1969 Baseball Draft

The 1969 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1969 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)
1969 Baseball Draft

1969 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

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1
JaR
Houston Astros
SS
Dorsey High School (Los Angeles, CA)
1
2
JaR
Washington Senators
C
1
3
JaR
Bruce Heinbechner
New York Mets
P
1
4
JaR
Randall Bayer
California Angels
1B
Mesa Community College
1
5
JaR
Michael Kimbrell
Los Angeles Dodgers
2B
1
6
JaR
Richard Motsinger
Chicago White Sox
SS-3B
Wingate University
1
7
JaR
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Chipola College
1
8
JaR
Gary Wilburn
Minnesota Twins
C
1
9
JaR
Arthur Meza
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
1
10
JaR
Marshall Crossan
Oakland Athletics
P
San Jose City College
1
11
JaR
Robert Beach
Atlanta Braves
P
Cabrillo College
1
12
JaR
Gregory Marshall
New York Yankees
OF
Laney College
1
13
JaR
John Jackson
Cincinnati Reds
P
Mount San Antonio College
1
14
JaR
William Norton
Boston Red Sox
1B
Merrimack College
1
15
JaR
Edgar Pate
Chicago Cubs
P
1
16
JaR
Steve Wahl
Cleveland Indians
2B-SS
1
17
JaR
Daniel Bondon
San Francisco Giants
OF-if
1
18
JaR
Rick Dierker
Baltimore Orioles
P
Los Angeles Pierce College
1
19
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Fullerton College
1
20
JaR
Ralph Edwards
Detroit Tigers
C-OF
Miami-Dade College
1
21
JaR
Larry Diel
Montreal Expos
SS
Cerritos College
1
22
JaR
Ronald Opatkiewicz
Kansas City Royals
SS
Mount San Antonio College
1
23
JaR
Don Keenan
San Diego Padres
C
Gulf Coast Community College
1
24
JaR
Mike Weathers
Seattle Pilots
2B
Cerritos College
2
25
JaR
Houston Astros
P
Yakima Valley Community College
2
26
JaR
Lyn Martin
Washington Senators
SS
St. Johns River Community College
2
27
JaR
Ken Esposito
New York Mets
P
Nassau Community College
2
28
JaR
Robert Singer
California Angels
OF
Los Angeles Community College
2
29
JaR
Los Angeles Dodgers
3B
Laney College
2
30
JaR
Russell Almquist
Chicago White Sox
P
Los Angeles Pierce College
2
31
JaR
Dennis Weiner
Philadelphia Phillies
1B
2
32
JaR
Jimmy Smith
Minnesota Twins
1B
2
33
JaR
Mack McKay
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
2
34
JaR
Daniel Pritchett
Oakland Athletics
OF
El Camino College
2
35
JaR
Michael Magness
Atlanta Braves
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
2
36
JaR
Gary Marks
New York Yankees
P
Golden West College
2
37
JaR
Buford Woods
Cincinnati Reds
P
Bacone College
2
38
JaR
Richard Licini
Boston Red Sox
1B
2
39
JaR
Donald Highstreet
Chicago Cubs
P
Cerritos College
2
40
JaR
Allen Hardin
Cleveland Indians
SS
Polk State College
2
41
JaR
James Stedman
San Francisco Giants
P
Mesa Community College
2
42
JaR
Rudi Strickland
Baltimore Orioles
P
Indian River State College
2
43
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
2B
Long Beach City College
2
44
JaR
Michael Belcik
Detroit Tigers
C
Pasco-Hernando Community College
2
45
JaR
Robert Flynn
Montreal Expos
OF-2B
Miami-Dade College
2
46
JaR
Dennis Nicholson
Kansas City Royals
P
College of the Sequoias
2
47
JaR
Willis Buchanon
San Diego Padres
OF-if
Mira Costa College
2
48
JaR
Jerry Bell
Seattle Pilots
P
Southwest Tennessee Community College
3
49
JaR
Charles Benjamin
Houston Astros
C
St. Petersburg College
3
50
JaR
Tim Martin
Washington Senators
2B
St. Johns River Community College
3
51
JaR
Doug Britelle
New York Mets
P
Rutgers University
3
52
JaR
Terry Logan
California Angels
1B
Panola College
3
53
JaR
Carl Salyers
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Southwestern Christian College
3
54
JaR
Robert Ebersole
Chicago White Sox
C-1B
Hagerstown Community College
3
55
JaR
John Clear
Philadelphia Phillies
1B-OF
3
56
JaR
Gorman Erickson
Minnesota Twins
OF
3
57
JaR
William Woodruff
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Georgia College & State University
3
58
JaR
Reggie Treadway
Oakland Athletics
3B
Sul Ross State University
3
59
JaR
William Clark
Atlanta Braves
P
San Francisco State University
3
60
JaR
Reinaldo Ramos
New York Yankees
OF
3
61
JaR
Richard Burch
Cincinnati Reds
OF-3B
Blinn College
3
62
JaR
Boston Red Sox
OF
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
3
63
JaR
Edward Spell
Chicago Cubs
P
Louisburg College
3
64
JaR
Rocky Jackson
Cleveland Indians
2B-SS
Yakima Valley Community College
3
65
JaR
Joseph Jacobsen
San Francisco Giants
C-1B
Fresno City College
3
66
JaR
Robert Fields
Baltimore Orioles
P
Allegany College of Maryland
3
67
JaR
David Jakubs
St. Louis Cardinals
3B-SS
3
68
JaR
Michael Chaney
Detroit Tigers
OF
Chabot College
3
69
JaR
Steve Lee
Kansas City Royals
P
Los Angeles Valley College
3
70
JaR
Gary Dunkelberger
San Diego Padres
P
Orange County Community College
4
71
JaR
Daniel Baker
Washington Senators
C-OF
Montgomery College
4
72
JaR
Dave Carey
New York Mets
P
4
73
JaR
Thomas Thomas
California Angels
3B
Menlo College
4
74
JaR
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Fresno City College
4
75
JaR
Larry Sisk
Chicago White Sox
OF
Gardner-Webb University
4
76
JaR
Richard Kelly
Philadelphia Phillies
2B
Saint Joseph's University
4
77
JaR
Marc Scoville
Minnesota Twins
SS
Riverside Community College
4
78
JaR
William Shepherd
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Spokane Community College
4
79
JaR
Doug McCoy
Oakland Athletics
P
Miami-Dade College
4
80
JaR
William Rhoden
Atlanta Braves
P
Palm Beach State College
4
81
JaR
John Schlesinger
New York Yankees
SS-3B
College of the Redwoods
4
82
JaR
Orman Warren
Cincinnati Reds
P
East Los Angeles College
4
83
JaR
William Hamilton
Boston Red Sox
C
Broward College
4
84
JaR
Robert Woods
Chicago Cubs
2B
Atlantic Cape Community College
4
85
JaR
David Chaffee
Cleveland Indians
P-1B
Newman Prep (Boston,MA)
4
86
JaR
Robert Garcia
San Francisco Giants
OF-P
College of the Sequoias
4
87
JaR
Ken Caudle
Baltimore Orioles
C-3B
East Los Angeles College
4
88
JaR
John Phillips
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Moorpark College
4
89
JaR
William Knight
Detroit Tigers
C
4
90
JaR
William Greener
Montreal Expos
OF
Hill College
4
91
JaR
Edward Hopkins
Kansas City Royals
1B
Kansas State University
4
92
JaR
Eric Swanson
San Diego Padres
P
San Diego Community College
4
93
JaR
Lloyd Breshers
Seattle Pilots
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
5
94
JaR
Rick Cassata
Washington Senators
3B
5
95
JaR
California Angels
OF-P
Pasadena City College
5
96
JaR
Dean voegerl
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Trinidad State Junior College
5
97
JaR
Kirk Berger
Chicago White Sox
P
York College (Pennsylvania)
5
98
JaR
John Gaylord
Minnesota Twins
P
Chaffey College
5
99
JaR
Bruce Irvin
Pittsburgh Pirates
C-P
St. Petersburg College
5
100
JaR
Steven Hembree
Atlanta Braves
SS
Navarro College
5
101
JaR
Michael Warwick
New York Yankees
C
Contra Costa College
5
102
JaR
Benton Ragland
Cincinnati Reds
3B
Ranger College
5
103
JaR
Willie Mims
Chicago Cubs
OF
Spoon River College
5
104
JaR
Barry Parker
Cleveland Indians
C
Southern Technical Institute
5
105
JaR
William Wolfe
San Francisco Giants
2B
College of the Sequoias
5
106
JaR
Victor Sutherland
Baltimore Orioles
P
Brevard Community College
5
107
JaR
Jack Butorac
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Cal State Los Angeles
5
108
JaR
Jack Nelson
Detroit Tigers
P
Fullerton College
5
109
JaR
Keith Lefevre
Montreal Expos
P
5
110
JaR
Larry Prieto
Kansas City Royals
2B
Fresno City College
5
111
JaR
David Dowdy
San Diego Padres
C
Lower Columbia Community College
5
112
JaR
Jeffrey Lemon
Seattle Pilots
P
6
113
JaR
Donald Schmonsky
Washington Senators
P
SUNY-Jamestown
6
114
JaR
Gary McEwen
California Angels
P
6
115
JaR
Dave Maas
Los Angeles Dodgers
2B
Fullerton College
6
116
JaR
Gerald Kelly
Chicago White Sox
3B
Gulf Coast Community College
6
117
JaR
Kelly Godfrey
Minnesota Twins
OF
Mount San Antonio College
6
118
JaR
Thomas Fitzgerald
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
6
119
JaR
Curtis Dockery
Atlanta Braves
P
Mount Carmel High School (Houston, Texas)
6
120
JaR
Toni Breckel
New York Yankees
P
Centralia College
6
121
JaR
Timothy White
Cincinnati Reds
C
6
122
JaR
Dennis King
Chicago Cubs
C
Claremont-Mudd College
6
123
JaR
Donald Gray
Cleveland Indians
IF
Baltimore City Community College
6
124
JaR
San Francisco Giants
C-1B
Miami-Dade College
6
125
JaR
Carl Bennett
Baltimore Orioles
C
San Joaquin Delta College
6
126
JaR
Glenwood Arbuckle
St. Louis Cardinals
P
North Central Missouri College
6
127
JaR
Joe McIlvaine
Detroit Tigers
P
St. Charles Seminary (Narbeth,PA)
6
128
JaR
Mike Henderson
Montreal Expos
P
Mount San Antonio College
6
129
JaR
Steve Moore
Kansas City Royals
OF
6
130
JaR
Thomas O'Day
San Diego Padres
SS
6
131
JaR
Randall Brown
Seattle Pilots
OF
Sacramento City College
7
132
JaR
Jon Roth
Washington Senators
P
Niagara County Community College
7
133
JaR
Robert Wolf
California Angels
P
Cerritos College
7
134
JaR
Ralph Zuniga
Minnesota Twins
P
Chaffey College
7
135
JaR
Paul Giroux
Pittsburgh Pirates
IF
Ithaca College
7
136
JaR
David Allen
Atlanta Braves
P
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
7
137
JaR
Frederick Sarazen
Cincinnati Reds
1B-OF
University of North Texas
7
138
JaR
William Hall
Cleveland Indians
OF-P
San Joaquin Delta College
7
139
JaR
Larry Dierks
San Francisco Giants
P
College of the Sequoias
7
140
JaR
Michael Morris
Baltimore Orioles
P
City College of San Francisco
7
141
JaR
Steve Wagner
Montreal Expos
1B-OF
Mount San Antonio College
7
142
JaR
Reginald Carney
Kansas City Royals
1B
Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union,VA)
7
143
JaR
John Baca
San Diego Padres
C
8
144
JaR
James Bottoms
Washington Senators
OF
8
145
JaR
Richard Leavitt
California Angels
OF
Cerritos College
8
146
JaR
Barry Woodruff
Minnesota Twins
P
College of San Mateo
8
147
JaR
William Updergraff
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Hagerstown Community College
8
148
JaR
John Haarmeyer
Atlanta Braves
P
Blinn College
8
149
JaR
Michael Campbell
Cincinnati Reds
P
Hill College
8
150
JaR
Christopher Scott
Cleveland Indians
2B-SS
8
151
JaR
Randall Shroll
San Francisco Giants
P
College of Southern Idaho
8
152
JaR
Roger Carmine
Baltimore Orioles
P
College of San Mateo
8
153
JaR
Norman Boles
Montreal Expos
C
8
154
JaR
John Jackson
Kansas City Royals
OF
Pasadena City College
8
155
JaR
Ronnie Helton
San Diego Padres
P
Gulf Coast Community College
9
156
JaR
Brian Moore
Washington Senators
1B
9
157
JaR
Thor Skogan
California Angels
OF
Sierra College
9
158
JaR
Ray Strable
Minnesota Twins
P
9
159
JaR
George Swanson
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Miami-Dade College
9
160
JaR
Charles Lecroy
Atlanta Braves
3B
Gardner-Webb University
9
161
JaR
Steven Woods
Cleveland Indians
P
Kansas State University
9
162
JaR
James Edgar
Baltimore Orioles
P
Solano Community College
9
163
JaR
Charles Ramshaw
Montreal Expos
SS
9
164
JaR
Charles Taylor
San Diego Padres
P
10
165
JaR
Michael Pich
Washington Senators
C
10
166
JaR
Donald Pfister
California Angels
C
Pasadena City College
10
167
JaR
Ronald Shotts
Minnesota Twins
OF-3B
Stanford University
10
168
JaR
Allen Joyce
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
10
169
JaR
John Meyer
Cleveland Indians
P
Ocean County College
10
170
JaR
Joseph Walsh
Baltimore Orioles
P
University of Maine
11
171
JaR
Dwight Johnson
California Angels
OF
De Anza College
11
172
JaR
Leroy McDonald
Minnesota Twins
SS
Grand Canyon University
11
173
JaR
Sigmund Gancasz
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Queensborough Community College
11
174
JaR
Peter Poldiak
Cleveland Indians
P
Gulf Coast Community College
12
175
JaR
Kent Calderan
California Angels
SS
Chabot College
12
176
JaR
Stanley Charzewski
Cleveland Indians
C
College of Staten Island
13
177
JaR
Bruce Rosenthal
California Angels
C-3B
Pasadena City College
14
178
JaR
Terry Tulley
California Angels
P
Chaffey College
1969 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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