1958 Rule V Draft

From BR Bullpen

The major league 1958 Rule V Draft was held December 1, while the minor league phase was held December 2 in Washington, DC. Only 30 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 12 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $300,000, while minor league teams selected a mere 18 players (a post WWII low) at a cost of $84,500.

The 1958 draft was the first which called for unrestricted selection of players with four years of O.B. experience. It was also the first under which draft prices increased. All major league selections cost $25,000 as opposed to the previous sliding scale of $15,000 for selections from AAA down to $2,000 for players from D leagues. Despite the raise, the 12 players selected was the highest since 1954. Johnny O'Brien was the first pick of the major league portion of the draft.

In the minor league portion, the draft prices were set at $12,000 for AAA clubs, $7,500 for AA clubs, $4,000 for A clubs, $2,000 for B clubs, and $1,000 for C clubs.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles none -- -- --
Boston Red Sox none -- -- --
Chicago White Sox Claude Raymond Pitcher Wichita Braves Milwaukee Braves
Chicago White Sox Lou Skizas* Outfielder Charleston Senators Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians Dale Bennetch Outfielder Buffalo Bisons Philadelphia Phillies
Cleveland Indians Ray Webster Shortstop Sacramento Solons Sacramento
Detroit Tigers Earl Hersh* OF/1B Wichita Braves Milwaukee Braves
Kansas City A's Wayne Terwilliger 2nd baseman Charleston Senators Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees none -- -- --
Washington Senators none -- -- --
Chicago Cubs Art Ceccarelli Pitcher Vancouver Mounties Baltimore Orioles
Cincinnati Reds none -- -- --
Los Angeles Dodgers none -- -- --
Milwaukee Braves Jim Pisoni Outfielder Richmond Virginians New York Yankees
Philadelphia Phillies Johnny O'Brien Infielder Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates Glenn (Rocky) Nelson 1st baseman Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto
St. Louis Cardinals Dick Luebke Pitcher Vancouver Mounties Baltimore Orioles
St. Louis Cardinals Joe Durham Outfielder Vancouver Mounties Baltimore Orioles
San Francisco Giants none -- -- --

*Skizas and Hersh were on major league rosters at the beginning of the draft, but were reassigned to make room for drafted players and were subsequently selected.

Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Minneapolis Millers Daniel Lynk 3rd baseman Sioux City Soos Sioux City
Buffalo Bisons Gordon Figard Shortstop Birmingham Barons Detroit Tigers
Seattle Rainiers Dave Stenhouse Pitcher Fort Worth Cats Chicago Cubs

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Little Rock Travelers Jay Ward 3rd baseman Binghamton Triplets New York Yankees

Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Knoxville Smokies Pete Anthony 3rd baseman Greensboro Yankees New York Yankees
Macon Peaches Bruce McIntosh 1st baseman Lewiston Broncs Lewiston
Des Moines Bruins Al Cruz Rodriguez Shortstop Eugene Emeralds Eugene
Des Moines Bruins Gary Smith Shortstop Burlington Bees Chicago Cubs
Lincoln Chiefs John Oldham Pitcher Visalia Redlegs Cincinnati Reds
Pueblo Dodgers Jerry Palma Shortstop Greensboro Yankees New York Yankees
Pueblo Dodgers Richard Czekaj Catcher Winston-Salem Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals

Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Wilson Tobs Richard Hoth 3rd baseman Winnipeg Goldeyes St. Louis Cardinals
Eugene Emeralds James Barbee Pitcher Missoula Timberjacks Washington Senators
Eugene Emeralds Chuck Hiller 2nd baseman Minot Mallards Cleveland Indians
Eugene Emeralds Gary Underhill Pitcher Billings Mustangs St. Louis Cardinals
Eugene Emeralds Robert Newman Outfielder Duluth-Superior White Sox Chicago White Sox
Winona A's Richard Coleman Outfielder Fresno Giants San Francisco Giants

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Eau Claire Braves Ted Budzik Pitcher Batavia Indians Cleveland Indians


Rule V Draft

1903 | 1904 | 1905 | 1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909
1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919
1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929
1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | 1939
1940 | 1941 | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | 1947 | 1948 | 1949
1950 | 1951 | 1952 | 1953 | 1954 | 1955 | 1956 | 1957 | 1958 | 1959
1960 | 1961 | 1962 | 1963 | 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018