1979 Houston Astros Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1979 Houston Astros 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
1979188AstrosY$65,000John Mizerock (minors)C-0.61032312.186.575HSPunxsutawney HS (Punxsutawney, PA)
19792348AstrosYTy Gainey (minors)INF0.0571111.216.581HSCheraw HS (Cheraw, SC)
19793608AstrosYCliff Wherry (minors)SS4YrUniversity of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
19794868AstrosYLarry Ray (minors)OF-0.1560.167.3104YrKentucky Wesleyan College (Owensboro, KY)
197951128AstrosYMark Strucher (minors)1B4YrGeorgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA)
197961388AstrosYBill Doran (minors)INF32.81453513184.266.7284YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
197971648AstrosYMark Ross (minors)RHP0.12420.000.00027223.831.0214YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
197981908AstrosYWilliam Ray (minors)RHP4YrOklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)
197992168AstrosNMark Dempsey (minors)RHP-0.1310.000.0003007.942.2904YrThe Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
1979102428AstrosYMarc Thomas (minors)OF4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1979112688AstrosYGreg Peterson (minors)RHP4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1979122948AstrosYJohnny Ray (minors)2B24.21353518853.290.7244YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
1979133208AstrosYDoug Welenc (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst (Amherst, MA)
1979143468AstrosYLarry Brown (minors)RHP4YrHarvard University (Cambridge, MA)
1979153728AstrosYKeith Bonine (minors)RHP4YrGrand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
1979163988AstrosYBlaine Smith (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1979174248AstrosYValentino Primante (minors)C4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1979184508AstrosYSteven Quealey (minors)RHP4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
1979194768AstrosYAndrew Rice (minors)LHP4YrMurray State University (Murray, KY)
1979205028AstrosNOrlando Fernandez (minors)3BHSHialeah-Miami Lakes HS (Hialeah, FL)
1979215277AstrosYMark Lohuis (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State University, Fresno (Fresno, CA)
1979225527AstrosNWillam Ratterman (minors)LHPHSPurcell Marian HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1979235777AstrosYMark Campbell (minors)C4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
1979246017AstrosYMichael Finch (minors)LHP4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1979256257AstrosYChris Jones (minors)OF-0.134260.192.4684YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1979266497AstrosNDana Ynostroza (minors)CHSSerramonte HS (Daly City, CA)

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

26 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (30%). Total of 56.2 WAR, or 7.0 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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