1965 Major League Baseball Draft

The MLB Draft 1965 was the first draft that was ever held by Major League Baseball. As the first player Rick Monday was selected by the Kansas City Athletics.


In the first edition of the MLB Draftes total of 813 players were selected. Among the best known of these players include catcher Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds (elected in the second round ), pitcher Nolan Ryan of the New York Mets ( selected in the twelfth round ) and infielder Graig Nettles of the Minnesota Twins ( selected in the fourth round ). As the first gedrafteter player ever gave Joe Coleman, who was drafted by the Washington Senators in the first round in third place, on September 28, 1965 his debut in the MLB. Only very little luck had the Baltimore Orioles. Of their 70 selected players only managed three then made ​​it into the MLB.


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Other notable players

  • Amos Otis, 5th round, 95th overall player
  • Hal McRae, 6th round, 117th overall player
  • Nolan Ryan, 12th round, a total of 226 players
  • Darrell Evans, 13th round, a total of 241 players