1966 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1966 Rule V Draft was held November 28, while the minor league phase was held later the same day in Columbus, OH. 76 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 23 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $422,000, while minor league teams selected 53 players.

The 23 players selected by major league clubs was the same as the previous year, however 9 of the players were selected under the first-year rule as opposed to 6 in 1965. The first pick was Joe Campbell. Pitcher Ted Abernathy was selected, after having set a major league record with 84 appearances in 1965.

In the minor league draft, 37 picks were regular selections, while 16 were of the first-year variety. 3 players were drafted from the Mexican League, the first time players had been drafted from south of the border. Regular picks were $12,000 for AAA selections and $4,000 for AA selections. First year picks were $8,000 for all classifications.

Regular $25,000 Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles L. Owen Johnson Catcher Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Red Sox
Boston Red Sox Bill Landis Pitcher Vancouver Mounties Kansas City A's
California Angels Rickey Clark Pitcher Syracuse Chiefs Detroit Tigers
California Angels Don Wallace Shortstop Toledo Mud Hens New York Yankees
Kansas City A's David A. Roberts Pitcher Columbus Jets Pittsburgh Pirates
Atlanta Braves Orlando Martinez Shortstop Denver Bears Minnesota Twins
Atlanta Braves Ramon Hernandez Pitcher Seattle Angels California Angels
Cincinnati Reds Ted Abernathy Pitcher Richmond Braves Atlanta Braves
Houston Astros Robert (Bo) Belinsky Pitcher San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers Bruce Brubaker Pitcher San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets Tommie Reynolds Outfielder Vancouver Mounties Kansas City A's
New York Mets Bart Shirley Shortstop Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Mets John Sullivan Catcher Syracuse Chiefs Detroit Tigers
San Francisco Giants Billy Sorrell Outfielder San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies


First-Year $8,000 Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
California Angels Jim Hibbs Catcher Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
Cleveland Indians Billy Wynne Pitcher Jacksonville Suns New York Mets
Minnesota Twins Greg Werdick Shortstop Tacoma Cubs Chicago Cubs
New York Yankees Frank Tepedino 1B/OF Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles
New York Yankees Charlie Sands Catcher Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles
Chicago Cubs Joe Campbell Outfielder Jacksonville Suns New York Mets
Chicago Cubs Alonso Olivares Pitcher Seattle Angels California Angels
Cincinnati Reds Ivy Washington Pitcher Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Red Sox
Houston Astros Alonzo Harris Outfielder Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles


Regular Rule V AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Buffalo Bisons Jose Pena Pitcher Tigres de México Mexico City Tigers
Columbus Jets Manuel Jimenez Outfielder Mobile Athletics Kansas City A's
Jacksonville Suns Clint Stark Pitcher Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals
Jacksonville Suns Charles Howard OF/1B Asheville Tourists Pittsburgh Pirates
Richmond Braves Mike Page Outfielder Pittsfield Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Toronto Maple Leafs Alfred Weaver 3rd Baseman Elmira Pioneers Baltimore Orioles
Tulsa Oilers Dennis Daboll Pitcher Knoxville Smokies Cincinnati Reds
Oklahoma City 89ers Dave Eilers Pitcher Williamsport Mets New York Mets
Oklahoma City 89ers Pat House Pitcher Austin Braves Atlanta Braves
Oklahoma City 89ers Harold King Catcher El Paso Sun Kings California Angels
Phoenix Giants John "Hal" Haydel Pitcher Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Chicago Cubs
Phoenix Giants Jose Leyva Pitcher Tigres de México Mexico City Tigers
San Diego Padres Ricardo Joseph Outfielder Mobile Athletics Kansas City A's
San Diego Padres Roberto Peña Shortstop Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Chicago Cubs
Tacoma Cubs Robert Mitchell Outfielder Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers

First-Year Rule V AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Jacksonville Suns Amos Otis Infielder Pittsfield Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Richmond Braves Julio Perez Outfielder Montgomery Rebels Detroit Tigers
Rochester Red Wings Phil Mastagni 3B/OF El Paso Sun Kings California Angels
Rochester Red Wings John Huizenga Catcher Montgomery Rebels Detroit Tigers
Toledo Mud Hens John Cumberland Pitcher Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals
Denver Bears Frank Sands C/OF Amarillo Sonics Houston Astros
Oklahoma City 89ers George Wolger Pitcher Elmira Pioneers Baltimore Orioles
Phoenix Giants Migel Puente Pitcher Diablos Rojos del México Mexico City Reds
Portland Beavers Ralph Custer Pitcher Asheville Tourists Pittsburgh Pirates
Seattle Angels Jim Vincent Outfielder Magic Valley Cowboys San Francisco Giants
Spokane Indians David Fyfe Pitcher Amarillo Sonics Houston Astros

Regular Rule V AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Elmira Pioneers Albert Severinsen Pitcher Lodi Crushers Chicago Cubs
Elmira Pioneers Phillip Kiszie Outfielder Huron Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Elmira Pioneers Robert Nauman Pitcher Raleigh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Pawtucket Indians Gary Sanossian Pitcher Peninsula Grays Cincinnati Reds
Pawtucket Indians Gary Hart Pitcher Burlington Bees Kansas City A's
Pawtucket Indians Edward Connolly Pitcher Winston-Salem Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Pittsfield Red Sox Lester Mundel Pitcher Quad Cities Angels California Angels
Waterbury Giants Jacob Burroughs Outfielder Cedar Rapids Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Williamsport Mets Danny Loftin Outfielder Thomasville Hi-Toms Minnesota Twins
Williamsport Mets Denny Lundgren OF/1B Lynchburg White Sox Chicago White Sox
Charlotte Hornets Jerry Lyscio Pitcher Cocoa Astros Houston Astros
Macon Peaches Nelson Mathews Outfielder Burlington Bees Kansas City A's
Macon Peaches Richard Sadler Pitcher Tampa Tarpons Cincinnati Reds
Mobile Athletics Robert Lipski Catcher Rocky Mount Leafs Detroit Tigers
Montgomery Rebels Fred Lasher Pitcher Wilson Tobs Minnesota Twins
Albuquerque Dodgers Steve Hertz 3rd Baseman Cocoa Astros Houston Astros
Amarillo Sonics Ferdinand Walters C/IF Portsmouth Tides Philadelphia Phillies
Amarillo Sonics John Griffin Catcher Bakersfield Bears Philadelphia Phillies
Arkansas Travelers Secundino Almonte Pitcher Quad Cities Angels California Angels
El Paso Sun Kings Walter Wolf Pitcher Tampa Tarpons Cincinnati Reds
El Paso Sun Kings Gordon Avery 2nd Baseman Waterloo Hawks Boston Red Sox
El Paso Sun Kings Darrell Clark Pitcher Rocky Mount Leafs Detroit Tigers

First-Year Rule V AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Waterbury Giants Hector Brito Pitcher GCL Braves Atlanta Braves
Williamsport Mets Richard Drew Catcher Burlington Senators Washington Senators
Columbus Confederate Yankees Neil Boyle Pitcher Duluth-Superior Dukes Chicago Cubs
Knoxville Smokies Harold Roberson Pitcher Greenville Mets New York Mets
Amarillo Sonics Joseph Barnes Pitcher Tampa Tarpons Cincinnati Reds


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