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1997 Cleveland Indians Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
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Drafted Players

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199712828IndiansYTim Drew (minors)RHP-2.33670.000.12535247.021.802HSLowndes County HS (Valdosta, GA)
19971s4141IndiansY*Jason Fitzgerald (minors)OF4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
199726715Indians via White SoxY*Edgar Cruz (minors)CHSVocational Tech HS (Juncos, PR)
199727927IndiansYRob Vael (minors)RHPJCCollege of Eastern Utah (Price, UT)
1997311127IndiansYRob Pugmire (minors)RHPHSCascade HS (Everett, WA)
1997414127IndiansYEric Thompson (minors)OFHSWestover HS (Fayetteville, NC)
1997517127IndiansYJon Hamilton (minors)OFJCOhlone College (Fremont, CA)
1997620127IndiansYBrian Benefield (minors)2B4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1997723127IndiansYMark Turnbow (minors)RHPHSHardin County HS (Selmer, TN)
1997826127IndiansYJohnnie Wheeler (minors)LHPJCConnors State College (Warner, OK)
1997929127IndiansYDustan Mohr (minors)OF2.4504136749.249.7454YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
19971032127IndiansYJoe Kilburg (minors)2B4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
19971135127IndiansNDaniel Jahn (minors)LHPHSFranklin HS (Seattle, WA)
19971238127IndiansNBrad Freeman (minors)SS4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
19971341127IndiansNChad Hawkins (minors)RHPJCNavarro College (Corsicana, TX)
19971444127IndiansYMike Hughes (minors)LHP4YrSt. John's University (Queens, NY)
19971547127IndiansYTyler Swinburnson (minors)RHP4YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
19971650127IndiansUnkDenny New (minors)LHPJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
19971753127IndiansNBrian Shackelford (minors)LHP0.56310.000.00063204.111.2604YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
19971856127IndiansYTroy Silva (minors)RHP4YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
19971959127IndiansNDevon Nicholson (minors)RHPJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
19972062127IndiansNNicholas Waak (minors)RHPHSChugiak HS (Eagle River, AK)
19972165127IndiansYErick Rosa (minors)C4YrWestern Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
19972268127IndiansYKelly Dampeer (minors)SS4YrRadford University (Radford, VA)
19972371127IndiansYHeath Bender (minors)1B4YrUniversity of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
19972474127IndiansNReggie Nelson (minors)SSHSMission Bay HS (San Diego, CA)
19972577127IndiansYRyan Upshaw (minors)OF4YrNew Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)
19972680127IndiansYChris Jackson (minors)CHSMountain Brook HS (Mountain Brook, AL)
19972783127IndiansYTodd Harding (minors)2BJCLane Community College (Eugene, OR)
19972886127IndiansNDerek Wigginton (minors)OFHSFather Ryan HS (Nashville, TN)
19972989127IndiansNCourtney Hall (minors)RHPHSMeadowdale HS (Lynwood, WA)
19973092127IndiansNFrancis Paiso (minors)LHPHSEncinal HS (Alameda, CA)
19973195127IndiansNBrandon Smith (minors)1BHSCanyon HS (Anaheim, CA)
19973298127IndiansNJason Basil (minors)CHSSt. Xavier HS (Cincinnati, OH)
199733101127IndiansNAnthony Jackson (minors)OFHSWilde Lake HS (Ellicott City, MD)
199734104127IndiansNJonathon Rouwenhorst (minors)LHPHSBrethren Christian HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
199735107127IndiansNKris McWhirter (minors)RHPHSDavidson Academy HS (Goodlettsville, TN)
199736110127IndiansNDanny Borrell (minors)LHPHSLee County HS (Sanford, NC)
199737113127IndiansNRyan Satterwhite (minors)CHSGonzalez Tate HS (Pensacola, FL)
199738116127IndiansNAustin Roberts (minors)RHPHSElma HS (Elma, WA)
199739119127IndiansNBrandon Wheeler (minors)RHPJCHillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)
199740122127IndiansNBrandon Mauer (minors)CHSLake Stevens HS (Lake Stevens, WA)
199741124824IndiansNBrad Drummond (minors)RHPHSLiberty HS (Renton, WA)
199742127322IndiansYRyan Haley (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OK)
199743129620IndiansYDanny Alvarez (minors)RHP4YrFlorida International University (Miami, FL)
199744131819IndiansNJoey Cole (minors)RHPJCHoward College (Big Spring, TX)
199745133918IndiansNBrian Seever (minors)OFJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
199746135816IndiansNJeff Parker (minors)RHPHSJames W. Martin HS (Arlington, TX)
199747137615IndiansNJustin Hutton (minors)CHSTyee HS (Seatac, WA)
199748139314IndiansNMark Hamilton (minors)LHPJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
199749141014IndiansNRichard Booth (minors)OFHSWhiteville HS (Whiteville, NC)
199750142512IndiansNDarnell Sanders (minors)1BHSWarrensville HS (Twinsburg, OH)

*Compensation Picks
Jason Fitzgerald (Indians-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Albert Belle
Edgar Cruz (Indians-2) - Pick from White Sox as compensation for Free Agent Albert Belle

52 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (5%). Total of 0.6 WAR, or 0.2 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
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  • 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.