1966 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1966 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1965 / 1966 / 1967 / 1968 / 1969

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1966111MetsYSteven Chilcott (minors)CHSAntelope Valley HS (Lancaster, CA)
19662211MetsYByron Von Hoff (minors)RHPHSBatavia HS (Batavia, IL)
19663411MetsYDonald Linehan (minors)LHPHSMount Vernon HS (Alexandria, VA)
19664611MetsYMike Jorgensen (minors)1B9.31633342195.243.720HSFrancis Lewis HS (Queens, NY)
19665811MetsYRichard Dost (minors)RHPHSJames Madison HS (Vienna, VA)
196661011MetsYEdward Lindblad (minors)RHPHSPiper HS (Piper, KS)
196671211MetsYWayne Ryan (minors)2BHSHillcrest HS (Springfield, MO)
196681411MetsYSimon Ashbrook (minors)CHSWellsburg HS (Wellsburg, WV)
196691611MetsNGary Matz (minors)SSHSLoyola HS (Baltimore, MD)
1966101811MetsNRuss Vitallo (minors)RHPJCBerkshire Community College (Pittsfield, MA)
1966101811MetsNRuss Vitallo (minors)RHPJCBerkshire Community College (Pittsfield, MA)
1966112011MetsYNyal Leslie (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1966122211MetsYMichael Minster (minors)CHSFairfax HS (Los Angeles, CA)
1966132411MetsYMichael Eppler (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
1966142611MetsYEd Palat (minors)OFHSGrainger HS (Kinston, NC)
1966152811MetsYDavid Rose (minors)CHSRiver Local HS (Hannibal, OH)
1966163011MetsNCharles Lelas (minors)1B4YrSpringfield College (Springfield, MA)
1966173211MetsYRichard Summers (minors)C4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1966183411MetsNRod Gaspar (minors)OF0.11782601.208.5514YrCalifornia State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
1966193611MetsNRon Cey (minors)3B53.520737162316.261.799HSMount Tahoma HS (Tacoma, WA)
1966203811MetsYErnie McAnally (minors)RHP-0.91122041.132.30011230494.031.390JCParis Junior College (Paris, TX)
1966214011MetsYJames Gravley (minors)1B4YrCalifornia State University Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1966224211MetsYWilliam Blucher (minors)3B4YrTowson University (Towson, MD)
1966234411MetsNJohn Herzing (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1966244611MetsYFrank Lolich (minors)RHP4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
1966254811MetsNTerry Parks (minors)LHPHSFremont HS (Sunnyvale, CA)
1966265011MetsNWalter Lampmann (minors)OFJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
1966275211MetsYKit Putnam (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
1966285401MetsYMichael Martin (minors)OF4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1966295581MetsNArnold Nyulassy (minors)1B4YrEastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
1966305751MetsYRichard Adams (minors)RHPHSChesterfield HS (Chesterfield, SC)
1966315921MetsYWillie Richardson (minors)RHPHSBurnet HS (Burnet, TX)
1966326091MetsNKurt Bevacqua (minors)2B-3.8970211727.236.632JCMiami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1966336261MetsNRon Pinsenchaun (minors)OF4YrEastern Kentucky University (Richmond, KY)
1966346431MetsNJames Beck (minors)CHSDurham HS (Durham, NC)
1966356601MetsNRobert Walter (minors)LHP4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1966366751MetsNJohn Meyer (minors)C4YrUniversity of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH)
1966376891MetsNNeil Rivenburg (minors)OF4YrSouthern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)
1966387011MetsYJohn Smith (minors)RHPHSIrondequoit HS (Rochester, NY)
1966397131MetsNGeorge Sutton (minors)OF4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
1966407241MetsYRobert Willet (minors)3B4YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
1966417341MetsNJoseph Stover (minors)RHP4YrWilliam Carey College (Hattiesburg, MS)
1966427431MetsNTom Schweitzer (minors)LHP4YrFairmont State College (Fairmont, WV)
1966437501MetsYJim Zerilla (minors)RHP4YrParsons College (Fairfield, IA)
1966447571MetsYCecil Hopkins (minors)3B4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1966457641MetsNJohn Mispagel (minors)C4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
1966467711MetsNStephen Brasher (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1966477781MetsYRobert Haines (minors)RHPJCColumbia Basin College (Pasco, WA)
1966487841MetsYBilly Haynes (minors)RHPHSEast Rowan HS (Salisbury, NC)
1966497901MetsNHank Marion (minors)SSHSPioneer HS (San Jose, CA)
1966507961MetsNOwen Toy (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)
1966518001MetsNJohn Hilts (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
1966528041MetsNSteve Seale (minors)CHSHillcrest HS (Springfield, MO)

Other Years: 1965 / 1966 / 1967 / 1968 / 1969

53 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 2016 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.

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