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1968 Picks in the MLB June Draft-Secondary Phase, with a listed position of 3B
    Other Years:1967 / 1968 / 1969

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1968 1 6sc 13 FrRnd 13 Dodgers Steve Garvey (minors) 37.7 2332 8835 272 .294 .775 4Yr Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
1968 2 6sc 35 FrRnd 15 Astros David Grangaard (minors) 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1968 2 6sc 38 FrRnd 18 Twins Gary Matz (minors) 4Yr Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA)
1968 3 6sc 53 FrRnd 13 Dodgers Ron Cey (minors) 53.5 2073 7162 316 .261 .799 4Yr Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
1968 4 6sc 80 FrRnd 20 Tigers Stephen Smith (minors) JC Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
1968 7 6sc 125 FrRnd 7 Yankees Richard Buff (minors) 4Yr University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
1968 7 6sc 128 FrRnd 10 Angels Charles Kurkjian (minors) JC Fresno City College (Fresno, CA)

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

7 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (28%). Total of 91.2 WAR, or 45.6 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.