1968 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of OF

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1968 Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft, with a listed position of OF

Other Years: 1967 / 1968 / 1969

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
196815FrRnd5DodgersY$65,000Bobby Valentine (minors)OF2.0639169812.260.641HSRippowam HS (Stamford, CT)
196817FrRnd7BravesY$12,500Curtis Moore (minors)OFHSDenison HS (Denison, TX)
196819FrRnd9PiratesY$25,000Dick Sharon (minors)OF0.624246713.218.638HSSequoia HS (Redwood City, CA)
1968115FrRnd15CubsY$28,500Ralph Rickey (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1968116FrRnd16TwinsY$12,000Alex Rowell (minors)OF4YrLuther College (Decorah, IA)
1968117FrRnd17GiantsY$30,000Gary Matthews (minors)OF30.420337147234.281.802HSSan Fernando HS (San Fernando, CA)
1968118FrRnd18TigersY$15,000Murray Robinson (minors)OFHSThomas Dale HS (Chester, VA)
1968119FrRnd19CardinalsY$20,000Butch Hairston (minors)OFHSRoth HS (Dayton, OH)
1968120FrRnd20Red SoxY$40,000Tom Maggard (minors)OFHSJohn H. Glenn HS (Norwalk, CA)
1968222FrRnd2AthleticsNJohn Shelley (minors)OFHSCasady HS (Oklahoma City, OK)
1968223FrRnd3AstrosYRich Chiles (minors)OF0.22846186.254.659HSWinters HS (Winters, CA)
1968231FrRnd11PhilliesYJeff Wang (minors)OFHSSouth HS (Torrance, CA)
1968232FrRnd12AngelsNGordon Carter (minors)OFHSSunny Hills HS (Fullerton, CA)
1968238FrRnd18TigersYBob Molinaro (minors)OF0.940180314.264.699HSEssex Catholic HS (Newark, NJ)
1968345FrRnd5DodgersYSonny Johnson (minors)OF4YrSouth Carolina State University (Orangeburg, SC)
1968355FrRnd15CubsNJeff Pederson (minors)OFHSFermin Lasuen HS (San Pedro, CA)
1968359FrRnd19CardinalsNMark Kitchell (minors)OFHSMamaroneck HS (Mamaroneck, NY)
1968476FrRnd16TwinsYJim Nettles (minors)OF1.124058716.220.6444YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1968477FrRnd17GiantsNKenneth Rutkowski (minors)OF4YrUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York (Buffalo, NY)
1968589FrRnd5DodgersYTom Paciorek (minors)OF7.51392412186.282.7414YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
1968590FrRnd6IndiansYLarry Shaw (minors)OFHSMatawan Regional HS (Aberdeen, NJ)
1968595FrRnd11PhilliesYAllen Bowers (minors)OFHSMount Vernon HS (Alexandria, VA)
19685101FrRnd17GiantsYKerry Horn (minors)OFHSFairfield HS (Fairfield, AL)
19685102FrRnd18TigersNThomas Miller (minors)OFHSReading HS (Reading, PA)
19685108FrRnd24RoyalsYJohn Nelson (minors)OFHSDuarte HS (Duarte, CA)
19686112FrRnd4YankeesYDave Kent (minors)OF4YrParsons College (Fairfield, IA)
19686117FrRnd9PiratesNPeter Halfman (minors)OFHSJesuit HS (Carmichael, CA)
19686119FrRnd11PhilliesYWillie Jones (minors)OFHSSouth Philadelphia HS (Philadelphia, PA)
19686124FrRnd16TwinsYAvery Morris (minors)OFHSFranklin County HS (Winchester, TN)
19686130FrRnd22BrewersNRoger McSwain (minors)OFHSCrest HS (Shelby, NC)
19686131FrRnd23PadresNBob McRoberts (minors)OFHSCrawford HS (San Diego, CA)
19687136FrRnd4YankeesYWayne Nordhagen (minors)OF-1.2500142339.282.73520091.500JCTreasure Valley Community College (Ontario, OR)
19687145FrRnd13RedsYPhillip Freeman (minors)OFHSRoy J. Wasson HS (Colorado Springs, CO)
19687155FrRnd23PadresYDave Robinson (minors)OF0.622442.273.8154YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
19688161FrRnd5DodgersYJoe Ferguson (minors)OF21.010133001122.240.7674YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
19688169FrRnd13RedsYWilliam Hoelzer (minors)OFHSClinton HS (Clinton, MI)
19688173FrRnd17GiantsYJim Howarth (minors)OF-0.21522261.217.5634YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
19688178FrRnd22BrewersYTom Kelly (minors)OF-0.5491271.181.506HSSt. Mary's HS (South Amboy, NJ)
19689181FrRnd1MetsNJack Pierce (minors)OF-0.7701998.211.665HSSan Jose HS (San Jose, CA)
19689182FrRnd2AthleticsYGreg Schubert (minors)OF4YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
196810215FrRnd11PhilliesYWilbur Cole (minors)OFHSSouthside HS (Florence, SC)
196810218FrRnd14White SoxYLawrence Jackson (minors)OFHSWenonah HS (Birmingham, AL)
196810222FrRnd18TigersYMarv Lane (minors)OF-0.1901793.207.609HSPershing HS (Detroit, MI)
196811238FrRnd10OriolesYAl Bumbry (minors)OF24.51496505354.281.7214YrVirginia State University (Petersburg, VA)
196811240FrRnd12AngelsYJose Quinones (minors)OFJCCollege of Staten Island (Staten Island, NY)
196811241FrRnd13RedsYHenry Kopps (minors)OFHSBrazosport HS (Freeport, TX)
196811246FrRnd18TigersYMark Grove (minors)OFHSAnchor Bay HS (New Baltimore, MD)
196812253FrRnd1MetsYJames Ziegler (minors)OF4YrColorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)
196812257FrRnd5DodgersNCharles Land (minors)OFHSMidwest City HS (Midwest City, OK)
196812260FrRnd8SenatorsNRick Oliver (minors)OFHSPatapsco HS (Baltimore, MD)
196812261FrRnd9PiratesYThomas Fratto (minors)OFHSCambridge Rindge and Latin School (Cambridge, MA)
196812265FrRnd13RedsYThomas Dittmar (minors)OFHSBellville HS (Bellville, TX)
196812275FrRnd23PadresNDave Moates (minors)OF-0.31403123.260.655JCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
196812276FrRnd24RoyalsYCornelius Drew (minors)OFHSDendron HS (Dendron, VA)
196813296FrRnd20Red SoxYFrank Mannerino (minors)OFHSOak Lawn Community HS (Oak Lawn, IL)
196814301FrRnd1MetsYJohn Milner (minors)OF12.512153436131.249.757HSSouth Fulton HS (East Point, GA)
196814302FrRnd2AthleticsNCharles Walker (minors)OFHSLakeside HS (Atlanta, GA)
196814304FrRnd4YankeesYBob McDaniel (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
196814307FrRnd7BravesNDavid Thornton (minors)OFHSGrant Union HS (Sacramento, CA)
196814308FrRnd8SenatorsNSherwood Hahn (minors)OF4YrVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
196815325FrRnd1MetsNKen Dempsey (minors)OFHSEnsley HS (Birmingham, AL)
196815345FrRnd21NationalsYRichard Trembecki (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Denver (Denver, CO)
196816351FrRnd3AstrosNCurtis Boans (minors)OFHSDunedin HS (Dunedin, FL)
196816359FrRnd11PhilliesNHarry Rogers (minors)OFHSCurwensville HS (Curwensville, PA)
196816363FrRnd15CubsYOscar Gamble (minors)OF22.915844502200.265.811
196817374FrRnd2AthleticsYStephen Cooley (minors)OF4YrNorth Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)
196817377FrRnd5DodgersYBob Gallagher (minors)OF-1.12132552.220.5414YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
196817378FrRnd6IndiansYRobert Shaps (minors)OFHSShaker Heights HS (Shaker Heights, OH)
196817380FrRnd8SenatorsYRoy Adams (minors)OFHSRoth HS (Dayton, OH)
196817382FrRnd10OriolesYWalter Hamm (minors)OF4YrUniversity of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD)
196817383FrRnd11PhilliesYRick Lang (minors)OFHSSanta Clara HS (Santa Clara, CA)
196817386FrRnd14White SoxNThomas Heinrich (minors)OFHSHayward HS (Hayward, WI)
196817391FrRnd19CardinalsYGeorge Greer (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
196817395FrRnd23PadresNTed Tomasovich (minors)OF4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
196818411FrRnd15CubsNTim Gurp (minors)OFJCPhoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
196819423FrRnd3AstrosYRodney Clabo (minors)OF4YrTemple University (Philadelphia, PA)
196819429FrRnd9PiratesNMike Groves (minors)OFHSSeminole HS (Seminole, FL)
196819436FrRnd16TwinsYSam Faria (minors)OFHSHingham HS (Hingham, MA)
196819438FrRnd18TigersNMatthew Rockwood (minors)OFJCGrand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, MI)
196819440FrRnd20Red SoxNCurtis Jordan (minors)OFJCMiddle Georgia State University (Macon, GA)
196819441FrRnd21BrewersYWilbur Howard (minors)OF-0.446610686.250.605HSHolbrook HS (Lowell, NC)
196820455FrRnd12AngelsYConstantino Cirasuolo (minors)OFHSWhitesboro HS (Marcy, NY)
196820459FrRnd16TwinsNMichael Pivec (minors)OFHSCalvert Hall College HS (Towson, MD)
196820460FrRnd17GiantsNPat Bekeza (minors)OF4YrColorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
196820462FrRnd19CardinalsYGuy Gaumont (minors)OFHSLoyola HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196820464FrRnd21BrewersYHenry Talbot (minors)OF
196821466FrRnd1MetsNJohn Severs (minors)OFHSWest Mecklenburg HS (Charlotte, NC)
196821469FrRnd4YankeesNVernon Gilmore (minors)OF4YrWillamette University (Salem, OR)
196821470FrRnd5DodgersYJames Rich (minors)OFHSCentennial HS (Compton, CA)
196821472FrRnd7BravesNMose Adolph (minors)OFHSManual Arts HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196821475FrRnd10OriolesYRich Coggins (minors)OF3.4342108312.265.673HSGarey HS (Pomona, CA)
196821479FrRnd14White SoxYRod Pommes (minors)OF4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
196822491FrRnd4YankeesNTerry Pollreisz (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Portland (Portland, OR)
196822492FrRnd5DodgersYBrooks Anderson (minors)OFHSCardinal McCloskey HS (Albany, NY)
196822498FrRnd11PhilliesNRobert Coultas (minors)OFHSAlhambra HS (Martinez, CA)
196822502FrRnd15CubsYMichael Nye (minors)OFHSJean Ribault HS (Jacksonville, FL)
196822504FrRnd17GiantsNCary Livingston (minors)OFHSWest Jefferson HS (Harvey, LA)
196823514FrRnd5DodgersYDanny Copeland (minors)OFHSWest Newton HS (West Newton, PA)
196823519FrRnd10OriolesNLawrence Schutzius (minors)OFHSWilliam C. Hinkley HS (Aurora, CO)
196823520FrRnd11PhilliesYRonald Carnutt (minors)OFHSCamden HS (San Jose, CA)
196823522FrRnd13RedsYKeith West (minors)OFHSGustine HS (Gustine, CA)
196825568FrRnd15CubsYJim Bryan (minors)OF4YrGuilford College (Greensboro, NC)
196825573FrRnd20Red SoxNBob Hoepfinger (minors)OFHSTimon HS (Buffalo, NY)
196826580FrRnd5DodgersNRobert Baxter (minors)OFHSSouthampton HS (Southampton, NY)
196826596FrRnd21BrewersNRonald Kelam (minors)OFHSSouthwest HS (St. Louis, MO)
196827603FrRnd6IndiansNFrank Hagen (minors)OFHSNapa HS (Napa, CA)
196827606FrRnd9PiratesNMarvin Tucker (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO)
196827607FrRnd10OriolesYHarold Warden (minors)OFHSR. L. Turner HS (Carrollton, TX)
196827610FrRnd13RedsNCraig White (minors)OFHSFairfax HS (Fairfax, VA)
196828621FrRnd2AthleticsNJohn Renhow (minors)OF4YrNorth Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)
196829646FrRnd5DodgersNBob Wissler (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Pomona, CA)
196830680FrRnd17GiantsNRalph Dick (minors)OFJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
196830685FrRnd22RoyalsNThomas Cason (minors)OFJCSouth Georgia College (Douglas, GA)
196831689FrRnd4YankeesYTimothy O'Connell (minors)OF4YrXavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
196831694FrRnd9PiratesYScott Roswald (minors)OFHSSan Juan HS (Citrus Heights, CA)
196831700FrRnd15TwinsYLee Ware (minors)OF4YrRowan University (Glassboro, NJ)
196831701FrRnd16GiantsYHugh Woolridge (minors)OFHSJohn Harris HS (Harrisburg, PA)
196832711FrRnd5IndiansYJerry Stitt (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
196832718FrRnd12TwinsNNicholas Nicosia (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
196832719FrRnd13GiantsNSteve Holdren (minors)OFHSMountain Home HS (Mountain Home, ID)
196832721FrRnd15CardinalsNAlbert Johnson (minors)OFHSLos Angeles HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196834742FrRnd2AstrosNRonald Garlin (minors)OFHSMcArthur HS (Hollywood, FL)
196834748FrRnd8OriolesNJohn Stephens (minors)OFJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
196834754FrRnd14CardinalsYSteve Frohman (minors)OF4YrLong Island University, Brooklyn Campus (Brooklyn, NY)
196834755FrRnd15Red SoxYGeorge Reebe (minors)OFHSNatick HS (Natick, MA)
196835762FrRnd6BravesYSam Houston (minors)OFHSLong Beach Polytechnic HS (Long Beach, CA)
196836784FrRnd13CardinalsYChet Jackson (minors)OFHSKirkwood HS (Kirkwood, MO)
196837788FrRnd2YankeesYDouglas D'Addario (minors)OFHSKensington HS (Buffalo, NY)
196837790FrRnd4IndiansNJames Gailey (minors)OFHSLake Wales HS (Lake Wales, FL)
196838800FrRnd1MetsYCharlie Carr (minors)OF4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
196838801FrRnd2YankeesNRich Schoener (minors)OFHSMarinette HS (Marinette, WI)
196839811FrRnd1MetsNJoe Kilby (minors)OFHSLincoln HS (Tacoma, WA)
196839816FrRnd6AngelsNVerdell Adams (minors)OFHSJefferson HS (Portland, OR)
196839817FrRnd7RedsYGregg Slape (minors)OF4YrSul Ross State University (Alpine, TX)
196839818FrRnd8TigersYThomas Breving (minors)OF4YrXavier University (Cincinnati, OH)
196839820FrRnd10RoyalsYJohn Medlin (minors)OF4YrCollege of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA)
196840823FrRnd3DodgersNJim Mueller (minors)OF4YrArkansas State University (Jonesboro, AR)
196841833FrRnd4IndiansNWilliam Becker (minors)OF4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
196841834FrRnd5OriolesYJoseph Bartlett (minors)OF4YrUniversity of New Hampshire (Durham, NH)
196842839FrRnd1MetsYGary Hill (minors)OFJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
196842840FrRnd2YankeesYMichael Miller (minors)OFHSKaupau HS (Wichita, KS)
196844861FrRnd5RedsNPatrick Korsnick (minors)OFHSWheeling Central HS (Wheeling, WV)
196845870FrRnd6RoyalsYWalter Tobler (minors)OFHSWoodrow Wilson HS (Portsmouth, VA)
196847877FrRnd2IndiansNGary Harover (minors)OFHSPendleton HS (Pendleton, OR)
196851890FrRnd1DodgersYRobert Woodruff (minors)OFHSPort Chester HS (Port Chester, NY)
196852893FrRnd2RoyalsYPete Gigonovich (minors)OF4YrButler University (Indianapolis, IN)
196858900FrRnd1DodgersNDoug Blake (minors)OFHSHackettstown HS (Hackettstown, NJ)
196860902FrRnd1DodgersNGary Welch (minors)OFHSSan Rafael HS (San Rafael, CA)
196863905FrRnd1DodgersYLee Driggers (minors)OFHSColonial HS (Orlando, FL)

Montreal Expos, Seattle Pilots (Brewers), Royals, and Padres did not receive picks in the first three rounds of the draft.

Other Years: 1967 / 1968 / 1969

149 matching player(s). 21 played in the majors (14%). Total of 123.1 WAR, or 5.9 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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