1966 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of RHP

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1966 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of RHP

Other Years: 1965 / 1966 / 1967

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
196611rg1FrRnd1AthleticsYDon Lohse (minors)4YrIndiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
196611rg4FrRnd4AstrosYTom Griffin (minors)5.338440510.163.46840177944.071.465HSGrant HS (Van Nuys, CA)
196611rg5FrRnd5SenatorsYTimothy Zajeski (minors)
196611rg14FrRnd14OriolesNRuss Vitallo (minors)
196611rg19FrRnd19DodgersYJames Roberts (minors)4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
196621rg20FrRnd1AthleticsYBill Geiger (minors)HSKeyport HS (Union Beach, NJ)
196621rg21FrRnd2MetsYRobert Sabo (minors)4YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
196621rg26FrRnd7AngelsYVern Geishert (minors)-0.41190.000.10011114.651.2614YrUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
196621rg28FrRnd9YankeesNDennis Pearson (minors)JCPasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
196621rg31FrRnd12TigersNBob Bellemare (minors)4YrPost University (Waterbury, CT)
196621rg34FrRnd15White SoxYJames Barton (minors)4YrUniversity of Akron (Akron, OH)
196621rg36FrRnd17TwinsNAnthony Cardoza (minors)JCCollege of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)
196631rg38FrRnd1AthleticsYJames Shotton (minors)HSMarion HS (Marion, IL)
196631rg40FrRnd3Red SoxYDonald Fox (minors)HSCooley HS (Detroit, MI)
196631rg41FrRnd4AstrosYStan Robinson (minors)HSJefferson HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196631rg45FrRnd8YankeesYMichael Bruckner (minors)JCBakersfield College (Bakersfield, CA)
196631rg46FrRnd9IndiansYDavid Singerman (minors)JCCuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
196631rg51FrRnd14White SoxYRonald Ellis (minors)
196641rg60FrRnd6IndiansYPhil Hennigan (minors)1.4176300.100.40417617144.261.43264YrSam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
196641rg64FrRnd10White SoxYDean DeBuhr (minors)4YrWayne State College (Wayne, NE)
196641rg65FrRnd11TwinsYMichael Sheftall (minors)HSJesse H. Jones HS (Houston, TX)
196641rg66FrRnd12DodgersYAlbert Choate (minors)4YrSam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
196651rg67FrRnd1AthleticsNDavid Ray (minors)4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
196651rg71FrRnd5BravesYRay Burner (minors)
196651rg72FrRnd6OriolesNEdwin Maras (minors)4YrSouth Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
196651rg74FrRnd8TwinsNBarry Kibishta (minors)HSGardena HS (Gardena, CA)
196661rg76FrRnd1AthleticsNCharles Watson (minors)4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
196661rg77FrRnd2AstrosYRobert Santee (minors)HSCarverdale HS (Houston, TX)
196661rg80FrRnd5OriolesNSteve Melfa (minors)
196671rg86FrRnd4White SoxNStephen Moates (minors)JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
196681rg88FrRnd1IndiansNGary Neibauer (minors)-1.075291.069.27275484.781.4914YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
196691rg91FrRnd1OriolesYDoug Ward (minors)HSAnnapolis HS (Annapolis, MD)
196691rg92FrRnd2TwinsNRichard Holmes (minors)4YrMichigan State University (East Lansing, MI)

Other Years: 1965 / 1966 / 1967

33 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (12%). Total of 5.3 WAR, or 1.3 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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