3rd Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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3rd Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1978 3rd / 1979 2nd / 1979 3rd / 1979 4th / 1980 3rd

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
197931rg53FrRnd1MetsYMarques Cooper (minors)OFJCThree Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff, MO)
197931rg54FrRnd2MarinersNCarlos Diaz (minors)LHP1.6179140.000.0671791363.211.344JCAllan Hancock College (Santa Maria, CA)
197931rg55FrRnd3BravesYRicky Coatney (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
197931rg56FrRnd4Blue JaysUnkSteve Roche (minors)RHPJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197931rg57FrRnd5CardinalsNMike Evans (minors)LHPJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
197931rg58FrRnd6AthleticsNDavid Granger (minors)RHPJCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
197931rg59FrRnd7AstrosNJeff Etsell (minors)LHPJCPalm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)
197931rg60FrRnd8IndiansNRodney McDonald (minors)RHPJCCuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
197931rg61FrRnd9ExposNDerrell Baker (minors)2BJCMiddle Georgia State University (Macon, GA)
197931rg62FrRnd10White SoxYRandy Johnson (minors)1B-0.210125410.244.7234YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197931rg63FrRnd11CubsNSteve Podraza (minors)CJCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
197931rg64FrRnd12TwinsNTracy Turner (minors)LHPJCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197931rg65FrRnd13PadresNVictor Woods (minors)OFJCLaney College (Oakland, CA)
197931rg66FrRnd14TigersNBrian Stehling (minors)RHPJCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
197931rg67FrRnd15PiratesNCarl Taylor (minors)RHPJCCamden County College (Blackwood, NJ)
197931rg68FrRnd16AngelsNAl Newman (minors)SS2.585421071.226.570JCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197931rg69FrRnd17GiantsNMario Ramirez (minors)P4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197931rg70FrRnd18RangersNLarry Mikesell (minors)LHPJCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
197931rg71FrRnd19PhilliesYJon Lindsey (minors)SSJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197931rg72FrRnd20OriolesYRandolph Miller (minors)2BJCFlorida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
197931rg73FrRnd21RedsNKevin Lindsley (minors)RHPJCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
197931rg74FrRnd22RoyalsNAl Christy (minors)1B
197931rg75FrRnd23DodgersNKyle Dunning (minors)RHPJCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
197931rg76FrRnd24BrewersNLarry Robinson (minors)RHPJCCompton College (Compton, CA)
197931rg77FrRnd25Red SoxNHarley Woody (minors)LHPJCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
197931rg78FrRnd26YankeesYJeff Van Der Plass (minors)LHPJCCamden County College (Blackwood, NJ)

Other Rounds: 1978 3rd / 1979 2nd / 1979 3rd / 1979 4th / 1980 3rd

26 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (11%). Total of 3.9 WAR, or 1.3 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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