1968 Baseball Draft

The 1968 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1968 baseball draft, the overall pick, the team who drafted them, their position at that time, and where they were drafted from (high school / college name).

"The idea behind the draft was simple: 1) it gave the poorer teams—usually those lower in the standings—an equal chance to sign the top talent being produced in colleges and high schools; and 2) it cut down on payments of excessive bonuses to untried players. Even those who enthusiastically supported the free-agent draft had no idea that benefits from it would be reaped so quickly. Yet this season, less than two years later, several youngsters selected in the draft have stepped into the major leagues and have performed not just capably but in some cases spectacularly." - Sportswriter William Leggett in Sports Illustrated (May 01, 1967, 'Fresh Breezes From The Free-Agent Draft', Page 38)
1968 Baseball Draft

1968 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JaR
Oakland Athletics
OF
Fremont High School (Los Angeles, CA)
1
2
JaR
George Kazmarek
New York Mets
OF-1B
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
1
3
JaR
Robert Elliot
New York Yankees
P
1
4
JaR
Houston Astros
OF
Springfield College
1
5
JaR
Lambert Ford
Cleveland Indians
OF
1
6
JaR
Larry Hall
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B-OF
Broward College
1
7
JaR
Jimmy Blackmon
Washington Senators
P
1
8
JaR
Atlanta Braves
C
1
9
JaR
Baltimore Orioles
P
Brevard Community College
1
10
JaR
Sam viney
Pittsburgh Pirates
1B-P
San Joaquin Delta College
1
11
JaR
Robert Johnson
California Angels
P
Los Angeles Pierce College
1
12
JaR
Stephen Cates
Philadelphia Phillies
P
1
13
JaR
Chicago White Sox
OF
Miami-Dade College
1
14
JaR
Donald Shrum
Cincinnati Reds
P
1
15
JaR
Daved Hoot
Minnesota Twins
OF
1
16
JaR
Dave Baldwin
Chicago Cubs
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
1
17
JaR
James Carter
Detroit Tigers
3B-SS
Golden West College
1
18
JaR
Steve Sibley
San Francisco Giants
P
El Camino College
1
19
JaR
Walter Ransom
Boston Red Sox
SS
1
20
JaR
Michael Maselbas
St. Louis Cardinals
P
2
21
JaR
Oakland Athletics
OF
Venice High School (Los Angeles, CA)
2
22
JaR
Larry Sozzi
New York Mets
iF-C
City College of San Francisco
2
23
JaR
Robert Singer
New York Yankees
OF-P
Los Angeles Community College
2
24
JaR
Ken Stabler
Houston Astros
P
2
25
JaR
Rick Dierker
Cleveland Indians
P
2
26
JaR
Bonnie Smith
Los Angeles Dodgers
C-3B
2
27
JaR
John Whitehurst
Washington Senators
C
College of the Albemarle
2
28
JaR
Arnold Murillo
Atlanta Braves
1B
2
29
JaR
Edward Northrup
Baltimore Orioles
P
George Mason University
2
30
JaR
Kevin Crain
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Cabrillo College
2
31
JaR
James Cesario
California Angels
3B
2
32
JaR
Edward Kelly
Philadelphia Phillies
P
2
33
JaR
Martin Pavlik
Chicago White Sox
P
Kennedy-King College
2
34
JaR
Freddie Howard
Cincinnati Reds
1B-OF
Paris Junior College
2
35
JaR
Bob Bridges
Minnesota Twins
P
Arizona Western College
2
36
JaR
Darryl Thomas
Chicago Cubs
P
Long Beach City College
2
37
JaR
Thomas Jackson
Detroit Tigers
SS
Citrus College
2
38
JaR
San Francisco Giants
OF
San Pedro High School (San Pedro, CA)
2
39
JaR
Thomas Combs
Boston Red Sox
OF
American River College
2
40
JaR
Frank Buchan
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Marshalltown Community College
3
41
JaR
Michael Prieto
Oakland Athletics
OF
College of San Mateo
3
42
JaR
Harry McCandless
New York Yankees
P
3
43
JaR
Bruce Killion
Cleveland Indians
P
3
44
JaR
Craig Brown
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B
Chipola College
3
45
JaR
Richard Myers
Washington Senators
C
3
46
JaR
Michael McCammon
Atlanta Braves
P
Indian River State College
3
47
JaR
Tom Hannibal
Baltimore Orioles
P
Eastern Illinois University
3
48
JaR
Mark McLeod
Pittsburgh Pirates
C-3B
3
49
JaR
James Stern
California Angels
P
South Georgia College
3
50
JaR
James Alviso
Philadelphia Phillies
P
3
51
JaR
William Morton
Cincinnati Reds
C
3
52
JaR
Allen Fenchel
Minnesota Twins
OF
Laney College
3
53
JaR
Steve Simonian
Chicago Cubs
P
Fresno City College
3
54
JaR
Richard Garner
Detroit Tigers
C
Santa Rosa Junior College
3
55
JaR
San Francisco Giants
OF
El Camino College
3
56
JaR
Ronald Falls
Boston Red Sox
P
Grossmont College
3
57
JaR
James Pettee
St. Louis Cardinals
2B-OF
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
4
58
JaR
Paul Williams
Oakland Athletics
C
Mitchell College
4
59
JaR
Ron Wayne
New York Yankees
P
Laney College
4
60
JaR
Donald Barnum
Cleveland Indians
P
Chabot College
4
61
JaR
Ted Rohde
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Fresno City College
4
62
JaR
DeWayne Chambers
Washington Senators
OF
Florida Memorial University
4
63
JaR
Daniel Ketcherside
Atlanta Braves
P
St. Louis Community College-Meramec
4
64
JaR
Leonard Scott
Baltimore Orioles
P
4
65
JaR
Steve Lewis
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
4
66
JaR
David Landress
California Angels
2B
Los Angeles Pierce College
4
67
JaR
Lawrence Hardin
Philadelphia Phillies
2B
Polk State College
4
68
JaR
Charles Beck
Cincinnati Reds
P
4
69
JaR
Larry Klein
Minnesota Twins
P
4
70
JaR
Jake Molina
Chicago Cubs
SS
San Diego Community College
4
71
JaR
James Poole
Detroit Tigers
C
4
72
JaR
Allen Truskowski
San Francisco Giants
P
Wallace Community College
4
73
JaR
Mickey Whitson
Boston Red Sox
P
Gulf Coast Community College
4
74
JaR
Elmer Dize
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Mount Olive College
5
75
JaR
William Coppola
Oakland Athletics
P
Hudson Valley Community College
5
76
JaR
New York Yankees
OF-P
Pasadena City College
5
77
JaR
Allen Boyd
Cleveland Indians
C
5
78
JaR
Ronnie Hilton
Los Angeles Dodgers
2B
Gulf Coast Community College
5
79
JaR
Robert Fendlor
Atlanta Braves
P
Miami-Dade College
5
80
JaR
John Gage
Baltimore Orioles
C-1B
Wheeling Jesuit University
5
81
JaR
Thomas Davis
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
San Jose City College
5
82
JaR
James Eichmeier
California Angels
P
Arizona Western College
5
83
JaR
Carl London
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
5
84
JaR
David Ward
Cincinnati Reds
P
Eastern Oklahoma State College
5
85
JaR
Danny Humphries
Minnesota Twins
P
5
86
JaR
Curtis Barto
Chicago Cubs
SS
5
87
JaR
Nicholas Parilla
Detroit Tigers
P
Staunton Military Academy (Staunton,VA)
5
88
JaR
Wayne Harlan
San Francisco Giants
3B
Yakima Valley Community College
6
89
JaR
John Luman
Oakland Athletics
P-OF
Vermont Technical Junior College
6
90
JaR
Ken Carmack
New York Yankees
P
Yakima Valley Community College
6
91
JaR
Clarence Smith
Cleveland Indians
P
St. Francis College
6
92
JaR
Tommy Graham
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
6
93
JaR
James Lancaster
Atlanta Braves
1B
6
94
JaR
Baltimore Orioles
P
6
95
JaR
Robert Johnson
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Salem International University
6
96
JaR
Richard Leavitt
California Angels
OF
Cerritos College
6
97
JaR
Charles Kurkjian
Philadelphia Phillies
3B
Fresno City College
6
98
JaR
Jerry Turk
Cincinnati Reds
P
Fort Valley State University
6
99
JaR
Louis Rodriguez
Minnesota Twins
1B
6
100
JaR
Robert Petretta
Chicago Cubs
OF
San Diego Community College
6
101
JaR
George Moore
Detroit Tigers
OF
6
102
JaR
Jim Bianchi
San Francisco Giants
SS
7
103
JaR
Jack Gehrke
Oakland Athletics
SS
7
104
JaR
Raleigh Rhodes
New York Yankees
P
De Anza College
7
105
JaR
Jeff Fuller
Cleveland Indians
2B
7
106
JaR
Lynn Morrison
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Long Beach City College
7
107
JaR
Robert Hooper
Atlanta Braves
OF
7
108
JaR
Larry Lorenz
Baltimore Orioles
OF-1B
7
109
JaR
Peter Poldiak
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Gulf Coast Community College
7
110
JaR
Thomas Tanner
California Angels
OF
Cerritos College
7
111
JaR
Charles Higgins
Cincinnati Reds
P
Jefferson State Community College
7
112
JaR
N.D. Bingham
Chicago Cubs
P
7
113
JaR
Detroit Tigers
P
Glendale Community College
7
114
JaR
Lawrence Haynes
San Francisco Giants
OF
8
115
JaR
Melvin Oden
New York Yankees
P-C
Wenatchee Valley Community College
8
116
JaR
Thomas Penders
Cleveland Indians
OF-if
University of Connecticut
8
117
JaR
Gordon Crook
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
8
118
JaR
Michael Houck
Baltimore Orioles
P
Hudson Valley Community College
8
119
JaR
Rusty Swisher
California Angels
P
Los Angeles Pierce College
8
120
JaR
William Davis
Cincinnati Reds
C
8
121
JaR
Patrick Roark
Chicago Cubs
OF
San Diego Mesa College
8
122
JaR
Arthur Clifford
Detroit Tigers
P
9
123
JaR
Douglas Duncan
New York Yankees
P
Spokane Community College
9
124
JaR
Vernon Price
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Chaffey College
9
125
JaR
Thomas Palmer
Chicago Cubs
P
University of Delaware
9
126
JaR
Rod Beckman
Detroit Tigers
SS
Muskegon Community College
10
127
JaR
John Manginelli
New York Yankees
3B
10
128
JaR
Donald Pierce
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B
1968 Baseball Draft


Did you know that there have been twenty-one players who have been drafted (since the baseball draft began in 1965) then went straight to the Major Leagues without first playing on a Minor League team?

Being selected with the first round, first pick, as the number one draft pick , is quite a baseball feat , but not every one of them has actually made it to the big leagues! Review those who did, those who didn't, which catcher was the first one ever selected first overall, which catcher was first that didn't make it and the first one that did, plus every other draft type (secondary drafts) along with information about which ones made it there as well.

The Baseball Almanac Draft Register is completely comprehensive and includes data on every single player ever drafted in baseball history, more than 65,000+ baseball draft picks spanning 40+ years of baseball draft history.

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