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ANNOUNCEMENTS - GAMES, TOURNAMENT'S
Pleasure Ridge Park (KY) and Maumelle (AR) both have OPEN DATES and are looking for spring 2016 games.  If interested, please contact them directly.
 
Pleasure Ridge Park High School Baseball Tournaments/ Louisville, KY
 
April 15 & 16 - 3 games need 1 team
April 22 & 23 - 3 games - need 1 team
1 game Friday and 2 Saturday
Turf Field and indoor batting cages
 
Please contact
Sherm Blaszczyk 502-432-8769 sherman.blaszczyk@jefferson.kyschools.us
Bill Miller 502-386-9673 bmiller@midsouthbaseball.com
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Barrett Davis at Maumelle High School in Maumelle, AR looking for games in 2016.  Willing to travel.  
March: 1-14
April: 11,18, 25
 
If interested call or email.
Barrett Davis
Maumelle High School
Bdavis4189@pcssd.org
501-551-9925
 Craig Hopkins at Briarcrest Christian School is looking for a few spring games in 2016. Below are the dates that he has available.  If you are interested contact Coach Hopkins at 901-275-4108 or Cahopkins@briarcrest.com 

March 28,29
April 4th-9th
April 11th-14th & 16th
April 18-20

St Benedict at Auburndale in Memphis is trying to fill games for March 14, 15 and April 5, 13, 18, 20, 25. Will play JV/V, Varsity only/ DH very flexible. We are looking for a few home games but can travel to teams in the area.
If interested contact:

Brandon Patton
St. Benedict at Auburndale
pattonb@sbaeagles.org
(c) 662.312.5095
(w) 901.260.2840
2016 Dinger Wood Bat Classic   April 14-16, 2016

@ Graves County High School (and surrounding high schools) Mayfield, KY

Entry Fee - $250/3 games or $300/4 games     Each team receives 2 wood bats and 1 tournament polo

Contact Andrew Ford if interested   andrew.ford@graves.kyschools.us    270-559-4347

Coach Mike Wickersham at Brighton, TN HS is looking for a pair of games April 14-16, 2016.  Will host or travel.  If you have any interest in playing, please contact him at 731-513-0890 or  mwickersham@tipton-county.com
2016 FRANKLIN COUNTY REBEL CLASSIC BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

APRIL 7-9, 2016 AT TOMAHAWK STADIUM AND GRIDER STADIUM (TULLAHOMA)

ENTRY FEE IS $70 PER GAME/EACH TEAM PROVIDES GAME BALLS

EMAIL MICHAEL CARTER AT mcarter2323@yahoo.com or call at 423-435-1131 if interested

Sycamore High School (TBCA Field of the Year 2013) and Christ Presbyterian Academy (TBCA Field of the Year 2014) will host the 3rd Middle TN Invitational in the spring of 2016.  The dates of the tournament are March 31st - April 2nd.  Each team will be guaranteed 4 games.  The cost of the tournament is $250.  We are looking for 4 more teams to round out the 16 Team tournament field.  Please contact Larry Nesbitt 615-473-4090 or larry.nesbitt@cpalions.org to inquire about the tournament.
Farragut Tournaments-2016
April 7-9 - Demarini/Diamond Academy Classic - 4 game guarantee , 250 team fee 
April 14-16- Scott Dean Memorial Tourney- 60 dollars per game- you can play as many as you want or as few as you want

Contact Matt Buckner at Farragut HS    matt.buckner@knoxschools.org

 

Final 2015 All Class HS Poll
Rank School W L Class
1 Christian Brothers  36 9 D2AA
2 Hardin Valley Academy 30 15 AAA
3 Farragut 41 8 AAA
4 CPA 32 10 AA
5 Houston 31 10 AAA
6 Knox Catholic 30 16 AA
7 Knox Grace 32 12 A
8 Bartlett 33 9 AAA
9 St. George's 29 14 D2A
10 Briarcrest 24 12 D2AA


 

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Aug 13 - Been busy with school starting and other teaching duties - have added some schools who need games or are having tourney's up at the top of this page ... hope everyone is back up and running at school - moving oldest daughter to school this week so we've been busy getting ready for that - hope to try and do some updates through out the fall on the record book - one thing I know I need are some career records of some of our recent grads who have played 2 or 3 years as a starter and coaching win loss records - I'm way behind on coaching records!
July 3 - It has been a long road to get finished with our post season awards - We have spent countless hours pouring over nominations over the last 30 days - Our MAIN objective is to promote kids! And one last reminder that our teams do not reflect the ability of a kid to be a D1 player or a professional prospect or draftee - every award we do is based on how the kids did in the 2015 HS season - please do not contact me and ask me why so and so did not make it - I am not going to add them because you are mad - as I said, many hours have been spent in this process - We have two all state teams from all classes and an Ultimate 9 teams which represents the best 9 performances by position in the 2015 season - and remember, these things are nice, but in the grand scheme of things - there are a lot more important things your players, son's, nephews, etc could be know for IMHO - Coaches - I will attempt in the next few weeks to send out TBR Certificates to you for all these awards - and lastly, coaches I could not have done any of this without you guys! I cannot thank you enough - this was the best year I have ever had getting nominations and in some instances I found kids myself from local newspaper All-Area teams which have all been online in the last few weeks - I really do search for kids because I don't want to leave out deserving players - 2015 TBR All State Teams ...  2015 Ultimate 9 Team ...  I will begin working on the state record book in July - also if anyone see's a stat that a kid should be on the list - must be higher than the lowest amount on the stat -
June 30 - TBR 2 Way Team is posted - the top 2 way players in the state!
June 29 - Super Freshman/Sophomore Team is posted - continuing to work on All-State and should have the 2 Way Team posted by Wednesday -  hope to have all this wrapped up by the weekend - and will begin shooting emails with certificates next week!
June 26 - Dore's fall, lose CWS - Virginia wins national title ... I am working on the last few post season awards over the weekend - Super Freshman/Sophomore Teams, All 2 Way Team, and first and second team All State - The last team, the Ultimate 9 Team will be done by end of next week - shooting for Saturday - I will begin to email certificates to the HS coaches for the awards then -
June 24 - Vandy falls 3-0 in a game where luck and the bounces went Virginia's way. And a defensive lapse that led to the 3 Virginia runs as the 'Dores could not get a hit with runners in scoring position... Final game tonight at 7pm central - Unlikely hero's keep Cavs alive ... 2015 Post Season Awards/Stat Leaders ...
June 23 - Vandy wins game one 5-1 behind one of the best performances we've seen from Carson Fulmer. Fulmer pitched out of trouble when needed and after the 'Dores scored he shut down the Cavs setting up the 3 run 7th which sealed the win... Dores on brink of 2nd straight CWS title ... TBR R5 Player of the Year is Landon Mosteller of Clarksville, R5 Pitcher of the Year is Donny Everett of Clarksville; R6 Player of the Year is Bryce Giles of Summertown, R6 Pitcher of the Year is David Looney of Cornersville; R7 Player of the Year is Jeremiah Nance of Crockett County, R7 Pitcher of the Year is Matthew Pickard of Peabody; and R8 Player of the Year is Thomas Dillard of Briarcrest, R8 Pitcher of the Year is Connor Green of St. George's.
June 22 - TN Baseball Report announces 2015 All Region Teams for Regions 1, 2, 3 and 4 today as well as those Region Player and Pitchers of the Year: R1 Pitcher of the Year is Will Heflin of Morristown West; R1 Player of the Year is Trey Cabbage of Grainger, R2 Pitcher of the Year is Matt Williams of Oneida; R2 Player of the Year is Chandler Adkins of Knox Grace, R3 Pitcher of the Year is Zach Mercer of Chattanooga Christian School; R3 Player of the Year is Colby Morgan of Boyd-Buchanan, R4 Pitcher of the Year is Drew Hall of Goodpasture; R4 Player of the Year is Jordan Jackson of Central Magnet ... Regions 5-8 tomorrow! - D1 Baseball Championship Series Matchup Analysis - Vandy vs Virginia ...
June 20 - Buehler, Vandy show precision in win ... Vanderbilt returning to CWS finals ... working on all region teams this weekend - hope to have them announced early in the week ...
June 17 Afternoon UPdate - Vandy's come back kid prevails ... CWS One on One with Kyle Wright ... Pfeifer rewards Vanderbilt's trust ... 
June 17 - Added ALL 2015 HS Pitching Stat Leaders - if you fit on the list have your coach send me your info!  Stat Leaders   Pfeifer tosses gem, Wiel blasts Dores to victory ... Vandy edges TCU at CWS ... Vandy breaks up no hit bid with HR to beat TCU ... I am working off my laptop due to desktop problems - If I can get my desktop to stay on long enough I will copy the certificates for all the awards and post season teams and change the dates on them so I can email them out to coaches - I have finished stats for the most part - it will take a while to get the All Region teams put together - be patient - hope to have them done by Friday and posted up over the weekend - if Vandy wins, I'm 90% sure we'll head to Omaha - I will work on stuff up there during the day to try and get things done ...
June 15 Afternoon UPdate - Rain... after this spring most would say, yuck, but really, if your a Vandy fan you love it... The Dores turned what looked like a certain loss last night into a walk off win over Fullerton just a few minutes ago. It was good to see Zander Wiel go to the right side twice for doubles. Brian Reynolds did the same thing hitting lefty - middle/oppo is a great approach against guys you haven't seen I think... and Jeren Kendall, who narrowly missed a home run in his first at bat last night, well he didn't miss the last one - breaking ball wasn't a bad pitch but certainly wasn't the one he'd struck a few out on either. It was up just enough that Kendall's bat could get to it and around it - LSU coach Paul Mainieri said it in the press conference, "you gotta be lucky" and boy the 'Dores were lucky it rained weren't they? Commodores stun Titans with Kendall HR ...
June 14 Afternoon UPdate - Doug Fritz on Public vs Private split ... White headed home, leaves Tullahoma ...  Former Sci Hill and Wake Forrest All American, Will Craig, to compete in HR Contest at Omaha ...     
June 14 - CWS Day 1: It was good to see a couple of HR's today, some 659 batters earlier than last year... Virginia's experience paid off coming up with big 2 out hits in the 8th and 9th innings to win 5-3 over Arkansas ... Aggressive Cavs right at home (D1) ... So much for game 2 being a great game - Florida continued its torrid offensive pace dismantling the Miami pitching staff in the 15-3 win ... Florida surges past Miami (D1) ... momentum is a crazy thing and it works in two directions, good and bad ...
June 12/13 - CWS Edition: Omaha.com/CWS (This is a CWS buffett) ... CWS Omaha  ... CWS Coaches Press Conference (Video) ... Swanson named D1 Baseball POY ... D1 Baseball CWS Coverage ... We finished out the High School Offensive Stats - stolen bases, walks and hit by pitch leaders - IF you see a category you or a teammate or a son would fit in no lower than what is listed but above or in the middle somewhere - get your coach to send me the info and we will put you right in to the list!
June 10/11 - Didn't get to the rest of the stats last night, but will over the weekend - Will new ball fly in Omaha ... Everett goes in 29th round ... Chatt area pitchers taken in draft ... Spring Hill's King commits ... Former Col. State Charger, Jebavy drafted ... Cavalier seniors shine at Mid TN All Star Classic ... Two former Sci Hill players drafted ... Sullivan takes over at Maryville ... Nick Dean, first Maryville College baseball player ever drafted ... more on CWS Friday
June 9 - I am working on putting together the Stat Leaders first - and I'm still collecting the few nominations I really want - and I'll take anyone's as well - after putting the stats together we'll do All Region, then All State, then Super Freshman/Soph and lastly the All 2 Way team and the final post season awards will be the Ultimate 9 Team (Best 9 at their position) all by the end of June hopefully - now if I make another Omaha trip - it won't all get done by then! I have finally put together the final HS polls! First update for post season - Stat Leaders: Top 20+ batting averages, most runs, most hits, most doubles, most triples, most home runs and finally for tonight - most rbi for 2015 ... will try to finish offensive stats and pitching tomorrow night!
JUNE 8 - MLB DRAFT: #1 Pick of the 2015 MLB Draft is Vandy's Dansby Swanson; at #8 Vandy's Carson Fulmer; at #24 Vandy's Walker Buehler; at #34 UT's Christin Stewart ... We will have the entire draft of TN players up when draft is completed - watch the twitter feed for updates as they occur ... Vandy Omaha bound again ... Trio of 'Dores selected in first round ... Vols Stewart picked in first round ... Simcox named assistant at UT ... 
June 4 - It is not official, but Larry Simcox will be hired by UT to replace Greg Bergeron in the next few days ... Columbia State's Riley Delgado gets NJCAA Gold Glove ... Etter looks back ... 
June 2/3 - We are down to just a few schools who have not gotten there nominations in - WE REALLY WANT THE KIDS AT THESE SCHOOLS TO GET NOMINATED - help us out by contacting their coach and bugging the stew out of them - I emailed everyone on the list yesterday at their school email - D1 Baseball: Regional takes and looking ahead to super regionals ... Super Regional Schedules and Analysis by D1 Baseball ... I have a problem with having teams scheduled to play 8pm and 9pm games - because a west coast team fails to make the super regionals, that is a load of bull... Baylor hires TN Wesleyan HC Billy Berry ...  Clarksville's Everett named Gatorade POY ...  Vetter resigns at Smyrna ... Former Sci Hill star named ACC POY ...DB's Wolfe named Big 7/District 1AAA POY ...  Looney headed to Columbia State ... Hardin Valley AAA State Champs ...  
May 31 - Vandy wins thriller, sitting about 10 feet from the Swanson HR, I could tell it was a HR - If you look at the espn3 replay you can spot me in the long sleeve peach colored shirt standing with raised hands - Swanson leads Dores past Hoosiers ...  We've got 126 schools with nominations in - look at list above - we definitely want these and any others are welcome, schools above were regional qualifiers at least - up to date Nomination List
May 30

With the draft coming up soon I thought I'd share some more of my research on MLB Draft with you - at the bottom of this page I have 65-69 and 70-79 broken down thru the entire drafts on percentage of players drafted who make it to the big leagues... after looking at the info - I decided to stick to the top 10 rounds of the 80-89 draft because the percentage of players who make it is very very small after 10 rounds and as you'll see in this breakdown the Top 10 rounds isn't that great either - What I will do with this is show the number of players drafted who make it to the MLB and the number who actually play at least 3 years ( I chose 500 games as the number/ 3years is actually 486 games) ... While 66% of first round picks in 80-89 made it to the big leagues, only 25% had a career that lasted 3 years or more ... that falls to 12% of 2nd round picks and steadily drops as you reach round 10...

Round Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10
Play at least 1 MLB game 205-310 66% 135-266 51% 102-260 39% 84-261 32% 73-261 28% 71-260 27% 63-260 24% 57-260  22% 62-260 24% 42-260 16%
Play 500 games 79 - 25% 31 - 12% 29 - 11% 19 - 7% 22 - 8% 26 - 10% 12 - 5% 20 - 8% 13 - 5% 10 - 4%

 

 

 

TN Baseball Report Nomination Information

Use the link below for Super Sophomore nominations and 2 way player nominations as well as for Statewide Statistical Leaders

We also use this info for State Records - Individual/Team/Season/Career

Tennessee Baseball Report All Region/State Nomination and Stat Leader/Record Book Form          TBCA All State Nomination

*I will be sending Pat Swallows all nominations I receive via my form - if you are still playing on May 21 send him the nomination - when finished playing this spring - PLEASE send me your nominations so I can keep up with STATE RECORDS, STAT LEADERS, ETC

HS Coaches - send NOMINATIONS WHEN ELIMINATED FROM TOURNAMENT PLAY

I am taking nominations until end of the week or so (June 6/7)

Schools with Nomination Forms/Record Book/Stat Leader forms in

NOMINATION LIST AS OF 5/31
Stratford Copper Basin Gordonsville Community Dyersburg
Fulton Franklin Rhea County Scotts Hill Meigs County
Gallatin Humboldt White County Mt. Juliet Knox Halls
Tipton Rosemark Academy University School of Nashville Portland Smith County Midway
Camden Happy Valley Lebanon West Greene Columbia Academy
Milan Lookout Valley Franklin County Father Ryan Henry County
Westmoreland Clarksville Academy Dickson County Livingston Academy Sycamore
East Robertson Loretto South Gibson Jackson South Side Notre Dame
Clarksville Northeast West Greene Chuckey-Doak Rossview Cookeville
Morristown West Upperman Creek Wood Jo Byrns Middle Tennessee Christian
Clarksville Oliver Springs Gibbs Livingston Academy Sycamore
Bearden Knox Central Elizabethton MBA Forrest
Smyrna Grundy County Watertown Smith County Tennessee High
Sequoyah Oak Ridge Chester County Loudon Hendersonville
Soddy Daisy South Greene Grainger Dobyns-Bennett Jack North Side
Sullivan East Warren County Sevier County Arlington Nashville Christian
Collierville David Crockett Clinton Lexington ECS
Central Magnet Science Hill Oneida Oakdale McCallie
Blackman Huntingdon CAK USJ Ripley
Lipscomb Academy Knox Grace Christian DCA Murf Oakland CCS
North Greene Silverdale Baptist Goodpasture Cornersville Adamsville
Sullivan South Farragut FRA Davidson Academy Knox Webb
Briarcrest St. Benedict Houston 113  
NEW SINCE 5/27 BELOW
Christian Brothers Boyd Buchanan Cascade St. Georges Daniel Boone
CPA Hardin Valley Gatlinburg Pittman Summertown Crockett County
Riverdale Columbia Harding Academy 126  
NEW AS OF 6/8 10:51am
Ravenwood Centennial Baylor Brerntwood Academy Jackson Christian
Greenbrier Unicoi County Knox Catholic Nash Overton Powell
Rhea County 6/3 Independence 6/3 Greeneville 6/3 Pigeon Forge 6/3 Bartlett 6/3
South Pittsburg Peabody 145 Nominations Received East Hamilton Ezell Harding
         
 
 

 

WE NEED THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS TO NOMINATE (REGION QUALIFIERS)
CLASS A - JACKSON CO.,  McKENZIE, UNION CITY
CLASS AA - MLK,  HAYWOOD COUNTY, McNAIRY CENTRAL
CLASS AAA - WILSON CENTRAL, DYER COUNTY, LAWRENCE COUNTY,  AND KARNS
DIVISION 2A -
DIVISION 2AA - MUS

The Tennessee Baseball Coaches’ Association has announced the finalists for its inaugural Mr. Baseball awards, which will be presented on May 19 at MTSU’s Reese Smith Field during an 11 a.m. ceremony.

Class AAA – Bryce Denton, Ravenwood; Donny Everett, Clarksville; Patrick Raby, Farragut.

Class AA – Trey Cabbage, Grainger; Kole Cottam, Knoxville Catholic; Colton Norrod, Christian Academy of Knoxville.

Class A – Chandler Adkins, Grace Christian-Knoxville; Alex Brewer, Forrest; Drew Hall, Goodpasture.

Division II-AA – Walker Grisanti, Christian Brothers; Tyler Payne, McCallie; Logan Taylor, Pope John Paul II.

Division II-A – Brock Beeler, Knoxville Webb; Sadler Goodwin, Evangelical Christian; Ryan Rolison, Univ. School of Jackson.

 

 

 

 

MLB Draft History Part 1: The 60's

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
3 4 2 4 5 10 33/104 31.7
4 7 3 4 3 5 30/108 27.7
5 4 6 5 5 5 30/108 27.7
6 5 2 2 2 7 23/108 21.3
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
9 2 2 1 3 1* 14/108 13.0
10 4 1 1 4 2 17/108 15.7
1-10 total 46/200 36/200 36/200 48/228 51/238 280/1068 1:3.8
1-10 % 23% 18% 18% 21.1% 21.4% 26.2%  
11 2 2 3 5 1 13  
12 1** 2 0 1 2 6  
13 0 1 1 0 0 2  
14 0 1 0 3 1 5  
15 3 1 2 0 1 7  
16 2 2 0 2 3 9  
17 1 2 0 0 1 4  
18 3 3 0 3 1 10  
19 0 0 0 1 2 3  
20 3 2 3 0 2 10  
11-20 Total 15/200 16/199 9/200 15/237 14/240 69/1076 1:15.6
11-20 % 7.5% 8% 4.5% 6.3% 5.8% 6.4%  
21 3 0 0 1 2 6  
22 2 1 0 2 1 6  
23 0 0 0 1 0 1  
24 1 0 1 0 1 3  
25 1 1 0 1 1 4  
26 0 0 1 2^ 0 3  
27 1 1 0 0 1*** 3  
28 1 0 1 0 0 2  
29 0 0 1 0 1 2  
30 1 0 0 0 0 1  
21-30 Total 10/176 3/191 3/183 7/220 7/234 31/1004 1:32.4
21-30 % 5.7% 1.6% 1.6% 3.2% 3.0% 3.1%  
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
Totals 80/739 80/808 57/867 74/889 81/974 421/4305  
Overall % 10.8% 9.9% 6.7% 8.3% 8.3% 9.8%  
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
1 10 15 14 15 17 12 14 14 14 15 140/246 56.9
2 8 10 9 7 13 8 9* 11 11 11 95/246 38.6
3 5 9 8 13 7 9 8 8 11 13 91/246 37.0
4 4 4 7 1 7 6^ 7 9 10 8 63/246 25.6
5 6 7 5 8 6 8 8# 10 7 7 72/246 29.3
6 6 3 7 5 4& 7 6 6 8 5 57/246 23.2
7 4 9 3 3 9 3 7 6 5 7 56/246 22.8
8 6** 3 4 7 5 2 5 4 5 2 43/246 17.5
9 4 3 5 3 3 6 5 5 3 5 42/246 17.1
10 5 3 5 3 6 5 1 4 3 6 41/246 16.7
1-10 total 58/240 66/240 54/240 65/240 77/240 66/240 72/240 77/135/260 77/260 86/260 698/2460  
1-10 % 24.2% 27.5% 22.5% 27.1% 32.1% 27.5% 30.0% 29.6% 29.6% 33.1% 28.4%  
11 4 4 4 1 1 3 5 5 8 5 40/246 16.3
12 2 4 5 2 5 4 7 3 3 4 39/246 15.8
13 2 3 3 4 2 1 3 2 1 4 25/246 10.2
14 4 2 4 1 4 4 3 5 6 1 19/246 7.7
15 3 1 4 2 3 2! 3 4 4 3 29/246 11.8
16 0 0 4 1 3 4 4 1 6 5 28/246 11.4
17 2 2 4 2 0 2 4@ 5 4^^^ 4 29/246 11.8
18 4 0 2 4 4 2 3 4 4 1 28/246 11.4
19 2 3 2 1 4 4 1 3 3 1 24/246 9.8
20 2 0 3 0 1 2 1 4 2 4 19/246 7.7
11-20 Total 25/240 19/240 33/240 18/240 27/240 28/240 34/240 36/260 41/260 32/260 293/2460 0
11-20 % 10.4% 7.9% 13.8% 7.5% 11.3% 11.7% 14.2% 13.8% 15.7% 12.3% 11.9% 0
21 2 1 2 4 0 4 3 1 4 0 21/246 8.5
22 2 1 3 1 2 5 2 5 1 1 23/246 9.3
23 2 4 1 2 1 4 2 4 2 4 26/246 10.6
24 1 0 4 0 1 0 2 2 4 1 15/246 6.1
25 2 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 3 14/246 5.7
26 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2 1 3 14/246 5.7
27 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 3 3 15/246 6.1
28 1 0 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 10/246 4.1
29 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 3 4 15/246 6.1
30 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 10/246 4.1
21-30 Total 16/240 11/240 17/240 13/240 12/240 18/240 15/240 19/260 21/260 25/260 167/2460 0
21-30 % 6.7% 4.6% 7.1% 5.4% 5.0% 7.7% 6.3% 7.3% 8.1% 9.6% 6.9% 3.1%
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
Totals 103/908 104/844 108/837 101/806 121/792 115/750 126/773 135/845 143/864 152/898 1208/8317  
Overall % 11.3 % 12.3% 12.9% 12.5% 15.3% 15.3% 16.3% 16% 16.6% 16.9% 14.5  
TN MLB/Drafted 2/13 5/22 1/21 0/22 4/19 3/23 2/20 3/16 2/13 2/17 24/186 12.9
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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