrel Thomas
Steve Perry (Dodgers-1) - Pick from Yankees as compensation for Free Agent Tommy John
Mike Stenhouse (Athletics-1) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Steve Renko

Other Rounds: 1978 1st / 1979 1st / 1979 2nd / 1980 1st

26 matching player(s). 19 played in the majors (73%). Total of 141.3 WAR, or 7.4 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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