53rd Round of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft

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53rd Round of the 1996 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1995 53rd / 1996 52nd / 1996 53rd / 1996 54th / 1997 53rd

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
1996531499FrRnd1PiratesYRob Mackowiak (minors)SS5.6856232864.259.736JCSouth Suburban College (South Holland, IL)
1996531500FrRnd2TwinsYMario Opipari (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1996531501FrRnd3BrewersNDanny Prata (minors)LHPJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
1996531502FrRnd4MarlinsNDavid White (minors)OFHSWater of Life Christian HS (Douglasville, GA)
1996531503FrRnd5White SoxNElio Borges (minors)SSHSAmerican HS (Miami, FL)
1996531504FrRnd6MetsYMatt Splawn (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1996531505FrRnd7RoyalsNBret Halbert (minors)LHPHSWestern HS (Buena Park, CA)
1996531506FrRnd8CubsNChris Bentley (minors)RHPHSMolalla HS (Molalla, OR)
1996531507FrRnd9AstrosNResh Bondi (minors)SSHSMonterey HS (Monterey, CA)
1996531508FrRnd10AngelsYRyan Snellings (minors)LHPJCPasco-Hernando State College (New Port Richey, FL)
1996531510FrRnd12DodgersYBlake Mayo (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
1996531511FrRnd13YankeesNFelix Lopez (minors)1BHSH. B. Plant HS (Tampa, FL)
1996531512FrRnd14BravesYMarcus Giles (minors)2B16.7792293476.277.782JCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
1996531513FrRnd15IndiansNJoey Cole (minors)RHPHSNacogdoches HS (Nacogdoches, TX)
1996531514FrRnd16RaysYScott Leon (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1996531515FrRnd17D'backsYDavid Harper (minors)RHP4YrLubbock Christian University (Lubbock, TX)

Other Rounds: 1995 53rd / 1996 52nd / 1996 53rd / 1996 54th / 1997 53rd

16 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (12%). Total of 22.3 WAR, or 11.1 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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