1967 Major League Baseball Draft

1967 Major League Baseball Draft

First round selections

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


The June draft was filled with talented prospects who would go on to pro careers. Some of the selections included Bobby Grich and Don Baylor (Baltimore), Vida Blue (Kansas City Athletics), Dusty Baker (Atlanta), Ken Singleton and Jon Matlack (Mets), and Ted Simmons and Jerry Reuss (St. Louis). In the January draft, Boston tabbed catcher Carlton Fisk and the New York Mets drafted Ken Singleton.

Other notable players

In the category of the one who got away, 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 would later play several seasons in the NFL.

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