1st Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1st Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198611rgFrRnd1IndiansYJeff Shaw (minors)RHP13.7569380.079.24663334543.541.24203JCCuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
198511rgFrRnd1GiantsYRick Nelson (minors)OFJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
198411rgFrRnd1MarinersYCalvin Jones (minors)RHP0.900065574.331.472JCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
198311rgFrRnd1RedsYTed Langdon (minors)RHPJCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
198211rgFrRnd1Blue JaysYKash Beauchamp (minors)OFJCBacone College (Muskogee, OK)
198111rgFrRnd1CubsNJames Rooney (minors)LHPJCCounty College of Morris (Randolph, NJ)
198011rgFrRnd1Blue JaysYColin McLaughlin (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
197911rgFrRnd1MetsNNeal Heaton (minors)LHP8.41841870.171.38438280964.371.4010HSSachem North HS (Lake Ronkonkoma, NY)
197811rgFrRnd1Blue JaysYMike Lebo (minors)C
197711rgFrRnd1ExposYKalvin Adams (minors)CJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
197611rgFrRnd1TigersYSteve Kemp (minors)OF19.511684058130.278.7974YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197511rgFrRnd1PadresYGene Richards (minors)OF18.71026354926.290.7394YrSouth Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
197411rgFrRnd1RangersYRoy Smalley (minors)SS27.916535657163.257.7404YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197311rgFrRnd1PhilliesYAlan Bannister (minors)SS3.6972300719.270.6894YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
197211rgFrRnd1IndiansYEric Raich (minors)RHP-0.910019785.851.6404YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197111rgFrRnd1PadresYDave Hilton (minors)3B-2.01615066.213.564JCSouthwest Texas Junior College (Uvalde, TX)
197011rgFrRnd1IndiansYChris Chambliss (minors)1B27.521757571185.279.7494YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
196911rgFrRnd1AstrosYDerrel Thomas (minors)SS6.51597467743.249.649HSSusan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196811rgFrRnd1AthleticsYGeorge Hendrick (minors)OF29.120487129267.278.775HSFremont HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196711rgFrRnd1CubsYAlec Distaso (minors)RHP0.02002003.861.500HSWilson HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196611rgFrRnd1AthleticsYDon Lohse (minors)RHP4YrIndiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)

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21 matching player(s). 13 played in the majors (61%). Total of 152.9 WAR, or 11.8 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2023 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.

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