1959 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1959 Rule V Draft was held November 30, while the minor league phase was held the same day in St. Petersburg, FL. 40 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 14 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $340,000, while minor league teams selected 26 players.

Of the 40 picks, 14 were selected under the new first-year player rule. Under the new rule, any free agent signed after December 5, 1958 would be subject to selection after his first year in O.B. unless he was moved to the majors. Mike Lee was the only major league pick under this rule, while the minors selected 13 players in their phase under this rule. Whereas the normal picks cost $25,000 for the major league selections, Lee cost the Cleveland Indians $15,000. The first-year selections also cost less in the high minors. Prices for AAA teams was $12,000 for regular picks and $7,500 for first-year picks. AA was set at $7,500 for regular and $6,000 for first-year, A was $4,00 for both, B was $2,000 for regular and $3,000 for first-year, and C was $1,000 for regular and $3,000 for first-year.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles none -- -- --
Boston Red Sox none -- -- --
Chicago White Sox none -- -- --
Cleveland Indians Mike Lee* Pitcher Phoenix Giants San Francisco Giants
Detroit Tigers Steve Bilko 1st baseman Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
Detroit Tigers Emerit Lindbeck Outfielder Louisville Colonels Milwaukee Braves
Kansas City A's Bob Johnson 3rd baseman Charleston Senators Detroit Tigers
Kansas City A's Lou Holdener Catcher Toronto Maple Leafs Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees none -- -- --
Washington Senators Don Lee Pitcher Louisville Colonels Milwaukee Braves
Chicago Cubs Harry Bright 3rd baseman Salt Lake City Bees Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds Ed Palmquist Pitcher St. Paul Saints Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers none -- -- --
Milwaukee Braves none -- -- --
Philadelphia Phillies Clay Dalrymple Catcher Sacramento Solons Milwaukee Braves
Philadelphia Phillies Bob Malkmus Infielder Denver Bears Denver
Pittsburgh Pirates Bob Oldis Catcher Denver Bears New York Yankees
St. Louis Cardinals Darrell Johnson Catcher Richmond Virginians New York Yankees
San Francisco Giants Georges Maranda Pitcher Louisville Colonels Milwaukee Braves
San Francisco Giants Joe Amalfitano Infielder Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto

* Lee was drafted under first-year rule

Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Dallas Rangers Thomas Baker Pitcher Tulsa Oilers St. Louis Cardinals
Indianapolis Indians Juan Iglesias* Shortstop Palatka Redlegs Cincinnati Reds
Minneapolis Millers Bill Hands* Pitcher Springfield Giants New York Giants
Minneapolis Millers David Mann Oufielder Reading Indians Cleveland Indians
Havana Sugar Kings Bob Miller Pitcher Birmingham Barons Detroit Tigers
Miami Marlins Dave Vineyard* Pitcher Mobile Bears Cleveland Indians
Montreal Royals Robert Wild* Pitcher Memphis Chicks Memphis
Sacramento Solons Walt Matthews 1st Baseman Tulsa Oilers St. Louis Cardinals
Seattle Rainiers Ray Rippelmeyer Pitcher Atlanta Crackers Milwaukee Braves

* Drafted under first-year rule

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Mobile Bears Thomas Fassler Pitcher Winston-Salem Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals
Nashville Vols Jim Duckworth Pitcher Macon Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Shreveport Sports Elwood Huyke* 3rd Baseman Fresno Giants San Francisco Giants
Shreveport Sports Dave Wickersham Pitcher Columbus Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Corpus Christi Giants Ray Daviault Pitcher Macon Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers

* Drafted under first-year rule

Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Allentown Red Sox George Moton Pitcher Winston-Salem Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals
Binghamton Triplets Danny Bishop Catcher Fox Cities Foxes Baltimore Orioles
Reading Indians Francis Smith* Pitcher Eugene Emeralds San Francisco Giants
Charlotte Hornets Jose Mejias* Pitcher Montgomery Rebels Detroit Tigers
Macon Dodgers John Bogard Infielder Greensboro Yankees New York Yankees
Savannah Reds Robert Martin* Shortstop Burlington Indians Cleveland Indians

* Drafted under first-year rule

Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Green Bay Bluejays Seymour Bonem Outfielder Billings Mustangs St. Louis Cardinals
Lincoln Chiefs Tony Filicchia* Pitcher Grand Island A's Kansas City A's
Topeka Hawks Theodore Farley* Shortstop Dothan Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Topeka Hawks Namon Johnson* Pitcher Batavia Indians Cleveland Indians

* Drafted under first-year rule

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Fresno Giants Powell Waite* Outfielder Daytona Beach Islanders St. Louis Cardinals
Fresno Giants Hubert McCoy* Pitcher Waterloo Hawks Boston Red Sox

* Drafted under first-year rule

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