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1st Round of the 1966 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Rounds:1965 1st / 1966 1st / 1966 2nd / 1967 1st

Drafted Players

Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1966 1 1rg 1 FrRnd 1 Athletics Don Lohse (minors) RHP 4Yr Indiana University-Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
1966 1 1rg 2 FrRnd 2 Mets Barry Carter (minors) SS HS Chambersburg HS (Chambersburg, PA)
1966 1 1rg 3 FrRnd 3 Red Sox James Rife (minors) C 4Yr Lebanon Valley College (Annville, PA)
1966 1 1rg 4 FrRnd 4 Astros Tom Griffin (minors) RHP 5.5 408 405 10 .163 .468 401 77 94 4.07 1.46 5 HS Grant HS (Van Nuys, CA)
1966 1 1rg 5 FrRnd 5 Senators Timothy Zajeski (minors) RHP
1966 1 1rg 6 FrRnd 6 Cubs John Dudek (minors) C HS Tuley HS (Chicago, IL)
1966 1 1rg 7 FrRnd 7 Angels Ronald Cherry (minors) C HS Poly HS (Sun Valley, CA)
1966 1 1rg 8 FrRnd 8 Cardinals Henry Urbanowitz (minors) 1B 4Yr Missouri Southern State University (Joplin, MO)
1966 1 1rg 9 FrRnd 9 Yankees Thomas Matheson (minors) C HS Eagle Rock HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1966 1 1rg 10 FrRnd 10 Phillies John Vukovich (minors) 3B -3.5 277 559 6 .161 .425 JC American River College (Sacramento, CA)
1966 1 1rg 11 FrRnd 11 Indians Ted Ford (minors) OF 0.7 240 711 17 .219 .605
1966 1 1rg 12 FrRnd 12 Braves Robert Ritchie (minors) OF 4Yr Bryant & Stratton Business College (Buffalo, NY)
1966 1 1rg 13 FrRnd 13 Tigers Timothy Marting (minors) SS JC Hillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)
1966 1 1rg 14 FrRnd 14 Orioles Russ Vitallo (minors) RHP
1966 1 1rg 15 FrRnd 15 Pirates Kent Smith (minors) OF JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
1966 1 1rg 16 FrRnd 16 White Sox Buddy Gordon (minors) 1B 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1966 1 1rg 17 FrRnd 17 Giants Gary Bowman (minors) OF
1966 1 1rg 18 FrRnd 18 Twins Charles Chase (minors) OF JC College of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)
1966 1 1rg 19 FrRnd 19 Dodgers James Roberts (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)

19 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (15%). Total of 2.7 WAR, or 0.9 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 2014 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
    Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

    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.