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Joe Oliver was drafted 41st overall by the Cincinnati Reds in 1983
Use the Draft Research Application to search through the history of the Major League Amateury Entry draft since 1965. The report will be limited to 100 rows. The entire draft history is available for purchase through our Data Store.

The MLB draft is the mechanism used to assign North American amateur players from college and high school to an MLB Organiation. The draft order is determined by the prior season's standings and sandwich picks between rounds are determined by free agent signings. Each team is granted a salary cap, depending on their draft positions, for the first 10 rounds to be assigned to signing bonuses.

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Draft Results

YearRndOvlPhaseD/SPlayer NameDraft TeamAgedPoscPosHt Wt B-T HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsSrcSchoolSFClassLvlSignedReg-BReg-DStatusOrg (Lvl)Bonus
197412June-RegD1Tommy BoggsTexas Rangers18PP6-2 200 R-R MLB1974-19851976-1985HSLanier (Austin,TX) SFHSHSYesNYTX   -
1974226June-RegD1Jeff ByrdTexas Rangers17PP6-3 195 R-R MLB1977-19791977-1977HSEl Capitan (Lakeside,CA) SFHSHSYesCACA   -
1974350June-RegD1Joseph RussellTexas Rangers17CC5-11 170 R-R AAA1977-1981-HSHialeah-Miami Lakes (Hialeah,FL) SFHSHSYesFLFL   -
1974474June-RegD1Jim ClancyTexas Rangers18PP6-4 220 R-R MLB1974-19911977-1991HSSt. Rita of Cascia (Chicago,IL) SFHSHSYesILIL   -
1974598June-RegD1Ron NormanTexas Rangers21PP6-1 190 R-L ---ColUniversity of North Carolina-PembrokeSFNAIAYesNJNC   -
19746122June-RegD1David McCarthyTexas Rangers18PP6-1 185 L-L A+1977-1979-HSBourgade Catholic (Phoenix,AZ) SFHSHSYesILAZ   -
19747146June-RegD1Bill PattenTexas Rangers18PP5-10 175 L-L ---HSNorthrop (Fort Wayne,IN) SFHSHSYesININ   -
19748170June-RegD1Ward SmithTexas Rangers17PP6-2 180 L-L ---HSMira Loma (Sacramento,CA) SFHSHSYesCACA   -
19749194June-RegD1Eddie HolmanTexas Rangers22PP   - ---ColLouisiana Tech UniversitySFNCAA 1Yes--LA   -
197410218June-RegD1Ronald SmithTexas Rangers18SSSS   - ---HSElkhart Memorial (Elkhart,IN) SFHSHSNo--IN   -
197411242June-RegD1Ken O'BrienTexas Rangers21SSSS6-0 175 R-R ---ColWidener UniversitySFNCAA 3No--PA   -
197412266June-RegD1Danny TidwellTexas Rangers17PP6-1 190 R-R ---HSAtlantic Community (Delray Beach,FL) SFHSHSYesFLFL   -
197413290June-RegD1Rick LisiTexas Rangers183BOF6-0 175 R-R MLB1974-19851981-1981HSPittsfield (Pittsfield,MA) SFHSHSYesNSMA   -
197414314June-RegD1James CrallTexas Rangers17CC6-3 190 R-R ---HSNorthrop (Fort Wayne,IN) SFHSHSYesININ   -
197415338June-RegD4Keath ChaunceyTexas Rangers22OFOF5-9 155 L-L AAA1977-1981-ColGeorgia Southern UniversitySFNCAA 1YesFLGA   -
197416362June-RegD2Jim UmbargerTexas Rangers21pP6-6 200 L-L MLB1974-19831975-1978ColArizona State UniversitySFNCAA 1YesCAAZ   -
197417386June-RegD1Michael MassaTexas Rangers182B2B   - ---HSLa Salle (Cincinnati,OH) SFHSHSNoOHOH   -
197418408June-RegD1Gary GrayTexas Rangers213B1B6-0 203 R-R MLB1974-19841977-1982ColSoutheastern Oklahoma State UniversitySFNAIAYesLAOK   -
197419429June-RegD1Terry PykaTexas Rangers22OFOF5-10 175 R-R AAA1977-1978-ColUniversity of TexasSFNCAA 1YesTXTX   -
197420449June-RegD1Richard GetterTexas Rangers22pP   - ---ColTexas Wesleyan UniversitySFNAIAYes--TX   -
197421468June-RegD2Dale BrockTexas Rangers21OFOF5-10 168 L-L A1977-1977-ColSouthern UniversitySFNCAA 2NoLALA   -
197422487June-RegD1Charles FaubionTexas Rangers18pP   - ---HSAlhambra (Phoenix,AZ) SFHSHSNo--AZ   -
197423506June-RegD1Wade LeitchTexas Rangers18pP   - -1977-1978-HSSahuaro (Tucson,AZ) SFHSHSNoAZAZ   -
197424524June-RegD1Derrick JacksonTexas Rangers18OFOF   - ---HSWheaton Central (Wheaton,IL) SFHSHSNo--IL   -
197425540June-RegD1Tim StoddardTexas Rangers21pP6-7 250 R-R MLB1975-19891975-1989ColNorth Carolina State UniversitySFJrNCAA 1NoINNC   -
197426556June-RegD1Darrel FrolinTexas Rangers23pP6-5 200 R-R ---ColPhillips UniversitySFNAIAYes--OK   -
197427569June-RegD1Steven MurrayTexas Rangers19pP   - ---HSHerbert Hoover (Fresno,CA) SFHSHSNoCACA   -
197428582June-RegD1Dave BradenTexas Rangers20pP6-2   L-L -1978-1981-FANoneSFYesOHOH   -
197429594June-RegD1Bobby CuellarTexas Rangers21pP5-11 188 R-R MLB1974-19851977-1977ColUniversity of TexasSFNCAA 1YesTXTX   -
197430606June-RegD1Al HollandTexas Rangers21pP5-11 207 R-L MLB1974-19971977-1987ColNorth Carolina A&T State UniversitySFNCAA 1NoVANC   -
197431617June-RegD2Robert WorthingtonTexas Rangers212B2B6-1 185 L-R ---ColHigh Point UniversitySFNAIAYesMDNC   -
197432628June-RegD1Johnny BrownTexas Rangers18SSSS   - ---HSHartsville (Hartsville,SC) SFHSHSNo--SC   -
197433638June-RegD1Keith SniderTexas Rangers181B-SS1B-SS   - ---HSNew Castle (Newport,VA) SFHSHSNoVAVA   -
197434647June-RegD1Larry SheltonTexas Rangers18CC   - ---HSTunstall (Dry Fork,VA) SFHSHSNo--VA   -
197435656June-RegD1Thomas SmithTexas Rangers18SS2B-SS5-11 165 R-R ---HSWalter Johnson (Bethesda,MD) SFHSHSYesMDMD   -
197436665June-RegD1John BellTexas Rangers18CC   - ---HSBrookville (Lynchburg,VA) SFHSHSNo--VA   -