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1st Round of the 1972 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Rounds:1971 1st / 1972 1st / 1972 2nd / 1973 1st

Drafted Players

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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
1972 1 1rg 1 FrRnd 1 Indians Eric Raich (minors) RHP -0.9 19 0 0 19 7 8 5.85 1.64 0 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1972 1 1rg 2 FrRnd 2 Padres Clifton Butcher (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
1972 1 1rg 3 FrRnd 3 Rangers James Owen (minors) RHP JC San Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
1972 1 1rg 4 FrRnd 4 Phillies Rickey Knepper (minors) 3B
1972 1 1rg 5 FrRnd 5 Brewers Robert Alexander (minors) RHP JC St. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
1972 1 1rg 6 FrRnd 6 Expos Wayne Piper (minors) RHP
1972 1 1rg 7 FrRnd 7 Twins Lew Lemer (minors) RHP
1972 1 1rg 8 FrRnd 8 Reds Greg Sinatro (minors) SS 4Yr Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
1972 1 1rg 9 FrRnd 9 Angels Tom Donohue (minors) OF -1.0 122 325 5 .200 .510 JC Nassau Community College (Garden City, NY)
1972 1 1rg 10 FrRnd 10 Astros William Meyer (minors) SS JC Indian River Community College (Fort Pierce, FL)
1972 1 1rg 11 FrRnd 11 White Sox Murphy Eppinette (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, LA)
1972 1 1rg 12 FrRnd 12 Braves Samuel Humphries (minors) RHP JC San Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
1972 1 1rg 13 FrRnd 13 Yankees Joseph Krsnich (minors) INF 4Yr Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
1972 1 1rg 14 FrRnd 14 Mets Ron Diggle (minors) OF 4Yr University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1972 1 1rg 15 FrRnd 15 Red Sox Clifton Holland (minors) LHP JC Canada College (Redwood City, CA)
1972 1 1rg 16 FrRnd 16 Cubs Rex Peters (minors) 1B 4Yr Lafayette College (Easton, PA)
1972 1 1rg 17 FrRnd 17 Royals Kenzie Davis (minors) OF JC Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
1972 1 1rg 18 FrRnd 18 Dodgers John Adams (minors) RHP
1972 1 1rg 19 FrRnd 19 Tigers Alfred Callis (minors) LHP JC Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
1972 1 1rg 20 FrRnd 20 Giants Kenneth Kollmyer (minors) LHP JC San Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
1972 1 1rg 21 FrRnd 21 Athletics Charles Hendrix (minors) RHP JC Grossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
1972 1 1rg 22 FrRnd 22 Cardinals Bob Gerdes (minors) RHP 4Yr Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
1972 1 1rg 23 FrRnd 23 Orioles Cass Safrit (minors) SS 4Yr Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, NC)
1972 1 1rg 24 FrRnd 24 Pirates Dennis Bolden (minors) RHP JC Chipola College (Marianna, FL)

24 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (8%). Total of -1.9 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
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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.