1st Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1st Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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
197911rg1FrRnd1MetsNNeal Heaton (minors)LHP8.41841870.171.38438280964.371.4010HSSachem North HS (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)
197911rg2FrRnd2MarinersYMichael Hood (minors)CHSWashington Academy (Greenville, MS)
197911rg3FrRnd3BravesNKelly Faulk (minors)RHPJCWharton County Junior College (Wharton, TX)
197911rg4FrRnd4Blue JaysNScott Patterson (minors)RHPJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197911rg5FrRnd5CardinalsNRobert Ferris (minors)1BJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197911rg6FrRnd6AthleticsNLemmie Miller (minors)OF-0.18120.167.398JCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
197911rg7FrRnd7AstrosNJeff Dedmon (minors)RHP1.4229470.149.35425020163.841.4512JCWest Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
197911rg8FrRnd8IndiansYFrancis Regan (minors)RHPJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197911rg9FrRnd9ExposYSteven Roeder (minors)SSJCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
197911rg10FrRnd10White SoxNBruce Cooper (minors)RHPJCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197911rg11FrRnd11CubsYMark Wilkins (minors)RHP4YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
197911rg12FrRnd12TwinsNJoseph McCarthy (minors)OFJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197911rg13FrRnd13PadresYJohn Stevenson (minors)INFJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
197911rg14FrRnd14TigersYMichael Camp (minors)RHPJCEastern Oklahoma State College (Wilburton, OK)
197911rg15FrRnd15PiratesYWilliam Nice (minors)LHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
197911rg16FrRnd16AngelsNDennis Ivy (minors)OFJCSan Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
197911rg17FrRnd17GiantsYKevin Johnson (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197911rg18FrRnd18RangersNClay Weisinger (minors)RHPJCAngelina College (Lufkin, TX)
197911rg19FrRnd19PhilliesUnkDean Baugh (minors)OFJCButte College (Oroville, CA)
197911rg20FrRnd20OriolesNDarren Dilks (minors)LHPJCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197911rg21FrRnd21RedsYKevin Waller (minors)OFJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
197911rg22FrRnd22RoyalsYMike Brewer (minors)RHP-0.212180.167.472JCFoothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
197911rg23FrRnd23DodgersYRobert Silicani (minors)3BJCCollege of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)
197911rg24FrRnd24BrewersYDavid Thomas (minors)RHP
197911rg25FrRnd25Red SoxYKevin Kane (minors)RHPJCCuesta College (San Luis Obispo, CA)
197911rg26FrRnd26YankeesYJames Campbell (minors)RHPJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)

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

26 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (15%). Total of 9.5 WAR, or 2.4 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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