Bob Buchanan from the Chronology
Jun 6, 1979 -
The Mariners make OF Al Chambers the number-one pick in the free-agent draft but his big league career will last just 57 games. The Mets take UCLA P Tim Leary with the 2nd pick. The Blue Jays picking 3rd take high school C Jay Schroeder who will play football for UCLA and will be drafted #1 in 1984 by the Colts but will never catch in the ML. Kansas City picks football players on the 4th (Dan Marino) and the 17th (John Elway) rounds. Brad Komminsk (Braves) is the 4th pick SS Juan Bustabad (A's) is 5th with Andy Van Slyke (Cards) 6th. Bustabad is one of 13 of 16 picks who will not sign with the A's but he does sign with the Red Sox who will pick him #1 in the 1980 January draft. The Dodgers pick Orel Hershiser in the 17th round and the Yankees take Don Mattingly in the 19th round. The Blue Jays pick Jeff Kent on the 20th round. Bret Butler goes to the Braves in the 23rd. The Reds take prep infielder Daniel Lamar in round one then get slightly better results in the second round with Bob Buchanan and Keefe Cato.