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1968 Baseball DraftYearly Draft Capsule
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Ross Grimsley was drafted 174th overall in the 1968 draft.
This is only a list of notable picks for the 1968 amateur entry draft. A notable pick is considered to be a first round pick or a pick from a subsequent round who was signed and eventually found his way to the Major Leagues.

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Total Players Drafted913Rounds71Total Major Leaguers131
Signed Players482Unsigned Players431Signed%52.8%Unsigned%47.2%
High School Players635College Players263High School%69.6%College%28.8%
Top Signing BonusLloyd Allen ($75,000)Avg Bonus for Round #1$74,500

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1968 Notable Draft Picks

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RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
11Tim FoliNew York MetsSS6-0 179 R-R 1950-12-08 17Culver City,California MLB1968-19851970-1985   High SchoolNotre Dame (Sherman Oaks,CA)
12Pete BrobergOakland AthleticsP6-3 205 R-R 1950-03-02 18West Palm Beach,Florida MLB1969-19781971-1978   High SchoolPalm Beach (West Palm Beach,FL)
13Martin CottHouston AstrosC6-3 185 L-R 1950-11-03 17Buffalo,New York --   High SchoolHutchinson Technical (Buffalo,NY)
14Thurman MunsonNew York YankeesC5-11 191 R-R 1947-06-07 21Akron,Ohio MLB1968-19791969-1979   CollegeKent State University
15Bobby ValentineLos Angeles DodgersSS-OF5-10 189 R-R 1950-05-13 18Stamford,Connecticut MLB1968-19791969-1979   High SchoolRippowam (Stamford,CT)
16Robert WeaverCleveland IndiansSS-OF6-0 165 - 1950-- 18Jacksonville,Florida --   High SchoolPaxon (Jacksonville,FL)
17Curtis MooreAtlanta BravesOF6-1 185 L-R 1949-07-03 18Denison,Texas --   High SchoolDenison (Denison,TX)
18Don CastleWashington Senators IIH6-1 205 L-L 1950-02-01 18Kokomo,Indiana MLB1973-19781973-1973   High SchoolColdwater (Coldwater,MS)
19Dick SharonPittsburgh PiratesOF6-2 195 R-R 1950-04-15 18San Mateo,California MLB1973-19751973-1975   High SchoolSequoia (Redwood City,CA)
110Junior KennedyBaltimore Orioles2B6-0 185 R-R 1950-08-09 17Fort Gibson,Oklahoma MLB1968-19831974-1983   High SchoolArvin (Arvin,CA)
111Greg LuzinskiPhiladelphia PhilliesOF6-1 225 R-R 1950-11-22 17Chicago,Illinois MLB1968-19841970-1984   High SchoolNotre Dame College Prep (Niles,IL)
112Lloyd AllenCalifornia AngelsP6-1 185 R-R 1950-05-08 18Merced,California MLB1968-19791969-1975   High SchoolSelma (Selma,CA)
113Timothy GrantCincinnati RedsP6-0 185 L-R 1949-08-06 18Courtland,Virginia --   High SchoolRiverview (Courtland,VA)
114Rich McKinneyChicago White Sox3B-2B5-11 185 R-R 1946-11-22 21Piqua,Ohio MLB1968-19771970-1977   CollegeOhio University
115Ralph RickeyChicago CubsOF6-3 205 B-R 1946-12-08 21Oklahoma City,Oklahoma NCAA1967-1967-   CollegeUniversity of Oklahoma
116Alex RowellMinnesota TwinsOF6-0 195 R-R 1946-- 22- --   CollegeLuther College
117Gary MatthewsSan Francisco GiantsOF6-3 205 R-R 1950-07-05 17San Fernando,California MLB1969-19871972-1987   High SchoolSan Fernando (San Fernando,CA)
118Robert RobinsonDetroit TigersOF6-1 196 R-R 1949-10-07 18Richmond,Virginia --   High SchoolThomas Dale (Chester,VA)
119James HairstonSt. Louis CardinalsOF   - 1950-- 18- --   High SchoolRoth (Dayton,OH)
120Tom MaggardBoston Red SoxOF-C6-6 215 R-R 1950-02-07 18Norwalk,California --   High SchoolJohn Glenn (Norwalk,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
223Rich ChilesHouston AstrosOF5-11 170 L-L 1949-11-22 18Sacramento,California MLB1968-19801971-1978   High SchoolWinters (Winters,CA)
225Bill BucknerLos Angeles Dodgers1B-OF6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-14 18Vallejo,California MLB1968-19901969-1990   High SchoolNapa (Napa,CA)
228Jim MasonWashington Senators IISS6-2 190 L-R 1950-08-14 17Mobile,Alabama MLB1968-19791971-1979   High SchoolMurphy (Mobile,AL)
233Milt WilcoxCincinnati RedsP6-2 185 R-R 1950-04-20 18Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1968-19861970-1986   High SchoolCrooked Oak (Oklahoma City,OK)
234Hugh YancyChicago White Sox3B-2B5-11 170 R-R 1949-10-16 18Sarasota,Florida MLB1972-19791972-1976   High SchoolSarasota (Sarasota,FL)
235Matt AlexanderChicago CubsOF-3B5-11 169 B-R 1947-01-30 21Shreveport,Louisiana MLB1968-19811973-1981   CollegeGrambling State University
238Bob MolinaroDetroit TigersOF6-0 190 L-R 1950-05-21 18Newark,New Jersey MLB1968-19851975-1983   High SchoolEssex Catholic (East Orange,NJ)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
343Bill GreifHouston AstrosP6-5 205 R-R 1950-04-25 18Fort Stockton,Texas MLB1968-19781971-1976   High SchoolJohn H. Reagan (Austin,TX)
346Bob KaiserCleveland IndiansP5-10 175 B-L 1950-04-29 18Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1971-19791971-1971   High SchoolWeber (Ogden,UT)
347Clint ComptonAtlanta BravesP5-11 185 L-L 1950-11-01 17Montgomery,Alabama MLB1972-19931972-1972   High SchoolRobert E. Lee (Montgomery,AL)
354Lamar JohnsonChicago White Sox1B6-2 225 R-R 1950-09-02 17Bessemer,Alabama MLB1968-19821974-1982   High SchoolWenonah (Birmingham,AL)
360Lynn McGlothenBoston Red SoxP6-2 195 L-R 1950-03-27 18Monroe,Louisiana MLB1968-19821972-1982   High SchoolGrambling Lab (Grambling,LA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
467Mike McQueenAtlanta BravesP5-11 190 L-L 1950-08-30 17Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1968-19771969-1974   High SchoolSpring Branch (Houston,TX)
470Jesse JeffersonBaltimore OriolesP6-3 195 R-R 1949-03-03 19Midlothian,Virginia MLB1968-19831973-1981   High SchoolCarver (Midlothian,VA)
476Jim NettlesMinnesota TwinsOF6-0 186 L-L 1947-03-02 21San Diego,California MLB1968-19861970-1981   CollegeSan Diego State University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
587Larry YountHouston AstrosP6-2 185 R-R 1950-02-15 18Houston,Texas MLB1971-19711971-1971   High SchoolTaft (Woodland Hills,CA)
588George ZeberNew York Yankees2B5-11 170 B-R 1950-08-29 17Ellwood City,Pennsylvania MLB1977-19781977-1978   High SchoolLoara (Anaheim,CA)
589Tom PaciorekLos Angeles DodgersOF-1B6-4 215 R-R 1946-11-02 21Detroit,Michigan MLB1968-19871970-1987   CollegeUniversity of Houston
592Jeff TerpkoWashington Senators IIP6-0 180 R-R 1950-10-16 17Sayre,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19781974-1977   High SchoolSayre (Sayre,PA)
594Ron DunnBaltimore Orioles2B-3B5-11 180 R-R 1950-01-24 18Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1974-19751974-1975   High SchoolHerbert Hoover (Fresno,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
6128Cecil CooperBoston Red Sox1B6-2 190 L-L 1949-09-20 18Brenham,Texas MLB1968-19871971-1987   High SchoolBrenham (Brenham,TX)
6129Roger NelsonMontreal ExposP6-3 205 R-R 1944-06-07 24Altadena,California MLB1963-19791967-1976   High SchoolLincoln (Lincoln,NE)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
7133Charlie WilliamsNew York MetsP6-2 200 R-R 1947-10-11 20Flushing,New York MLB1968-19781971-1978   CollegeParsons College
7136Wayne NordhagenNew York YankeesOF6-2 205 R-R 1948-07-04 19Thief River Falls,Minnesota MLB1968-19831976-1983   CollegeTreasure Valley Community College
7144Tom BradleyCalifornia AngelsP6-3 185 R-R 1947-03-16 21Asheville,North Carolina MLB1967-19831969-1975   CollegeUniversity of Maryland
7151Tom HeintzelmanSt. Louis Cardinals2B-3B6-1 180 R-R 1946-11-03 21St. Charles,Missouri MLB1973-19791973-1978   CollegeParsons College
7154Bill ParsonsSeattle PilotsP6-6 195 R-R 1948-08-17 19Riverside,California MLB1968-19741971-1974   CollegeRiverside Community College
7155Dave RobinsonSan Diego PadresOF6-1 186 B-L 1946-05-22 22Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1970-19711970-1971   CollegeSan Diego State University
7156Lance ClemonsKansas City RoyalsP6-2 205 L-L 1947-07-06 20Philadelphia,Pennsylvania MLB1968-19741971-1974   CollegeWest Chester University of Pennsylvania
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
8161Joe FergusonLos Angeles DodgersC-OF6-2 200 R-R 1946-09-19 21San Francisco,California MLB1968-19831970-1983   CollegePacific
8173Jim HowarthSan Francisco GiantsOF5-11 175 L-L 1947-03-07 21Biloxi,Mississippi MLB1968-19741971-1974   CollegeMississippi State University
8178Tom KellySeattle Pilots1B5-11 185 L-L 1950-08-15 17Graceville,Minnesota MLB1968-19801975-1975   High SchoolCardinal McCarrick (South Amboy,NJ)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
9185Doyle AlexanderLos Angeles DodgersP6-3 200 R-R 1950-09-04 17Cordova,Alabama MLB1968-19891971-1989   High SchoolWoodlawn (Birmingham,AL)
9186Larry JohnsonCleveland IndiansC6-0 185 R-R 1950-08-17 17Cleveland,Ohio MLB1968-19811972-1978   High SchoolEast Technical (Cleveland,OH)
9204Monty MontgomeryKansas City RoyalsP6-3 200 R-R 1946-09-01 21Albemarle,North Carolina MLB1968-19721971-1972   CollegePfeiffer University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
10205Hank WebbNew York MetsP6-3 175 R-R 1950-05-21 18Copiague,New York MLB1969-19781972-1977   High SchoolCopiague (Copiague,NY)
10212Larry BiittnerWashington Senators IIOF-1B6-2 205 L-L 1945-07-27 22Pocohontas,Iowa MLB1968-19831970-1983   CollegeBuena Vista University
10216Harvey ShankCalifornia AngelsP6-4 220 R-R 1946-07-29 21Toronto,Ontario MLB1967-19701970-1970   CollegeStanford University
10222Marvin LaneDetroit TigersOF5-11 180 R-R 1950-01-18 18Sandersville,Georgia MLB1969-19771971-1976   High SchoolPershing (Detroit,MI)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
11229Don RoseNew York MetsP6-3 195 R-R 1947-03-19 21Covina,California MLB1967-19741971-1974   CollegeStanford University
11234Vince ColbertCleveland IndiansP6-4 200 R-R 1945-12-20 22Washington,DC MLB1968-19721970-1972   CollegeEast Carolina University
11235John FullerAtlanta BravesOF6-2 180 L-L 1950-01-29 18Lynwood,California MLB1974-19741974-1974   High SchoolLynwood (Lynwood,CA)
11237Milt MayPittsburgh PiratesC6-0 190 L-R 1950-08-01 17Gary,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984   High SchoolSt. Petersburg (St. Petersburg,FL)
11238Al BumbryBaltimore OriolesOF5-8 175 L-R 1947-04-21 21Fredericksburg,Virginia MLB1969-19851972-1985   CollegeVirginia State University
11248Ben OglivieBoston Red SoxOF6-2 170 L-L 1949-02-11 19Colon,Panama MLB1968-19891971-1986   High SchoolRoosevelt (Bronx,NY)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
12258Chuck MachemehlCleveland IndiansP6-4 200 R-R 1947-04-20 21Brenham,Texas MLB1971-19711971-1971   CollegeTexas Christian University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
14301John MilnerNew York Mets1B-OF6-0 185 L-L 1949-12-28 18Atlanta,Georgia MLB1968-19821971-1982   High SchoolSouth Fulton (East Point,GA)
14309Bruce KisonPittsburgh PiratesP6-4 178 R-R 1950-02-18 18Pasco,Washington MLB1968-19851971-1985   High SchoolPasco (Pasco,WA)
14314Richie MoloneyChicago White SoxP6-3 185 R-R 1950-06-07 18Brookline,Massachusetts MLB1970-19701970-1970   High SchoolBrookline (Brookline,MA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
16362Stan PerzanowskiChicago White SoxP6-2 170 B-R 1950-08-25 17East Chicago,Indiana MLB1971-19791971-1978   High SchoolOliver P. Morton (Hammond,IN)
16363Oscar GambleChicago CubsOF5-11 165 L-R 1949-12-20 18Ramer,Alabama MLB1968-19851969-1985   F  
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
17377Bob GallagherLos Angeles DodgersOF6-3 185 L-L 1948-07-07 19Newton,Massachusetts MLB1967-19751972-1975   CollegeStanford University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
18399Ken ForschHouston AstrosP6-4 210 R-R 1946-09-08 21Sacramento,California MLB1968-19861970-1986   CollegeOregon State University
18402John LowensteinCleveland IndiansOF6-0 175 L-R 1947-01-27 21Wolf Point,Montana MLB1968-19851970-1985   CollegeUniversity of California-Riverside
18412Jerry TerrellMinnesota TwinsSS-3B6-0 170 R-R 1946-07-13 21Waseca,Minnesota MLB1968-19801973-1980   CollegeMinnesota State University-Mankato
18414Bob StrampeDetroit TigersP6-1 185 B-R 1950-06-13 18Janesville,Wisconsin MLB1969-19721972-1972   High SchoolJanesville (Janesville,WI)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
19441Wilbur HowardSeattle PilotsOF6-2 175 B-R 1949-01-08 19Lowell,North Carolina MLB1973-19791973-1978   High SchoolHolbrook (Lowell,NC)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
21475Rich CogginsBaltimore OriolesOF5-8 170 L-L 1950-12-07 17Indianapolis,Indiana MLB1968-19761972-1976   High SchoolGarey (Pomona,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
22507Bill LeeBoston Red SoxP6-3 210 L-L 1946-12-28 21Burbank,California MLB1968-20121969-1982   CollegeUSC
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
23527Don LeshnockDetroit TigersP6-3 195 R-L 1946-11-25 21Youngstown,Ohio MLB1969-19721972-1972   CollegeYoungstown State University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
25575Paul SplittorffKansas City RoyalsP6-3 210 L-L 1946-10-08 21Evansville,Indiana MLB1968-19841970-1984   CollegeMorningside College
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
26577John StrohmayerOakland AthleticsP6-1 181 R-R 1946-10-13 21Belle Fourche,South Dakota MLB1968-19741970-1974   CollegePacific
26594Bob ForschSt. Louis CardinalsP6-4 200 R-R 1950-01-13 18Sacramento,California MLB1970-19891974-1989   High SchoolHiram W. Johnson (Sacramento,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
32724Tommy MooreKansas City RoyalsP5-11 175 R-R 1948-07-07 19Lynwood,California MLB1967-19771972-1977   CollegeRider University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
33738Tim PlodinecSt. Louis CardinalsP6-4 190 R-R 1947-01-27 21Aliquippa,Pennsylvania MLB1972-19721972-1972   CollegeUniversity of Arizona
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
49884Ed OttLos Angeles DodgersC5-10 198 L-R 1951-07-11 16Muncy,Pennsylvania MLB1970-19841974-1981   CollegeRutgers University