70th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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70th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Picks: 69th / 70th / 71st

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
198631rgFrRnd18RedsYRainford Harris (minors)OF4YrCentral State University (Wilberforce, OH)
198531rgFrRnd18RoyalsYDe Jon Watson (minors)1BJCWest Los Angeles College (Culver City, CA)
198431rgFrRnd18AstrosNLamonte Bethea (minors)RHPJCScottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, AZ)
198331rgFrRnd18White SoxYBill Ottino (minors)3BJCLos Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA)
198231rgFrRnd18ExposNBlaze Katich (minors)OFJCPensacola State College (Pensacola, FL)
198131rgFrRnd18TigersNJon Hatcher (minors)OFJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
198031rgFrRnd18AstrosNPat Shortt (minors)LHPJCEastern Arizona College (Thatcher, AZ)
197931rgFrRnd18RangersNLarry Mikesell (minors)LHPJCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
197831rgFrRnd18RedsYPaul Gibson (minors)LHP3.35360.000.14331922244.071.4511HSCenter Moriches HS (Center Moriches, NY)
197731rgFrRnd18AthleticsNDouglas Hunt (minors)RHPJCTaft College (Taft, CA)
197631rgFrRnd22PiratesNKen Lelek (minors)RHPJCMonroe Community College (Rochester, NY)
197541rgFrRnd1PadresNMichael Swingle (minors)PJCLincoln Land Community College (Springfield, IL)
197441rgFrRnd2PadresNBobby Hottinger (minors)CJCButte College (Oroville, CA)
197341rgFrRnd2PadresNMike Dupree (minors)RHP-0.912101.0002.00012009.191.600JCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
197231rgFrRnd22OriolesNMartin Bladen (minors)CJCSouthwood College (Salemburg, NC)
197141rgFrRnd5CardinalsNTom Zimmer (minors)2BJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
197031rgFrRnd22BravesNWilliams Collins (minors)RHPJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
196931rgFrRnd22RoyalsNStephen Lee (minors)LHPJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
196841rgFrRnd13CubsNJake Molina (minors)SSJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
196751rgFrRnd3MetsNArnie Chonko (minors)1B4YrThe Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
196651rgFrRnd4IndiansYWilma Evans (minors)OF

Other Picks: 69th / 70th / 71st

21 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (9%). Total of 2.4 WAR, or 1.2 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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