1956 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1956 Rule V Draft was held December 3 in Jacksonville, FL, while the minor league phase was held December 5-6 in the same city. 64 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. Only 9 players were drafted by major league teams (the lowest total since 1935) at a cost of $100,000, while minor league teams selected 55 players at a cost of $174,550.

Cal Neeman was the first choice in the major league portion.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Baltimore Orioles Tommy Patton Catcher Omaha Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Boston Red Sox Jack Spring Pitcher Miami Marlins Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago White Sox Norm Larker 1st baseman Montreal Royals Brooklyn Dodgers
Cleveland Indians none -- -- --
Detroit Tigers Gil Coan Outfielder Minneapolis Millers New York Giants
Kansas City A's Ed Blake Pitcher Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto
New York Yankees none -- -- --
Washington Senators none -- -- --
Brooklyn Dodgers none -- -- --
Chicago Cubs Cal Neeman Catcher Denver Bears New York Yankees
Cincinnati Reds Gerry Lynch Outfielder Hollywood Stars Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee Braves none -- -- --
New York Giants none -- -- --
Philadelphia Phillies none -- -- --
Pittsburgh Pirates none -- -- --
St. Louis Cardinals Robert G. Smith Pitcher San Francisco Seals Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Cardinals Lloyd Merritt Pitcher Richmond Virginians New York Yankees

Rule V Draft Open class Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Portland Beavers Joe Macko 1st baseman Dallas Eagles New York Giants
San Diego Padres Crawford Davidson Outfielder Chattanooga Lookouts Washington Senators
Seattle Rainiers Marion Fricano Pitcher Memphis Chicks Chicago White Sox
Seattle Rainiers Maury Wills Shortstop Pueblo Dodgers Brooklyn Dodgers
Vancouver Mounties Charlie White Catcher Austin Senators Milwaukee Braves

Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Charleston Senators Howard Phillips 2nd baseman Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals
Charleston Senators Bob Thorpe Outfielder Atlanta Crackers Milwaukee Braves
Minneapolis Millers Bill Froats Pitcher Birmingham Barons Detroit Tigers
Minneapolis Millers Ed White Outfielder Nashville Vols Cincinnati Reds
Omaha Cardinals Joe Garcia Cruz Outfielder Baton Rouge Rebels Baton Rouge
Omaha Cardinals Albert Wilson Pitcher Danville Leafs New York Giants
St. Paul Saints Bob Jenkins Outfielder Oklahoma City Indians Boston Red Sox
Richmond Virginians Gerry Thomas Outfielder Houston Buffaloes St. Louis Cardinals
Rochester Red Wings Chuck Essegian Outfielder Salem Senators Sacramento Solons

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Sultanes de Monterrey Hector Azamar Pitcher Alacranes de Durango Durango
Memphis Chicks Emil Syngel Outfielder Albuquerque Dukes New York Giants
New Orleans Pelicans Frank Tanana Sr. Outfielder Reading Indians Cleveland Indians
New Orleans Pelicans Cob Jarvis Outfielder Reading Indians Cleveland Indians
Austin Senators Daryl Robertson Shortstop St. Cloud Rox New York Giants
Dallas Eagles Roger McCardell Catcher Jacksonville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Dallas Eagles Dwight Cook Pitcher Winston-Salem Red Birds St. Louis Cardinals
Fort Worth Cats Benny Rich Pitcher Lincoln Chiefs Pittsburgh Pirates
Fort Worth Cats Marvin Holtzapple Shortstop Columbus Foxes Baltimore Orioles
Oklahoma City Indians Spencer Robbins 3rd baseman Schenectady Blue Jays Philadelphia Phillies
Oklahoma City Indians John Simpson Shortstop Savannah Redlegs Cincinnati Reds
Shreveport Sports Jim Grimm Pitcher Charlotte Hornets Washington Senators


Rule V Draft A Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Albany Senators Jack Brown Outfielder Eau Claire Braves Milwaukee Braves
Binghamton Triplets Cleo Lewright Pitcher Kinston Eagles Pittsburgh Pirates
Columbia Gems Leo Posada Outfielder Corpus Christi Clippers Milwaukee Braves
Columbia Gems Robert R. Hoffman Pitcher Evansville Braves Milwaukee Braves
Columbia Gems Charles Nelms Pitcher Albany Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Macon Dodgers William Jerry Cade Pitcher Salem Senators Salem
Macon Dodgers Billy Joe Dashner Outfielder Keokuk Kernels Cleveland Indians
Macon Dodgers John Minjock Pitcher Waco Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Pueblo Dodgers William Terry Robertson Outfielder Waco Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Pueblo Dodgers Paul Studstill 3rd Baseman Danville Leafs New York Giants

Rule V Draft B Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Abilene Blue Sox William Bone 2nd Baseman Billings Mustangs Pittsburgh Pirates
Beaumont Exporters Richard Bazinet Outfielder Dothan Cardinals* St. Louis Cardinals
Beaumont Exporters Eduardo Escalante 1st Baseman Billings Mustangs Pittsburgh Pirates
Corpus Christi Clippers Stan Silcott Pitcher Aberdeen Pheasants Baltimore Orioles
Port Arthur Sea Hawks Jose Guerrero 3rd Baseman Cananea Mineros Cananea
Victoria Eagles Raul Dieppa Shortstop Modesto Reds New York Yankees
Victoria Eagles Sammy Hitcher Outfielder Stockton Ports Stockton
Waco Pirates Robert Dunn? Pitcher West Palm Beach Sun Chiefs* Cincinnati Reds
Danville Leafs Alvin Conway Outfielder Thomson Orioles Baltimore Orioles
Winston-Salem Twins Frank DeChano Pitcher Monroe Sports New York Yankees
Winston-Salem Twins William Garcia Pitcher Boise Braves Milwaukee Braves
Clovis Pioneers Pierre Ethier 2nd Baseman Phoenix Stars Baltimore Orioles
Cedar Rapids Raiders Bill Huffman 2nd Baseman Hazlehurst-Baxley Tigers* Detroit Tigers
Cedar Rapids Raiders Thomas Humber Outfielder Clinton Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Cedar Rapids Raiders Tommy Munoz 1st Baseman Stockton Ports Stockton
Waterloo White Hawks Robert McClish 1st Baseman Monroe Sports New York Yankees
Waterloo White Hawks John Herlihy Pitcher St. Cloud Rox New York Giants

* Team listed is the player's 1956 team. Team may or may not be the roster player was drafted from.

Rule V Draft C Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Pocatello Bannocks Mike Morrison Pitcher Ponca City Cubs Chicago Cubs
Great Falls Electrics Kenneth Dickhens? Catcher Seminole Oilers Kansas City A's


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