8th Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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8th Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1978 8th / 1979 7th / 1979 8th / 1979 9th / 1980 8th

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
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
197981rg173FrRnd1MetsYDavid Michael (minors)RHPJCDodge City Community College (Dodge City, KS)
197981rg174FrRnd2CardinalsNJohn Mathews (minors)RHPJCRio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
197981rg175FrRnd3IndiansYJohn Napolitano (minors)RHP
197981rg176FrRnd4ExposNMike Withrow (minors)RHPJCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
197981rg177FrRnd5White SoxNJim David (minors)SSJCCollege of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA)
197981rg178FrRnd6TwinsNNelson Page (minors)PJCSalt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City, UT)
197981rg179FrRnd7PiratesNChris Fazendine (minors)RHPJCYakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
197981rg180FrRnd8AngelsNStanford Hill (minors)LHPJCMcLennan Community College (Waco, TX)
197981rg181FrRnd9GiantsNKurtis Kemp (minors)CJCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
197981rg182FrRnd10RangersNPerry Kilgo (minors)RHPJCMcLennan Community College (Waco, TX)
197981rg183FrRnd11PhilliesNNathan Frierson (minors)RHPJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197981rg184FrRnd12OriolesNKevin Usher (minors)RHPHSBayport-Blue Point HS (Bayport, NY)
197981rg185FrRnd13RedsNTim Henry (minors)LHPJCParis Junior College (Paris, TX)
197981rg186FrRnd14BrewersNRicky Daniels (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197981rg187FrRnd15Red SoxYTimothy Wadsworth (minors)C
197981rg188FrRnd16YankeesYRichard Santarone (minors)CJCCamden County College (Blackwood, NJ)

Other Rounds: 1978 8th / 1979 7th / 1979 8th / 1979 9th / 1980 8th

16 matching player(s). 0 played in the majors (0%). Total of 0.0 WAR, or -- 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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