1968 Amateur Draft

From BR Bullpen

1968 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 New York Mets Tim Foli SS Notre Dame High School (HS) Canoga Park, CA
2 Oakland Athletics Peter Broberg RHP Palm Beach High School (HS) Palm Beach, FL Did not sign
3 Houston Astros Marty Cott C Hutchinson Technical (HS) Buffalo, NY
4 New York Yankees Thurman Munson C Kent State University (Col.) Akron, OH
5 Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Valentine OF Rippowam School (HS) Stamford, CT
6 Cleveland Indians Michael Weaver SS Paxon High School (HS) Jacksonville, FL
7 Atlanta Braves Curtis Moore OF Denison High School (HS) Denison, TX
8 Washington Senators Donnie Castle LHP-OF Coldwater (MS) High School (HS) Coldwater, MS
9 Pittsburgh Pirates Dick Sharon OF Sequoia High School (Redwood City) (HS) Redwood City, CA
10 Baltimore Orioles Junior Kennedy SS Arvin High School (HS) Arvin, CA
11 Philadelphia Phillies Greg Luzinski 1B Notre Dame High School for Boys (HS) Prospect Heights, IL
12 California Angels Lloyd Allen RHP Selma (CA) High School (HS) Selma, CA
13 Cincinnati Reds Tim Grant RHP Riverview High School (HS) Boykins, VA
14 Chicago White Sox Rich McKinney SS Ohio University (Col.) Piqua, OH
15 Chicago Cubs Ralph Rickey OF University of Oklahoma (Col.) [[]]
16 Minnesota Twins Alex Rowell OF Luther College (Col.) Luther College
17 San Francisco Giants Gary Matthews Sr. OF San Fernando High School (HS) Pacoima, CA
18 Detroit Tigers Robert Robinson OF Thomas Dale High School (HS) Chester, VA
19 St. Louis Cardinals James Hairston OF Roth High School (Dayton) (HS) Dayton, OH
20 Boston Red Sox Tom Maggard OF-C John Glenn High School (HS) Norwalk, CA

January 1968 amateur draft[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Oakland Athletics George Hendrick OF John C. Fremont High School (H.S.)
2 New York Mets George Kazmarek OF
3 New York Yankees Bob Elliott RHP
4 Houston Astros Glenn Adams OF Springfield College (Coll.)
5 Cleveland Indians Lambert Ford OF Did not sign

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Bill Buckner, Milt Wilcox (2nd round); Tom Paciorek (5th round); Cecil Cooper (6th round); Joe Ferguson (8th round); Doyle Alexander (9th round); Larry Biittner (10th round); Al Bumbry, Milt May, Ben Oglivie (11th round); Bruce Kison, John Milner (14th round); Oscar Gamble (16th round); Ken Forsch, John Lowenstein (18th round); Bill Lee (22nd round); Paul Splittorff (25th round); Bob Forsch (26th round); Ron Cey, John Curtis, Steve Garvey, Elliott Maddox (secondary phase); Mickey Rivers (1st round, January - did not sign); Garry Maddox (2nd round, January); George Foster (3rd round, January); Davey Lopes, Geoff Zahn (secondary phase, January)