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53rd Round of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1995 53rd / 1996 52nd / 1996 53rd / 1996 54th / 1997 53rd

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
1996 53 1499 FrRnd 1 Pirates Rob Mackowiak (minors) SS 5.6 856 2328 64 .259 .736 JC South Suburban College (South Holland, IL)
1996 53 1500 FrRnd 2 Twins Mario Opipari (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1996 53 1501 FrRnd 3 Brewers Danny Prata (minors) LHP JC Seminole Community College (Sanford, FL)
1996 53 1502 FrRnd 4 Marlins David White (minors) OF HS Water of Life Christian HS (Douglasville, GA)
1996 53 1503 FrRnd 5 White Sox Elio Borges (minors) SS HS American HS (Miami, FL)
1996 53 1504 FrRnd 6 Mets Matt Splawn (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1996 53 1505 FrRnd 7 Royals Bret Halbert (minors) LHP HS Western HS (Buena Park, CA)
1996 53 1506 FrRnd 8 Cubs Chris Bentley (minors) RHP HS Molalla HS (Molalla, OR)
1996 53 1507 FrRnd 9 Astros Resh Bondi (minors) SS HS Monterey HS (Seaside, CA)
1996 53 1508 FrRnd 10 Angels Ryan Snellings (minors) LHP JC Pasco-Hernando Community College (New Port Richey, FL)
1996 53 1509 FrRnd 11 Mariners Greg Dobbs (minors) 3B -3.6 959 2097 46 .261 .692 HS Canyon Springs HS (Moreno Valley, CA)
1996 53 1510 FrRnd 12 Dodgers Blake Mayo (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
1996 53 1511 FrRnd 13 Yankees Felix Lopez (minors) 1B HS H. B. Plant HS (Tampa, FL)
1996 53 1512 FrRnd 14 Braves Marcus Giles (minors) 2B 16.7 792 2934 76 .277 .782 JC Grossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
1996 53 1513 FrRnd 15 Indians Joey Cole (minors) RHP HS Nacogdoches HS (Nacogdoches, TX)
1996 53 1514 FrRnd 16 Rays Scott Leon (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1996 53 1515 FrRnd 17 D'backs David Harper (minors) RHP 4Yr Lubbock Christian University (Lubbock, TX)

17 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (17%). Total of 18.7 WAR, or 6.2 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.