40th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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40th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Picks: 39th / 40th / 41st

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
198621rgFrRnd14AstrosYSam August (minors)RHPJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
198521rgFrRnd14TwinsYJim Cook (minors)RHPJCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
198421rgFrRnd14ExposNThomas Green (minors)RHPJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
198321rgFrRnd14YankeesYOzzie Canseco (minors)RHP-0.624650.200.5904YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
198221rgFrRnd14PhilliesYVaughn Calloway (minors)CJCPratt Community College (Pratt, KS)
198121rgFrRnd14IndiansNTodd Wenberg (minors)RHPJCWaldorf University (Forest City, IA)
198021rgFrRnd14PhilliesYRon Richardson (minors)RHPJCLinn-Benton Community College (Albany, OR)
197921rgFrRnd14TigersNDave Kirby (minors)OFJCCitrus College (Glendora, CA)
197821rgFrRnd14CubsYCraig Kornfeld (minors)SSJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
197721rgFrRnd14Red SoxNTex Pankratz (minors)RHPJCTemple College (Temple, TX)
197621rgFrRnd16CardinalsNJohn Butcher (minors)RHP4.500016436494.421.396JCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
197521rgFrRnd16Red SoxNTim Vranich (minors)SSJCSt. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg, FL)
197421rgFrRnd16RoyalsYHal Thomasson (minors)3BJCLaney College (Oakland, CA)
197321rgFrRnd16OriolesUnkRichard Cuoco (minors)2BJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
197221rgFrRnd16CubsYDana Corey (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Maine (Orono, ME)
197121rgFrRnd17DodgersYDonald Standley (minors)RHPJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
197021rgFrRnd16RedsYJoel Youngblood (minors)C10.51408365980.265.722HSStephen F. Austin HS (Houston, TX)
196921rgFrRnd16IndiansNAllen Hardin (minors)SSJCPolk State College (Winter Haven, FL)
196821rgFrRnd20CardinalsNRobert Buchan (minors)OFJCMarshalltown Community College (Marshalltown, IA)
196731rgFrRnd3MetsYThomas Grubb (minors)RHP
196631rgFrRnd3Red SoxYDonald Fox (minors)RHPHSCooley HS (Detroit, MI)

Other Picks: 39th / 40th / 41st

21 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (14%). Total of 14.4 WAR, or 4.8 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

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2023 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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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