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 Don Hahn Outfielder Phoenix Giants San Francisco Giants
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


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