5th Round of the 1968 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase

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5th Round of the 1968 MLB January Draft-Secondary Phase

Other Rounds: 1967 5th / 1968 4th / 1968 5th / 1968 6th / 1969 5th

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
196851sc81FrRnd1TwinsNBarry Sheldon (minors)RHP
196851sc82FrRnd2GiantsNTom Schweitzer (minors)LHP4YrFairmont State College (Fairmont, WV)
196851sc83FrRnd3TigersNSteve Smith (minors)3BJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
196851sc84FrRnd4MetsNMichael Lersch (minors)LHPJCMesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
196851sc85FrRnd5IndiansYWayne Danson (minors)OFJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
196851sc86FrRnd6DodgersYGeoff Zahn (minors)LHP20.348430.140.2793041111093.741.3514YrUniversity of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
196851sc87FrRnd7YankeesNWilliam Shepherd (minors)RHPJCSpokane Community College (Spokane, WA)
196851sc88FrRnd8PhilliesNMichael Schomaker (minors)OF4YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
196851sc89FrRnd9OriolesNGeorge Ferguson (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Maine (Orono, ME)
196851sc90FrRnd10CubsYTim Feldhaus (minors)SSJCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
196851sc91FrRnd11SenatorsNDon Keenan (minors)CJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
196851sc92FrRnd12AngelsNRonald Pritchett (minors)RHPJCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
196851sc93FrRnd13CardinalsNDouglas Braun (minors)CJCVallejo JC (Fairfield, CA)
196851sc94FrRnd14Red SoxNGerald Burton (minors)OFJCSt. Louis Community College, Meramec Campus (Kirkwood, MO)
196851sc95FrRnd15RedsYMichael Willis (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
196851sc96FrRnd16AthleticsNMark Reeser (minors)LHPJCLaney College (Oakland, CA)
196851sc97FrRnd17PiratesNJerry Vitatoe (minors)3B
196851sc98FrRnd18White SoxNJerre Algeo (minors)2BJCCarl Albert State College (Poteau, OK)
196851sc99FrRnd19BravesNRichard Cross (minors)INF4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)

Other Rounds: 1967 5th / 1968 4th / 1968 5th / 1968 6th / 1969 5th

19 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (5%). Total of 20.3 WAR, or 20.3 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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