1966 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of OF

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1966 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of OF

Other Years: 1965 / 1966 / 1967

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
196611rg11FrRnd11IndiansYTed Ford (minors)OF0.724071117.219.605
196611rg12FrRnd12BravesYRobert Ritchie (minors)OF4YrBryant & Stratton Business College (Buffalo, NY)
196611rg15FrRnd15PiratesYKent Smith (minors)OFJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
196611rg17FrRnd17GiantsYGary Bowman (minors)OF
196611rg18FrRnd18TwinsYCharles Chase (minors)OFJCCollege of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)
196621rg24FrRnd5SenatorsYGary Kolumbus (minors)OFHSLincoln Park HS (Chicago, IL)
196621rg25FrRnd6CubsYJohn Killebrew (minors)OFJCArizona Western College (Yuma, AZ)
196621rg35FrRnd16GiantsNStephen Lohrer (minors)OFJCNassau Community College (Garden City, NY)
196651rg70FrRnd4IndiansYWilma Evans (minors)OF
196661rg81FrRnd6White SoxNRichard Schryer (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
196671rg84FrRnd2IndiansNJoe Niekro (minors)OF29.76469731.156.3767022212043.591.32164YrWest Liberty University (West Liberty, WV)
196671rg87FrRnd5TwinsNFrederick Shuey (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
196681rg90FrRnd3TwinsNTommy Cole (minors)OF4YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)

Other Years: 1965 / 1966 / 1967

13 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (15%). Total of 30.4 WAR, or 15.2 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.
Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
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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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