1968 Major League Baseball draft

The 1968 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft took place prior to the 1968 MLB season. The draft saw the New York Mets take shortstop Tim Foli first overall.

1968 Major League Baseball draft
First selectionTim Foli
New York Mets
First round selections20

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, California
2 * Pete Broberg Oakland Athletics RHP Palm Beach, Florida
3 Marty Cott Houston Astros C Buffalo, New York
4 Thurman Munson New York Yankees C Kent State University
5 Bobby Valentine Los Angeles Dodgers OF Stamford, Connecticut
6 Robert Weaver Cleveland Indians SS Jacksonville, Florida
7 Curtis Moore Atlanta Braves OF Denison, Texas
8 Don Castle Washington Senators LHP Coldwater, Mississippi
9 Dick Sharon Pittsburgh Pirates OF Redwood City, California
10 Junior Kennedy Baltimore Orioles SS Arvin, California
11 Greg Luzinski Philadelphia Phillies 1B Prospect Heights, Illinois
12 Lloyd Allen California Angels RHP Selma, California
13 Tim Grant Cincinnati Reds RHP Boykins, Virginia
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, California
18 Robert Robinson Detroit Tigers OF Chester, Virginia
19 James Hairston St. Louis Cardinals OF Dayton, Ohio
20 Tom Maggard Boston Red Sox OF-C Norwalk, California

* Did not sign

Other notable selections

= All-Star


Pick Player Team Position
25 Bill Buckner Los Angeles Dodgers First Baseman
33 Milt Wilcox Cincinnati Reds Pitcher
85 Burt Hooton* New York Mets Pitcher
128 Cecil Cooper Boston Red Sox First Baseman
161 Joe Ferguson Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder
174 Ross Grimsley* Detroit Tigers Pitcher
180 Tom Kelly Seattle Pilots Outfielder
185 Doyle Alexander Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher
237 Milt May Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop
238 Al Bumbry Baltimore Orioles Outfielder
248 Ben Oglivie Boston Red Sox Infield-Outfielder
256 Duane Kuiper* New York Yankees Shortstop
301 John Milner New York Mets Outfielder
309 Bruce Kison Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher
354 Steve Stone* Cleveland Indians Pitcher
363 Oscar Gamble Chicago Cubs Outfielder
399 Ken Forsch Houston Astros Pitcher
402 John Lowenstein Cleveland Indians Shortstop
448 Ted Gilje Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher
507 Bill Lee Boston Red Sox Pitcher
528 Craig Swan* St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
574 Paul Splittorff Kansas City Royals Pitcher
594 Bob Forsch St. Louis Cardinals Third Baseman-Pitcher

* Did not sign



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