1971 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1971 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Years: 1968 / 1969 / 1970 / 1971 / 1972 / 1973 / 1974

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
197111rg66CardinalsNRand Rasmussen (minors)SSJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
197121rg296CardinalsNTom Zimmerman (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
197131rg516CardinalsYMark Cresse (minors)CJCGolden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
197141rg705CardinalsNTom Zimmer (minors)2BJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
197151rg854CardinalsNGary Matthews (minors)LHPJCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
197161rg972CardinalsNJohn Behrens (minors)SSJCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
197171rg1082CardinalsYBob Kennedy (minors)RHPJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197181rg1151CardinalsNEdward Hora (minors)LHP4YrBrigham Young University (Provo, UT)
197191rg1191CardinalsNJohn Alesci (minors)SSJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
1971101rg1221CardinalsNJeff Neal (minors)LHPJCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
1971111rg1251CardinalsNRick Langford (minors)OF10.81860.167.500260731064.011.330JCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
1971121rg1281CardinalsNRod Walker (minors)RHP
1971131rg1291CardinalsNMike Sinovich (minors)1BJCSt. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley Campus (Ferguson, MO)

Other Years: 1968 / 1969 / 1970 / 1971 / 1972 / 1973 / 1974

13 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (7%). Total of 10.8 WAR, or 10.8 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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