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|ANNOUNCEMENTS - GAMES, TOURNAMENT'S|
Coaches - If
you have tournaments for summer ball - send to me and I'll
post them up for you!
|Lewis Harris Invitational March 11-16
Entry fee $80 per game
You may request which days to play, number of games you want, etc to Casey Callaway or Josh Stewart at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Send checks to Bartlett HS c/o Josh Stewart 5688 Woodlawn Bartlett, TN 38134
Dinger Wood Bat Classic April 11-13, 2019 (can play any
combination of dates) Hosted by Graves County KY HS (Mayfield, KY) and
surrounding schools. $250/3 games or $300/4 games. Each team will
recieve 2 Dinger wooden bats and 1 coaches tourney polo shirt. IF
interested contact Andrew Ford at 270-559-4347 or
and CPA will be hosting the Middle TN Invitational tournament from
April 4 thru April 6th, 2019. There is a 4 game guarantee. The cost is
$250. Contact either DAniel Smiley (email@example.com) or
Larry Nesbitt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to enter or inquire about
the tournament. Both fields have garnered SAF Field of the Year
East TN Baseball will be hosting the East TN Classic at various sites around Knoxville June 14-17. Entry fee is $500. 4 game guarantee with bracket play at the end of pool play to determine a winner. Contact Buzz McNish at 865-766-7818
NABF Classic World
Series hosted by East TN Baseball will be held a various sites around
Knoxville July 19-22. Entry fee is $500. 4 game guarantee with bracket
play at the end of pool play to determine a winner.
There will be an all tournament team and a Baseball Bluebook Showcase
as part of the event. Contact Buzz McNish at 865-766-7818
|2019 Farragut Baseball Tournament Information
April 11-13: DeMarini Tournament at 5 sites (Maryville, Bearden, CAK, Farragut and Grace Christian
4gg $300 entry fee plus bring baseballs for game play.
April 18-20: Scott Dean Memorial Tournament at same 5 sites above.
4gg $300 entry fee plus bring baseballs for game play.
Contact: Matt.email@example.com or 865-368-3141
Make sure to let Matt know what day you want to begin playing - Thursday or Friday
|2019 Franklin County Rebel Classic April 4-6
Host sites include: Franklin County, Tullahoma, Shelbyville and Coffee County HS.
Can play as many or few games as you would like ($75 per game)
Contact: Michael Carter at 423-435-1131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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2/17/19 - Peay can't overcome big Wildcat inning... Vandy blasts Fullerton... Pitching leads Vols to win no. 2... Redbirds top Belmont... Lipscomb rally falls short to Valpo... ETSU offense explodes in win over Iona... Blue Raiders split, win series... Memphis splits on opening day... Tech completes series sweep... Union sweeps with 2 10 inning wins... Skyhawks win 5-4... PItching key in Flames sweep... Freed sweeps home opening DH... LMU drops finale with Lynn... MMC sweeps Cinci Christian... Scots split DH with Lynchburg... Indiana Tech sweeps pair from TWC...
2/16/19 - Carson Newman wins serries opener... Bryan holds off Cumberland to win 7-6... Flames drop GSC opener... Blue Raiders win in Toman debut... Vols blank Mountainers 6-0... TTU kicks off Holmes era in style... Tusculum sweeps DH... Wesleyan takes down Gwinnett... Dores cruise by Virginia
2/15/19 - D1 opens today - Indiana at Memphis 5pm; Kentucky at Austin Peay Noon; Appy State at Tennessee 4:30; Vandy vs Virginia on MLB Network at 6pm in Arizona; MTSU playing now vs Bowling Green; Belmont vs Illinois State at 3:30pm; Valparaiso at Lipscomb at 1pm; Iona at ETSU at 1pm; Western Illinois at TTU at 11am and UT-Martin vs South Dakota St at Russellville, Arkansas...
2/14/19 - Bethel sweeps Culver-Stockton... FHU sweeps Blue Mountain... Union ninth inning rally earns sweep...
2/3/19 - Aiken squeaks by LMU 4-2... Hiwassee sweeps Marian in opening day DH...
2/2/19 - SPLITSVILLE: Bethel opens with split... Bryan gets a split on opening day... #2FHU splits with #4 Faulkner... Redhawks split on opening day... Milligan splits opener... Tusculum splits opening day DH... Union wins opener... King drops opener... Aiken tops LMU in opener
1/31/19 - TCCAA Team Previews - We are finished Roane State is up and all 10 are in the house - laptop was in the shop for a couple of days - and we are back in baseball mode!
Division 2 Preseason Preview: In the Gulf South Conference we have three schools - Lee, Union and Christian Brothers... In the coaches pre season poll CBU was picked last of 13 while Union was picked 10th... CBU had two players highlighted on the GSC Newcomers list - Tyler Flynn of Millington and Griffin Miller from Milan... also returning for the Bucs are the top two hitters from last season, Jeff Goodwin and Jaime Soto. CBU opens Feb. 2 at Northwest Oklahoma State at 1pm (DH)... Union returns 11 seniors including Nolen Milton (.315) and top pitcher Scott Shearer... the Bulldogs brought in 15 JuCo and other transfers this year to bolster their team. Union opens on the road Feb 5. vs Ouachita Baptist in Arkansas... Lee (27-26) reached the finals of the GSC tourney for the first time last season. Mark Brew is in hopes this is the breakthrough the Flames have been looking for in the move up to D2 baseball. Lee was a perenial NAIA World Series contender...Brew has 4 everyday starters back: Sr 3b Miguel Pimentel (.372), Sr 2b Tyler Payne (.304) Jr OF Dalton Ney (.287) and Sr SS Fernando Ortiz ... Pitching will be the unkown factor in 2019 as the Flames lost most of their staff... In the Conference Carolina's, King is ranked 6th after a 29-19 finish in 2018. The Tornado bring back Sr. OF's Tony Valdez and Kevin Barbato along with top pticher Ashton King... The Tornado will open up tomorrow at 3pm at Anderson University (game moved up due to incoming weather)... GMAC's Trevecca Naz team is preseason ranked 5th in 2019. The Trojans return their top stick in Sr IF Ethan Harrison (.362) along with Sr C Sam Mang who hit 13 HR and 53 rbi... Sr P Jake Roberson (7-2) also returns as the top pitcher. The Trojans open the season on Feb. 8 at Montevallo... lastly we have the SAC where we have 3 teams - Carson-Newman, Tusculum and Lincoln Memorial... world reknowned catching guru leads the Eagles of CN into 2019 with a preseason SAC ranking of 4... The Eagles lost two MLB draftee's but return a solid pitching staff. Greg Valentine, Matt Bradley, Kyle Cagle and Dalton Long will be looked upon to eat up innings for the Eagles... behind the dish, 2nd team conference Ethan Goforth returns for his junior season... 6 of the top 7 hitters return and the infield is anchored by Soph SS Micah Genter... CN opens tomorrow at Limestone... at LMU, the two time defending SAC champ opens against TN native Kenny Thomas at USC Aiken tomorrow 4... The Splitters return SAC Pitcher of the Year in Ethan Elliott and Joe Bobiak (7-1, 68 IP) on the hill as well as OF's Seth Hunt and Will Reddick. SS Tyler Adams anchors the IF. All 5 were named preseason all conference... lastly we will look at Tusculum. The Pioneers return All American 2b Daulton Martin and All SAC OF Jarel McDade to lead the team in 2019... RHP Charles Hall returns for his senior season to anchor the pitching staff. Hall went 4-3 in 73 IP last season and is a preseason all conference pick... Tusculum opens tomorrow at Berry College at 1pm...
1/27/19 - TCCAA Team Previews - Motlow in tonight - should get Roane shortly!!
1/25/19 - TCCAA Team Previews added today - Cleveland, Columbia, Jackson and Southwest...
1/24/2019 - D2, D3 and NAIA clubs will open their seasons next weekend - stay tuned for coverage of game recaps and scores beginning on February 1st! Perfect Game touts Commodore talent...
1/22/19 - TCCAA Team Previews for the 2019 season are underway... Chattanooga, Dyersburg, Volunteer and Walters have all checked in! Reds name Cotham assistant pitching coach... Sonny Gray reunites with Johnson and Cotham with Reds...
1/21/19 - 2019 TN NAIA Preview: 2018 NAIA Runner-up Freed-Hardeman begins the 2019 season with a pre-season rank of #2 in the country. Two other TN schools, Tennessee Wesleyan (12) and Bryan (15) are also in the Top 25 poll. Cumberland recieved votes for the poll as well. As usual TN will be well represented by some quality baseball teams in 2019. Starting off with the #2 ranked Lions of FHU, who return All-American Josh Sears, a sophomore DH primarily. The Lions lost their closer Beau Caveness, but return Austin Steel (11-2), Connor Creasy (9-0) and Jared Humphry (8-4) as well as Wes Brooks (.356/16/56), Bryce Lester (.355/42bb's/22sb) and De'Mikyle Holmes (.324/5/33) to lead the offense. Over in East TN, TN Wesleyan returns Aloysius Cruz (.355/13/41), Malik Stephens (.285) and Braden Mosely (.272). as well as three pitchers with expereince in Cole Bellair(6-1/2.84), Philip Sieli (5-2/3.28) and Jack Granath. Sieli and Granath were in top 5 ERA's in the AAC conference play last season. Bryan is right behind TWC in the polls. The Lions won their first ever AAC regular season title last year and they also have a new man at the helm as associate head coach Clint McAuley takes the reins. Returning to Dayton is 2019 Pre season All American Stephen Chamblee who went 11-1 on the mound averaging 11.5 K's per game. Wade Weinburger was honorable mention All America last season hit .316 with 22 bombs and a school record 74 rbi (also league leader). Other key contributers will be Lake Burris (.336/14/60) and David Scoggins (.317/13/50). At Bethel, Rusty Thompson enters his 12th season with 5 starters returning. On the mound Trevor Bishop, 2nd team All-SSAC returns to lead the pitching staff. The infield will be anchored by Austin Brenner and Jack Surber who both started last season. Another 2nd team all conference player, Lucas Riddick will anchor the outfield for Thompson. In Lebanon, Woody Hunt, who picked up his 1500th win as a coach last season, was picked pre season #3 in the MSC but has only 3 everyday players returning. Jared Schmidt (.302/9/36), Mykel Gordon (.278/11/43) and Peyton Wheatley (.248) will lead the Phoenix into battle backing up three returning pitchers - Thomas Galart (7-4/3.25), Polo Portella (8-3/4.76) and Blake Young (5-2/3.40). In Pulaski, Mitch Hill comes in to take over the head coaching duties. Hill was previously the head coach at Alabama A&M for 5 years. Freshman Lance Pope was the MVP of their fall world series. 2018's leading hitter, John David Isbell (.337/3/37) returns for his senior season to lead the offensive attack of the Redhawks. The Redhawks will be a mystery team early as several newcomers establish themselves including several JuCo transfers, mostly out of Alabama schools. Milligan starts 2019 with a new head coach as well. David Grewe took over the Buff's last August. Grewe has D1 experience with several schools over the past 13 years. Milligan lost basically their entire offense from a year ago due to graduation and AAC Freshman of the Year, Garrett Hartley has also left the program, so this will be a huge rebuilding year in Elizabethton...
1/12/19 - TBCA Clinic Award Winners
12/27/18 - TBCA Clinic Information... Pre registration is due by January 1 - the clinic will be held on Jan 11/12 at Marriott Hotel in Franklin, TN... 2019 TBCA Hall of Fame recipients... congrats to Josh Bayless, of Cookeville HS, who was named the ABCA High School Asst. Coach of the Year...
/7/16 - Where Are They Now - A look back at the MLB draft of TN players since 2010 - we will start looking back at the top 5 draftee's from each class beginning with 2010: Drew Pomeranz was drafted first round, number 5 overall pick by Cleveland - today Drew is on the Boston Red Sox roster and on the 10 day DL... Bryce Brentz was the 36th overall pick by the Red Sox, today Bryce has finally gotten an opportunity to play with the New York Mets in the MLB (Happy for Bryce, toiled quite a while in the Red Sox organization)... the third TN pick was Blake Forsythe from UT/Christian Bros HS, he was picked in the third round, number 89 overall - today Blake is out of baseball, he played 6 seasons of mostly A/AA ball and 23 games in AAA before calling it a career... the #4 TN pick was Bryan Morgado from UT, he was picked in the 4th round, number 141 overall. Bryan pitched for 7 years in pro ball, the first three all at the A level and the final four in Indy ball.... the #5 TN pick was Stephen Pryor from Tennessee Tech. Stephen was selected in the fifth round, number 162 overall. Pryor pitched 6 years of pro ball, playing 34 games in the MLB and finished with a career 3-1 record. Pryor retired after the 2015 season...
7/10 - Ultimate 9 Team is posted - see each player video on Twitter Feed here >>>>>
7/6 - I have completed the 2018 MLB Draft List - anyone drafted who has a TN connection - we had 36 this year, smallest number since 2012 when we had 32 draftee's... The Ultimate 9 team has been chosen and we will begin announcement of the 9 starting Monday on Twitter - bats are now being made!
6.28 - Final polls for 2018 are posted - The All Class Top 10 is above
6/21 - We have All 8 - All Region Teams posted as well as both Statewide Stat Leader boards for offense and pitching!! Rankings and Post Season Awards...
I will post the final Rankings most likely over this weekend - also we
have two more things left - All State and the Ultimate 9 team (the 9
players who make this team will recieve a Wooden commemerative baseball
bat from BOMSS bat company...
6/18 - First 4 All Region Teams Posted - Monday's effort will be to completely finish both stat leader boards and to do Region 5-9 All Region Teams ( Certificates will be available)
5pm Monday - All offensive stat leaders are finished - See where you stack up!
6/16 - Added Runs, Hits, Doubles, Triples, and HR to the statewide stat leaderboard... Stat Leaders...
6/15 - ALL 2 WAY TEAM - WORD FILE, BEST VIEW ON COMPUTER
6/14 - 2018 Super Freshman and Sophomore Team + Top 20 Batting Averages added...
will be working on All Region Teams the next two days as well as adding
a couple of new stats each day til we finish - hope to have everything
done by next weekend...
- well, my planned trip to Omaha fizzled today - had credentials lined
up to cover Vandy and Tech next week.... shucks.... working on
statewide stat leaders and the super freshman/sophomore team as well as
the All 2 Way team - hope to have them done this week - still
looking for Stewart County, Dyer County, Upperman and Walker Valley
stats and nominations!! Game 3 Super Regional Gallery
6/10 - Dores fall 10-8 in game 1... Dores rebound, win on Bleday walkoff... TTU takes game one from Texas... game pix from Vandy - Miss St on our facebook page - Game 2 pics will be
up Sunday afternoon... Team Tennessee is playing at the Jr Sunbelt -
get results on our Twitter feed to the right of this news
6/8 - Super Regional Previews
#11 Tennessee Tech (52-10) @ #8 Texas (40-20)
G1- 3pm Sat ESPN2 G2- 3pm Sun ESPN2 G3- 1pm Mon ESPN2
Texas: 5x National Champions (last 2005) Last Super Regional and WS appearance - 2011
TTU: First ever appearance in Super Regional
though Texas has a great tradition of excellence in baseball, NONE of
the current team has ever gone this far, having home field will be an
advantage for the Longhorns although the Eagles from TTU showed last
weekend that they can win on the road in a tough environment. Five
Longhorns were drafted, the first was Kody Clemens at #79. TTU
had 8 players drafted beginning with Ethan Roberts at #128.
Texas has three good pitchers, not big strikeout guys, with Nolan Kingman, Chase Shugart and Blair Henley. Bullpen is shallow but pretty good with Josh Sawyer and Andy McGuire. Kody Clemens is on fire hitting .346 with 21 HR and 68 rbi. He is the one guy you have to really watch carefully. TTU has a team batting average is .342 (#1 in the nation).... just think about that, the lowest BAvg in the lineup is .310. Chase Chambers is the big bopper hitting .404 with 18 HR and 67 rbi.
My pick: TTU in 3
#16 Mississippi State (35-26) @ #15 Vanderbilt (34-25)
G1- 7pm Fri ESPN2 G2- 8:30pm Sat ESPN G3- 5pm Sun ESPN2
Vanderbilt: 3x WS/1 National Championship, Last Super Regional (2017)
MIssissippi State: 11x World Series/ 2nd in 2013, Last Super Regional (2017)
Vandy swept MSU on the first weekend of SEC play in Starkville. At this point, that may as well have been 10 years ago, two totally different teams at this point. Ethan Small, a TN native (played at Lexington HS) will start game one vs Drake Fellows - very good matchup to watch. Both teams caught fire in their respective regionals with big offensive numbers. After game one Vandy will usually matchup, Patrick Raby had been #2 most of the spring but only threw in a short relief stint. Mason Hickman has been the Sunday guy all year and if it goes three games I would expect to see him get the start. MSU has had the same problems getting quality starts from #2 and #3. Konnor Pilkington is set for game 2 and Jacob Billingsley for game 3 at this point. This series will more than likely come down to which team pitches and plays defense best. Vandy defense is ranked #3 in the nation with a .982 fielding percentage. Jake Mangum is the big bat for the Bulldogs hitting .354, the rest play solid team baseball.
My pick: VU in 3
Draft Day 3 - Lotta TN guys drafted on day 3 (33) - All updated on twitter feed> >>
Name - schools attend - drafted by
16/470 LA Woodard MTSU by Mets... 17/505
Trevor Putzig TTU by Orioles... 18/530 Chase Chambers Farragut/TTU by
Mets... 18/541 Dylan King Riverdale/Belmont by Angels...
19/572 Hunter Wolfe Dobyns Bennett/Walters St by Royals... 19/577
Alex Junior Goodpasture/TTU by Yankees... 19/581 Zach
Linginfelter Sevier Co/UT by Nationals... 20/607 Marcus Evey
Blackman/TTU by Yankees... 20/612 Austin Dennis MTSU by Astros...
20/613 Jake Miednik Walters St/FAU by Indians... 21/619 Hunter Oliver
Cleveland/Cleveland State CC by Reds... 21/624 Will Gardner Morristown
West/TTU/Carson-Newman by Pirates... 22/645 Maddux Conger Vanderbilt by
Tigers... 23/682 William Woods Peabody/Dyersburg St CC by
Braves... 23/697 Justin Wilson Oakland/Volunteer St/Vandy by
Yankees... 24/706 Preston White MUS/The Masters by Giants... 24/712
Rusber Estrada SWTNCC/Faulkner by Braves... 25/741 Lee Solomon
Lipscomb by Padres... 25/743 Alonzo Jones Vanderbilt by Athletics...
26/774 Ethan Paul Vanderbilt by Pirates... 26/789 Ethan Small
Lexington/Miss. St by Dbacks... 30/889 Jacob Wyrick Cleveland/MTSU by
Reds... 30/914 Matt Cogen BGA/Old Dominion/Belmont by Dodgers... 31/925
John Ham Dyersburg St/TTU by Orioles... 31/927 Stephen Scott Vanderbilt
by Marlins... 31/930 Michael Costanzo Austin Peay by Rays... 31/942
Riley Cabral Chipola CC/Memphis by Astros... 33/988 Penn Murfee
MBA/Vandy/Santa Clara by Mariners... 34/1021 Paul McIntosh Motlow St CC
by Angels... 34/1023 Benito Santiago UT by Cardinals... 36/1082 Elijah
Pleasants Rossview HS by Royals... 38/1149 David Garza TTU by Dbacks...
40/1204 Tyler Webb Memphis by Twins...
6/5 - MONDAY.... what a day! Tennessee Tech beat Ole MIss twice on their home field to advance to their first ever (only OVC team to ever make a super) super regional.... 15-5, 3-2 in to contrasting games... TN draftee's on day 1 of the MLB Draft: #7 overall, Ryan Weathers from Loretto HS... #22 overall, Ryan Rolison from USJ/Ole Miss... #58 overall, Jonathan Bowlan from Arlington/Bartlett/Memphis... When available story on TTU wins will be here...
Additional draftee's through the first 10 rounds: Round 3 #86 Connor Kaiser from Vandy... Round 7 pick #219 Travis Moths (William Blount HS/TTU)... Round 7 pick #221 Chandler Day from Vandy... Round 10 pick #292, Brett Langhorne from Carson-Newman...
Weathers (Loretto) LH pitcher from a small school in TN who has done
just about everything a boy could do by the time he is 18... US
National Team, Gatorade National POY, won a state championship in
basketball and baseball... another Vandy conmit, can't see him making
it to West End...
Rolison (Rockies) from USJ in Jackson, TN and played collegiately at
Ole Miss. Rolison is a great left handed pitcher and I think he will do
Green (Yankees) from Karns has had a up and down HS career with two
transfers but has maintained excellent play wherever he has been...
originally committed to Kentucky, he later changed to a Vandy commit...
will he go to West End or play for the Yanks?
Bowlan (Royals) attended Arlington HS his first three years and then transferred to Bartlett for his final season. A three sport player in high school, Bowlan fancied the strikeout, his 104 K's was the first Tiger pitcher since 2013 to do so. His dad Mark, was also drafted in '89 by the Cardinals.
Kaiser (Pirates) from Vandy has really blossomed into a fantastic SS
defensivley and with the bat. This year his bat really came alive and
he has rounded into a great player...
Langhorne (Braves) is the 19th player in history to be drafted out of CN. He is the first since Steve Chisek and Matt Teague where drafted in 2007.
Moths (Diamondbacks), a TN boy! Graduated from William Blount HS and
was both a reliever and starter at TTU. Career record of 25-10 and has
won 13 games so far this season...
Day (Nationals) of Vanderbilt, developed over the season into the
closer role for the "Dores and has pitched extremely well down the
Vanderbilt mashed Clemson 19-6 Sunday night as Connor Kaiser hit 3
bombs and 10 rbi as the team had 9 HR on the day (broke previous school
record of 6 in 1991)... Video Replay of Game vs Clemson... box score... HOW TO WATCH THE MLB DRAFT... MLB DRAFT CENTRAL... MLB DRAFT TRACKER... TENNESSEE DRAFT PROSPECTS...
6/2-3 - MESSER OUT AT DYERSBURG... Mt. Juliet's Ethan Smith likely high draft pick... Weathers named Gatorade National POY... Fellows deals, Dores win 2-0 ... TTU wins opner in Oxford...
Dores beat Clemson 4-3 to reach championship game on Sunday night...
story link when available... Walters falls 10-7 to Chipola who repeats
as NJCAA Champion... The Senators finish 60-8 - one heck of a season!!
- Walters State lost to Chipola 8-6, FHU falls 6-3 to finish as
NAIA Runner-up for 2018, one heck of a year!! Walters won a coin flip
and will play the winner of Chipola vs San Jac on Saturday for the JuCo
title... will link up stories and more Friday morning,,, NAIA WORLD SERIES CENTRAL... NCAA D1 Baseball Regionals... Oxford Regional Preview (Tennessee Tech)... NCAA Field of 64... Clemson Regional Preview (Vandy)... Clemson Regional Central (Live Stats/Info/Box Scores/etc)... Oxford Regional Central
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|The MLB Draft started in 1965. Twenty teams drafted players and there were 10 rounds of the draft. Of the first 5 years of the draft, this draft had the most players reach the major leagues and play at least part of one year. 68 of 200 draftee's made the big leagues at some point of their career. 13 of the first round picks played in the show. In '66, 51 of 200 players made it. In '67 only 43 players made the MLB, while in '68 the number bounced back up to a second overall with 57 players eventually playing major league baseball. The fifth year of the draft, 1969, saw 51 players make the MLB. Below is a breakdown by round of the players who played big league ball at some point in their career for at least part of a year. These are statistics from the June Regular draft. In the beginning of the draft MLB had 4 drafts - January Regular, January Secondary, June Regular and June Secondary. The numbers reflect the players who signed when drafted. The player is credited in the year in which they signed to play - if they were drafted more than once, which some were - we didn't count the player twice. Also, the draft actually went more than 50 rounds, but I cut my research off at 50. After the first round, the chances of becoming a MLB player fall off significantly... as I reveal the 70's, 80's, and 90's you will see the overwhelming evidence of this...|
|Year/Round||1965||1966||1967||1968||1969||60's Total||% MLB by Rd|
|# of Players who made the MLB for at least a cup of coffee/Total # Drafted|
|1||10||11||12||9||16||65/104||62.5 - 1:1.6|
|2||6||5||7||7||8||37/104||35.5 - 1:2.8|
|7||3||2||0||7||3||17/108||15.7 - 1:6.4|
|8||1||2||0||3||4||14/108||13.0 - 1:7.7|
|31-40||5/129 3.9%||8/142 4%||5/160^^ 3.1%||4/144 2.8%||6/175 3.4%||28/750 3.7%||1:26.8|
|41-50||4/64 6.3%||2/66 3%||4/124 3.2%||0/60 0%||3/87 3.4%||13/407 3.2%||1:31.3|
|Notable draft picks from 60's|
|*- Bucky Dent||**-Nolan Ryan||***-Ken Griffey||^- Bob Forsch||^^ Mike Marshall 37th round|
|In 1965 TN had 14 players drafted that were either from TN or played at a TN school. Of these, only one, Clyde Wright made the big leagues. Wright, who played at Carson-Newman College, was drafted in the 6th round, 107th overall. Wright pitched in 9 seasons of MLB, mainly for the California Angels.|
|TN only had 5 draftee's in 1966, none of which ever played MLB.|
|In '67, 18 players were drafted from TN schools. Two players, 2nd round pick David Sells of Sullivan South HS. Sells played parts of 5 seasons with California and the LA Dodgers. That same year, Sam Ewing of Overton HS was picked in the 45th round. Ewing played parts of 4 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and Toronto. Ewing was the lowest TN pick in the 60's to ever make the big leagues. Ewing left for pro ball in '71 when he was drafted in the January Secondary.|
|1968 saw three TN draft picks find big league diamonds. Wayne Garland (Cohn HS/5th round), Ross Grimsley (Frayser HS/8th) and Mike Willis (Hillsboro HS/25th round). TN also had a June Secondary draftee, Ed Goodson of ETSU, drafted as the third pick of the draft who played big league ball. Garland and Grimsley did not sign in '68. Both were drafted again in 1969 and signed.|
|In '69, other than Garland and Grimsley, TN had 19 players drafted total. None of these guys ever played an inning. Among the drafted was future Motlow State skipper, Don Rhoton. The lowest ever draft pick to play in the big leagues from the 60's was drafted in 1969 - 75th round/1026 overall - Al Cowens... Cowens played 13 seasons with KC Royals, Detroit, California and Seattle. Interestingly enough, Nashville native, Butch Stinson was drafted from Cohn HS in the 75th round but did not sign.|
MLB Draft Part II: The 70's
|Year/Round||1970||1971||1972||1973||1974||1975||1976||1977||1978||1979||70's Total||% MLB by Rd|
|# of Players who made it to the MLB for at least a cup of coffee / # Drafted total|
|31-40||4/135 2.9%||7/101 6.9%||4/98 4.1%||3/61 4.9%||5/70 7.1%||3/30 10%||5/53 9.4%||3/63 4.8%||3/69 4.3%||8/107 7.5%||45/787||5.7|
|41-50||0/53 0%||1/23 4.3%||0/19 0%||2/25 8%||0/2 0%||0/0||0/0||0/2 0%||1/15 7%||1/11 9.1%||5/150||3.3|
|Overall %||11.3 %||12.3%||12.9%||12.5%||15.3%||15.3%||16.3%||16%||16.6%||16.9%||14.5|
|Top TN Pick by Year|
|1970 - Eddie Sherlin/Gallatin HS 4th Rd/#85|
|1971 - Larry Herndon/Douglas HS (Memphis) 3rd Rd/#54 (MLB)|
|1972 - Bobby Goodman/Bishop Byrne HS (Memphis) 1st Rd/#5|
|1973 - Butch Stinson/Lipscomb U 7th Rd/#143|
|1974 - Ted Shipley/Vanderbilt U 1st Rd/#14|
|1975 - Bo McLaughlin/Lipscomb U 1st Rd/#14 (MLB)|
|1976 - Dom Chiti/Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis) 2nd Rd/#27|
|1977 - Scott Sanderson/Vanderbilt U 3rd Rd/#54|
|1978 - Michael Taylor/Columbia State CC 3rd Rd/#62|
|1979 - Atlee Hammaker/ETSU 1st Rd/#21 (MLB)|
|Other Notable Draftee's|
|Charlie Lea drafted 4 times - 1975 June Reg 15/342, 1976 June Sec 2/37, 1977 Jan Sec 4/61, 1978 June Reg 3/62*|
|* - 1976 2nd Round: #27 Dom Chiti RHP Raliegh Egypt HS (Memphis, TN)|
|^-1975 4th Round: #93 Mike Wright SS Father Ryan HS (Nashville, TN)|
|#- 1976 5th Round: # 118 Mike Smithson RHP UT(Hickman Co. HS)|
|&- 1974 6th Round: #131 Eddie (Ed) Whitson RHP Unicoi Co. HS (Erwin, TN)|
|**- 1970 8th Round: # 171 Phil Garner IF UT (Bearden HS) (Knoxville, TN)|
|!- 1975 15th Round: #342 Charlie Lea LHP Kingsbury HS (Memphis, TN)|
|@- 1976 17th Round: #405 Rick Honeycutt UT (Chattanooga, TN)|
|^^^- 1978 17th Round: #431 Mark Smith David Lipscomb HS (Nashville, TN)|
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