8th Round of the 1968 MLB June Amateur Draft

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8th Round of the 1968 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1967 8th / 1968 7th / 1968 8th / 1968 9th / 1969 8th

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
19688157FrRnd1MetsYMarvin Leonard (minors)LHPHSDeWitt Clinton HS (Bronx, NY)
19688158FrRnd2AthleticsYEdward Bacak (minors)RHPHSCarroll HS (Southlake, TX)
19688159FrRnd3AstrosYRaylan Hoellwarth (minors)CHSLodi HS (Lodi, CA)
19688160FrRnd4YankeesYPatrick Denning (minors)CHSSchurz HS (Chicago, IL)
19688161FrRnd5DodgersYJoe Ferguson (minors)OF21.010133001122.240.7674YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
19688162FrRnd6IndiansYKen Stauffer (minors)CHSMargretta HS (Castalia, OH)
19688163FrRnd7BravesNCecil Johnson (minors)3BHSSusan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles, CA)
19688164FrRnd8SenatorsYGene Wiley (minors)RHPHSThreadgill HS (Greenwood, MS)
19688165FrRnd9PiratesYMichael Cooper (minors)RHPHSKokomo HS (Kokomo, IN)
19688166FrRnd10OriolesNGerald Tassa (minors)LHPHSWashington-Lee HS (Arlington, VA)
19688167FrRnd11PhilliesYEdward Goldstone (minors)INF4YrYale University (New Haven, CT)
19688168FrRnd12AngelsYRandall Niles (minors)SSJCSanta Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
19688169FrRnd13RedsYWilliam Hoelzer (minors)OFHSClinton HS (Clinton, MI)
19688170FrRnd14White SoxYLen Massaro (minors)RHPHSRichmond HS (Richmond, CA)
19688171FrRnd15CubsYJoe Biercevicz (minors)RHPHSShelton HS (Huntington, CT)
19688172FrRnd16TwinsNTimothy Evans (minors)SSHSLittleton HS (Littleton, CO)
19688173FrRnd17GiantsYJim Howarth (minors)OF-0.21522261.217.5634YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
19688174FrRnd18TigersNRoss Grimsley (minors)LHP5.43463530.127.283345124993.811.313HSFrayser HS (Memphis, TN)
19688175FrRnd19CardinalsYTed Hemenway (minors)RHPHSMehlville Senior HS (St. Louis, MO)
19688176FrRnd20Red SoxYRoy Handel (minors)CHSColumbus HS (Columbus, GA)
19688177FrRnd21NationalsYWilliam Kendall (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
19688178FrRnd22BrewersYTom Kelly (minors)OF-0.5491271.181.506HSSt. Mary's HS (South Amboy, NJ)
19688179FrRnd23PadresYAlan Hansen (minors)RHPHSMesa HS (Mesa, AZ)
19688180FrRnd24RoyalsYClark Ullom (minors)LHPHSShawnee Mission South HS (Overland Park, KS)

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

Other Rounds: 1967 8th / 1968 7th / 1968 8th / 1968 9th / 1969 8th

24 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (16%). Total of 25.7 WAR, or 6.4 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 2017 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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