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1968 Major League Baseball Draft

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1968 Major League Baseball Draft

First round selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

The following are the first round picks in the 1968 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Tim Foli New York Mets SS Canoga Park, CA
2 * Pete Broberg Oakland Athletics RHP Palm Beach, FL
3 Marty Cott Houston Astros C Buffalo, NY
4 Thurman Munson New York Yankees C Kent State University
5 Bobby Valentine Los Angeles Dodgers OF Stamford, CT
6 Robert Weaver Cleveland Indians SS Jacksonville, FL
7 Curtis Moore Atlanta Braves OF Denison, TX
8 Don Castle Washington Senators LHP Coldwater, MS
9 Dick Sharon Pittsburgh Pirates OF Redwood City, CA
10 Junior Kennedy Baltimore Orioles SS Arvin, CA
11 Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies 1B Prospect Heights, IL
12 Lloyd Allen California Angels RHP Selma, CA
13 Tim Grant Cincinnati Reds RHP Boykins, VA
14 Rich McKinney Chicago White Sox SS Ohio University
15 Ralph Rickey Chicago Cubs OF University of Oklahoma
16 Alex Rowell Minnesota Twins OF Luther College
17 Gary Matthews San Francisco Giants OF Pacoima, CA
18 Robert Robinson Detroit Tigers OF Chester, VA
19 James Hairston St. Louis Cardinals OF Dayton, OH
20 Tom Maggard Boston Red Sox OF-C Norwalk, CA

* Did not sign

Background

The Los Angeles Dodgers laid the groundwork for their championship clubs of the 1970s with an outstanding draft. Among the players the Dodgers selected were: Dave Lopes (2nd round) in the January secondary phase, Bill Buckner (2nd round), Joe Ferguson (6th round), Tom Paciorek (40th round), and Doyle Alexander (42nd round) in the June regular phase; and Steve Garvey (1st round) and Ron Cey (3rd round) in the June secondary phase.

The Dodgers didn't grab all the talent. Other draftees included Al Bumbry (Baltimore), Thurman Munson (Yankees), Greg Luzinksi (Philadelphia) and Gary Matthews (San Francisco). The biggest steal of the June draft was Cecil Cooper, chosen in the 6th round by the Boston Red Sox.

The 1968 June draft also included the four expansion teams that began play in 1969. Montreal, San Diego, Kansas City and Seattle began the selection process at the end of the fourth round of the regular phase.[2]

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Preceded by
Ron Blomberg
1st Overall Picks
Tim Foli
Succeeded by
Jeff Burroughs
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