1968 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1968 Rule V Draft was held December 2 in San Francisco, CA. 97 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 27 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $573,000, while minor league teams selected 70 players at a cost of $624,999.

In the major league draft, 21 players were selected in the regular draft, while 6 players were taken under the first-year rule. Gary Geiger was the first pick in the draft, after having been previoulsy taken in the 1957 Rule V Draft and the 1965 Rule V Draft. All four 1969 expansion teams participated in the draft.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles Larry Miller Pitcher Phoenix Giants San Francisco Giants
California Angels Pedro Borbon Pitcher Tulsa Oilers St. Louis Cardinals
California Angels Bob Chance 1B/OF Buffalo Bisons Washington Senators
California Angels Moe Ogier Pitcher Denver Bears Minnesota Twins
Chicago White Sox Russ Nixon Catcher Louisville Colonels Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees Billy Cowan Outfielder San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies
New York Yankees Bob Mitchell Outfielder Louisville Colonels Boston Red Sox
Oakland A's Tommie Reynolds Outfielder Jacksonville Suns New York Mets
Kansas City Royals Hawk Taylor Catcher Seattle Angels California Angels
Seattle Pilots Federico Velazquez Catcher San Diego Padres San Diego Padres
Atlanta Braves Ron Tompkins Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds Jimmy Stewart IF/OF Hawaii Islanders Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds Bill Short Pitcher Jacksonville Suns New York Mets
Houston Astros Gary Geiger Outfielder Tulsa Oilers St. Louis Cardinals
Houston Astros Don Bryant Catcher Phoenix Giants San Francisco Giants
Los Angeles Dodgers Bobby Darwin Pitcher Rochester Red Wings Baltimore Orioles
Montreal Expos Floyd Wicker Outfielder Tulsa Oilers St. Louis Cardinals
New York Mets Wayne Garrett Infielder Richmond Braves Atlanta Braves
St. Louis Cardinals Bo Belinsky Pitcher Oklahoma City 89ers Houston Astros
Montreal Expos Juan Rios Infielder Jacksonville Suns New York Mets
San Diego Padres Bobby Klaus Infielder San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies

First-Year Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Cleveland Indians Larry Burchart Pitcher Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
Washington Senators Dennis Dalton Pitcher Richmond Braves Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves Darrell Evans Infielder Vancouver Mounties Oakland A's
Cincinnati Reds Jesse Hudson Pitcher Jacksonville Suns New York Mets
Houston Astros John Martinez Catcher San Diego Padres Philadelphia Phillies
Houston Astros Cesar Geronimo Outfielder Syracuse Chiefs New York Yankees


Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Buffalo Bisons Larry Iten Catcher Amarillo Giants San Francisco Giants
Buffalo Bisons James Edward Walker Catcher Pittsfield Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Buffalo Bisons John Parker Pitcher Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Columbus Jets Thomas Frondorf Pitcher Asheville Tourists Cincinnati Reds
Indianapolis Indians Ronald Welsch Pitcher Amarillo Giants San Francisco Giants
Indianapolis Indians James Hibbs Catcher El Paso Sun Kings California Angels
Jacksonville Suns Donald Camy Pitcher Birmingham A's Oakland A's
Louisville Colonels Tom Budd Outfielder Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Louisville Colonels John Butler Infielder Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Louisville Colonels Roger Nelson Outfielder Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Louisville Colonels John Magnuson Outfielder Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Louisville Colonels Ronald White Pitcher Shreveport Braves Atlanta Braves
Louisville Colonels Brian Murphy 2nd Baseman York Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Richmond Braves Francisco Obregon Shortstop Asheville Tourists Cincinnati Reds
Richmond Braves Robert Kenny Pitcher Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Rochester Red Wings Arturo Miranda Shortstop Birmingham A's Oakland A's
Rochester Red Wings Wayne Holsopple Pitcher Sioux Falls Packers Cincinnati Reds
Syracuse Chiefs Steve Demeter 3rd Baseman Elmira Pioneers Baltimore Orioles
Hawaii Islanders John Ryan Infielder Winston-Salem Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Oklahoma City 89ers Robert Renninger Pitcher Asheville Tourists Cincinnati Reds
Oklahoma City 89ers James Horsford Pitcher Binghamton Triplets New York Yankees
Oklahoma City 89ers John Warner Outfielder Birmingham A's Oakland A's
Oklahoma City 89ers Tom Simon Outfielder San Antonio Missions Chicago Cubs
Phoenix Giants Roy Bethell Outfielder Dallas-Fort Worth Spurs Houston Astros
Portland Beavers Stephen Krull Pitcher Evansville White Sox Chicago White Sox
Portland Beavers Jerry Hinsley Pitcher Memphis Blues New York Mets
San Diego Padres James Cecil Pitcher Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals
Seattle Angels Dave Sells Pitcher Amarillo Giants San Francisco Giants
Seattle Angels Greg Garrett Pitcher Fresno Giants San Francisco Giants
Seattle Angels Hilario Rojas Infielder Montgomery Rebels Detroit Tigers
Spokane Indians Michael Christino 1st Baseman Arkansas Travelers St. Louis Cardinals
Tacoma Cubs Roe Skidmore 1st Baseman Amarillo Giants San Francisco Giants
Tacoma Cubs Leroy Porterfield Pitcher Charlotte Hornets Minnesota Twins
Tulsa Oilers Roger Stevens Infielder Memphis Blues New York Mets
Tulsa Oilers William Hepler Infielder Memphis Blues New York Mets
Tulsa Oilers Robert Guindon Pitcher Pittsfield Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Tulsa Oilers Richard Seminoff Pitcher Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Vancouver Mounties Jose Morales Catcher Amarillo Giants San Francisco Giants
Vancouver Mounties Paul Gilliford Pitcher Elmira Pioneers Baltimore Orioles
Kansas City Royals* Robert Cole P/1B Asheville Tourists Cincinnati Reds
Kansas City Royals* Paul Epperson Pitcher Charlotte Hornets Minnesota Twins
Kansas City Royals* Rich Severson 2nd Baseman Evansville White Sox Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals* Nick Van Lue 1st Baseman Spartanburg Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
San Diego Padres* Terry Gardner Pitcher York Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Seattle Pilots* Carlos (Corky) Evans Catcher Elmira Pioneers Baltimore Orioles


* The Expansion teams drafted on behalf of their future AAA teams

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Elmira Pioneers Jeffrey King Pitcher Daytona Beach Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Elmira Pioneers Billy Barlow Catcher Fort Lauderdale Yankees New York Yankees
Elmira Pioneers Craig Keister Pitcher Johnson City Yankees New York Yankees
Elmira Pioneers Richard Fay Pitcher Reno Silver Sox Cleveland Indians
Reading Phillies James Coady Pitcher Sioux Falls Canaries Cincinnati Reds
Waterbury Indians Thomas "Ted" Davidson Pitcher Greenwood Braves Atlanta Braves
Waterbury Indians Robert Stevens Pitcher Huron Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Waterbury Indians Ronald Law Pitcher Quincy Cubs Chicago Cubs
York Pirates Bruce Hix Infielder Fresno Giants San Francisco Giants
York Pirates Woody Huyke Catcher Peninsula Grays Oakland A's
Asheville Tourists Richard Sires Pitcher Mankato Mets New York Mets
Asheville Tourists Joe Patterson Outfielder Modesto Reds St. Louis Cardinals
Birmingham A's Carmine Marceno 1st Baseman Daytona Beach Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Charlotte Hornets Jesus Aristimuno Shortstop Fresno Giants San Francisco Giants
Evansville White Sox Edmondo Moxey C/OF Greensboro Patriots Houston Astros
Evansville White Sox John Sandknop Infielder Reno Silver Sox Cleveland Indians
Montgomery Rebels Cary Pfeifer Pitcher Winston-Salem Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Amarillo Giants John Lynch Pitcher Modesto Reds St. Louis Cardinals
Arkansas Travelers George Stensland Pitcher Quincy Cubs Chicago Cubs
San Antonio Missions Brock Davis Outfielder Greensboro Patriots Houston Astros
Shreveport Braves Mike Newson Shortstop Decatur Commodores San Francisco Giants
Kansas City Royals* Rafael Salazar Pitcher Cedar Rapids Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
San Diego Padres* John Green Pitcher Bakersfield Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
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* The Expansion teams drafted on behalf of their future AA teams

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