1971 Baseball Draft

The 1971 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1971 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)
1971 Baseball Draft

1971 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JaR
San Diego Padres
3B
Southwest Texas Junior College
1
2
JaR
Larry O'Brien
Chicago White Sox
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
1
3
JaR
John Scalia
Montreal Expos
P
1
4
JaR
Kansas City Royals
C
1
5
JaR
Milwaukee Brewers
P
South Georgia College
1
6
JaR
Rand Rasmussen
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Long Beach City College
1
7
JaR
Steven Raines
Washington Senators
P
1
8
JaR
Joseph Turnbull
Atlanta Braves
OF-1B
Seminole State College of Florida
1
9
JaR
William Malacrida
Cleveland Indians
OF-C
Valencia Community College
1
10
JaR
Tim Green
Houston Astros
P
Bakersfield College
1
11
JaR
James Cates
Detroit Tigers
1B
Fullerton College
1
12
JaR
Dan Pettyjohn
New York Mets
OF
Yavapai College
1
13
JaR
Earl Austin
California Angels
3B
West Hills College
1
14
JaR
Perry Danforth
Chicago Cubs
SS
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
1
15
JaR
Eddie Echots
Boston Red Sox
3B
Columbia State Community College
1
16
JaR
Robert Makoski
San Francisco Giants
1B
St. Clair County Community College
1
17
JaR
Lynn McKinney
Oakland Athletics
P
Rio Hondo Community College
1
18
JaR
Steven Olsen
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
American River College
1
19
JaR
Steve Bissett
New York Yankees
2B-SS
College of San Mateo
1
20
JaR
Alejandro Lopez
Pittsburgh Pirates
2B
1
21
JaR
Jerry Mayberry
Minnesota Twins
P
1
22
JaR
Eddie Tobin
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Louisiana Baptist University
1
23
JaR
Edward Jordan
Baltimore Orioles
C
Los Angeles Pierce College
2
24
JaR
Anthony Glassman
San Diego Padres
OF
University of Rochester
2
25
JaR
Gary Conley
Chicago White Sox
OF
Miami-Dade College
2
26
JaR
Christ Hall
Montreal Expos
OF
Bacone College
2
27
JaR
Michael Bauer
Kansas City Royals
P
University of Wisconsin
2
28
JaR
Douglas David
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Providence College
2
29
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Los Angeles Community College
2
30
JaR
Mike Coronado
Washington Senators
SS
San Diego Community College
2
31
JaR
Bill Dancy
Cleveland Indians
SS
Seminole State College of Florida
2
32
JaR
Richard Bubash
Houston Astros
P
Community College of Allegheny County
2
33
JaR
George Hart
Detroit Tigers
C
Brookdale Community College
2
34
JaR
Joel Elderkin
New York Mets
3B
Chabot College
2
35
JaR
Larry Dierks
California Angels
P
2
36
JaR
Richard Koch
Chicago Cubs
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
2
37
JaR
Craig Kimball
Boston Red Sox
OF
2
38
JaR
Richard Thompson
San Francisco Giants
P
Cypress College
2
39
JaR
Lynn Minner
Oakland Athletics
1B
2
40
JaR
Don Standley
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Fullerton College
2
41
JaR
Roscoe Goehring
New York Yankees
P
Diablo Valley College
2
42
JaR
Randy Richards
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
University of Akron
2
43
JaR
Gary Anglin
Minnesota Twins
P
Ventura College
2
44
JaR
Edward Munoz
Cincinnati Reds
OF-1B
Bacone College
2
45
JaR
Richard David
Baltimore Orioles
1B
3
46
JaR
Joe Wolf
Chicago White Sox
C-1B
University of Northern Iowa
3
47
JaR
Harvey Smith
Montreal Expos
SS
3
48
JaR
Billy Simmons
Kansas City Royals
1B-OF
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
3
49
JaR
Mark Cresse
St. Louis Cardinals
C
Golden West College
3
50
JaR
James Riddle
Washington Senators
2B-SS
Miami-Dade College
3
51
JaR
Gary Bond
Detroit Tigers
P
Los Angeles Community College
3
52
JaR
Keith Buckingham
New York Mets
P
Lincoln Land Community College
3
53
JaR
Darold Nogle
California Angels
OF
Rio Hondo Community College
3
54
JaR
James Kick
Chicago Cubs
P
St. Louis Community College-Meramec
3
55
JaR
Dwayne Mayberry
Boston Red Sox
OF
3
56
JaR
Joseph Remcisz
San Francisco Giants
SS
St. Clair County Community College
3
57
JaR
Roger Whitley
Oakland Athletics
P
Foothill College
3
58
JaR
Paul Few
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Chipola College
3
59
JaR
Jim Alexander
New York Yankees
P
Yakima Valley Community College
3
60
JaR
Ron Harrison
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
American River College
3
61
JaR
Rulon Herren
Minnesota Twins
OF
Cabrillo College
3
62
JaR
Brian Williams
Cincinnati Reds
OF-1B
3
63
JaR
Alan Wyatt
Baltimore Orioles
OF-1B
Los Angeles Pierce College
4
64
JaR
William Sims
San Diego Padres
1B
San Joaquin Delta College
4
65
JaR
Terry Ray
Montreal Expos
P
Blinn College
4
66
JaR
Dean Mick
Milwaukee Brewers
3B
Yakima Valley Community College
4
67
JaR
Tommy Zimmer
St. Louis Cardinals
2B-C
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
4
68
JaR
Kenneth Benson
Washington Senators
P
West Valley College
4
69
JaR
Fred Strine
Detroit Tigers
P
Ohio State University
4
70
JaR
Steve Janosik
New York Mets
P
Wenatchee Valley Community College
4
71
JaR
Alan Cox
California Angels
P
Fullerton College
4
72
JaR
Boston Red Sox
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
4
73
JaR
David Harness
San Francisco Giants
1B-OF
El Camino College
4
74
JaR
Dan Fitzgerald
Oakland Athletics
C
4
75
JaR
Michael Meseberg
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Yakima Valley Community College
4
76
JaR
William Osborne
Minnesota Twins
P
Lynchburg College
4
77
JaR
Mike Pfitzer
Cincinnati Reds
P
Mesa Community College
4
78
JaR
James Martin
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Glendale Community College
5
79
JaR
Wendell Stephens
San Diego Padres
P
East Los Angeles College
5
80
JaR
Ward Lyons
Montreal Expos
3B
Mount San Antonio College
5
81
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Columbia State Community College
5
82
JaR
Terry Dreamer
Washington Senators
P
Pershing College
5
83
JaR
Frank Estrada
New York Mets
P
Cuesta College
5
84
JaR
Dan Everts
California Angels
P
Rio Hondo Community College
5
85
JaR
Michael Averil
Boston Red Sox
OF
Fullerton College
5
86
JaR
Matt Werderber
San Francisco Giants
P
Lower Columbia Community College
5
87
JaR
Oakland Athletics
SS
San Bernardino Valley College
5
88
JaR
Robert Sekel
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Niagara University
5
89
JaR
Cary Wifier
Minnesota Twins
P
5
90
JaR
Charles Haymes
Cincinnati Reds
OF-if
5
91
JaR
Mike Putaski
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Indian River State College
6
92
JaR
Dale Fell
Montreal Expos
P
Palm Beach State College
6
93
JaR
John Behrens
St. Louis Cardinals
SS-1B
Fresno City College
6
94
JaR
Greg Ojeda
Washington Senators
SS
West Valley College
6
95
JaR
Victor Rose
New York Mets
P
Connors State College
6
96
JaR
William Weyl
California Angels
P-1B
Santa Rosa Junior College
6
97
JaR
Elliott Jones
Boston Red Sox
P
6
98
JaR
David Bryant
San Francisco Giants
SS
Mount Hood Community College
6
99
JaR
Duane Roberts
Oakland Athletics
1B-OF
Ventura College
6
100
JaR
Anthony Blakley
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
Brewton-Parker College
6
101
JaR
Tom Rima
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
6
102
JaR
Dennis Silvey
Baltimore Orioles
1B
Mount Hood Community College
7
103
JaR
Ron Mahood
Montreal Expos
OF
Houston Baptist University
7
104
JaR
Bob Kennedy
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Mesa Community College
7
105
JaR
Peter Catalanotte
Washington Senators
1B
Phoenix College
7
106
JaR
Dale Bjerke
Boston Red Sox
P
St. Clair County Community College
7
107
JaR
George Maldonado
San Francisco Giants
OF
University of Nevada
7
108
JaR
Dan DeBattista
Pittsburgh Pirates
3B
Allegheny College
7
109
JaR
Dan Hinzman
Cincinnati Reds
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
7
110
JaR
Harry Bilyeu
Baltimore Orioles
C
Glendale Community College
8
111
JaR
Edward Hora
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Brigham Young University
8
112
JaR
Chris Tust
San Francisco Giants
OF
Lower Columbia Community College
8
113
JaR
Davis May
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Gulf Coast Community College
8
114
JaR
Curt Daniels
Baltimore Orioles
2B
9
115
JaR
John Alesci
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Miami-Dade College
9
116
JaR
Michael Ferney
San Francisco Giants
P
Yavapai College
9
117
JaR
Perry Kozlowski
Baltimore Orioles
P
Santa Rosa Junior College
10
118
JaR
Jeff Neal
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Fresno City College
10
119
JaR
Robert Burton
San Francisco Giants
P-OF
College of the Sequoias
10
120
JaR
Larry Hartman
Baltimore Orioles
P
College of San Mateo
11
121
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
OF-P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
11
122
JaR
James Cannon
San Francisco Giants
P
College of the Sequoias
11
123
JaR
Robert Brassea
Baltimore Orioles
SS
Canada College
12
124
JaR
Rodney Walker
St. Louis Cardinals
P
13
125
JaR
Mike Sinovich
St. Louis Cardinals
1B
St Louis Community College-Florissant Valley
1971 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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