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

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

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
196611rg1FrRnd1AthleticsYDon Lohse (minors)RHP4YrIndiana University Bloomington (Bloomington, IN)
196611rg4FrRnd4AstrosYTom Griffin (minors)RHP5.338440510.163.46840177944.071.465HSGrant HS (Van Nuys, CA)
196611rg5FrRnd5SenatorsYTimothy Zajeski (minors)RHP
196611rg14FrRnd14OriolesNRuss Vitallo (minors)RHP
196611rg19FrRnd19DodgersYJames Roberts (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
196621rg20FrRnd1AthleticsYBill Geiger (minors)RHPHSKeyport HS (Union Beach, NJ)
196621rg21FrRnd2MetsYRobert Sabo (minors)RHP4YrOhio University (Athens, OH)
196621rg22FrRnd3Red SoxYMark Schaeffer (minors)LHP-0.14130.000.00041204.611.951HSGrover Cleveland HS (Reseda, CA)
196621rg26FrRnd7AngelsYVern Geishert (minors)RHP-0.41190.000.10011114.651.2614YrUniversity of Wisconsin at Madison (Madison, WI)
196621rg27FrRnd8CardinalsYJesse DuBose (minors)LHPHSSmith HS (Ozark, AL)
196621rg28FrRnd9YankeesNDennis Pearson (minors)RHPJCPasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
196621rg30FrRnd11BravesYPete Rivera (minors)LHPHSWilson HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196621rg31FrRnd12TigersNBob Bellemare (minors)RHP4YrPost University (Waterbury, CT)
196621rg34FrRnd15White SoxYJames Barton (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Akron (Akron, OH)
196621rg36FrRnd17TwinsNAnthony Cardoza (minors)RHPJCCollege of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)
196631rg38FrRnd1AthleticsYJames Shotton (minors)RHPHSMarion HS (Marion, IL)
196631rg39FrRnd2MetsYMichael Griffith (minors)LHP4YrCalifornia State University, Fresno (Fresno, CA)
196631rg40FrRnd3Red SoxYDonald Fox (minors)RHPHSCooley HS (Detroit, MI)
196631rg41FrRnd4AstrosYStan Robinson (minors)RHPHSJefferson HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196631rg45FrRnd8YankeesYMichael Bruckner (minors)RHPJCBakersfield College (Bakersfield, CA)
196631rg46FrRnd9IndiansYDavid Singerman (minors)RHPJCCuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH)
196631rg51FrRnd14White SoxYRonald Ellis (minors)RHP
196631rg53FrRnd16TwinsYTom Hall (minors)LHP5.93311920.162.36335852333.271.2232
196641rg57FrRnd3Red SoxYDonnie Peters (minors)P4YrTusculum University (Greenville, TN)
196641rg60FrRnd6IndiansYPhil Hennigan (minors)RHP1.5176300.100.40417617144.261.43264YrSam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
196641rg62FrRnd8TigersYJon Warden (minors)LHP-0.12820.000.00028413.621.213
196641rg63FrRnd9OriolesNPaul Dumais (minors)LHP4YrCollege of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA)
196641rg64FrRnd10White SoxYDean DeBuhr (minors)RHP4YrWayne State College (Wayne, NE)
196641rg65FrRnd11TwinsYMichael Sheftall (minors)RHPHSJesse H. Jones HS (Houston, TX)
196641rg66FrRnd12DodgersYAlbert Choate (minors)RHP4YrSam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
196651rg67FrRnd1AthleticsNDavid Ray (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
196651rg71FrRnd5BravesYRay Burner (minors)RHP
196651rg72FrRnd6OriolesNEdwin Maras (minors)RHP4YrSouth Dakota State University (Brookings, SD)
196651rg74FrRnd8TwinsNBarry Kibishta (minors)RHPHSGardena HS (Gardena, CA)
196661rg76FrRnd1AthleticsNCharles Watson (minors)RHP4YrClemson University (Clemson, SC)
196661rg77FrRnd2AstrosYRobert Santee (minors)RHPHSCarverdale HS (Houston, TX)
196661rg78FrRnd3IndiansNDavid Pratt (minors)LHP4YrTennessee Technological University (Cookeville, TN)
196661rg80FrRnd5OriolesNSteve Melfa (minors)RHP
196671rg86FrRnd4White SoxNStephen Moates (minors)RHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
196681rg88FrRnd1IndiansNGary Neibauer (minors)RHP-0.975291.069.27275484.781.4914YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
196691rg91FrRnd1OriolesYDoug Ward (minors)RHPHSAnnapolis HS (Annapolis, MD)
196691rg92FrRnd2TwinsNRichard Holmes (minors)RHP4YrMichigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
1966101rg93FrRnd1OriolesYDaniel Prebenda (minors)LHP
1966111rg94FrRnd1OriolesNHarry Stelly (minors)LHP

Other Years: 1965 / 1966 / 1967

44 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (15%). Total of 11.2 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

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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