1972 Baseball Draft

The 1972 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1972 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)
1972 Baseball Draft

1972 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JaS
Bob Koeppel
Minnesota Twins
P-OF
Bradley University
1
2
JaS
Montreal Expos
SS
University of Iowa
1
3
JaS
Ken Daughty
Boston Red Sox
OF-if
Lamar Community College
1
4
JaS
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
University of New Haven
1
5
JaS
New York Yankees
P
Los Angeles Valley College
1
6
JaS
San Diego Padres
P
1
7
JaS
Paul Patterson
Chicago White Sox
P
Ithaca College
1
8
JaS
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Chipola College
1
9
JaS
Kansas City Royals
1B-OF
Mesa Community College
1
10
JaS
Mike McNeilly
Atlanta Braves
P-SS
Gonzaga University
1
11
JaS
Leslie Clark
Baltimore Orioles
SS
1
12
JaS
Ken Roberts
San Francisco Giants
P
El Camino College
1
13
JaS
Steve Trella
Oakland Athletics
P
Fullerton College
1
14
JaS
Rick Bethke
Houston Astros
P
Cerritos College
1
15
JaS
Charles Bordes
Texas Rangers
SS
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
1
16
JaS
Cincinnati Reds
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
1
17
JaS
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Linn-Benton Community College
1
18
JaS
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Fresno City College
1
19
JaS
Curtis Bishop
Detroit Tigers
P
Bacone College
1
20
JaS
Greg Van Gaver
Chicago Cubs
P
Bellevue Community College
1
21
JaS
Cleveland Indians
SS
Southern Illinois University
1
22
JaS
Mark Rott
Philadelphia Phillies
C-OF
Diablo Valley College
1
23
JaS
California Angels
P
University of Puget Sound
1
24
JaS
Michael Agosto
New York Mets
OF
San Diego Mesa College
2
25
JaS
Joseph Yocum
Minnesota Twins
P
Fresno City College
2
26
JaS
Steve Hergenrader
Montreal Expos
C
Fresno City College
2
27
JaS
Joe Burgess
Boston Red Sox
P
Eastern Oklahoma State College
2
28
JaS
Gerard Thomas
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
2
29
JaS
Steven Greene
New York Yankees
2B
Los Angeles Valley College
2
30
JaS
Mark Servais
San Diego Padres
2B
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
2
31
JaS
Jay Kuhnie
Chicago White Sox
P
Eastern Michigan University
2
32
JaS
James Vanderbeek
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Lafayette College
2
33
JaS
Kansas City Royals
P
Miami-Dade South Community College
2
34
JaS
Atlanta Braves
OF-P
College of Coastal Georgia
2
35
JaS
Rick Tomlin
Baltimore Orioles
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
2
36
JaS
San Francisco Giants
C
Los Angeles Harbor College
2
37
JaS
Bill Hobbs
Oakland Athletics
OF
Fullerton College
2
38
JaS
Ron Bell
Texas Rangers
P
Fullerton College
2
39
JaS
Larry O'Brien
Cincinnati Reds
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
2
40
JaS
Tim Hamilton
Milwaukee Brewers
2B
Mesa Community College
2
41
JaS
Scott Torosian
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Fresno City College
2
42
JaS
Mitch Lukevics
Detroit Tigers
P
2
43
JaS
Johnny Green
Chicago Cubs
OF
Central Arizona College
2
44
JaS
Cleveland Indians
P
South Georgia College
2
45
JaS
Keath Chauncey
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Polk State College
2
46
JaS
Jeff Spagnola
California Angels
OF
Santa Ana College
2
47
JaS
New York Mets
C
Appalachian State University
3
48
JaS
Minnesota Twins
OF
Miami-Dade College
3
49
JaS
William Daves
Montreal Expos
C
Motlow State Community College
3
50
JaS
Larry Meekins
Boston Red Sox
P
Louisburg College
3
51
JaS
Doug Farrell
Pittsburgh Pirates
P-OF
Niagara University
3
52
JaS
John Herman
New York Yankees
OF
Motlow State Community College
3
53
JaS
Roger McSwain
Chicago White Sox
OF
Gardner-Webb University
3
54
JaS
Francis Sansosti
Los Angeles Dodgers
P-1B
Essex County College
3
55
JaS
Byron Bums
Kansas City Royals
P
Lower Columbia Community College
3
56
JaS
Jeff DeBell
Atlanta Braves
P-SS
Bellevue Community College
3
57
JaS
Ricky Holoubek
Baltimore Orioles
SS
Pasadena City College
3
58
JaS
Joe Barkauskas
San Francisco Giants
C
Lafayette College
3
59
JaS
Gary Anglin
Oakland Athletics
P
Ventura College
3
60
JaS
Michael Rankin
Texas Rangers
C
Columbia State Community College
3
61
JaS
Ron Herring
Cincinnati Reds
P
Chipola College
3
62
JaS
Willie Mims
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
University of Iowa
3
63
JaS
Ricardo Fuentes
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Miami-Dade College
3
64
JaS
John Van Brunt
Detroit Tigers
C
Mesa Community College
3
65
JaS
John Langerhans
Chicago Cubs
1B
University of Texas
3
66
JaS
William Taylor
Cleveland Indians
IF
Mira Costa College
3
67
JaS
Randy Delerio
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
West Hills College
3
68
JaS
Mike Bahnick
California Angels
P
Rider University
3
69
JaS
John Danson
New York Mets
SS
Seminole State College of Florida
4
70
JaS
Steve Cline
Montreal Expos
P
Hagerstown Community College
4
71
JaS
Ralph Darin
Boston Red Sox
P
Central Michigan University
4
72
JaS
Don Fisher
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Polk State College
4
73
JaS
New York Yankees
SS-P
Sacramento City College
4
74
JaS
Frank Baumgardner
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
4
75
JaS
Mike Siani
Los Angeles Dodgers
SS
Villanova University
4
76
JaS
Michael Walsh
Kansas City Royals
P
Cerritos College
4
77
JaS
Walt Rzepiennik
Baltimore Orioles
P
Baltimore City Community College
4
78
JaS
Terry Farmer
San Francisco Giants
P
Chipola College
4
79
JaS
Steven Ingram
Oakland Athletics
P
Glendale Community College
4
80
JaS
Ray Forgie
Texas Rangers
P
Mesa Community College
4
81
JaS
William Poe
St. Louis Cardinals
P
4
82
JaS
Frank Weisse
Detroit Tigers
OF
Lafayette College
4
83
JaS
Mark Rogers
Chicago Cubs
OF
Golden West College
4
84
JaS
Mike Hannah
Cleveland Indians
1B
Ohio University
4
85
JaS
Mike Girazian
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Fresno City College
4
86
JaS
Jerry Stamps
California Angels
OF
Gulf Coast Community College
4
87
JaS
Ernest Bessette
New York Mets
SS
Post University
5
88
JaS
Edward Gale
Montreal Expos
P
Palm Beach State College
5
89
JaS
Boston Red Sox
SS
Los Angeles Community College
5
90
JaS
Keith Metheny
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Green River Community College
5
91
JaS
Pat Williams
New York Yankees
P
West Valley College
5
92
JaS
Robert Sans
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B
5
93
JaS
Kansas City Royals
OF
Fresno City College
5
94
JaS
David Barnes
Baltimore Orioles
2B-SS
Bellevue Community College
5
95
JaS
John Pierson
San Francisco Giants
OF
Glendale Community College
5
96
JaS
Robin Ogle
Texas Rangers
1B
Miami-Dade College
5
97
JaS
Edward Burzo
Cleveland Indians
OF
Nassau Community College
5
98
JaS
Charles Franklin
Philadelphia Phillies
3B
5
99
JaS
James Jachym
California Angels
P
University of Connecticut
5
100
JaS
Terry Senn
New York Mets
2B
University of San Francisco
6
101
JaS
John Paul
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
6
102
JaS
Kansas City Royals
SS
Cerritos College
6
103
JaS
David Christiansen
Baltimore Orioles
P
Los Angeles Valley College
6
104
JaS
Seldon Morton
San Francisco Giants
1B-OF
Skyline College
6
105
JaS
Alan Lobb
Cleveland Indians
P
Elizabethtown College
6
106
JaS
Larry Liedy
California Angels
SS
College of Staten Island
7
107
JaS
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Los Angeles Community College
7
108
JaS
Steven Jones
Kansas City Royals
1B
7
109
JaS
Richard Cahill
Baltimore Orioles
P
Mount Hood Community College
7
110
JaS
Lamar Jones
San Francisco Giants
P
Georgia Perimeter College
7
111
JaS
Ben Heise
Cleveland Indians
SS
Yavapai College
7
112
JaS
Michael Roche
California Angels
P
Seminole State College of Florida
8
113
JaS
Thomas Foster
Baltimore Orioles
SS
Treasure Valley Community College
9
114
JaS
Dennis Watson
Baltimore Orioles
P
Los Angeles Valley College
10
115
JaS
Frank Kunnen
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Miami-Dade College
1972 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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