1st Round of the 1968 MLB June Amateur Draft

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1st Round of the 1968 MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Rounds: 1967 1st / 1968 1st / 1968 2nd / 1969 1st

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
196811FrRnd1MetsY$74,000Tim Foli (minors)SS5.61696604725.251.593HSNotre Dame HS (Sherman Oaks, CA)
196812FrRnd2AthleticsNPete Broberg (minors)RHP-0.9801011.089.26520641714.561.471HSPalm Beach HS (Palm Beach, FL)
196813FrRnd3AstrosY$47,000Martin Cott (minors)CHSHutchinson Central Technical HS (Buffalo, NY)
196814FrRnd4YankeesY$45,000Thurman Munson (minors)C46.114235344113.292.7564YrKent State University (Kent, OH)
196815FrRnd5DodgersY$65,000Bobby Valentine (minors)OF2.0639169812.260.641HSRippowam HS (Stamford, CT)
196816FrRnd6IndiansY$32,000Michael Weaver (minors)SSHSPaxon HS (Jacksonville, FL)
196817FrRnd7BravesY$12,500Curtis Moore (minors)OFHSDenison HS (Denison, TX)
196818FrRnd8SenatorsY$35,000Don Castle (minors)LHP-0.14130.308.742HSColdwater HS (Coldwater, MS)
196819FrRnd9PiratesY$25,000Dick Sharon (minors)OF0.624246713.218.638HSSequoia HS (Redwood City, CA)
1968110FrRnd10OriolesY$38,500Junior Kennedy (minors)SS2.844710414.248.623HSArvin HS (Arvin, CA)
1968111FrRnd11PhilliesY$50,000Greg Luzinski (minors)1B26.318216505307.276.840HSNotre Dame College Prep (Niles, IL)
1968112FrRnd12AngelsY$75,000Lloyd Allen (minors)RHP-1.8108401.200.5001598254.691.6422HSSelma HS (Selma, CA)
1968113FrRnd13RedsY$20,000Timothy Grant (minors)RHPHSRiverview HS (Boykins, VA)
1968114FrRnd14White SoxY$35,000Rich McKinney (minors)SS-2.534188620.225.6154YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
1968115FrRnd15CubsY$28,500Ralph Rickey (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1968116FrRnd16TwinsY$12,000Alex Rowell (minors)OF4YrLuther College (Decorah, IA)
1968117FrRnd17GiantsY$30,000Gary Matthews (minors)OF30.420337147234.281.802HSSan Fernando HS (San Fernando, CA)
1968118FrRnd18TigersY$15,000Murray Robinson (minors)OFHSThomas Dale HS (Chester, VA)
1968119FrRnd19CardinalsY$20,000Butch Hairston (minors)OFHSRoth HS (Dayton, OH)
1968120FrRnd20Red SoxY$40,000Tom Maggard (minors)OFHSJohn H. Glenn HS (Norwalk, CA)

Montreal Expos, Seattle Pilots (Brewers), Royals, and Padres did not receive picks in the first three rounds of the draft.

Other Rounds: 1967 1st / 1968 1st / 1968 2nd / 1969 1st

20 matching player(s). 11 played in the majors (55%). Total of 108.5 WAR, or 9.9 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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