1979 Minnesota Twins Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1979 Minnesota Twins 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
197911rg1212TwinsNJoseph McCarthy (minors)OFJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
197921rg3812TwinsYScott Stoltenberg (minors)SSJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197931rg6412TwinsNTracy Turner (minors)LHPJCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197941rg9012TwinsNJohn Damon (minors)2BJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197951rg11410TwinsYEd Hodge (minors)LHP-0.500025434.771.450JCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197961rg13810TwinsYTimothy Jensen (minors)CJCSouth Florida State College (Avon Park, FL)
197971rg1609TwinsNBruce Amador (minors)2BJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
197981rg1786TwinsNNelson Page (minors)PJCSalt Lake Community College (Salt Lake City, UT)
197991rg1946TwinsNTrent Smith (minors)RHPJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
1979101rg2066TwinsNKen Rolfe (minors)SSJCLower Columbia College (Longview, WA)
1979111rg2165TwinsNDavid Wilson (minors)RHP4YrAnderson University (Anderson, SC)
1979121rg2255TwinsYThomas Paul (minors)OFJCTreasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR)
1979131rg2324TwinsNRichard King (minors)PJCSolano Community College (Fairfield, CA)
1979141rg2374TwinsYRichard Kyzer (minors)3BJCSouth Florida State College (Avon Park, FL)
1979151rg2413TwinsNLouis Sottile (minors)3BJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
1979161rg2431TwinsYLarry May (minors)RHPJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)

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

16 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (6%). Total of -0.5 WAR, or -0.5 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

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2022 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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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