1979 New York Mets Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1979 New York Mets 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
197911rg11MetsNNeal Heaton (minors)LHP8.41841870.171.38438280964.371.4010HSSachem North HS (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)
197921rg271MetsYMark Welch (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
197931rg531MetsYMarques Cooper (minors)OFJCThree Rivers Community College (Poplar Bluff, MO)
197941rg791MetsNThomas McLaughlin (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197951rg1051MetsNMichael Befort (minors)RHPJCAllen Community College (Iola, KS)
197961rg1291MetsYRonald Souza (minors)SSJCButte College (Oroville, CA)
197971rg1521MetsYRon Graves (minors)RHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
197981rg1731MetsYDavid Michael (minors)RHPJCDodge City Community College (Dodge City, KS)
197991rg1891MetsYJohn Semprini (minors)RHPJCDes Moines Area Community College (Boone, IA)
1979101rg2011MetsYRusty Tillman (minors)OF0.138562.232.670JCFlorida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
1979111rg2121MetsNJesse Anderson (minors)RHPJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
1979121rg2211MetsNMike Sodders (minors)3BJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)

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

12 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (16%). Total of 8.5 WAR, or 4.2 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 2023 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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