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16th Round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1996 16th / 1997 15th / 1997 16th / 1997 17th / 1998 16th

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
1997 16 475 FrRnd 1 Tigers Alex Steele (minors) OF 4Yr State University of New York at Cortland (Cortland, NY)
1997 16 476 FrRnd 2 Phillies Brett Weber (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
1997 16 477 FrRnd 3 Angels Casey Child (minors) OF 4Yr University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
1997 16 478 FrRnd 4 Giants Tom Nielsen (minors) LHP 4Yr Fordham University (New York, NY)
1997 16 479 FrRnd 5 Blue Jays Dustin Seale (minors) LHP HS Safford HS (Safford, AZ)
1997 16 480 FrRnd 6 Mets Mark Proctor (minors) SS HS Courtland HS (Fredericksburg, VA)
1997 16 481 FrRnd 7 Royals Rolando Geigel (minors) RHP HS Georgina Vaquaro HS (Canovanas, PR)
1997 16 482 FrRnd 8 Pirates Jason Hardebeck (minors) LHP JC Carl Sandburg College (Galesburg, IL)
1997 16 483 FrRnd 9 Twins Jordan Gerk (minors) LHP HS KLO HS (Kelowna, BC)
1997 16 484 FrRnd 10 Cubs Matt Magers (minors) LHP 4Yr South Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
1997 16 485 FrRnd 11 Athletics Jamie Porter (minors) OF 4Yr University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1997 16 486 FrRnd 12 Marlins James Shook (minors) RHP JC Columbia-Greene Community College (Hudson, NY)
1997 16 487 FrRnd 13 Brewers Andy Cavanagh (minors) RHP JC Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA)
1997 16 488 FrRnd 14 Reds Dave Tidwell (minors) OF 4Yr University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
1997 16 489 FrRnd 15 White Sox Adrean Acevedo (minors) OF JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1997 16 490 FrRnd 16 Astros Jim Wallace (minors) RHP 4Yr University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1997 16 491 FrRnd 17 Red Sox Jorge DeLeon (minors) 3B 4Yr University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
1997 16 492 FrRnd 18 Rockies Jason Franklin (minors) 3B 4Yr Cumberland University (Lebanon, TN)
1997 16 493 FrRnd 19 Mariners Danny Delgado (minors) RHP HS Monsignor Edward Pace HS (Opa-locka, FL)
1997 16 494 FrRnd 20 Cardinals Jeremy Lambert (minors) RHP HS Kearns HS (Kearns, UT)
1997 16 495 FrRnd 21 Orioles Cliff Wilson (minors) 3B JC Spartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
1997 16 496 FrRnd 22 Expos Ryan Saylor (minors) RHP 4Yr Eastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
1997 16 497 FrRnd 23 Rangers Kevin Ruedi (minors) RHP JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
1997 16 498 FrRnd 24 Dodgers Scott Walter (minors) C HS Loyola HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1997 16 499 FrRnd 25 Yankees Matt Purkiss (minors) 3B 4Yr University of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
1997 16 500 FrRnd 26 Padres Shawn Camp (minors) RHP 1.9 541 1 0 1.000 2.000 541 29 33 4.41 1.45 12 4Yr George Mason University (Fairfax, VA)
1997 16 501 FrRnd 27 Indians Denny New (minors) LHP JC Panola College (Carthage, TX)
1997 16 502 FrRnd 28 Braves Jason Hairston (minors) C 4Yr Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
1997 16 503 FrRnd 29 D'backs David Haverstick (minors) RHP 4Yr Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN)
1997 16 504 FrRnd 30 Rays Laz Gutierrez (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

30 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (3%). Total of 1.9 WAR, or 1.9 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.