54th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase

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54th Picks Overall in the MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase

Other Picks: 53rd / 54th / 55th

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
198531scFrRnd2AstrosNPaul James (minors)RHPJCSt. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus (Kirkwood, MO)
198431scFrRnd4White SoxYJim Phelps (minors)RHP
198331scFrRnd5AngelsNJeff Franks (minors)CJCRanger College (Ranger, TX)
198231scFrRnd10Blue JaysNDave Eichhorn (minors)RHPJCCabrillo College (Aptos, CA)
198131scFrRnd2RedsNDerek Tatsuno (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, HI)
198031scFrRnd5TwinsNDaniel Casey (minors)LHP
197941scFrRnd3BrewersNRon Thurston (minors)CJCSanta Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
197831scFrRnd4RoyalsNTony Zahradnick (minors)LHPJCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
197731scFrRnd9PiratesNTimothy Newtson (minors)CJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197631scFrRnd6PiratesNTim Huff (minors)RHP4YrGardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs, NC)
197531scFrRnd6RangersNAndrew Mason (minors)3B4YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
197431scFrRnd10GiantsYGary Atwell (minors)OF4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
197331scFrRnd8AthleticsNJohn Freedman (minors)3BJCCitrus College (Glendora, CA)
197231scFrRnd7DodgersNFrancis Sansosti (minors)RHPJCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Essex Campus (Essex, MD)
197131scFrRnd5ExposNVernon Wilkins (minors)1BJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
197031scFrRnd6CardinalsNRich Fillings (minors)LHPJCIndian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
196931scFrRnd6IndiansNFreddie Howard (minors)OFJCParis Junior College (Paris, TX)
196831scFrRnd14CardinalsNRick Austin (minors)LHP0.355190.105.38589484.631.6164YrWashington State University (Pullman, WA)
196731scFrRnd14TwinsYEdwin Figueroa (minors)CHSGeorge Washington HS (New York, NY)
196631scFrRnd15AthleticsNFrank Chambers (minors)RHP4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)

Other Picks: 53rd / 54th / 55th

20 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (5%). Total of 0.3 WAR, or 0.3 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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