1970 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1970 Rule V Draft was held November 30 in Los Angeles, CA. Only 28 players total were drafted by the major and minor league clubs. A mere 8 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $200,000, while minor league teams selected 20 players at a cost of $168,000.

The rules were changed once again, this time by not allowing the majors to draft any players under contract for less than three years, eliminating the first-year rule draft. Bill Laxton was the first pick in the draft. It was estimated the the entire major league draft took 18 minutes.

Additionally, the Pacific Coast League drafted 3 umpires, Jim Scott, Terry Cooney, and Jim Quick, from the Texas League, while the International League drafted Bill Robinson from the Eastern League.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
California Angels Fred Lasher Pitcher Wichita Aeros Cleveland Indians
California Angels John Stephenson Catcher Phoenix Giants San Francisco Giants
Chicago White Sox Alfredo Mariscal Pitcher Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
Washington Senators Joe Foy Infielder Tidewater Tides New York Mets
Atlanta Braves Guy Rose Outfielder Spokane Indians Los Angeles Dodgers
Chicago Cubs Ron Tompkins Pitcher Portland Beavers Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals Cecil Cooper Outfielder Louisville Colonels Boston Red Sox
San Diego Padres Bill Laxton Pitcher Eugene Emeralds Philadelphia Phillies

Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Evansville Triplets Jim Strickland Pitcher Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Oklahoma City 89ers Alberto Leaver Outfielder Waterbury Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates
Richmond Braves Federico Velazquez Catcher Jacksonville Suns Montreal Expos
Rochester Red Wings Jesus Aristimuno Shortstop Amarillo Giants San Francisco Giants
Tidewater Tides Bob Rauch Pitcher Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Toledo Mud Hens John Gamble Infielder Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Winnipeg Whips Romel (Red) Canada Outfielder Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Hawaii Islanders John Harrell Catcher Amarillo Giants San Francisco Giants
Phoenix Giants Jimmy Williams Outfielder Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Phoenix Giants Greg Wellman Pitcher Albuquerque Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Salt Lake City Bees Dan Osinski Pitcher Columbus Astros Houston Astros

Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Reading Phillies James Ziegler Outfielder Visalia Mets New York Mets
Charlotte Hornets Richard Barnes Pitcher Huron Cubs Chicago Cubs
Charlotte Hornets Vic Albury Pitcher Lodi Padres San Diego Padres
Arkansas Travelers Julio Gotay Infielder Cocoa Astros Houston Astros
Arkansas Travelers John Fryar Pitcher Winston-Salem Red Sox Boston Red Sox
El Paso Sun Kings Daryl Hallmark Pitcher Tampa Tarpons Cincinnati Reds
El Paso Sun Kings Maximo Torres Shortstop Salem Rebels Pittsburgh Pirates
San Antonio Missions Gene Baker Pitcher Lynchburg Twins Minnesota Twins
San Antonio Missions Frank Coggins Infielder Reno Silver Sox Cleveland Indians


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