44th Round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft

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44th Round of the 1997 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1996 44th / 1997 43rd / 1997 44th / 1997 45th / 1998 44th

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
1997441300FrRnd1PhilliesYJon Bushman (minors)OFHSLindbergh HS (St. Louis, MO)
1997441301FrRnd2AngelsYBrad Brewer (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1997441302FrRnd3GiantsYJeremy Luster (minors)3BJCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
1997441303FrRnd4Blue JaysNTodd Thompson (minors)RHPJCIndian Hills Community College (Centerville, IA)
1997441304FrRnd5MetsNKevin Zaug (minors)RHPHSCarmel HS (Carmel, NY)
1997441305FrRnd6RoyalsNDan Martinez (minors)LHPHSSweetwater HS (National City, CA)
1997441306FrRnd7TwinsNJosh Reese (minors)RHPHSLincoln County HS (Fayetteville, TN)
1997441307FrRnd8CubsNJohn Halliday (minors)1BJCPasco-Hernando Community College (New Port Richey, FL)
1997441308FrRnd9MarlinsNSteve Elzy (minors)CJCCochise Community College (Douglas, AZ)
1997441309FrRnd10BrewersNMarcus Quinones (minors)RHPJCLee College (Baytown, TX)
1997441310FrRnd11White SoxNMatt Smith (minors)LHP0.6240035012.551.380HSBishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas, NV)
1997441311FrRnd12Red SoxNTodd Smith (minors)3BHSApopka HS (Apopka, FL)
1997441312FrRnd13RockiesNChad Elliott (minors)LHPJCRancho Santiago College (Santa Ana, CA)
1997441313FrRnd14MarinersNPeter Graham (minors)RHPJCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
1997441314FrRnd15CardinalsNWillie Eyre (minors)RHP0.4510.000.000111784.951.521JCSnow College (Ephraim, UT)
1997441315FrRnd16ExposNMatthew Baird (minors)OFJCNorth Central Texas College (Gainesville, TX)
1997441316FrRnd17DodgersNGraig Merritt (minors)CJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
1997441317FrRnd18YankeesYAndy Smith (minors)RHP4YrBowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
1997441318FrRnd19IndiansNJoey Cole (minors)RHPJCHoward College (Big Spring, TX)
1997441319FrRnd20BravesNMatt Price (minors)LHPHSGreater Atlanta Christian HS (Norcross, GA)
1997441320FrRnd21D'backsYJason Wiedmeyer (minors)LHPHSWest Bend East HS (West Bend, WI)
1997441321FrRnd22RaysYAlan Lowden (minors)LHPHSHays HS (Kyle, TX)

Other Rounds: 1996 44th / 1997 43rd / 1997 44th / 1997 45th / 1998 44th

22 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (9%). Total of 1.0 WAR, or 0.5 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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