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1966 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1965 / 1966 / 1967

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
1966111MetsSteven Chilcott (minors)CHSAntelope Valley HS (Lancaster, CA)
19662211MetsByron Von Hoff (minors)RHPHSBatavia HS (Batavia, IL)
19663411MetsDonald Linehan (minors)LHPHSMount Vernon HS (Alexandria, VA)
19664611MetsMike Jorgensen (minors)1B9.31633342195.243.720HSFrancis Lewis HS (Queens, NY)
19665811MetsRichard Dost (minors)RHPHSJames Madison HS (Vienna, VA)
196661011MetsEdward Lindblad (minors)RHPHSPiper HS (Piper, KS)
196671211MetsWayne Ryan (minors)2BHSHillcrest HS (Springfield, MO)
196681411MetsSimon Ashbrook (minors)CHSWellsburg HS (Wellsburg, WV)
196691611MetsGary Matz (minors)SSHSLoyola HS (Baltimore, MD)
1966101811MetsRuss Vitallo (minors)RHPJCBerkshire Community College (Pittsfield, MA)
1966112011MetsNyal Leslie (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1966122211MetsMichael Minster (minors)CHSFairfax HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1966132411MetsMichael Eppler (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
1966142611MetsEd Palat (minors)OFHSGrainger HS (Kinston, NC)
1966152811MetsDavid Rose (minors)CHSRiver Local HS (Hannibal, OH)
1966163011MetsCharles Lelas (minors)1B4YrSpringfield College (Springfield, MA)
1966173211MetsRichard Summers (minors)C4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1966183411MetsRod Gaspar (minors)OF0.11782601.208.5514YrCalifornia State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
1966193611MetsRon Cey (minors)3B53.520737162316.261.799HSMount Tacoma HS (Tacoma, WA)
1966203811MetsErnie McAnally (minors)RHP-0.91122041.132.30011230494.031.390JCParis Junior College (Paris, TX)
1966214011MetsJames Gravley (minors)1B4YrCalifornia State University Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1966224211MetsWilliam Blucher (minors)3B4YrTowson University (Towson, MD)
1966234411MetsJohn Herzing (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1966244611MetsFrank Lolich (minors)RHP4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1966254811MetsTerry Parks (minors)LHPHSFremont HS (Sunnyvale, CA)
1966265011MetsWalter Lampmann (minors)OFJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
1966275211MetsKit Putnam (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1966285401MetsMichael Martin (minors)OF4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1966295581MetsArnold Nyulassy (minors)1B4YrEastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
1966305751MetsRichard Adams (minors)RHPHSChesterfield HS (Chesterfield, SC)
1966315921MetsWillie Richardson (minors)RHPHSBurnet HS (Burnet, TX)
1966326091MetsKurt Bevacqua (minors)2B-3.8970211727.236.632JCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1966336261MetsRon Pinsenchaun (minors)OF4YrEastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
1966346431MetsJames Beck (minors)CHSDurham HS (Durham, NC)
1966356601MetsRobert Walter (minors)LHP4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1966366751MetsJohn Meyer (minors)C4YrUniversity of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
1966376891MetsNeil Rivenburg (minors)OF4YrSouthern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)
1966387011MetsJohn Smith (minors)RHPHSIrondequoit HS (Rochester, NY)
1966397131MetsGeorge Sutton (minors)OF4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
1966407241MetsRobert Willet (minors)3B4YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
1966417341MetsJoseph Stover (minors)RHP4YrWilliam Carey College (Hattiesburg, MS)
1966427431MetsTom Schweitzer (minors)LHP4YrFairmont State College (Fairmont, WV)
1966437501MetsJim Zerilla (minors)RHP4YrParsons College (Fairfield, IA)
1966447571MetsCecil Hopkins (minors)3B4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1966457641MetsJohn Mispagel (minors)C4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1966467711MetsStephen Brasher (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1966477781MetsRobert Haines (minors)RHPJCColumbia Basin College (Pasco, WA)
1966487841MetsBilly Haynes (minors)RHPHSEast Rowan HS (Salisbury, NC)
1966497901MetsHank Marion (minors)SSHSPioneer HS (San Jose, CA)
1966507961MetsOwen Toy (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)
1966518001MetsJohn Hilts (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
1966528041MetsSteve Seale (minors)CHSHillcrest HS (Springfield, MO)

52 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (9%). Total of 58.2 WAR, or 11.6 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2015 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
    Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

    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.