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15th Round of the 1972 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1971 15th / 1972 14th / 1972 15th / 1972 16th / 1973 15th

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 15 337 FrRnd 1 Padres Thomas Armstrong (minors) 2B 4Yr University of Denver (Denver, CO)
1972 15 338 FrRnd 2 Indians Larry Unser (minors) INF 4Yr Marian College (Indianapolis, IN)
1972 15 339 FrRnd 3 Phillies William Dennis (minors) LHP HS Havre de Grace HS (Havre de Grace, MD)
1972 15 340 FrRnd 4 Rangers Perry Pryor (minors) RHP HS Evans HS (Orlando, FL)
1972 15 341 FrRnd 5 Expos Larry Lein (minors) C JC Green River Community College (Auburn, WA)
1972 15 342 FrRnd 6 Brewers Roger Miller (minors) RHP -0.2 2 0 0 2 0 0 11.57 1.29 0 HS Uniontown Area HS (Uniontown, PA)
1972 15 343 FrRnd 7 Reds Benjamin Castillo (minors) RHP HS Iolani HS (Honolulu, HI)
1972 15 344 FrRnd 8 Twins Mike Nelson (minors) OF 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1972 15 345 FrRnd 9 Astros Richard Koenig (minors) OF HS Cardinal-Newman HS (West Palm Beach, FL)
1972 15 346 FrRnd 10 Angels Richard Laubert (minors) 3B HS Palos Verdes HS (Palos Verdes Estates, CA)
1972 15 347 FrRnd 11 Braves Dwayne Wilson (minors) 2B HS Shamrock HS (Decatur, GA)
1972 15 348 FrRnd 12 White Sox Wayne Horkey (minors) C HS Spalding HS (Granville, IA)
1972 15 349 FrRnd 13 Mets David Wiggins (minors) OF 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1972 15 350 FrRnd 14 Yankees Daniel Elko (minors) OF HS Woodrow Wilson HS (Levittown, PA)
1972 15 351 FrRnd 15 Cubs Gary Young (minors) LHP 4Yr Texas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
1972 15 352 FrRnd 16 Red Sox Ernie Whitt (minors) C 18.4 1328 3774 134 .249 .734 JC Macomb Community College (Warren, MI)
1972 15 353 FrRnd 17 Dodgers Jason Thompson (minors) LHP 24.8 1418 4802 208 .261 .804 HS Apple Valley HS (Apple Valley, CA)
1972 15 354 FrRnd 18 Royals Joseph McNamara (minors) RHP HS Bethlehem Central HS (Delmar, NY)
1972 15 355 FrRnd 19 Giants Steve Greenough (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Oregon (Eugene, OR)
1972 15 356 FrRnd 20 Tigers Doug Ratford (minors) OF 4Yr St. John's University (Queens, NY)
1972 15 357 FrRnd 21 Cardinals Mike Proffitt (minors) LHP 4Yr Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
1972 15 358 FrRnd 22 Athletics Bob Pate (minors) 3B -0.1 31 45 0 .267 .625 HS Compton HS (Compton, CA)
1972 15 359 FrRnd 23 Pirates Michael Gipaya (minors) LHP HS St. Louis HS (Honolulu, HI)
1972 15 360 FrRnd 24 Orioles James Joiner (minors) C HS DeLand HS (DeLand, FL)

24 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (16%). Total of 42.9 WAR, or 10.7 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
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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.