News of the San Gabriel Valley since 1966.

Area Players Drafted by Major League Baseball

With the Major League Baseball Draft being held this Thursday we thought it would be good to look back at the players in our coverage zone of schools who have been drafted by MLB Teams.

The first thing you are going to notice is some well known local names that are missing like Albie Pearson or Ralph Kiner. These players were never drafted they were signed by their respective clubs. The MLB Draft came about in 1965 and that is where we begin.

Here are few area players drafted by the Majors, this list will continue into the next issue and online at

NAME                        SCHOOL                 TEAM

Jackie Adams             Monrovia                   Mets

Ray Aguilar                El Monte                    Rockies

Chris Arnold              Arcadia                       Giants

Rudy Arroyo              Mt. View                     Cardinals

Carl Baker                  La Puente                   Expos

Henry Barrera          Rosemead                  Royals

John Becker             Arroyo                         White Sox

Rocky Biddle            Temple City               White Sox

Dan Blood                 Arcadia                       Twins

Bruce Bochte            Arcadia                      Angels

Jimmy Brettl            Temple City               Indians

Manuel Burciaga     Baldwin Park            Royals

John Bush                 San Gabriel               Angels

Chris Calvert            Temple City               Twins

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