1997 Toronto Blue Jays Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1997 Toronto Blue Jays Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1997155Blue JaysY$1,600,000Vernon Wells (minors)OF28.617316642270.270.778HSJames Bowie HS (Arlington, TX)
19973895Blue JaysYBilly Brown (minors)OF4YrFlorida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
199741195Blue JaysYWoody Heath (minors)RHPJCGreen River Community College (Auburn, WA)
199751495Blue JaysYMichael Young (minors)SS24.719707918185.300.7874YrUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
199761795Blue JaysYPaul Chiaffredo (minors)C4YrSanta Clara University (Santa Clara, CA)
199772095Blue JaysYMatt McClellan (minors)RHP4YrOakland University (Rochester, MI)
199782395Blue JaysYJoe Casey (minors)RHPHSTwin Valley HS (Elverson, PA)
199792695Blue JaysYCarlos Ortiz (minors)CHSLoara HS (Anaheim, CA)
1997102995Blue JaysNMatt Bowser (minors)1BHSTarpon Springs HS (Tarpon Springs, FL)
1997113295Blue JaysYRonald Bost (minors)LHPHSCentral Cabarrus HS (Concord, NC)
1997123595Blue JaysYRandy Eversgerd (minors)RHP4YrEastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
1997133895Blue JaysYTravis Hubbel (minors)RHPHSEast Glen Composite HS (Edmonton, AB)
1997144195Blue JaysNCameron Reimers (minors)RHPHSSentinel HS (Missoula, MT)
1997154495Blue JaysYColin Brackeen (minors)LHP4YrSt. Olaf College (Northfield, MN)
1997164795Blue JaysYDustin Seale (minors)LHPHSSafford HS (Safford, AZ)
1997175095Blue JaysYBrian Barnett (minors)SS4YrLinfield University (McMinnville, OR)
1997185395Blue JaysYMatt Weimer (minors)RHP4YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
1997195695Blue JaysYErik Lorenz (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Wisconsin-Whitewater (Whitewater, WI)
1997205995Blue JaysYMark Hendrickson (minors)LHP4.2101971.134.40132858745.031.461
1997216295Blue JaysYDave Huggins (minors)RHP4YrMcNeese State University (Lake Charles, LA)
1997226595Blue JaysYJohn Sneed (minors)RHP4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1997236895Blue JaysNDerek DeVaughan (minors)RHPJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
1997247195Blue JaysYAnthony Salley (minors)LHP4YrWofford College (Spartanburg, SC)
1997257495Blue JaysNPerfecto Gaud (minors)LHPHSLuis Munoz Marin HS (Yauco, Puerto Rico)
1997267795Blue JaysNFloyd Mack (minors)OFHSMays HS (Fairburn, GA)
1997278095Blue JaysNFred Smith (minors)OFJCVolunteer State Community College (Gallatin, TN)
1997288395Blue JaysYAndy Barrett (minors)SSHSStadium HS (Tacoma, WA)
1997298695Blue JaysYJuan Santos (minors)CJCFlorida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
1997308995Blue JaysYTimothy Lacefield (minors)RHP4YrHarding University (Searcy, AR)
1997319295Blue JaysYJermaine Davis (minors)OFHSChesnee HS (Chesnee, SC)
1997329595Blue JaysNSean Green (minors)RHPHSLouisville Male Traditional HS (Louisville, KY)
1997339895Blue JaysYTaylor Smith (minors)RHPHSGreen Valley HS (Henderson, NV)
19973410195Blue JaysNJamie Jenkins (minors)RHPHSHill HS (Miramichi, NB)
19973510495Blue JaysNJosh Stevens (minors)RHPHSJurupa Valley HS (Mira Loma, CA)
19973610795Blue JaysNSimon Stoner (minors)RHPHSDuchess Park HS (Prince George, BC)
19973711095Blue JaysNSean Green (minors)C0.211020.000.00026410124.411.522HSLexington Catholic HS (Lexington, KY)
19973811395Blue JaysYChivas Clark (minors)OFHSNortheast HS (Macon, GA)
19973911695Blue JaysNMatt Easterday (minors)2BHSNewton HS (Covington, GA)
19974011995Blue JaysNMichael Ramsey (minors)OFHSColumbus HS (Columbus, GA)
19974112295Blue JaysNPatrick Versluis (minors)RHPJCSaddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA)
19974212565Blue JaysNAndrew Beattie (minors)SSJCPasco-Hernando State College (New Port Richey, FL)
19974312804Blue JaysYOrlando Hudson (minors)SS30.91345482593.273.752JCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
19974413034Blue JaysNTodd Thompson (minors)RHPJCIndian Hills Community College (Centerville, IA)
19974513243Blue JaysNBrandon Long (minors)LHPJCCentral Alabama Community College (Alexander City, AL)
19974613442Blue JaysNBrad Hawpe (minors)LHP4.59102934124.275.845HSW. E. Boswell HS (Fort Worth, TX)
19974713632Blue JaysNJesus Lebron (minors)OF
19974813812Blue JaysNDavid Siboda (minors)RHP4YrSoutheast Missouri State University (Cape Girardeau, MO)
19974913982Blue JaysNAnthony Novelli (minors)RHPJCWest Valley College (Saratoga, CA)
19975014152Blue JaysNMichael Albert (minors)SSJCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
19975114302Blue JaysNChad Schmidt (minors)OFJCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
19975214442Blue JaysNChad Qualls (minors)RHP5.866760.000.00084452483.891.2874JCLos Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
19975314582Blue JaysNJeff Nettles (minors)3BJCPalomar College (San Marcos, CA)
19975414712Blue JaysNCraig Lariz (minors)1BJCIndian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
19975514822Blue JaysNRashard Casey (minors)OF4YrPennsylvania State University (State College, PA)
19975614932Blue JaysNArlyn Dozier (minors)OFHSVermilion Catholic HS (Abbeville, LA)
19975715042Blue JaysNTravis Cole (minors)RHPHSLakeridge HS (Lake Oswego, OR)
19975815152Blue JaysNBilly Traber (minors)LHP-0.741210.048.1399612145.651.590HSEl Segundo HS (El Segundo, CA)
19975915262Blue JaysNPete Willetts (minors)RHPJCAbraham Baldwin Agricultural College (Tifton, GA)
19976015352Blue JaysNBrandon Tellis (minors)OFHSCharleston HS (Charleston, MS)
19976115421Blue JaysNGary Peete (minors)OFJCItawamba Community College (Fulton, MS)
19976215471Blue JaysNMatthew Dempsey (minors)1BJCCypress College (Cypress, CA)
19976315521Blue JaysNCharles Lawrence (minors)OFHSLakeside HS (Atlanta, GA)
19976415571Blue JaysNJeremiah Barnes (minors)RHPHSDowney HS (Downey, CA)
19976515621Blue JaysNWilliam Wagner (minors)OFHSElmore County HS (Eclectic, AL)
19976615671Blue JaysNCameron Newitt (minors)RHPJCNorthwest-Shoals Community College (Muscle Shoals, AL)
19976715721Blue JaysNDave Steffler (minors)RHP4YrWinthrop University (Rock Hill, SC)

Other Years: 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000

66 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (12%). Total of 98.2 WAR, or 12.3 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

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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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