17th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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17th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Picks: 16th / 17th / 18th

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
198611rgFrRnd17TigersNJeff Cesari (minors)RHPJCTaft College (Taft, CA)
198511rgFrRnd17CardinalsNChris Lee (minors)RHPJCFlorida SouthWestern State College (Fort Myers, FL)
198411rgFrRnd17BrewersYBernie Kent (minors)1BJCChipola College (Marianna, FL)
198311rgFrRnd17DodgersYDerek Lee (minors)RHPJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
198211rgFrRnd17Red SoxYMike Rochford (minors)LHP-0.30008019.582.610JCSanta Fe College (Gainesville, FL)
198111rgFrRnd17ExposNBruce Crabbe (minors)INFJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
198011rgFrRnd17TigersYMike Laga (minors)1B-1.018842316.199.595JCBergen Community College (Paramus, NJ)
197911rgFrRnd17GiantsYKevin Johnson (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197811rgFrRnd17White SoxNMark Christy (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197711rgFrRnd17PiratesYThomas Fiesthumel (minors)LHP
197611rgFrRnd17RoyalsYStephen Beene (minors)C4YrUniversity of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)
197511rgFrRnd17BravesNErnie Mauritson (minors)RHPJCChabot College (Hayward, CA)
197411rgFrRnd17RoyalsYMark Souza (minors)LHP-0.30005007.712.000JCCollege of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)
197311rgFrRnd17DodgersYWes Moore (minors)RHPJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
197211rgFrRnd17RoyalsYKenzie Davis (minors)OFJCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197111rgFrRnd17AthleticsNLynn McKinney (minors)RHPJCRio Hondo College (Whittier, CA)
197011rgFrRnd17AthleticsYPhillip LaGore (minors)RHPHSJames Monroe HS (North Hills, CA)
196911rgFrRnd17GiantsNDaniel Bondon (minors)OF
196811rgFrRnd17TigersNJames Carter (minors)3BJCGolden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
196711rgFrRnd17GiantsNVon Joshua (minors)OF-2.0822223430.273.686JCChabot College (Hayward, CA)
196611rgFrRnd17GiantsYGary Bowman (minors)OF

Other Picks: 16th / 17th / 18th

21 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (19%). Total of -3.6 WAR, or -0.9 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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