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8th Round of the 1968 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1967 8th / 1968 7th / 1968 8th / 1968 9th / 1969 8th

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1968 8 157 FrRnd 1 Mets Y Marvin Leonard (minors) LHP HS DeWitt Clinton HS (Bronx, NY)
1968 8 158 FrRnd 2 Athletics Y Edward Bacak (minors) RHP HS Carroll HS (Southlake, TX)
1968 8 159 FrRnd 3 Astros Y Raylan Hoellwarth (minors) C HS Lodi HS (Lodi, CA)
1968 8 160 FrRnd 4 Yankees Y Patrick Denning (minors) C HS Schurz HS (Chicago, IL)
1968 8 161 FrRnd 5 Dodgers Y Joe Ferguson (minors) OF 21.0 1013 3001 122 .240 .767 4Yr University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
1968 8 162 FrRnd 6 Indians Y Ken Stauffer (minors) C HS Margretta HS (Castalia, OH)
1968 8 163 FrRnd 7 Braves N Cecil Johnson (minors) 3B HS Susan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1968 8 164 FrRnd 8 Senators Y Gene Wiley (minors) RHP HS Threadgill HS (Greenwood, MS)
1968 8 165 FrRnd 9 Pirates Y Michael Cooper (minors) RHP HS Kokomo HS (Kokomo, IN)
1968 8 166 FrRnd 10 Orioles N Gerald Tassa (minors) LHP HS Washington-Lee HS (Arlington, VA)
1968 8 167 FrRnd 11 Phillies Y Edward Goldstone (minors) INF 4Yr Yale University (New Haven, CT)
1968 8 168 FrRnd 12 Angels Y Randall Niles (minors) SS JC Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
1968 8 169 FrRnd 13 Reds Y William Hoelzer (minors) OF HS Clinton HS (Clinton, MI)
1968 8 170 FrRnd 14 White Sox Y Len Massaro (minors) RHP HS Richmond HS (Richmond, CA)
1968 8 171 FrRnd 15 Cubs Y Joe Biercevicz (minors) RHP HS Shelton HS (Huntington, CT)
1968 8 172 FrRnd 16 Twins N Timothy Evans (minors) SS HS Littleton HS (Littleton, CO)
1968 8 173 FrRnd 17 Giants Y Jim Howarth (minors) OF -0.2 152 226 1 .217 .563 4Yr Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
1968 8 174 FrRnd 18 Tigers N Ross Grimsley (minors) LHP 5.4 346 353 0 .127 .283 345 124 99 3.81 1.31 3 HS Frayser HS (Memphis, TN)
1968 8 175 FrRnd 19 Cardinals Y Ted Hemenway (minors) RHP HS Mehlville Senior HS (St. Louis, MO)
1968 8 176 FrRnd 20 Red Sox Y Roy Handel (minors) C HS Columbus HS (Columbus, GA)
1968 8 177 FrRnd 21 Nationals Y William Kendall (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
1968 8 178 FrRnd 22 Brewers Y Tom Kelly (minors) OF -0.5 49 127 1 .181 .506 HS St. Mary's HS (South Amboy, NJ)
1968 8 179 FrRnd 23 Padres Y Alan Hansen (minors) RHP HS Mesa HS (Mesa, AZ)
1968 8 180 FrRnd 24 Royals Y Clark Ullom (minors) LHP HS Shawnee Mission South HS (Overland Park, KS)

Montreal Expos, Seattle Pilots (Brewers), Royals, and Padres did not receive picks in the first three rounds of the draft.

24 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (16%). Total of 25.7 WAR, or 6.4 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.