168th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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168th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Picks: 167th / 168th / 169th

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198671rgFrRnd12PadresNJames Matoska (minors)INFJCBrookdale Community College (Lincroft, NJ)
198571rgFrRnd13TwinsNMike Benjamin (minors)2B6.7818192624.230.61610000.000JCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
198471rgFrRnd12PadresYBob Greenlee (minors)LHP
198371rgFrRnd12ExposYAnthony Nicometi (minors)LHP
198271rgFrRnd12White SoxNBrian Kubala (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
198171rgFrRnd13PiratesNScott Reckord (minors)RHPJCBellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
198071rgFrRnd15AngelsNRichard Diffine (minors)1BJCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197971rgFrRnd17RedsNRichard Rizzo (minors)OFJCSuffolk County Community College (Brentwood, NY)
197881rgFrRnd4GiantsNJoe Olivas (minors)RHPJCSan Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
197781rgFrRnd9TwinsNEverett Rey (minors)CJCSan Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
1976111rgFrRnd4PhilliesYErik Nelson (minors)OFJCDiablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA)
1974111rgFrRnd6OriolesNWalt Mason (minors)OFJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
197091rgFrRnd7OriolesYLynn Murdock (minors)OFJCTarrant County College (Fort Worth, TX)
1969101rgFrRnd2AngelsNDonald Pfister (minors)CJCPasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)

Other Picks: 167th / 168th / 169th

14 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (7%). Total of 6.7 WAR, or 6.7 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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