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1st Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
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Year Rnd DT FrRnd RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1986 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Indians Jeff Shaw (minors) RHP 13.9 633 38 0 .079 .246 633 34 54 3.54 1.24 203 JC Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
1985 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Giants Rick Nelson (minors) OF JC Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
1984 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Mariners Calvin Jones (minors) RHP 0.9 65 0 0 65 5 7 4.33 1.47 2 JC Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
1983 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Reds Ted Langdon (minors) RHP JC Brevard Community College (Cocoa, FL)
1982 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Blue Jays Kash Beauchamp (minors) OF JC Bacone College (Muskogee, OK)
1981 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Cubs James Rooney (minors) LHP JC County College of Morris (Randolph, NJ)
1980 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Blue Jays Colin McLaughlin (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
1979 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Mets Neal Heaton (minors) LHP 8.6 388 187 0 .171 .384 382 80 96 4.37 1.40 10 HS Sachem HS (Holtsville, NY)
1978 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Blue Jays Mike Lebo (minors) C
1977 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Expos Calvin Adams (minors) C JC Central Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
1976 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Tigers Steve Kemp (minors) OF 19.4 1168 4058 130 .278 .797 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1975 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Padres Gene Richards (minors) OF 18.6 1026 3549 26 .290 .739 4Yr South Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
1974 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Rangers Roy Smalley (minors) SS 27.8 1653 5657 163 .257 .740 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1973 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Phillies Alan Bannister (minors) SS 3.7 972 3007 19 .270 .689 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1972 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Indians Eric Raich (minors) RHP -0.9 19 0 0 19 7 8 5.85 1.64 0 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1971 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Padres Dave Hilton (minors) 3B -1.9 161 506 6 .213 .564 JC Southwest Texas Junior College (Uvalde, TX)
1970 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Indians Chris Chambliss (minors) 1B 27.3 2175 7571 185 .279 .749 4Yr University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1969 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Astros Derrel Thomas (minors) SS 6.6 1597 4677 43 .249 .649 HS Susan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1968 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Athletics George Hendrick (minors) OF 28.9 2048 7129 267 .278 .775 HS Fremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1967 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Cubs Alec Distaso (minors) RHP 0.0 2 0 0 2 0 0 3.86 1.50 0 HS Wilson HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1966 1 1rg FrRnd 1 Athletics Don Lohse (minors) RHP 4Yr Indiana University-Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)

21 matching player(s). 13 played in the majors (61%). Total of 152.9 WAR, or 11.8 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2014 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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.