56th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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56th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Picks: 55th / 56th / 57th

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
198631rgFrRnd4GiantsNThayer Swain (minors)OFJCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
198531rgFrRnd4RangersYTravis Sheffield (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
198431rgFrRnd4CubsYTodd Smith (minors)OFJCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
198331rgFrRnd4RangersNGary Ballou (minors)OFJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
198231rgFrRnd4PadresNGlenn Zielinski (minors)OFJCTaft College (Taft, CA)
198131rgFrRnd4AngelsNDavid Velez (minors)SSJCLos Medanos College (Pittsburg, CA)
198031rgFrRnd4BravesYDonald Haddock (minors)3BJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197931rgFrRnd4Blue JaysUnkSteve Roche (minors)RHPJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
197831rgFrRnd4MetsNMarty Barrett (minors)2B9.2941337818.278.684JCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197731rgFrRnd4BrewersNStephen Ibarguen (minors)RHPJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
197631rgFrRnd8CubsYRon Davis (minors)RHP4.85560.000.00048147534.051.39130JCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
197531rgFrRnd9RoyalsNScott Boras (minors)PJCGolden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
197431rgFrRnd9YankeesNJason Tanneberg (minors)LHPJCBellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
197331rgFrRnd9CardinalsNMark Jackson (minors)CJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
197231rgFrRnd8AngelsNPaul Levar (minors)RHPJCSpokane Falls Community College (Spokane, WA)
197131rgFrRnd11CubsNJames Kick (minors)RHPJCSt. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus (Kirkwood, MO)
197031rgFrRnd8AstrosNKenneth Doria (minors)3BJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
196931rgFrRnd8TwinsNChuck Erickson (minors)OF
196831rgFrRnd16Red SoxYRonald Falls (minors)RHPJCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
196741rgFrRnd3MetsNIke Blessitt (minors)OF-0.1450.000.000HSHamtramck HS (Hamtramck, MI)
196641rgFrRnd2MetsNTim Keely (minors)SSHSChatham HS (Chatham, NJ)

Other Picks: 55th / 56th / 57th

21 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (14%). Total of 13.9 WAR, or 4.6 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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