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19th Round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1996 19th / 1997 18th / 1997 19th / 1997 20th / 1998 19th

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1997 19 565 FrRnd 1 Tigers Jeremy Sassanella (minors) C HS DeKalb HS (Waterloo, IN)
1997 19 566 FrRnd 2 Phillies Jimmy Frush (minors) RHP 4Yr Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
1997 19 567 FrRnd 3 Angels Bo Donaldson (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Tampa (Tampa, FL)
1997 19 568 FrRnd 4 Giants Nathan Rice (minors) LHP 4Yr California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, CA)
1997 19 569 FrRnd 5 Blue Jays Erik Lorenz (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (Whitewater, WI)
1997 19 570 FrRnd 6 Mets Nick Rains (minors) OF HS John Carroll Catholic HS (Fort Pierce, FL)
1997 19 571 FrRnd 7 Royals Tarik Graham (minors) OF HS Edgewater HS (Orlando, FL)
1997 19 572 FrRnd 8 Pirates A.J. Jones (minors) OF HS Mountain Pointe HS (Phoenix, AZ)
1997 19 573 FrRnd 9 Twins Kevin Stuart (minors) RHP JC Golden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
1997 19 574 FrRnd 10 Cubs Chris Piersoll (minors) RHP 0.2 11 0 0 11 0 0 2.38 1.59 0 JC Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
1997 19 575 FrRnd 11 Athletics Josh Canales (minors) SS HS Carson HS (Carson, CA)
1997 19 576 FrRnd 12 Marlins Robert Garvin (minors) RHP HS St. Andrew's Parish HS (Charleston, SC)
1997 19 577 FrRnd 13 Brewers Shane Wooten (minors) LHP 4Yr Birmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL)
1997 19 578 FrRnd 14 Reds Benny Craig (minors) OF 4Yr Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
1997 19 579 FrRnd 15 White Sox Jason Bernard (minors) RHP HS Rutherford HS (Panama City, FL)
1997 19 580 FrRnd 16 Astros Brian Hecht (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Champaign, IL)
1997 19 581 FrRnd 17 Red Sox David Eckstein (minors) 2B 20.8 1311 5041 35 .280 .701 4Yr University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1997 19 582 FrRnd 18 Rockies Mike Johns (minors) SS 4Yr Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
1997 19 583 FrRnd 19 Mariners Jamie Clark (minors) OF HS Brandon HS (Brandon, FL)
1997 19 584 FrRnd 20 Cardinals Jeff Munster (minors) RHP JC Fresno City College (Fresno, CA)
1997 19 585 FrRnd 21 Orioles Jason Ryba (minors) RHP HS Cuyahoga Heights HS (Cuyahoga Heights, OH)
1997 19 586 FrRnd 22 Expos Jonathan Boyett (minors) 2B JC Modesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
1997 19 587 FrRnd 23 Rangers Travis Hughes (minors) RHP -0.1 24 1 0 1.000 2.000 24 1 1 6.31 1.99 0 JC Cowley County Community College (Arkansas City, KS)
1997 19 588 FrRnd 24 Dodgers Shane Allen (minors) OF HS Glenns Ferry HS (Glenns Ferry, ID)
1997 19 589 FrRnd 25 Yankees Michael Shelley (minors) LHP HS Ashford HS (Ashford, AL)
1997 19 590 FrRnd 26 Padres Karl Ryden (minors) OF JC Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
1997 19 591 FrRnd 27 Indians Devon Nicholson (minors) RHP JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
1997 19 592 FrRnd 28 Braves Stewart Smothers (minors) OF 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1997 19 593 FrRnd 29 D'backs Tony Hausladen (minors) 1B 4Yr St. Louis University (St. Louis, MO)
1997 19 594 FrRnd 30 Rays Lavar Johnson (minors) OF HS North Shore HS (Harris, TX)

30 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (10%). Total of 20.9 WAR, or 7.0 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.