144th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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144th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Picks: 143rd / 144th / 145th

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
198661rgFrRnd14AstrosYRobert Simmons (minors)INFJCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
198561rgFrRnd14TwinsNGerald Higby (minors)LHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
198461rgFrRnd14ExposYMichael Pierce (minors)RHP
198361rgFrRnd14YankeesNLynn Van Every (minors)SSJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
198261rgFrRnd14PhilliesNDarren Loy (minors)CJCSeminole State College (Seminole, OK)
198161rgFrRnd14IndiansNAnthony Virgo (minors)RHPJCContra Costa College (San Pablo, CA)
198061rgFrRnd15CardinalsNEd McNamara (minors)RHPJCEdmonds College (Lynnwood, WA)
197961rgFrRnd16PhilliesNBenny Smith (minors)LHPJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
197861rgFrRnd18Red SoxNJames Funderburk (minors)LHPJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
197771rgFrRnd2White SoxNMarty McDermott (minors)SSJCPalm Beach State College (Lake Worth, FL)
197681rgFrRnd8PhilliesNThomas Popovich (minors)2B
1975101rgFrRnd3White SoxNWillie Lee (minors)OF4YrSouthwestern Oklahoma State University (Weatherford, OK)
197481rgFrRnd12RedsNTom Kotchman (minors)3BJCChipola College (Marianna, FL)
1973121rgFrRnd1ExposNLee Sneath (minors)PJCFoothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
1972111rgFrRnd2AthleticsNGregory Motter (minors)RHPJCImperial Valley College (Imperial, CA)
197071rgFrRnd6CardinalsNVan Winters (minors)RHPJCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
196971rgFrRnd11RoyalsNReginald Carney (minors)1BHSFork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, VA)

Other Picks: 143rd / 144th / 145th

17 matching player(s). 0 played in the majors (0%). Total of 0.0 WAR, or -- 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

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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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