1979 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of P

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1979 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of P

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980

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)
197911rg3FrRnd3BravesNKelly Faulk (minors)RHPJCWharton County Junior College (Wharton, TX)
197911rg4FrRnd4Blue JaysNScott Patterson (minors)RHPJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197911rg7FrRnd7AstrosNJeff Dedmon (minors)RHP1.4229470.149.35425020163.841.4512JCWest Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
197911rg8FrRnd8IndiansYFrancis Regan (minors)RHPJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197911rg10FrRnd10White SoxNBruce Cooper (minors)RHPJCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197911rg11FrRnd11CubsYMark Wilkins (minors)RHP4YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
197911rg14FrRnd14TigersYMichael Camp (minors)RHPJCEastern Oklahoma State College (Wilburton, OK)
197911rg15FrRnd15PiratesYWilliam Nice (minors)LHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
197911rg18FrRnd18RangersNClay Weisinger (minors)RHPJCAngelina College (Lufkin, TX)
197911rg20FrRnd20OriolesNDarren Dilks (minors)LHPJCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197911rg22FrRnd22RoyalsYMike Brewer (minors)RHP-0.212180.167.472JCFoothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
197911rg24FrRnd24BrewersYDavid Thomas (minors)RHP
197911rg25FrRnd25Red SoxYKevin Kane (minors)RHPJCCuesta College (San Luis Obispo, CA)
197911rg26FrRnd26YankeesYJames Campbell (minors)RHPJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
197921rg27FrRnd1MetsYMark Welch (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
197921rg28FrRnd2MarinersYDonald Minnick (minors)LHP
197921rg32FrRnd6AthleticsNBob Fallon (minors)LHP0.100013004.991.860JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg33FrRnd7AstrosYMike Penate (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg39FrRnd13PadresNCarlos Moreno (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197921rg41FrRnd15PiratesNChristopher Goodchild (minors)RHPJCSanta Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
197921rg45FrRnd19PhilliesNRobert Fischer (minors)RHPJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
197921rg47FrRnd21RedsNRobert Elliott (minors)RHPJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
197921rg48FrRnd22RoyalsNTim Cates (minors)RHPJCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
197921rg50FrRnd24BrewersNJeff Heathcock (minors)RHP0.256350.029.15756993.761.193JCGolden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
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 JaysNStephen Roache (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)
197931rg64FrRnd12TwinsNTracy Turner (minors)LHPJCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197931rg66FrRnd14TigersNBrian Stehling (minors)RHPJCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
197931rg67FrRnd15PiratesNCarl Taylor (minors)RHPJCCamden County College (Blackwood, NJ)
197931rg69FrRnd17GiantsNMario Ramirez (minors)P4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197931rg70FrRnd18RangersNLarry Mikesell (minors)LHPJCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
197931rg73FrRnd21RedsNKevin Lindsley (minors)RHPJCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
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)
197941rg79FrRnd1MetsNThomas McLaughlin (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197941rg80FrRnd2MarinersNSteve Lawrence (minors)LHPJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
197941rg81FrRnd3BravesNEdward Lambeth (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
197941rg84FrRnd6AthleticsNHarold Brown (minors)RHPJCChipola College (Marianna, FL)
197941rg85FrRnd7AstrosNGil Robison (minors)RHPJCCentralia College (Centralia, WA)
197941rg87FrRnd9ExposNRandy O'Neal (minors)RHP0.874500.080.17814217194.351.383JCPalm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)
197941rg88FrRnd10White SoxNTim Kammeyer (minors)RHPJCSouthwestern College (Chula Vista, CA)
197941rg93FrRnd15PiratesNRick Ownbey (minors)RHP0.243350.114.277393114.111.610JCSanta Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
197941rg94FrRnd16AngelsYEdward Lindsey (minors)LHPJCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197941rg95FrRnd17GiantsNDavid LaBounty (minors)RHPJCYakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
197941rg96FrRnd18RangersNMichael Young (minors)RHPJCTrinidad State College (Trinidad, CO)
197941rg101FrRnd23DodgersNJoseph Siers (minors)RHPJCPalm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)
197941rg102FrRnd24BrewersYBengie Bigges (minors)RHPJCFrederick Community College (Frederick, MD)
197941rg103FrRnd25Red SoxNMichael Burton (minors)RHP
197941rg104FrRnd26YankeesNGary Higgins (minors)RHPJCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
197951rg105FrRnd1MetsNMichael Befort (minors)RHPJCAllen Community College (Iola, KS)
197951rg106FrRnd2BravesNRandy Porter (minors)LHPJCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
197951rg108FrRnd4CardinalsNMark Pedersen (minors)RHPJCYakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
197951rg109FrRnd5AthleticsNFred Conradi (minors)LHPJCCentralia College (Centralia, WA)
197951rg113FrRnd9CubsNMike Maack (minors)LHP4YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197951rg114FrRnd10TwinsYEd Hodge (minors)LHP-0.500025434.771.450JCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197951rg119FrRnd15GiantsNAlbert Hammack (minors)RHPJCBellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
197951rg120FrRnd16RangersYDavid Orzel (minors)LHPJCMacomb Community College (Warren, MI)
197951rg121FrRnd17PhilliesNKen Schubert (minors)RHPJCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
197951rg123FrRnd19RedsNDale Chatham (minors)LHPJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
197951rg124FrRnd20RoyalsNCurt Thrasher (minors)LHPJCOxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
197951rg125FrRnd21DodgersNPhillip Smith (minors)LHPJCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
197951rg128FrRnd24YankeesNOtis Reuban (minors)LHPJCBlack Hawk College (Moline, IL)
197961rg131FrRnd3Blue JaysNRandy Brown (minors)RHPJCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
197961rg135FrRnd7ExposNRory Brown (minors)LHPJCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
197961rg136FrRnd8White SoxNAllen Black (minors)RHPJCWest Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
197961rg137FrRnd9CubsNMichael O'Malley (minors)LHPJCTriton College (River Grove, IL)
197961rg140FrRnd12PiratesNSheldon Andrews (minors)RHPJCLower Columbia College (Longview, WA)
197961rg144FrRnd16PhilliesNBenny Smith (minors)LHPJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197961rg145FrRnd17OriolesNCraig Cunard (minors)LHPJCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
197961rg146FrRnd18RedsYTim Stamper (minors)RHPJCSpokane Falls Community College (Spokane, WA)
197961rg147FrRnd19RoyalsNMike Bielecki (minors)RHP5.93112820.078.20034770734.181.415JCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197961rg148FrRnd20DodgersNEric Stack (minors)RHPJCLane Community College (Eugene, OR)
197961rg149FrRnd21BrewersYJesse Vasquez (minors)RHPJCLos Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
197971rg152FrRnd1MetsYRon Graves (minors)RHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
197971rg159FrRnd8CubsNTodd Wilson (minors)LHPJCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
197971rg161FrRnd10TigersNJohn Collier (minors)RHPJCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
197971rg165FrRnd14RangersNLee Clne (minors)RHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
197971rg171FrRnd20Red SoxYScott Gering (minors)RHPJCSt. Johns River State College (Palatka, FL)
197971rg172FrRnd21YankeesNEdward Schiavo (minors)RHPHSBoyertown HS (Boyertown, PA)
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)
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)
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)
197991rg189FrRnd1MetsYJohn Semprini (minors)RHPJCDes Moines Area Community College (Boone, IA)
197991rg192FrRnd4ExposNDavid Cohron (minors)LHPJCMiddle Georgia State University (Macon, GA)
197991rg194FrRnd6TwinsNTrent Smith (minors)RHPJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197991rg195FrRnd7PiratesNMark Ochal (minors)RHPJCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
197991rg196FrRnd8AngelsYRobert Klein (minors)RHPJCCollege of the Canyons (Santa Clarita, CA)
197991rg197FrRnd9GiantsYArthur Maabe (minors)RHPJCCollege of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA)
1979101rg202FrRnd2CardinalsNSam Cordero (minors)RHPJCEastern Arizona College (Thatcher, AZ)
1979101rg203FrRnd3IndiansYAlex Christenson (minors)RHPJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
1979101rg205FrRnd5White SoxNCraig Nelson (minors)RHPJCGlendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
1979101rg211FrRnd11BrewersYBrian Meadows (minors)RHPJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
1979111rg212FrRnd1MetsNJesse Anderson (minors)RHPJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
1979111rg213FrRnd2CardinalsNTom Kurant (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
1979111rg215FrRnd4ExposNJohn Baker (minors)RHPJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
1979111rg216FrRnd5TwinsNDavid Wilson (minors)RHP4YrAnderson University (Anderson, SC)
1979111rg217FrRnd6GiantsNEugene Hernandez (minors)RHPJCSan Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
1979111rg219FrRnd8PhilliesNDonald Wilson (minors)RHPJCSalem Community College (Carneys Point, NJ)
1979121rg222FrRnd2CardinalsNGreg Bargar (minors)RHP-1.53390.111.22233236.341.660JCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
1979121rg224FrRnd4ExposYBlake Byrket (minors)RHPJCMuscatine Community College (Muscatine, IA)
1979121rg226FrRnd6GiantsNJack Glaze (minors)LHPJCLane Community College (Eugene, OR)
1979121rg228FrRnd8BrewersNScott Olshane (minors)RHPJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
1979131rg232FrRnd4TwinsNRichard King (minors)PJCSolano Community College (Fairfield, CA)
1979131rg233FrRnd5BrewersNTillmon Crownover (minors)RHPJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
1979141rg234FrRnd1CardinalsNSteve Heslop (minors)LHPJCSan Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
1979141rg235FrRnd2IndiansYTommy Martinez (minors)RHP
1979141rg238FrRnd5BrewersNDaniel Anctile (minors)RHPJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
1979161rg243FrRnd1TwinsYLarry May (minors)RHPJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
1979171rg245FrRnd1BrewersYRick Odekirk (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980

125 matching player(s). 11 played in the majors (8%). Total of 16.4 WAR, or 1.5 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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