1973 Baseball Draft

The 1973 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1973 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)
1973 Baseball Draft

1973 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

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1
JaR
Philadelphia Phillies
SS
1
2
JaR
Brad Fulk
Texas Rangers
2B
1
3
JaR
San Diego Padres
P
Truman State University
1
4
JaR
Michael Robinson
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
Shoreline Community College
1
5
JaR
San Francisco Giants
SS
Lincoln Land Community College
1
6
JaR
James McCutchin
Cleveland Indians
P
1
7
JaR
Thomas Ford
Montreal Expos
OP
Eastern Michigan University
1
8
JaR
Randy Smith
California Angels
P
Three Rivers Community College
1
9
JaR
Mike Kirkpatrick
Atlanta Braves
P
Bucks County Community College
1
10
JaR
Marty French
Kansas City Royals
P
Grossmont College
1
11
JaR
Larry Storti
St. Louis Cardinals
2B
1
12
JaR
Joseph Honce
Minnesota Twins
OF
West Virginia University
1
13
JaR
James Johnson
New York Mets
P
1
14
JaR
Greg Kane
New York Yankees
C
Yavapai College
1
15
JaR
Wayne Benson
Chicago Cubs
iF-Of
Ranger College
1
16
JaR
Cleve Reed
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
1
17
JaR
Wesley Moore
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Yavapai College
1
18
JaR
Lloyd Thompson
Boston Red Sox
3B
Blinn College
1
19
JaR
Robert Nickeson
Houston Astros
SS
West Valley College
1
20
JaR
Steve Trella
Detroit Tigers
P
Fullerton College
1
21
JaR
Cincinnati Reds
P
Riverside Community College
1
22
JaR
Elmer Yelverton
Chicago White Sox
P
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
1
23
JaR
Paul Nelson
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Sacramento City College
1
24
JaR
Oakland Athletics
P
2
25
JaR
Greg Gold
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Diablo Valley College
2
26
JaR
Texas Rangers
P
Iowa State University
2
27
JaR
Phil Williams
San Diego Padres
C
Saddleback College
2
28
JaR
James Diventi
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Essex County College
2
29
JaR
San Francisco Giants
IF
2
30
JaR
Jerry Devine
Cleveland Indians
OF-if
Rose State College
2
31
JaR
Mark Cunningham
Montreal Expos
IF
Diablo Valley College
2
32
JaR
Marvin Townsend
California Angels
SS
College of the Albemarle
2
33
JaR
Mike Vemier
Atlanta Braves
3B
Aquinas College
2
34
JaR
Karel Deleeuw
Kansas City Royals
OF
Glendale Community College
2
35
JaR
Don Hogestyn
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Broward College
2
36
JaR
Dan Argee
Minnesota Twins
OF
Cosumnes River College
2
37
JaR
Melvin Anderson
New York Mets
OF-1B
Los Angeles Community College
2
38
JaR
Steve Hergenrader
New York Yankees
C-OF
Fresno City College
2
39
JaR
Charles Pfab
Chicago Cubs
IF
Middle Georgia College
2
40
JaR
Richard Cucco
Baltimore Orioles
2B
Los Angeles Valley College
2
41
JaR
Michael Boyd
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Chipola College
2
42
JaR
William Daves
Boston Red Sox
C
Motlow State Community College
2
43
JaR
Dino HIoros
Detroit Tigers
P
St. Clair County Community College
2
44
JaR
Jonathon Ellefson
Cincinnati Reds
P
University of North Dakota
2
45
JaR
Joseph Hickerson
Chicago White Sox
2B
University of North Carolina
2
46
JaR
Michael Buckingham
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Gulf Coast Community College
2
47
JaR
John Morris
Oakland Athletics
P
Cypress College
3
48
JaR
Andrew Russo
Philadelphia Phillies
C
Le Moyne College
3
49
JaR
Zane Grubbs
Texas Rangers
P
University of Texas
3
50
JaR
Mike Parkinson
San Diego Padres
SS
Mount San Antonio College
3
51
JaR
Bilt Malpass
San Francisco Giants
SS-2B
West Valley College
3
52
JaR
Don Sasser
Cleveland Indians
iF-C
Middle Georgia College
3
53
JaR
Hubert Hewitt
Montreal Expos
IF
Merritt College
3
54
JaR
Pat Perrino
California Angels
3B-C
Henry Ford Community College
3
55
JaR
Robert Kraft
Atlanta Braves
1B
Bellevue Community College
3
56
JaR
Mark Jackson
St. Louis Cardinals
C
Long Beach City College
3
57
JaR
Scott Wilson
Minnesota Twins
3B
Golden West College
3
58
JaR
Andrew Jackson
New York Mets
SS
Yakima Valley Community College
3
59
JaR
Dean Engler
New York Yankees
P
Eastern Illinois University
3
60
JaR
Travis Roberts
Chicago Cubs
P
South Georgia College
3
61
JaR
Martin Fleming
Baltimore Orioles
P
Cypress College
3
62
JaR
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
College of San Mateo
3
63
JaR
Brian McCune
Boston Red Sox
P
Eastern Illinois University
3
64
JaR
Larry Graves
Detroit Tigers
P
Washtenaw Community College.
3
65
JaR
John Higgins
Cincinnati Reds
OF-P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
3
66
JaR
Kenny Bagwel
Chicago White Sox
2B
3
67
JaR
Ray Parr
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Bellevue Community College
3
68
JaR
Clark Beam
Oakland Athletics
P-2B
Mitchell Community College
4
69
JaR
Errol Moore
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Sacramento City College
4
70
JaR
San Diego Padres
P-OF
Fresno City College
4
71
JaR
James Davidson
San Francisco Giants
P-OF
Linn-Benton Community College
4
72
JaR
William Tiedemann
Cleveland Indians
IF
Yavapai College
4
73
JaR
Steve Melton
Montreal Expos
3B
John Brown University
4
74
JaR
Paul Zobeck
California Angels
P
Yavapai College
4
75
JaR
Mike Trifiolis
Atlanta Braves
1B
Lafayette College
4
76
JaR
Chris Loafman
St. Louis Cardinals
P
De Anza College
4
77
JaR
Arthur Castillo
Minnesota Twins
OF
Fullerton College
4
78
JaR
Thomas Guess
New York Mets
1B
Hillsborough Community College
4
79
JaR
David Jost
New York Yankees
IF
Foothill College
4
80
JaR
Jeff Budrick
Baltimore Orioles
P
Los Angeles Valley College
4
81
JaR
Jeff Moore
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B-3b
Middle Georgia College
4
82
JaR
Larry Howser
Boston Red Sox
SS-2B
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
4
83
JaR
Francis Sansosti
Detroit Tigers
P
Essex County College
4
84
JaR
Steven Hargest
Cincinnati Reds
P
Suffolk County Community College
4
85
JaR
Larry Prewitt
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Sierra College
4
86
JaR
Steven Williams
Oakland Athletics
P
Golden West College
5
87
JaR
Rick Talley
Philadelphia Phillies
P
San Jacinto College
5
88
JaR
William Kolarik
San Francisco Giants
P
Los Angeles Valley College
5
89
JaR
Paul Faulk
Cleveland Indians
OF
Seminole State College of Florida
5
90
JaR
Jack Spence
Montreal Expos
P
-
5
91
JaR
Larry Eubanks
California Angels
OF
Glendale Community College
5
92
JaR
Richard Smith
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Miami-Dade College
5
93
JaR
William Brock
Minnesota Twins
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
5
94
JaR
Mark Kramer
New York Mets
OF
Yakima Valley Community College
5
95
JaR
Joe Eberhard
New York Yankees
SS
Crowder College
5
96
JaR
Rickey Holoubek
Baltimore Orioles
SS
Pasadena City College
5
97
JaR
Jeff Hill
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Phoenix College
5
98
JaR
Ted Updike
Boston Red Sox
1B
San Diego Mesa College
5
99
JaR
Terry Willis
Cincinnati Reds
P
Lake Sumter Community College
5
100
JaR
David Quay
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Tennessee Technological University
5
101
JaR
Gordon Blakeley
Oakland Athletics
OF-if
Golden West College
6
102
JaR
Joseph Griffin
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Polk State College
6
103
JaR
Kevin Nelson
San Francisco Giants
P
College of Southern Idaho
6
104
JaR
Danny Howell
Cleveland Indians
C
College of Coastal Georgia
6
105
JaR
Dan Henry
Montreal Expos
SS-OF
San Bernardino Valley College
6
106
JaR
Gary Beese
California Angels
OF
Lewis University
6
107
JaR
Lynn Merrell
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Bakersfield College
6
108
JaR
David Morris
Minnesota Twins
OF
Citrus College
6
109
JaR
Eduardo Oliveros
New York Mets
SS
Miami-Dade College
6
110
JaR
Michael Lester
New York Yankees
3B
Bellevue Community College
6
111
JaR
Baltimore Orioles
P
El Camino College
6
112
JaR
Terry Nance
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Monterey Peninsula College
6
113
JaR
Paul Risso
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
College of San Mateo
7
114
JaR
Philadelphia Phillies
2B
Shasta College
7
115
JaR
Mark Weldon
San Francisco Giants
IF
Green River Community College
7
116
JaR
James Postel
Cleveland Indians
P
Orange County Community College
7
117
JaR
Jay Seccombe
Montreal Expos
SS
Chabot College
7
118
JaR
Len Patterson
California Angels
C
Laney College
7
119
JaR
Dean Cummings
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Ohlone College
7
120
JaR
Michael Manns
Baltimore Orioles
P
El Camino College
7
121
JaR
Haroid Flewelling
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
8
122
JaR
Dennis Perry
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Ranger College
8
123
JaR
Thomas Park
San Francisco Giants
P
Bellevue Community College
8
124
JaR
Thomas Slater
Montreal Expos
C
Mesa Community College
8
125
JaR
Tim Hurley
California Angels
3B-OF
Spokane Community College
8
126
JaR
John Smith
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Ohlone College
8
127
JaR
Tom Kotchman
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Chipola College
8
128
JaR
John Hall
Pittsburgh Pirates
P-2B
Mineral Area College
9
129
JaR
Gene Litle
Philadelphia Phillies
P
West Valley College
9
130
JaR
Stephen Corn
San Francisco Giants
P-1B
Spokane Falls Community College
9
131
JaR
Kenneth Snyder
Montreal Expos
P
Chabot College
9
132
JaR
Art Bordley
California Angels
P
El Camino College
9
133
JaR
Roger Parker
St. Louis Cardinals
P
9
134
JaR
Alton Caesar
Baltimore Orioles
3B-OF
Sierra College
9
135
JaR
Ron Sciarro
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
10
136
JaR
Doug Johnson
San Francisco Giants
P
Scottsdale Community College
10
137
JaR
Greg Ballard
Montreal Expos
P
10
138
JaR
Larry Hutton
California Angels
OF
Long Beach City College
10
139
JaR
Bill Beno
St. Louis Cardinals
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
10
140
JaR
Steve Ger]ecz
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
State Fair Community College
11
141
JaR
Stephen Gooding
Montreal Expos
1B
Catonsville Community College
11
142
JaR
Clark Maynard
California Angels
1B
Greenfield Community College
11
143
JaR
William Muoio
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Monroe Community College
12
144
JaR
Lee Sneath
Montreal Expos
P
Foothill College
12
145
JaR
Dale Przybysz
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Erie Community College
13
146
JaR
Jimmy Williams
Montreal Expos
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
13
147
JaR
Frank Jarosiewicz
Pittsburgh Pirates
p-3B
Staunton Military Academy (Staunton,VA)
14
148
JaR
Robert Willis
Montreal Expos
P
Valencia Community College
1973 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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