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

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40th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Secondary 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
198621scFrRnd14MetsNGerald Higby (minors)LHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
198521scFrRnd14Blue JaysNWendell Harris (minors)OFHSPasadena HS (Pasadena, CA)
198421scFrRnd14CardinalsNShell Scott (minors)3BJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
198321scFrRnd14PadresNBob Cramer (minors)LHPJCBakersfield College (Bakersfield, CA)
198221scFrRnd15IndiansYJohn Thornton (minors)1BJCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus (Catonsville, MD)
198121scFrRnd14BrewersNKeith Mucha (minors)3B
198021scFrRnd14AstrosNBilly Hatcher (minors)OF3.91233433954.264.676JCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
197921scFrRnd15TwinsNMike Mason (minors)LHP5.11890.222.52214029394.531.440JCNormandale Community College (Bloomington, MN)
197821scFrRnd14RedsNJeff Ayers (minors)RHPJCBellevue College (Bellevue, WA)
197721scFrRnd14White SoxYJohn Hanley (minors)CJCLos Angeles Pierce College (Woodland Hills, CA)
197621scFrRnd16MetsNGreg Fisher (minors)INFJCDiablo Valley College (Pleasant Hill, CA)
197521scFrRnd16OriolesNPaul Bain (minors)PJCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
197421scFrRnd16CardinalsYEdwin Bowman (minors)INF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197321scFrRnd16DodgersNBob Purkey (minors)RHPJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
197221scFrRnd16BrewersYTim Hamilton (minors)2BJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197121scFrRnd15CardinalsNAl Ryan (minors)2BJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
197021scFrRnd16PhilliesNClaude Renfro (minors)RHPJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
196921scFrRnd16TigersYBruce Finkbeiner (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
196821scFrRnd20BravesNDavid Byerly (minors)OFJCOdessa College (Odessa, TX)
196721scFrRnd20YankeesNBruce Wade (minors)RHPJCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
196631scFrRnd1TigersNSteve Schneider (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)

Other Picks: 39th / 40th / 41st

21 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (9%). Total of 9.0 WAR, or 4.5 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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