1967 Major League Baseball draft

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The Major League Baseball draft (or "first-year player draft") recruits amateur baseball players into the American Major League Baseball league. The players selected in 1967 included many talented prospects who later had careers in the professional league. Some selections included Bobby Grich and Don Baylor (Baltimore), Vida Blue (Kansas City Athletics), Dusty Baker and Ralph Garr (Atlanta), Ken Singleton and Jon Matlack (Mets), and Ted Simmons and Jerry Reuss (St. Louis). In the January draft, Boston selected catcher Carlton Fisk and the New York Mets drafted Ken Singleton. The Cincinnati Reds selected Chris Chambliss in the 31st round only to have him enroll in junior college. The Mets chose Dan Pastorini in the 32nd round, but Pastorini chose football and played several seasons in the NFL. Atlanta also chose Archie Manning in the 43rd round.

First round selections[edit]

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

The following are the first round picks in the 1967 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Ron Blomberg New York Yankees 1B Atlanta
2 Terry Hughes Chicago Cubs SS Spartanburg, South Carolina
3 Mike Garman Boston Red Sox RHP Caldwell, Idaho
4 Jon Matlack New York Mets LHP West Chester, Pennsylvania
5 John Jones Washington Senators C St. Joseph, Tennessee
6 John Mayberry Houston Astros 1B Detroit, Michigan
7 Brian Bickerton Oakland Athletics LHP Santee, California
8 Wayne Simpson Cincinnati Reds RHP Los Angeles
9 Mike Nunn California Angels C Greensboro, North Carolina
10 Ted Simmons St. Louis Cardinals C Southfield, Michigan
11 Jack Heidemann Cleveland Indians SS Brenham, Texas
12 Andrew Finlay Atlanta Braves OF Sacramento, California
13 Dan Haynes Chicago White Sox 3B East Point, Georgia
14 Phil Meyer Philadelphia Phillies LHP Downey, California
15 Jim Foor Detroit Tigers LHP Ferguson, Missouri
16 Joe Grigas Pittsburgh Pirates OF Brockton, Massachusetts
17 Steve Brye Minnesota Twins 3B-OF Oakland, California
18 Dave Rader San Francisco Giants C Bakersfield, California
19 Bobby Grich Baltimore Orioles SS Long Beach, California
20 Don Denbow Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Southern Methodist University

Other notable Selections[edit]

= All-Star

[2]

Round Pick Player Team Position
2 27 Vida Blue Kansas City Athletics Pitcher
2 29 Dave Kingman* California Angels Pitcher
2 30 Jerry Reuss St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
2 39 Don Baylor Baltimore Orioles Outfielder
3 52 Ralph Garr Atlanta Braves Second Baseman
3 56 Richie Zisk Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder
4 68 Fred Kendall Cincinnati Reds Catcher
4 78 Steve Busby* San Francisco Giants Pitcher
4 80 Steve Yeager Los Angeles Dodgers Catcher
5 96 Dave Goltz Minnesota Twins Pitcher
8 157 Dave Lopes* San Francisco Giants Outfielder
10 189 Lenny Randle* St. Louis Cardinals Shortstop
11 216 Al Hrabosky* Minnesota Twins Pitcher
15 296 Rick Dempsey Minnesota Twins Catcher
20 396 Gary Lavelle San Francisco Giants Pitcher
20 397 Doug Rau* Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
26 503 Dusty Baker Atlanta Braves Outfielder
31 587 Chris Chambliss* Cincinnati Reds First Baseman
32 599 Dan Pastorini* New York Mets Shortstop
43 779 Archie Manning* Atlanta Braves Shortstop
60 924 Steve Rogers* New York Yankees Pitcher

* Did not sign

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Preceded by
Steve Chilcott
1st Overall Picks
Ron Blomberg
Succeeded by
Tim Foli