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5th Round of the 1968 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase
    Other Rounds:1967 5th / 1968 4th / 1968 5th / 1968 6th / 1969 5th

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
1968 5 1sc 81 FrRnd 1 Twins Barry Sheldon (minors) RHP
1968 5 1sc 82 FrRnd 2 Giants Tom Schweitzer (minors) LHP 4Yr Fairmont State College (Fairmont, WV)
1968 5 1sc 83 FrRnd 3 Tigers Stephen Smith (minors) 3B JC Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
1968 5 1sc 84 FrRnd 4 Mets Michael Lersch (minors) LHP JC Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
1968 5 1sc 85 FrRnd 5 Indians Kenneth Danson (minors) OF JC Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
1968 5 1sc 86 FrRnd 6 Dodgers Geoff Zahn (minors) LHP 20.7 304 43 0 .140 .279 304 111 109 3.74 1.35 1 4Yr University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
1968 5 1sc 87 FrRnd 7 Yankees William Shepherd (minors) RHP JC Spokane Community College (Spokane, WA)
1968 5 1sc 88 FrRnd 8 Phillies Michael Schomaker (minors) OF 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1968 5 1sc 89 FrRnd 9 Orioles George Ferguson (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Maine at Orono (Orono, ME)
1968 5 1sc 90 FrRnd 10 Cubs Timothy Feldhaus (minors) SS JC Mount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
1968 5 1sc 91 FrRnd 11 Senators Don Keenan (minors) C JC Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
1968 5 1sc 92 FrRnd 12 Angels Ronald Pritchett (minors) RHP JC Mount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
1968 5 1sc 93 FrRnd 13 Cardinals Douglas Braun (minors) C JC Vallejo JC (Fairfield, CA)
1968 5 1sc 94 FrRnd 14 Red Sox Gerald Burton (minors) OF JC St. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus (Kirkwood, MO)
1968 5 1sc 95 FrRnd 15 Reds Michael Willis (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
1968 5 1sc 96 FrRnd 16 Athletics Mark Reeser (minors) LHP JC Laney College (Oakland, CA)
1968 5 1sc 97 FrRnd 17 Pirates Jerry Vitatoe (minors) 3B
1968 5 1sc 98 FrRnd 18 White Sox Jerre Algeo (minors) 2B JC Carl Albert State College (Poteau, OK)
1968 5 1sc 99 FrRnd 19 Braves Richard Cross (minors) INF 4Yr University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)

19 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (5%). Total of 20.7 WAR, or 20.7 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.
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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.