1st Round of the 1972 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1st Round of the 1972 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1971 1st / 1972 1st / 1972 2nd / 1973 1st

Drafted Players

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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
197211rg1FrRnd1IndiansYEric Raich (minors)RHP-0.910019785.851.6404YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197211rg2FrRnd2PadresYClifton Butcher (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK)
197211rg3FrRnd3RangersNJames Owen (minors)RHPJCSan Jose City College (San Jose, CA)
197211rg4FrRnd4PhilliesYRickey Knepper (minors)3B
197211rg5FrRnd5BrewersYRobert Alexander (minors)RHPJCSt. Clair County Community College (Port Huron, MI)
197211rg6FrRnd6ExposYWayne Piper (minors)RHP
197211rg7FrRnd7TwinsYLew Lemer (minors)RHP
197211rg8FrRnd8RedsYGreg Sinatro (minors)SS4YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197211rg9FrRnd9AngelsYTom Donohue (minors)OF-1.01223255.200.510JCNassau Community College (Garden City, NY)
197211rg10FrRnd10AstrosNWilliam Meyer (minors)SSJCIndian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
197211rg11FrRnd11White SoxYMurphy Eppinette (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, LA)
197211rg12FrRnd12BravesNRay Humphries (minors)RHPJCSan Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
197211rg13FrRnd13YankeesNJoe Krsnich (minors)INF4YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
197211rg14FrRnd14MetsYRon Diggle (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
197211rg15FrRnd15Red SoxNClifton Holland (minors)LHPJCCa�ada College (Redwood City, CA)
197211rg16FrRnd16CubsNRex Peters (minors)1B4YrLafayette College (Easton, PA)
197211rg17FrRnd17RoyalsYKenzie Davis (minors)OFJCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197211rg18FrRnd18DodgersYJohn Adams (minors)RHP
197211rg19FrRnd19TigersYAlfred Callis (minors)LHPJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
197211rg20FrRnd20GiantsYKenneth Kollmyer (minors)LHPJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
197211rg21FrRnd21AthleticsNCharles Hendrix (minors)RHPJCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
197211rg22FrRnd22CardinalsNBob Gerdes (minors)RHP4YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197211rg23FrRnd23OriolesYCass Safrit (minors)SS4YrPfeiffer University (Misenheimer, NC)
197211rg24FrRnd24PiratesNDennis Bolden (minors)RHPJCChipola College (Marianna, FL)

Other Rounds: 1971 1st / 1972 1st / 1972 2nd / 1973 1st

24 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (8%). Total of -1.9 WAR, or -0.9 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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