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James Needy was drafted 174th overall by the San Diego Padres in 2009
Use the Draft Research Application to search through the history of the Major League Amateury Entry draft since 1965. The report will be limited to 100 rows. The entire draft history is available for purchase through our Data Store.

The MLB draft is the mechanism used to assign North American amateur players from college and high school to an MLB Organiation. The draft order is determined by the prior season's standings and sandwich picks between rounds are determined by free agent signings. Each team is granted a salary cap, depending on their draft positions, for the first 10 rounds to be assigned to signing bonuses.

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Draft Results

YearRndOvlPhaseD/SPlayer NameDraft TeamAgedPoscPosHt Wt B-T HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsSrcSchoolSFClassLvlSignedReg-BReg-DStatusOrg (Lvl)Bonus
197911June-SecD4Marty BarrettBoston Red Sox212B2B5-10 176 R-R MLB1979-19911982-1991ColArizona State UniversitySFJrNCAA 1YesCAAZ   -
197912June-SecD1Chris GoodchildSan Francisco Giants20PP6-0 180 R-R A+1979-1985-ColSanta Monica CollegeSFCCCAAYesCACA   -
197913June-SecD2Otis NixonNew York Yankees203BCF-OF6-2 180 B-R MLB1979-19991983-1999ColLouisburg CollegeSFSoNJCAAYesNCNC   -
197914June-SecD1Kelly FaulkPhiladelphia Phillies20PP6-2 205 R-R AAA1979-1988-ColWharton County Junior CollegeSFNJCAAYes--TX   -
197915June-SecD1Bob FallonChicago White Sox19PP6-3 200 L-L MLB1979-19861984-1985ColMiami-Dade CollegeSFNJCAAYesNYFL   -
197916June-SecD4Scott FletcherChicago Cubs20SSSS-2B5-11 173 R-R MLB1979-19951981-1995ColGeorgia Southern UniversitySFNCAA 1YesFLGA   -
197917June-SecD3Joe HouseyBaltimore Orioles20PP6-2 170 R-R AA1978-1985-ColMiami-Dade CollegeSFNJCAANoFLFLFA   -
197918June-SecD1Mike BieleckiPittsburgh Pirates19PP6-3 195 R-R MLB1979-19971984-1997ColValencia Community CollegeSFNJCAAYesMDFL   -
197919June-SecD2Ed SchneiderOakland Athletics20PP6-1 190 L-L A1978-1981-ColIndian River State CollegeSFNJCAANoOHFL   -
1979110June-SecD3Mark ChristyMontreal Expos20PP6-3 185 R-R A+1978-1982-ColMiami-Dade CollegeSFNJCAAYesNYFL   -
1979111June-SecD3Gary GaettiMinnesota Twins203B3B6-0 205 R-R MLB1979-20001981-2000ColNorthwest Missouri State UniversitySFJrNCAA 2YesILMO   -
1979112June-SecD3Ralph CitarellaSt. Louis Cardinals21PP6-0 180 R-R MLB1977-19881983-1987ColFlorida Southern CollegeSFNCAA 2YesNJFL   -
1979113June-SecD3Ken WrightToronto Blue Jays22OFP6-3 190 R-R A+1979-1980-ColUniversity of TexasSFNCAA 1YesTXTX   -
1979114June-SecD1Jeff HeathcockSan Diego Padres19PP6-4 205 R-R MLB1978-19901983-1988ColGolden West CollegeSFCCCAANoCACA   -
1979115June-SecD1Carlos DiazSeattle Mariners21PP6-0 170 R-L MLB1979-19861982-1986ColAllan Hancock CollegeSFCCCAAYesHICA   -
1979116June-SecD2Larry MikesellCincinnati Reds20PP6-0 150 L-L A1980-1982-ColEastern Florida State CollegeSFSoNJCAANoFLFL   -
1979117June-SecD2Paul FoxDetroit Tigers20PP6-3 195 R-R Rk1978-1979-ColCanada CollegeSFCCCAAYesCACA   -
1979118June-SecD1Al MajiaLos Angeles Dodgers-CC   - ---ColOral Roberts UniversitySFNCAA 1Yes--OK   -
1979119June-SecD1Lemmie MillerHouston Astros19OFOF6-1 190 R-R MLB1981-19891984-1984ColSanta Barbara City CollegeSFCCCAANoTXCA   -
1979120June-SecD3Duane DeweyKansas City Royals20C-1BC-1B6-0 190 R-R AAA1979-1984-ColLouisiana State UniversitySFNCAA 1YesNYLA   -
1979121June-SecD2Bill MooneyhamNew York Mets18PP6-0 175 R-R MLB1980-19881986-1986ColMerced CollegeSFCCCAANoCACA   -
1979122June-SecD2Michael SanfordTexas Rangers20PP   - ---ColGeorgia Perimeter CollegeSFNJCAAYesALGA   -
1979123June-SecD2Weston MitchellCleveland Indians20SSSS6-1 175 R-R AA1979-1980-ColSan Jose City CollegeSFCCCAAYesCACA   -
1979124June-SecD3Dave GrierMilwaukee Brewers21PP6-0 175 R-R AA1979-1983-ColVirginia TechSFNCAA 1YesMDVA   -