1st Round of the 1966 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1st Round of the 1966 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1965 1st / 1966 1st / 1966 2nd / 1967 1st

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)
196611rg2FrRnd2MetsUnkBarry Carter (minors)SSHSChambersburg HS (Chambersburg, PA)
196611rg3FrRnd3Red SoxNJames Rife (minors)C4YrLebanon Valley College (Annville, PA)
196611rg4FrRnd4AstrosYTom Griffin (minors)RHP5.338440510.163.46840177944.071.465HSGrant HS (Van Nuys, CA)
196611rg5FrRnd5SenatorsYTimothy Zajeski (minors)RHP
196611rg6FrRnd6CubsYJohn Dudek (minors)CHSTuley HS (Chicago, IL)
196611rg7FrRnd7AngelsNRonald Cherry (minors)CHSJohn H. Francis Polytechnic HS (Sun Valley, CA)
196611rg8FrRnd8CardinalsNHenry Urbanowitz (minors)1B4YrMissouri Southern State University (Joplin, MO)
196611rg9FrRnd9YankeesYThomas Matheson (minors)CHSEagle Rock HS (Los Angeles, CA)
196611rg10FrRnd10PhilliesYJohn Vukovich (minors)3B-3.52775596.161.425JCAmerican River College (Sacramento, CA)
196611rg11FrRnd11IndiansYTed Ford (minors)OF0.724071117.219.605
196611rg12FrRnd12BravesYRobert Ritchie (minors)OF4YrBryant & Stratton Business College (Buffalo, NY)
196611rg13FrRnd13TigersYTim Marting (minors)SSJCHillsborough Community College (Tampa, FL)
196611rg14FrRnd14OriolesNRuss Vitallo (minors)RHP
196611rg15FrRnd15PiratesYKent Smith (minors)OFJCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
196611rg16FrRnd16White SoxNBuddy Gordon (minors)1B4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
196611rg17FrRnd17GiantsYGary Bowman (minors)OF
196611rg18FrRnd18TwinsYCharles Chase (minors)OFJCCollege of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)
196611rg19FrRnd19DodgersYJames Roberts (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)

Other Rounds: 1965 1st / 1966 1st / 1966 2nd / 1967 1st

19 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (15%). Total of 2.5 WAR, or 0.8 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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