1954 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1954 Rule V Draft was held November 22 in New York, NY, while the minor league phase was held November 30-December 1 in Houston, TX. 57 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. 13 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $122,000, while minor league teams selected 44 players at a cost of $132,950.

The first pick in the major league portion was Roberto Clemente. Under the bonus rule, the Pirates paid only the $4,000 bonus figure instead of the AAA draft rate of $10,000.

In the minor league drafts, 6 players were taken in the Open classification draft, 5 players in the AAA draft, 7 players in the AA draft, 13 players in the A draft, 10players in the B draft, and 3 players in the C draft. Ed Mickelson was the first pick of the minor league draft.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles none -- -- --
Boston Red Sox Joe Trimble Pitcher Williamsport Grays Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago White Sox none -- -- --
Cleveland Indians none -- -- --
Detroit Tigers Bennett Flowers Pitcher Louisville Colonels Boston Red Sox
Kansas City A's Art Ceccarelli Pitcher Kansas City Blues New York Yankees
Kansas City A's Bob Spicer Pitcher Los Angeles Angels Chicago Cubs
Kansas City A's Cloyd Boyer Pitcher Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
New York Yankees none -- -- --
Washington Senators J. Robert Kline Shortstop Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto
Brooklyn Dodgers none -- -- --
Chicago Cubs Jim King Outfielder Rochester Red Wings St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs Vicente Amor Pitcher Oklahoma City Indians Oakland Oaks
Cincinnati Reds Glen Gorbous Outfielder Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers
Cincinnati Reds Jerry Dean Pitcher Buffalo Bisons Detroit Tigers
Milwaukee Braves Roberto Vargas Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Cleveland Indians
New York Giants Newton (Mickey) Grasso Catcher Indianapolis Indians Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Phillies none -- -- --
Pittsburgh Pirates Roberto Clemente Outfielder Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals none -- -- --

Rule V Draft Open class Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Hollywood Stars George Witt Pitcher Pueblo Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
Hollywood Stars Gonzalo Naranjo Pitcher Charlotte Hornets Washington Senators
Los Angeles Angels Buzz Clarkson 3rd baseman Dallas Eagles Dallas
Portland Beavers Ed Mickelson 1st baseman Shreveport Sports Shreveport
San Diego Padres Robert Murphy Infielder Spartanburg Peaches Cleveland Indians
Seattle Rainiers Bobby Balcena Outfielder San Antonio Missions Baltimore Orioles

Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Minneapolis Millers Ray Dabek Catcher Mobile Bears Brooklyn Dodgers
St. Paul Saints Ron Kump Pitcher Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals
Toledo Mud Hens Ralph Atkins 1st baseman Little Rock Travelers Detroit Tigers
Rochester Red Wings Charlie Peete Outfielder Portsmouth Merrimacs Portsmouth
Syracuse Chiefs Donald Cameron Outfielder Pocatello Bannocks Pocatello

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Birmingham Barons Ray Lindquist Infielder Wichita Indians Baltimore Orioles
Mobile Bears Robert Walz Pitcher Colorado Springs Sky Sox Chicago White Sox
Dallas Eagles Leonard Jackson Catcher Macon Peaches Chicago Cubs
Fort Worth Cats Larry Lassalle Pitcher Burlington-Graham Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Houston Buffaloes Clarence Peerenboom Pitcher Reading Indians Cleveland Indians
Oklahoma City Indians Gordie Windhorn Outfielder Sioux City Soos New York Giants
San Antonio Missions Miguel Gaspar Catcher Austin Pioneers Austin

Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Allentown Cardinals John Joseph O'Neill Pitcher Evansville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Elmira Pioneers Robert Faust Pitcher Burlington Bees Chicago Cubs
Elmira Pioneers David Mann Shortstop York White Roses Baltimore Orioles
Reading Indians James J. Pope Pitcher Evansville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Columbus Cardinals Bob Bauer 3rd baseman Austin Pioneers Austin
Columbus Cardinals Richard Gentry Shortstop Spartanburg Peaches Cleveland Indians
Colorado Springs Sky Sox John Creighton 1st baseman Lancaster Red Roses Philadelphia A's
Pueblo Dodgers Robert Lemmel Infielder Burlington Bees Chicago Cubs
Pueblo Dodgers James Mertlik Pitcher Evansville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Pueblo Dodgers John Hugh Wilson Pitcher
Sioux City Soos Richard Zuccato Catcher Spartanburg Peaches Cleveland Indians
Sioux City Soos Rene Masip Pitcher Asheville Tourists Brooklyn Dodgers
Wichita Indians Johnny Goryl 3rd baseman Eau Claire Braves Milwaukee Braves


Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Danville Leafs Abraham A. Rios Pitcher Iola Indians Iola
Danville Leafs John Mitchell Pitcher Eau Claire Braves Milwaukee Braves
Winston-Salem Twins Wayne Eugene Doyle Pitcher Ponca City Jets Ponca City
Lynchburg Cardinals Pedro Cardenal Outfielder Duluth Dukes Cincinnati Reds
Newport News Dodgers Donald Domenichelli Infielder Channel Cities Oilers Channel Cities
Evansville Braves Robert M. York Pitcher Seminole Oilers Seminole
Peoria Chiefs Benjamin Beltran 3rd Baseman Bisbee-Douglas Copper Kings Bisbee-Douglas
Waterloo White Hawks Robert J. Brown Pitcher El Dorado Oilers El Dorado
Asheville Tourists Jack O'Keefe 1st Baseman Clinton Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Asheville Tourists Al Casino Outfielder Pocatello Bannocks Pocatello

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Fargo-Moorhead Twins Richard Tarys Pitcher Corning Red Sox Boston Red Sox
Boise Pilots Dan Gatta Catcher Wytheville Statesmen Baltimore Orioles
Muskogee Giants Joe Blasko Pitcher Corning Red Sox Boston Red Sox


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