52nd Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase

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52nd Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase

Other Picks: 51st / 52nd / 53rd

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
198641scFrRnd1AstrosNMike Prior (minors)OF
198521scFrRnd26TwinsNWilliam Stokes (minors)1BJCGlendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
198431scFrRnd2Red SoxYJohn Leister (minors)RHP-0.900010028.52.0004YrMichigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
198331scFrRnd3BrewersYGereld McDermott (minors)3BJCSan Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
198231scFrRnd8DodgersNBart Elbin (minors)RHPJCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
198121scFrRnd26OriolesNRuss Kibler (minors)1BJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
198031scFrRnd3PiratesNTom Nieto (minors)C-2.32516195.205.561JCCerritos College (Norwalk, CA)
197941scFrRnd1PhilliesNRon Rendleman (minors)RHPJCSan Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino, CA)
197831scFrRnd2GiantsNNorm Christensen (minors)RHPJCSan Diego City College (San Diego, CA)
197731scFrRnd7TigersYLarry Kowalishen (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
197631scFrRnd4ExposYKurt Boesch (minors)RHPJCClackamas Community College (Oregon City, OR)
197531scFrRnd4AthleticsNBrian Hueblein (minors)P4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
197431scFrRnd8ExposNDan Grimm (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State University, Fresno (Fresno, CA)
197331scFrRnd6TigersNPhil Vaden (minors)P
197231scFrRnd5YankeesNJohn Herman (minors)OFJCMotlow State Community College (Lynchburg, TN)
197131scFrRnd3AstrosNRick Colzie (minors)INF4YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
197031scFrRnd4PiratesYJohn Vance (minors)C4YrWestern Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)
196931scFrRnd4Red SoxYJohn Zbercot (minors)C
196831scFrRnd12AstrosNBob Williams (minors)OFJCYakima Valley Community College (Yakima, WA)
196731scFrRnd12AthleticsNWalter Lampmann (minors)OFJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
196631scFrRnd13YankeesNJohn Ferguson (minors)RHPJCAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA)

Other Picks: 51st / 52nd / 53rd

21 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (9%). Total of -3.2 WAR, or -1.6 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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