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
JS
Chicago Cubs
P
University of North Carolina
1
2
JS
Chicago White Sox
P
1
3
JS
San Francisco Giants
SS
East Tennessee State University
1
4
JS
Derk Hoving
Baltimore Orioles
C
Amarillo College
1
5
JS
Cincinnati Reds
P
Michigan State University
1
6
JS
Cleveland Indians
P
Washington State University
1
7
JS
Larry Pyle
Atlanta Braves
OF
University of Miami
1
8
JS
Raymond DeRiggi
New York Yankees
P
Seton Hall University
1
9
JS
Pat Harrison
Philadelphia Phillies
2B
1
10
JS
Boston Red Sox
P
1
11
JS
Billy Cotton
New York Mets
C
1
12
JS
Thomas Cook
Oakland Athletics
C
1
13
JS
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B
Michigan State University
1
14
JS
Larry Hanson
California Angels
SS
1
15
JS
Houston Astros
P
University of Miami
1
16
JS
Washington Senators
P
1
17
JS
Steve Evans
St. Louis Cardinals
P
1
18
JS
Minnesota Twins
SS
1
19
JS
Edward Northrop
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
-
1
20
JS
Detroit Tigers
iF-Of
2
21
JS
Robert Breitzman
Chicago Cubs
2B
2
22
JS
Chicago White Sox
OF
Sacramento City College
2
23
JS
Harry Saferight
San Francisco Giants
C
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
2
24
JS
Charles Jones
Baltimore Orioles
P
Grambling State University
2
25
JS
Paul Pryor
Cincinnati Reds
P
Florida Southern College
2
26
JS
David Brown
Cleveland Indians
OF
University of Texas
2
27
JS
Douglas Ross
Atlanta Braves
P
Arizona Western College
2
28
JS
George Ferguson
New York Yankees
SS-3B
University of Maine
2
29
JS
Edgardo Avila
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Miami-Dade College
2
30
JS
Ronald Soucie
Boston Red Sox
P
Husson College
2
31
JS
Thomas Williams
New York Mets
C
East Los Angeles College
2
32
JS
Oakland Athletics
P
Auburn University
2
33
JS
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Stanford University
2
34
JS
Michael Schomaker
California Angels
C
Stanford University
2
35
JS
David Grangaard
Houston Astros
3B
2
36
JS
Glenn Pickren
Washington Senators
P
2
37
JS
Benny Looper
St. Louis Cardinals
C
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
2
38
JS
Gary Matz
Minnesota Twins
3B-OF
Boston College
2
39
JS
James Skovron
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
2
40
JS
John Hurley
Detroit Tigers
P
3
41
JS
Chicago Cubs
OF
Chabot College
3
42
JS
Chicago White Sox
P
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
3
43
JS
Patrick Roark
San Francisco Giants
OF
San Diego Mesa College
3
44
JS
Eldon Jones
Baltimore Orioles
P
Colorado State University-Pueblo
3
45
JS
Darrel Thomas
Cincinnati Reds
P
Long Beach City College
3
46
JS
Dale Dunham
Cleveland Indians
P
Central Michigan University
3
47
JS
James Sanders
Atlanta Braves
P
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
3
48
JS
John Fletcher
New York Yankees
C
3
49
JS
Philadelphia Phillies
P
3
50
JS
Richard Wicks
Boston Red Sox
P
McNeese State University
3
51
JS
New York Mets
P
3
52
JS
Herbert Hofvendahl
Oakland Athletics
OF
St. Mary's College of California
3
53
JS
Los Angeles Dodgers
3B
Washington State University
3
54
JS
Martin Pavlik
California Angels
P
Kennedy-King College
3
55
JS
Joseph Arnold
Houston Astros
P
3
56
JS
Donald Burkhalter
Washington Senators
P
Gulf Coast Community College
3
57
JS
Dennis Parks
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Long Beach State University
3
58
JS
William Camp
Minnesota Twins
P
3
59
JS
Alan Putz
Pittsburgh Pirates
1B
Springfield College
3
60
JS
Ronald Wayne
Detroit Tigers
P
Laney College
4
61
JS
Chicago Cubs
P
Western Illinois University
4
62
JS
Dave Renkiewicz
Chicago White Sox
P
4
63
JS
Edmund Mantie
San Francisco Giants
P
4
64
JS
William Kelley
Baltimore Orioles
P
4
65
JS
Donald Schroeder
Cincinnati Reds
P
Grays Harbor College
4
66
JS
Cleveland Indians
OF
Ohio University
4
67
JS
Atlanta Braves
SS
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
4
68
JS
William Ferguson
New York Yankees
C
4
69
JS
Tom Schleer
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Kentucky Wesleyan College
4
70
JS
Allen Truskowski
Boston Red Sox
P
St. Clair County Community College
4
71
JS
John Whitehurst
New York Mets
C
College of the Albemarle
4
72
JS
Fred Kampf
Oakland Athletics
P
University of Miami
4
73
JS
Bruce Kinder
Los Angeles Dodgers
SS
Florida Southern College
4
74
JS
James Suskiewich
California Angels
P
4
75
JS
Richard Hicks
Houston Astros
P
4
76
JS
Paul Williams
Washington Senators
C
Mitchell College
4
77
JS
Brian Bach
St. Louis Cardinals
P
University of Connecticut
4
78
JS
Bill Dobbs
Minnesota Twins
P
4
79
JS
Wayne Harlan
Pittsburgh Pirates
IF
Yakima Valley Community College
4
80
JS
Steve Smith
Detroit Tigers
3B
Long Beach City College
4
81
JS
Rex Hein
Kansas City Royals
P
4
82
JS
San Diego Padres
P
4
83
JS
David Etter
Seattle Pilots
OF-1B
Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
5
84
JS
Allen Simas
Chicago Cubs
OF
Sacramento City College
5
85
JS
Michael Nichols
Chicago White Sox
1B-P
Biola University
5
86
JS
Tom Schweitzer
San Francisco Giants
P
Fairmont State College
5
87
JS
Michael Houck
Baltimore Orioles
P
Hudson Valley Community College
5
88
JS
Freddie Howard
Cincinnati Reds
1B-P
Paris Junior College
5
89
JS
Leonard Filbeck
Cleveland Indians
P
Santa Ana College
5
90
JS
Richard Wilson
Atlanta Braves
P
Long Beach City College
5
91
JS
Thomas Hannibal
New York Yankees
P
Eastern Illinois University
5
92
JS
Reid Braden
Philadelphia Phillies
1B-3b
5
93
JS
Nicholas Furlong
Boston Red Sox
P
5
94
JS
New York Mets
P
University of Puget Sound
5
95
JS
Bill Seinsoth
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B
5
96
JS
Michael Babler
California Angels
P
Chabot College
5
97
JS
Lambert Ford
Houston Astros
OF
Vineland (Vineland,NJ)
5
98
JS
Edward Cott
Washington Senators
C
Cornell University
5
99
JS
David Cichon
St. Louis Cardinals
C-P
Amherst College
5
100
JS
Jerry Paetzhold
Minnesota Twins
P
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
5
101
JS
Barry Sheldon
Detroit Tigers
P
Genesee Community College
5
102
JS
Gary Hohman
Kansas City Royals
C
Bordentown Military Institute (Bordentown,NJ)
5
103
JS
San Diego Padres
P-1B
6
104
JS
Gary Houston
Chicago Cubs
P
San Jose City College
6
105
JS
Larry Linville
Chicago White Sox
OF
6
106
JS
Gerald Christman
San Francisco Giants
P
6
107
JS
Baltimore Orioles
OF-P
6
108
JS
David Reeves
Cincinnati Reds
P
6
109
JS
Cleveland Indians
P
Miami-Dade College
6
110
JS
Bob Bridges
Atlanta Braves
P
Arizona Western College
6
111
JS
Jerry Algeo
New York Yankees
2B
Carl Albert State College
6
112
JS
Mickey Wertz
New York Mets
SS
Wharton County Junior College
6
113
JS
Ellsworth Jones
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
New York University
6
114
JS
Michael Lersch
California Angels
P
Mesa Community College
6
115
JS
William Bright
Washington Senators
OF-P
Brevard Community College
6
116
JS
Mike Ehlers
St. Louis Cardinals
C
Ellsworth Community College
6
117
JS
Jack Gehrke
Kansas City Royals
SS-2B
6
118
JS
Richard Gouin
San Diego Padres
OF
7
119
JS
Tom Binkowski
Chicago Cubs
1B
Michigan State University
7
120
JS
Franklin Riggins
Chicago White Sox
OF
University of Kansas
7
121
JS
Dick Hanselman
San Francisco Giants
P
St. Johns River Community College
7
122
JS
William Hunt
Baltimore Orioles
SS
7
123
JS
Dolan Church
Cincinnati Reds
P
East Tennessee State University
7
124
JS
Ronald Davini
Cleveland Indians
C
7
125
JS
Richard Buff
New York Yankees
3B
7
126
JS
Mike Sigman
New York Mets
P
7
127
JS
Los Angeles Dodgers
SS
Kansas State University
7
128
JS
Charles Kurkjian
California Angels
3B
Fresno City College
7
129
JS
Ron Pritchett
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Mount San Antonio College
7
130
JS
Thomas Lundgren
Kansas City Royals
P
8
131
JS
William Moynier
Cleveland Indians
P
Bakersfield High School (Bakersfield, CA)
8
132
JS
New York Mets
OF
Miami-Dade College
8
133
JS
Craig Schell
California Angels
P
University of California-Santa Barbara
8
134
JS
William Maxwell
Kansas City Royals
P
9
135
JS
Larry Price
Cleveland Indians
OF
College of the Desert
9
136
JS
Vincent Bigone
New York Mets
OF
9
137
JS
John Walker
Kansas City Royals
C
Sacramento City College
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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