1970 Baseball Draft

The 1970 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1970 baseball draft, the overall pick, the team who drafted them, their position at that time, and where they were drafted from (high school / college name).

"The idea behind the draft was simple: 1) it gave the poorer teams—usually those lower in the standings—an equal chance to sign the top talent being produced in colleges and high schools; and 2) it cut down on payments of excessive bonuses to untried players. Even those who enthusiastically supported the free-agent draft had no idea that benefits from it would be reaped so quickly. Yet this season, less than two years later, several youngsters selected in the draft have stepped into the major leagues and have performed not just capably but in some cases spectacularly." - Sportswriter William Leggett in Sports Illustrated (May 01, 1967, 'Fresh Breezes From The Free-Agent Draft', Page 38)
1970 Baseball Draft

1970 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JaR
Cleveland Indians
1B
UCLA
1
2
JaR
San Diego Padres
IF
Centennial High School (Compton, CA)
1
3
JaR
George Bacher
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
Quincy College
1
4
JaR
Frank Hale
Montreal Expos
C
Mount San Antonio College
1
5
JaR
Chicago White Sox
SS
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
1
6
JaR
Russ Klobas
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Laney College
1
7
JaR
Jack Peres
Kansas City Royals
P
Los Angeles Harbor College
1
8
JaR
William Wood
Houston Astros
C
Los Angeles Valley College
1
9
JaR
Paul Sands
California Angels
P
Lakewood High School (Lakewood, CA)
1
10
JaR
Jim Burnes
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Glendale Community College
1
11
JaR
Ron Hinckley
New York Yankees
P
St. Johns River Community College
1
12
JaR
Donald Reed
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Wilson High School (Easton, PA)
1
13
JaR
Julian Hines
Washington Senators
P
1
14
JaR
Alan Jackson
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Northeastern University
1
15
JaR
John Klitsner
Boston Red Sox
1B
Birmingham High School (Van Nuys, CA)
1
16
JaR
Dale Harrington
Cincinnati Reds
P
Odessa College
1
17
JaR
Phil LaGore
Oakland Athletics
P
Monroe High School (North Hills, CA)
1
18
JaR
San Francisco Giants
P
Long Beach State University
1
19
JaR
James Steele
Detroit Tigers
1B
Cerritos College
1
20
JaR
Chicago Cubs
1B
Taft High School (Woodland Hills,CA)
1
21
JaR
Sayle Brown
Minnesota Twins
P
Glendale Community College
1
22
JaR
Curran Percival
Atlanta Braves
P
San Diego Mesa College
1
23
JaR
William Seltzer
Baltimore Orioles
C
Hagerstown Community College
1
24
JaR
Richard Avalos
New York Mets
OF
San Fernando (San Fernando,CA)
2
25
JaR
Brian Lieckfelt
Cleveland Indians
P
St. Clair County Community College
2
26
JaR
Mike Chapman
San Diego Padres
OF
San Diego Mesa College
2
27
JaR
James Timmons
Milwaukee Brewers
C
Arizona Western College
2
28
JaR
Craig Park
Montreal Expos
P
Venice High School (Los Angeles, CA)
2
29
JaR
Archibald Cameron
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
2
30
JaR
James Goodwin
Philadelphia Phillies
P
2
31
JaR
James Webb
Kansas City Royals
P
Western Kentucky University
2
32
JaR
Kent Froede
Houston Astros
OF
Southwestern Community College
2
33
JaR
California Angels
OF
Venice High School (Los Angeles, CA)
2
34
JaR
Edward Womboldt
Los Angeles Dodgers
C
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
2
35
JaR
John Mercado
New York Yankees
1B-3b
Ranger College
2
36
JaR
David Fitzmaurice
St. Louis Cardinals
1B
St. John's University
2
37
JaR
Guy Freeland
Washington Senators
P
Mount San Antonio College
2
38
JaR
Ronald Erion
Pittsburgh Pirates
3B-1b
San Joaquin Delta College
2
39
JaR
Wayne Milam
Boston Red Sox
P
Broward College
2
40
JaR
Cincinnati Reds
C-SS
Austin High School (Houston, TX)
2
41
JaR
Mary Owen
Oakland Athletics
OF
Fullerton College
2
42
JaR
Charles Erickson
San Francisco Giants
OF
Los Angeles Pierce College
2
43
JaR
Douglas Brittelle
Detroit Tigers
P
Rutgers University
2
44
JaR
Greg Gaffey
Chicago Cubs
1B
Lincoln Land Community College
2
45
JaR
Stanley Butkus
Minnesota Twins
P
Miami-Dade College
2
46
JaR
Atlanta Braves
1B
San Jose City College
2
47
JaR
Nathaniel Turner
Baltimore Orioles
3B
Southside High School (Florence, SC)
2
48
JaR
David Chew
New York Mets
OF-3B
Contra Costa College
3
49
JaR
Dennis queen
Cleveland Indians
P
St. Clair County Community College
3
50
JaR
Barry Parker
San Diego Padres
C-1B
Southern Technical Institute
3
51
JaR
Guy McTheny
Milwaukee Brewers
OF-C
3
52
JaR
John Wilhoit
Montreal Expos
P
Georgia Perimeter College
3
53
JaR
Barry Curlee
Chicago White Sox
OF
East Rowan (Salisbury,NC)
3
54
JaR
George Hodge
Philadelphia Phillies
3B
Sacramento City College
3
55
JaR
Kansas City Royals
RHP
San Diego Mesa College
3
56
JaR
Kenneth Doria
Houston Astros
3B
Gulf Coast Community College
3
57
JaR
Jim Chapman
California Angels
SS
Columbia Basin College
3
58
JaR
David Holmes
Los Angeles Dodgers
C
Glendale Community College
3
59
JaR
John Gaylord
New York Yankees
P
Chaffey College
3
60
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Indian River State College
3
61
JaR
Washington Senators
P
3
62
JaR
Steven Darden
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
South Georgia College
3
63
JaR
Steve Miller
Boston Red Sox
C
3
64
JaR
Frank Martin
Cincinnati Reds
P
San Joaquin Delta College
3
65
JaR
Jack Brushart
Oakland Athletics
OF
Chapman University
3
66
JaR
Bruce Frankum
San Francisco Giants
P
Valencia Community College
3
67
JaR
Detroit Tigers
OF
Mount San Antonio College
3
68
JaR
Ronald Hardin
Chicago Cubs
OF
Polk State College
3
69
JaR
Daniel Hensley
Minnesota Twins
P
College of the Sequoias
3
70
JaR
William Collins
Atlanta Braves
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
3
71
JaR
Terrence Jones
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Lower Columbia Community College
3
72
JaR
Clarence Bass
New York Mets
OF
Southwood College.
4
73
JaR
John Detter
Cleveland Indians
P
Nickerson (Nickerson,KS)
4
74
JaR
Kevin Bryant
San Diego Padres
SS
Valencia Community College
4
75
JaR
William Bell
Milwaukee Brewers
SS
Jefferson State Community College
4
76
JaR
Gary Crawford
Montreal Expos
P
Lamar Community College
4
77
JaR
Dana McDonough
Chicago White Sox
C
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
4
78
JaR
Ken Fuller
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Chabot College
4
79
JaR
Wayne Currin
Kansas City Royals
OF
Louisburg College
4
80
JaR
Mason Bean
Houston Astros
C
South Georgia College
4
81
JaR
Thomas Williams
California Angels
OF
Solano Community College
4
82
JaR
Ralph Davis
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Alice (Alice,TX)
4
83
JaR
Lawrence Knight
New York Yankees
P
Ranger College
4
84
JaR
Pascal Johnson
St. Louis Cardinals
1B-OF
Eastern Oklahoma State College
4
85
JaR
David Wisniewski
Washington Senators
SS
SUNY-Alfred
4
86
JaR
Clinton Olson
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Big Bend Community College
4
87
JaR
Larry Patton
Boston Red Sox
OF-P
Columbia State Community College
4
88
JaR
Larry Wondercheck
Cincinnati Reds
P
Long Beach City College
4
89
JaR
Oakland Athletics
OF
Compton Community College
4
90
JaR
Steve Faria
San Francisco Giants
C-1B
Ohlone College
4
91
JaR
Raymond Kennett
Detroit Tigers
P
Connors State College
4
92
JaR
Walter Hirsh
Chicago Cubs
OF
Ocean County College
4
93
JaR
Perry Yawn
Minnesota Twins
OF
4
94
JaR
Willie Harper
Atlanta Braves
P
4
95
JaR
Gerald Tassa
Baltimore Orioles
P
Wingate University
4
96
JaR
John Fargnoli
New York Mets
C
Brevard Community College
5
97
JaR
Michael Burger
Cleveland Indians
3B
Brewton-Parker College
5
98
JaR
Larry Sweat
San Diego Padres
P-OF
Grossmont College
5
99
JaR
Dennis Clark
Milwaukee Brewers
C
Chaffey College
5
100
JaR
Dirk Dunbar
Montreal Expos
1B
Southeastern Community College
5
101
JaR
Joel Sexon
Chicago White Sox
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
5
102
JaR
John Joseph
Kansas City Royals
OF
Chabot College
5
103
JaR
Larry Carino
Houston Astros
2B
5
104
JaR
Albert Borchetta
California Angels
P
5
105
JaR
Kenneth Harris
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B
Pasadena City College
5
106
JaR
Robert Coultas
New York Yankees
P
Diablo Valley College
5
107
JaR
Edwin Steverson
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
San Diego Mesa College
5
108
JaR
Don Thomas
Washington Senators
P
Olar (Denmark,SC)
5
109
JaR
Charlie Roberts
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Bellevue Community College
5
110
JaR
James Paul
Boston Red Sox
P
Henry Ford Community College
5
111
JaR
Charles Haymes
Cincinnati Reds
C-2B
5
112
JaR
Michael Morrison
Oakland Athletics
P
Fullerton College
5
113
JaR
Mike Hanson
San Francisco Giants
P
San Diego Community College
5
114
JaR
John Orr
Detroit Tigers
OF
Finney (Detroit, MI)
5
115
JaR
Ronald Kendall
Chicago Cubs
SS
Forest Hill High School (West Palm Beach, FL)
5
116
JaR
Tom Wayne
Minnesota Twins
2B
5
117
JaR
Ray McGhee
Atlanta Braves
2B
5
118
JaR
Gerald Fell
Baltimore Orioles
OF-1B
Baltimore City Community College
5
119
JaR
Ronald Burns
New York Mets
P
North Greenville College
6
120
JaR
Cleveland Indians
P
Mount San Antonio College
6
121
JaR
Gary Malcolm
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
Elkhart Memorial (Elkhart,IN)
6
122
JaR
Neil Mersch
Montreal Expos
P
Arizona Western College
6
124
JaR
Larry McDaniel
Kansas City Royals
C
Bacone College
6
125
JaR
Alan Gomez
California Angels
SS
Foothill College
6
126
JaR
James Henley
New York Yankees
P
Eagle Rock (Los Angeles, CA)
6
127
JaR
Greg Garver
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Chaffey College
6
128
JaR
Richard Counts
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
St. Petersburg College
6
129
JaR
Shawn Harris
Boston Red Sox
P
Johnson and Wales University
6
130
JaR
Larry Hammer
Cincinnati Reds
P
New Mexico Highlands University
6
131
JaR
Oakland Athletics
P
Cal Poly Pomona
6
132
JaR
Terry Nelson
San Francisco Giants
iF-Of
Antelope Valley College
6
133
JaR
Michael Strickland
Detroit Tigers
OF
Northwestern High School (Detroit, MI)
6
134
JaR
James Curtis
Minnesota Twins
C
6
135
JaR
Pat Cech
Atlanta Braves
P
Glendale Community College
6
136
JaR
William Cameron
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Gulf Coast Community College
6
137
JaR
Marvin Tucker
New York Mets
OF-2B
Colorado State University-Pueblo
7
138
JaR
James valenty
Cleveland Indians
3B-OF
St. Petersburg College
7
139
JaR
Michael Misler
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
7
140
JaR
Rick Halsey
Kansas City Royals
3B
San Diego Mesa College
7
141
JaR
Jerry Reasonover
California Angels
2B
Gulf Coast Community College
7
142
JaR
Gary Leach
New York Yankees
P
Yakima Valley Community College
7
143
JaR
Van Winters
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Fresno City College
7
144
JaR
James Heard
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
Dalton State College
7
145
JaR
James Jackson
Boston Red Sox
P
Fullerton College
7
146
JaR
Stephen Thompson
Cincinnati Reds
P
7
147
JaR
Carl Jones
Oakland Athletics
2B
Los Angeles Community College
7
148
JaR
Russ Atterbery
San Francisco Giants
C
College of The Siskiyous
7
149
JaR
William Pierce
Baltimore Orioles
P
Glassboro (Glassboro,NJ)
7
150
JaR
James Gailey
New York Mets
C
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
8
151
JaR
Daniel Hinzman
Chicago White Sox
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
8
152
JaR
Joe Meyers
Kansas City Royals
SS
Monroe High School (North Hills, CA)
8
153
JaR
John Clear
California Angels
1B-OF
Los Angeles Harbor College
8
154
JaR
Jim Hefflinger
New York Yankees
P
Mount Hood Community College
8
155
JaR
Luis Jiminez
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Chaffey College
8
156
JaR
Steven Hunter
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Yakima Valley Community College
8
157
JaR
Mark Fouse
Cincinnati Reds
P
Connors State College
8
158
JaR
John Vaught
Oakland Athletics
P
Chapman University
8
159
JaR
Dennis Primeau
San Francisco Giants
SS
St. Clair County Community College
8
160
JaR
John Stenglein
Baltimore Orioles
OF-1B
Miami-Dade College
9
161
JaR
Larry Shoup
Chicago White Sox
OF
Cypress College
9
162
JaR
Gary Hubbs
Kansas City Royals
C
Cal Poly Pomona
9
163
JaR
Darrell Cederlind
St. Louis Cardinals
3B
Chaffey College
9
164
JaR
Peter Castle
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Niagara County Community College
9
165
JaR
John Phillips
Oakland Athletics
P
Thousand Oaks High School (Thousand Oaks, CA)
9
166
JaR
Arthur Carpenter
San Francisco Giants
P
Lower Columbia Community College
9
167
JaR
Lynn Murdock
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Tarrant County College
10
168
JaR
Bruce Meredith
Chicago White Sox
P
Ellsworth Community College
10
169
JaR
Steven Shaw
Kansas City Royals
OF
Prince George's Community College
10
170
JaR
Stephen Dorsch
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Concordia College
10
171
JaR
Lois Ridley
Oakland Athletics
C-3B
10
172
JaR
James Whaley
San Francisco Giants
3B-OF
St. Clair County Community College
10
173
JaR
Bruce Mierkowicz
Baltimore Orioles
1B
St. Clair County Community College
11
174
JaR
Ken Fulton
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Duquesne University
11
175
JaR
Jerry McCullough
Oakland Athletics
OF-1B
Mount San Antonio College
11
176
JaR
Charles Berg
San Francisco Giants
OF
Bakersfield College
11
177
JaR
Ronald Kavanaugh
Baltimore Orioles
P
Oklahoma Panhandle State University
12
178
JaR
Robbie Harms
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Lakeland Community College
12
179
JaR
Darrell Cox
Oakland Athletics
P
Locke High School (Los Angeles, CA)
12
180
JaR
Lamar Crook
San Francisco Giants
OF
College of the Sequoias
12
181
JaR
Michael Pittruzello
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Central Connecticut State University
13
182
JaR
Ted Cooper
Pittsburgh Pirates
2B
Morgan State University
13
183
JaR
Allan Wise
Oakland Athletics
OF
Chapman University
13
184
JaR
Bruce Courtmanch
San Francisco Giants
P
Bellevue Community College
14
185
JaR
Joseph Say
Pittsburgh Pirates
C-OF
Kenmore East (Sterling Heights,MI)
14
186
JaR
Gary Williams
San Francisco Giants
P
Shoreline Community College
15
187
JaR
David Sosnoskie
Pittsburgh Pirates
C-3B
Shamokin Area (Coal Township,PA)
15
188
JaR
James Jones
San Francisco Giants
IF
Spokane Community College
16
189
JaR
Kirk Berger
Pittsburgh Pirates
P-OF
York College (Pennsylvania)
16
190
JaR
Steven Schrader
San Francisco Giants
IF
El Camino College
17
191
JaR
Robert Deremer
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Alleghany (Cumberland, MD)
17
192
JaR
Robert Ulrich
San Francisco Giants
P
18
193
JaR
Robert Brown
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Connellsville (Connellsville,PA)
19
194
JaR
Mark Mooney
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Catonsville Community College
20
195
JaR
Terry Derfier
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Pine Grove Area (Pine Grove,PA)
21
196
JaR
Stephen Bosley
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Catonsville Community College
22
197
JaR
Barry Barns
Pittsburgh Pirates
P-OF
West Perry (Loysville,PA)
23
198
JaR
Anthony Joseph
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Lincoln High School (Ellwood City, PA)
24
199
JaR
Carl Woolford
Pittsburgh Pirates
p-1B
Anne Arundel Community College
25
200
JaR
William Beauchamp
Pittsburgh Pirates
1B-P
Overlea (Baltimore, MD)
26
201
JaR
Edward Griffin
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Montgomery College
27
202
JaR
Bruce James
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF-1B
Woodlawn High School (Baltimore, MD)
28
203
JaR
Kyle Roher
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Wesley College
1970 Baseball Draft


Did you know that there have been twenty-one players who have been drafted (since the baseball draft began in 1965) then went straight to the Major Leagues without first playing on a Minor League team?

Being selected with the first round, first pick, as the number one draft pick , is quite a baseball feat , but not every one of them has actually made it to the big leagues! Review those who did, those who didn't, which catcher was the first one ever selected first overall, which catcher was first that didn't make it and the first one that did, plus every other draft type (secondary drafts) along with information about which ones made it there as well.

The Baseball Almanac Draft Register is completely comprehensive and includes data on every single player ever drafted in baseball history, more than 65,000+ baseball draft picks spanning 40+ years of baseball draft history.

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