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30th Round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1996 30th / 1997 29th / 1997 30th / 1997 31st / 1998 30th

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 30 895 FrRnd 1 Tigers Rich Ozarowski (minors) SS 4Yr Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
1997 30 896 FrRnd 2 Phillies Kevin Leighton (minors) C HS Brewster HS (Brewster, NY)
1997 30 897 FrRnd 3 Angels Oscar Betancourt (minors) 3B 4Yr California Polytechnic State University, Pomona (Pomona, CA)
1997 30 898 FrRnd 4 Giants Tim Flaherty (minors) C 4Yr East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
1997 30 899 FrRnd 5 Blue Jays Timothy Lacefield (minors) RHP 4Yr Harding University (Searcy, AR)
1997 30 900 FrRnd 6 Mets Jason Shuck (minors) SS JC Carl Albert State College (Poteau, OK)
1997 30 901 FrRnd 7 Royals Robert Balezentis (minors) RHP 4Yr Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA)
1997 30 902 FrRnd 8 Pirates Mike Gonzalez (minors) LHP 8.1 509 3 0 .333 1.000 509 17 24 3.14 1.30 56 JC San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
1997 30 903 FrRnd 9 Twins Tony Stevens (minors) SS HS Keystone HS (Keystone, FL)
1997 30 904 FrRnd 10 Cubs George Arnott (minors) C JC Cabrillo College (Aptos, CA)
1997 30 905 FrRnd 11 Athletics Tim Manwiller (minors) RHP 4Yr Radford University (Radford, VA)
1997 30 906 FrRnd 12 Marlins Gaige Thomas (minors) RHP HS Brenham HS (Brenham, TX)
1997 30 907 FrRnd 13 Brewers Brian Fields (minors) LHP 4Yr East Carolina University (Greenville, NC)
1997 30 908 FrRnd 14 Reds Marc Suarez (minors) C 4Yr Cumberland University (Lebanon, TN)
1997 30 909 FrRnd 15 White Sox Raymond Goirigolzarri (minors) 3B JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1997 30 910 FrRnd 16 Astros Chris Ross (minors) RHP HS Ringgold HS (Ringgold, GA)
1997 30 911 FrRnd 17 Red Sox Bret Prinz (minors) RHP 0.5 102 0 0 102 5 4 4.89 1.62 9 JC Phoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
1997 30 912 FrRnd 18 Rockies J.J. Easter (minors) OF HS Mount Union HS (Mount Union, PA)
1997 30 913 FrRnd 19 Mariners Aaron Looper (minors) RHP 0.0 6 0 0 6 0 0 5.14 1.29 0 4Yr University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
1997 30 914 FrRnd 20 Cardinals T.J. Maier (minors) SS 4Yr California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
1997 30 915 FrRnd 21 Orioles Brian Schmitt (minors) 1B HS Monterey HS (Lubbock, TX)
1997 30 916 FrRnd 22 Expos Derek Smith (minors) SS HS Tulare Union HS (Tulare, CA)
1997 30 917 FrRnd 23 Rangers Derek Hines (minors) OF JC Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
1997 30 918 FrRnd 24 Dodgers Sam Lopez (minors) SS HS Dinuba HS (Dinuba, CA)
1997 30 919 FrRnd 25 Yankees Keith Dunn (minors) RHP JC Grayson County College (Denison, TX)
1997 30 920 FrRnd 26 Padres Todd Naff (minors) RHP 4Yr St. Edward's University (Austin, TX)
1997 30 921 FrRnd 27 Indians Francis Paiso (minors) LHP HS Encinal HS (Alameda, CA)
1997 30 922 FrRnd 28 Braves Tyler Kemhus (minors) 3B HS Oregon City HS (Oregon City, OR)
1997 30 923 FrRnd 29 D'backs Dan Hall (minors) RHP HS Plymouth HS (Plymouth, NC)
1997 30 924 FrRnd 30 Rays Jon Cummins (minors) RHP 4Yr Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA)

30 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (10%). Total of 8.6 WAR, or 2.9 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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