10th Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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10th Round of the 1979 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1978 10th / 1979 9th / 1979 10th / 1979 11th / 1980 10th

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
1979101rg201FrRnd1MetsYRusty Tillman (minors)OF0.138562.232.670JCFlorida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
1979101rg202FrRnd2CardinalsNSam Cordero (minors)RHPJCEastern Arizona College (Thatcher, AZ)
1979101rg203FrRnd3IndiansYAlex Christenson (minors)RHPJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
1979101rg204FrRnd4ExposNRichard Vitato (minors)INFJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
1979101rg205FrRnd5White SoxNCraig Nelson (minors)RHPJCGlendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
1979101rg206FrRnd6TwinsNKen Rolfe (minors)SSJCLower Columbia College (Longview, WA)
1979101rg207FrRnd7AngelsYGeorge Nebrich (minors)1BJCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
1979101rg208FrRnd8GiantsYJerry Lane (minors)CJCSanta Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
1979101rg209FrRnd9RangersNOscar Cardenas (minors)SSJCHill College (Hillsboro, TX)
1979101rg210FrRnd10PhilliesNStephen D'Ercole (minors)SSJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
1979101rg211FrRnd11BrewersYBrian Meadows (minors)RHPJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)

Other Rounds: 1978 10th / 1979 9th / 1979 10th / 1979 11th / 1980 10th

11 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (9%). Total of 0.1 WAR, or 0.1 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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