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43rd Round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1996 43rd / 1997 42nd / 1997 43rd / 1997 44th / 1998 43rd

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 43 1277 FrRnd 1 Phillies David Walther (minors) 2B HS De Smet Jesuit HS (Creve Coeur, MO)
1997 43 1278 FrRnd 2 Angels Ryan Bast (minors) SS JC Sierra College (Rocklin, CA)
1997 43 1279 FrRnd 3 Giants Mark Mosier (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
1997 43 1280 FrRnd 4 Blue Jays Orlando Hudson (minors) SS 30.9 1345 4825 93 .273 .752 JC Spartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
1997 43 1281 FrRnd 5 Mets David DeJesus (minors) OF 23.0 1339 4876 93 .278 .771 HS Manalapan HS (Englishtown, NJ)
1997 43 1282 FrRnd 6 Royals Quentin Elder (minors) RHP HS Castlemont HS (Oakland, CA)
1997 43 1283 FrRnd 7 Pirates Brett Kaplan (minors) OF 4Yr University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1997 43 1284 FrRnd 8 Twins Justin Smith (minors) LHP JC Seward County Community College (Liberal, KS)
1997 43 1285 FrRnd 9 Cubs Josh Benedict (minors) LHP HS South Salem HS (Salem, OR)
1997 43 1286 FrRnd 10 Marlins Glenn Myers (minors) LHP HS South Charleston HS (South Charleston, WV)
1997 43 1287 FrRnd 11 Brewers Ryan Pearson (minors) OF 4Yr Troy University (Troy, AL)
1997 43 1288 FrRnd 12 White Sox Jeff Radziewicz (minors) 1B HS Easton HS (Easton, MD)
1997 43 1289 FrRnd 13 Red Sox Nicholas Gray (minors) SS HS Florida HS (Tallahassee, FL)
1997 43 1290 FrRnd 14 Rockies Shaun Wooley (minors) LHP JC Rancho Santiago College (Santa Ana, CA)
1997 43 1291 FrRnd 15 Mariners Bryan Krill (minors) RHP JC Rancho Santiago College (Santa Ana, CA)
1997 43 1292 FrRnd 16 Cardinals Cody Getz (minors) LHP HS Earl Wooster HS (Reno, NV)
1997 43 1293 FrRnd 17 Expos Josh Laidlaw (minors) OF HS Cheyenne HS (North Las Vegas, NV)
1997 43 1294 FrRnd 18 Dodgers Michael Hernandez (minors) LHP HS Carson HS (Carson, CA)
1997 43 1295 FrRnd 19 Yankees David Rodriguez (minors) OF HS Miami Southridge Sr HS (Miami, FL)
1997 43 1296 FrRnd 20 Indians Danny Alvarez (minors) RHP 4Yr Florida International University (Miami, FL)
1997 43 1297 FrRnd 21 Braves Anthony Limbrick (minors) OF HS Skyline HS (Oakland, CA)
1997 43 1298 FrRnd 22 D'backs Jamie Puorto (minors) LHP 4Yr Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL)
1997 43 1299 FrRnd 23 Rays Nick Rhodes (minors) C JC Norwalk Community College (Norwalk, CT)

23 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (8%). Total of 53.9 WAR, or 26.9 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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