1979 Cleveland Indians Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1979 Cleveland Indians Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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
197911rg88IndiansYFrancis Regan (minors)RHPJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197921rg348IndiansNJeff Thompson (minors)OFJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197931rg608IndiansNRodney McDonald (minors)RHPJCCuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
197941rg868IndiansYRoberto Alvarez (minors)3BJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197951rg1106IndiansNLuis Duarte (minors)CJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197961rg1346IndiansNJoseph Cazares (minors)SSJCImperial Valley College (Imperial, CA)
197971rg1565IndiansNDave Oliva (minors)OFJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
197981rg1753IndiansYJohn Napolitano (minors)RHP
197991rg1913IndiansNMike Reddish (minors)CJCIndian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
1979101rg2033IndiansYAlex Christenson (minors)RHPJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
1979111rg2143IndiansNJames Winters (minors)3BJCCuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
1979121rg2233IndiansNMark Lacy (minors)1BJCSt. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg, FL)
1979131rg2302IndiansNLarry Pittman (minors)1BJCAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA)
1979141rg2352IndiansYTommy Martinez (minors)RHP
1979151rg2391IndiansYJack Lopez (minors)SSJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)

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

15 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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