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1968 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of OF
    Other Years:1967 / 1968 / 1969

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNameWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
196815FrRnd5DodgersBobby Valentine (minors)2.0639169812.260.641HSRippowan HS (Stamford, CT)
196817FrRnd7BravesCurtis Moore (minors)HSDenison HS (Denison, TX)
196819FrRnd9PiratesDick Sharon (minors)0.724246713.218.638HSSequoia HS (Redwood City, CA)
1968115FrRnd15CubsRalph Rickey (minors)4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1968116FrRnd16TwinsAlexander Rowell (minors)4YrLuther College (Decorah, IA)
1968117FrRnd17GiantsGary Matthews (minors)30.220337147234.281.802HSSan Fernando HS (San Fernando, CA)
1968118FrRnd18TigersRobert Robinson (minors)HSThomas Dale HS (Chester, VA)
1968119FrRnd19CardinalsButch Hairston (minors)HSRoth HS (Dayton, OH)
1968120FrRnd20Red SoxThomas Maggard (minors)HSGlenn HS (Norwalk, CA)
1968222FrRnd2AthleticsJohn Shelley (minors)HSCasady HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
1968223FrRnd3AstrosRich Chiles (minors)0.22846186.254.659HSWinters HS (Winters, CA)
1968231FrRnd11PhilliesJeff Wang (minors)HSSouth HS (Torrance, CA)
1968232FrRnd12AngelsGordon Carter (minors)HSSunny Hills HS (Fullerton, CA)
1968238FrRnd18TigersBob Molinaro (minors)0.940180314.264.699HSEssex-Catholic HS (Newark, NJ)
1968345FrRnd5DodgersSonny Johnson (minors)4YrSouth Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
1968355FrRnd15CubsJeff Pederson (minors)HSFermin Lasuen HS (San Pedro, CA)
1968359FrRnd19CardinalsMark Kitchell (minors)HSMamaroneck HS (Mamaroneck, NY)
1968476FrRnd16TwinsJim Nettles (minors)1.124058716.220.6444YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1968477FrRnd17GiantsKenneth Rutkowski (minors)4YrUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York (Buffalo, NY)
1968589FrRnd5DodgersTom Paciorek (minors)7.61392412186.282.7414YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
1968590FrRnd6IndiansLarry Shaw (minors)HSMatawan HS (Matawan, NJ)
1968595FrRnd11PhilliesAllen Bowers (minors)HSMount Vernon HS (Alexandria, VA)
19685101FrRnd17GiantsKerry Horn (minors)HSFairfield HS (Fairfield, AL)
19685102FrRnd18TigersThomas Miller (minors)HSReading HS (Reading, PA)
19685108FrRnd24RoyalsJohn Nelson (minors)HSDuarte HS (Duarte, CA)
19686112FrRnd4YankeesDave Kent (minors)4YrParsons College (Fairfield, IA)
19686117FrRnd9PiratesPeter Halfman (minors)HSJesuit HS (Sacramento, CA)
19686119FrRnd11PhilliesWillie Jones (minors)HSSouth HS (Philadelphia, PA)
19686124FrRnd16TwinsAvery Morris (minors)HSFranklin County HS (Winchester, TN)
19686130FrRnd22BrewersRoger McSwain (minors)HSCrest HS (Shelby, NC)
19686131FrRnd23PadresBob McRoberts (minors)HSCrawford HS (San Diego, CA)
19687136FrRnd4YankeesWayne Nordhagen (minors)-1.1502142339.282.7352009.001.500JCTreasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR)
19687145FrRnd13RedsPhilip Freeman (minors)HSWasson HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
19687155FrRnd23PadresDave Robinson (minors)0.522442.273.815HSClairmont HS (Clairmont, CA)
19688161FrRnd5DodgersJoe Ferguson (minors)21.010133001122.240.7674YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
19688169FrRnd13RedsWilliam Hoelzer (minors)HSClinton HS (Clinton, MI)
19688173FrRnd17GiantsJim Howarth (minors)-0.21522261.217.5634YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
19688178FrRnd22BrewersTom Kelly (minors)-0.5491271.181.506HSSt. Mary's HS (South Amboy, NJ)
19689181FrRnd1MetsJack Pierce (minors)-0.7701998.211.665HSSan Jose HS (San Jose, CA)
19689182FrRnd2AthleticsGreg Schubert (minors)4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
196810215FrRnd11PhilliesWilbur Cole (minors)HSSouthside HS (Florence, SC)
196810218FrRnd14White SoxLawrence Jackson (minors)HSWenonah HS (Birmingham, AL)
196810222FrRnd18TigersMarv Lane (minors)-0.1901793.207.609HSPershing HS (Detroit, MI)
196811238FrRnd10OriolesAl Bumbry (minors)24.41496505354.281.7214YrVirginia State University (Petersburg, VA)
196811240FrRnd12AngelsJose Quinones (minors)JCCollege of Staten Island (Staten Island, NY)
196811241FrRnd13RedsHenry Kopps (minors)HSBrazosport HS (Freeport, TX)
196811246FrRnd18TigersMark Grove (minors)HSAnchor Bay HS (New Baltimore, MD)
196812253FrRnd1MetsJames Ziegler (minors)4YrColorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)
196812257FrRnd5DodgersCharles Land (minors)HSMidwest City HS (Midwest City, OK)
196812260FrRnd8SenatorsRick Oliver (minors)HSPatapsco HS (Dundalk, MD)
196812261FrRnd9PiratesThomas Fratto (minors)HSCambridge Rindge & Latin HS (Cambridge, MA)
196812265FrRnd13RedsThomas Dittmar (minors)HSBellville HS (Bellville, TX)
196812275FrRnd23PadresDave Moates (minors)-0.21403123.260.655JCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
196812276FrRnd24RoyalsCornelius Drew (minors)HSDendron HS (Dendron, VA)
196813296FrRnd20Red SoxFrank Mannerino (minors)HSOak Lawn Community HS (Oak Lawn, IL)
196814301FrRnd1MetsJohn Milner (minors)12.612153436131.249.757HSSouth Fulton HS (East Point, GA)
196814302FrRnd2AthleticsCharles Walker (minors)HSLakeside HS (Atlanta, GA)
196814304FrRnd4YankeesRobert McDaniel (minors)4YrUniversity of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
196814307FrRnd7BravesDavid Thornton (minors)HSGrant Union HS (Sacramento, CA)
196814308FrRnd8SenatorsSherwood Hahn (minors)4YrVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
196815325FrRnd1MetsKenneth Dempsey (minors)HSEnsley HS (Birmingham, AL)
196815345FrRnd21NationalsRichard Trembecki (minors)4YrUniversity of Denver (Denver, CO)
196816351FrRnd3AstrosCurtis Boans (minors)HSDunedin HS (Dunedin, FL)
196816359FrRnd11PhilliesHarry Rogers (minors)HSCurwensville HS (Curwensville, PA)
196816363FrRnd15CubsOscar Gamble (minors)23.015844502200.265.811
196817374FrRnd2AthleticsStephen Cooley (minors)4YrNorth Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)
196817377FrRnd5DodgersBob Gallagher (minors)-1.12132552.220.5414YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
196817378FrRnd6IndiansRobert Shaps (minors)HSShaker Heights HS (Shaker Heights, OH)
196817380FrRnd8SenatorsRoy Adams (minors)HSRoth HS (Dayton, OH)
196817382FrRnd10OriolesMichael Hamm (minors)4YrUniversity of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
196817383FrRnd11PhilliesRick Lang (minors)HSSanta Clara HS (Santa Clara, CA)
196817386FrRnd14White SoxThomas Heinrich (minors)HSHayward HS (Hayward, WI)
196817391FrRnd19CardinalsGeorge Greer (minors)4YrUniversity of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
196817395FrRnd23PadresTheodore Tomasovich (minors)4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
196818411FrRnd15CubsTim Gurp (minors)JCPhoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
196819423FrRnd3AstrosRodney Clabo (minors)4YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
196819429FrRnd9PiratesMike Groves (minors)HSSeminole HS (Seminole, FL)
196819436FrRnd16TwinsSam Faria (minors)HSHingham HS (Hingham, MA)
196819438FrRnd18TigersMatthew Rockwood (minors)JCGrand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, MI)
196819440FrRnd20Red SoxHerman Jordan (minors)JCMiddle Georgia College (Cochran, GA)
196819441FrRnd21BrewersWilbur Howard (minors)-0.246610686.250.605HSHolbrook HS (Lowell, NC)
196820455FrRnd12AngelsConstantino Cirasuolo (minors)HSWhitesboro HS (Whitesboro, NY)
196820459FrRnd16TwinsMichael Pivec (minors)HSCalvert Hall College HS (Baltimore, MD)
196820460FrRnd17GiantsPat Bekeza (minors)4YrColorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
196820462FrRnd19CardinalsGuy Gaumont (minors)HSLoyola HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196820464FrRnd21BrewersHenry Talbot (minors)
196821466FrRnd1MetsJohn Severs (minors)HSWest Mecklenburg HS (Charlotte, NC)
196821469FrRnd4YankeesVernon Gilmore (minors)4YrWillamette University (Salem, OR)
196821470FrRnd5DodgersJames Rich (minors)HSCentennial HS (Compton, CA)
196821472FrRnd7BravesMose Adolph (minors)HSManual Arts HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196821475FrRnd10OriolesRich Coggins (minors)3.4342108312.265.673HSGarey HS (Pomona, CA)
196821479FrRnd14White SoxRod Pommes (minors)4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
196822491FrRnd4YankeesTerry Pollreisz (minors)4YrUniversity of Portland (Portland, OR)
196822492FrRnd5DodgersBrooks Anderson (minors)HSCardinal McCloskey HS (Albany, NY)
196822498FrRnd11PhilliesRobert Coultas (minors)HSAlhambra HS (Martinez, CA)
196822502FrRnd15CubsRichard Nye (minors)HSRibault HS (Jacksonville, FL)
196822504FrRnd17GiantsCary Livingston (minors)HSWest Jefferson HS (Marrera, LA)
196823514FrRnd5DodgersDaniel Copeland (minors)HSWest Newton HS (West Newton, PA)
196823519FrRnd10OriolesLawrence Schutzius (minors)HSHinkley HS (Aurora, CO)
196823520FrRnd11PhilliesRonald Carnutt (minors)HSCamden HS (San Jose, CA)
196823522FrRnd13RedsKeith West (minors)HSGustine HS (Gustine, CA)
196825568FrRnd15CubsJim Bryan (minors)4YrGuilford College (Greensboro, NC)
196825573FrRnd20Red SoxRobert Hoepfinger (minors)HSTimon HS (Buffalo, NY)
196826580FrRnd5DodgersRobert Baxter (minors)HSSouthampton HS (Southampton, NY)
196826596FrRnd21BrewersRonald Kelam (minors)HSSouthwest HS (St. Louis, MO)
196827603FrRnd6IndiansFrank Hagen (minors)HSNapa HS (Napa, CA)
196827606FrRnd9PiratesMarvin Tucker (minors)4YrUniversity of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO)
196827607FrRnd10OriolesHarold Warden (minors)HSR. L. Turner HS (Carrollton, TX)
196827610FrRnd13RedsCraig White (minors)HSFairfax HS (Fairfax, VA)
196828621FrRnd2AthleticsJohn Renhow (minors)4YrNorth Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)
196829646FrRnd5DodgersBob Wissler (minors)4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, Pomona (Pomona, CA)
196830680FrRnd17GiantsRalph Dick (minors)JCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
196830685FrRnd22RoyalsThomas Cason (minors)JCSouth Georgia College (Douglas, GA)
196831689FrRnd4YankeesTimothy O'Connell (minors)4YrXavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
196831694FrRnd9PiratesScott Roswald (minors)HSSan Juan HS (Citrus Heights, CA)
196831700FrRnd15TwinsLee Ware (minors)4YrRowan University (Glassboro, NJ)
196831701FrRnd16GiantsHugh Woolridge (minors)HSJohn Harris HS (Harrisburg, PA)
196832711FrRnd5IndiansJerry Stitt (minors)4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
196832718FrRnd12TwinsNicholas Nicosia (minors)4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
196832719FrRnd13GiantsSteve Holdren (minors)HSMountain Home HS (Mountain Home, ID)
196832721FrRnd15CardinalsAlbert Johnson (minors)HSLos Angeles HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196834742FrRnd2AstrosRonald Garlin (minors)HSMcArthur HS (Hollywood, FL)
196834748FrRnd8OriolesJohn Stephens (minors)JCGulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
196834754FrRnd14CardinalsSteve Frohman (minors)4YrLong Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Brooklyn, NY)
196834755FrRnd15Red SoxGeorge Reebe (minors)HSNatick HS (Natick, MA)
196835762FrRnd6BravesSam Houston (minors)HSPolytechnic HS (Long Beach, CA)
196836784FrRnd13CardinalsChet Jackson (minors)HSKirkwood HS (Kirkwood, MO)
196837788FrRnd2YankeesDouglas D'addario (minors)HSKensington HS (Buffalo, NY)
196837790FrRnd4IndiansJames Gailey (minors)HSLake Wales HS (Lake Wales, FL)
196838800FrRnd1MetsCharles Carr (minors)4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
196838801FrRnd2YankeesRich Schoener (minors)HSMarinette HS (Marinette, WI)
196839811FrRnd1MetsJoe Kilby (minors)HSLincoln HS (Tacoma, WA)
196839816FrRnd6AngelsVerdell Adams (minors)HSJefferson HS (Portland, OR)
196839817FrRnd7RedsGregg Slape (minors)4YrSul Ross State University (Alpine, TX)
196839818FrRnd8TigersThomas Breving (minors)4YrXavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
196839820FrRnd10RoyalsJohn Medlin (minors)4YrCollege of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
196840823FrRnd3DodgersJim Mueller (minors)4YrArkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR)
196841833FrRnd4IndiansWilliam Becker (minors)4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
196841834FrRnd5OriolesJoseph Bartlett (minors)4YrUniversity of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)
196842839FrRnd1MetsGary Hill (minors)JCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
196842840FrRnd2YankeesMichael Miller (minors)HSKaupau HS (Wichita, KS)
196844861FrRnd5RedsPatrick Korsnick (minors)HSWheeling Central HS (Wheeling, WV)
196845870FrRnd6RoyalsWalter Tobler (minors)HSWoodrow Wilson HS (Portsmouth, VA)
196847877FrRnd2IndiansGary Harover (minors)HSPendleton HS (Pendleton, OR)
196851890FrRnd1DodgersRobert Woodruff (minors)HSPort Chester HS (Port Chester, NY)
196852893FrRnd2RoyalsPete Gigonovich (minors)4YrButler University (Indianapolis, IN)
196858900FrRnd1DodgersDouglas Blake (minors)HSHackettstown HS (Hackettstown, NJ)
196860902FrRnd1DodgersGary Welch (minors)HSSan Rafael HS (San Rafael, CA)
196863905FrRnd1DodgersLee Driggers (minors)HSColonial HS (Orlando, FL)

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

149 matching player(s). 21 played in the majors (14%). Total of 123.5 WAR, or 5.9 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.