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

1
1
JaS
Philadelphia Phillies
P
1
2
JaS
Texas Rangers
C
University of Iowa
1
3
JaS
Chicago Cubs
P-OF
Ranger College
1
4
JaS
Jeff Feramisco
California Angels
iF-Of
Fresno City College
1
5
JaS
Houston Astros
P
Miami-Dade College
1
6
JaS
Scott Gunderson
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Bellevue Community College
1
7
JaS
Brad Van Pelt
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Michigan State University
1
8
JaS
Larry Ike
Detroit Tigers
P
Michigan State University
1
9
JaS
Jeff Chandler
Cincinnati Reds
FP
Sacramento City College
1
10
JaS
Oakland Athletics
OF
Miami-Dade College
1
11
JaS
Doug Wessel
New York Mets
P
1
12
JaS
Don Saulnier
Cleveland Indians
P
Massachusetts Bay Community College
1
13
JaS
Dan Shaw
San Diego Padres
P
Stanford University
1
14
JaS
Bob Polinsky
New York Yankees
P
University of Delaware
1
15
JaS
Atlanta Braves
OF-if
Allan Hancock College
1
16
JaS
Alfred Aulwurm
Baltimore Orioles
P
Glendale Community College
1
17
JaS
Guy Todd
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Blinn College
1
18
JaS
Dennis Sherow
Minnesota Twins
OF
Compton Community College
1
19
JaS
Richard Olson
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Fresno City College
1
20
JaS
John Pierson
Kansas City Royals
OF
Glendale Community College
1
21
JaS
David Bedrosian
Montreal Expos
2B
Fresno City College
1
22
JaS
Mike Payne
Boston Red Sox
P
1
23
JaS
San Francisco Giants
P
Central Washington University
1
24
JaS
Stephen Cook
Chicago White Sox
3B
Miami-Dade College
2
25
JaS
Don Fisher
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Polk State College
2
26
JaS
Rick Bethke
Texas Rangers
P
Cerritos College
2
27
JaS
Lawrence Groover
Chicago Cubs
P
Temple College
2
28
JaS
California Angels
P
Olivet College
2
29
JaS
Donald Broom
Houston Astros
OF
McNeese State University
2
30
JaS
Kip Coughlan
St. Louis Cardinals
3B
2
31
JaS
Gary Kennedy
Detroit Tigers
OF
Brewton-Parker College
2
32
JaS
Paul Parker
Cincinnati Reds
P
Montclair State University
2
33
JaS
Carl Sapp
Oakland Athletics
P
2
34
JaS
Bob Gerdes
New York Mets
P
Miami-Dade College
2
35
JaS
Gene Stohs
Cleveland Indians
P-OF
University of Nebraska
2
36
JaS
Wayne Williams
San Diego Padres
SS
Ranger College
2
37
JaS
Wayne Horkey
New York Yankees
C
2
38
JaS
Pete Faicone
Atlanta Braves
P
Kingsborough Community College
2
39
JaS
Baltimore Orioles
P
Los Angeles Valley College
2
40
JaS
Bob Purkey
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Gulf Coast Community College
2
41
JaS
Ron Bell
Minnesota Twins
P
Fullerton College
2
42
JaS
Sam Leonard
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Yavapai College
2
43
JaS
Bradley Davis
Kansas City Royals
P
Mount Hood Community College
2
44
JaS
Dan Boltano
Montreal Expos
P
Fresno City College
2
45
JaS
Boston Red Sox
3B-OF
San Diego Mesa College
2
46
JaS
Steve Wilkins
San Francisco Giants
OF
Treasure Valley Community College
3
47
JaS
Paul Caffrey
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Seton Hall University
3
48
JaS
Kevin Morel
Texas Rangers
SS
Indian River State College
3
49
JaS
Paul Levar
Chicago Cubs
P
Spokane Falls Community College
3
50
JaS
Melvin Washington
California Angels
C-OF
Los Angeles Valley College
3
51
JaS
Tony Milledge
St. Louis Cardinals
3B
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
3
52
JaS
Phil Vaden
Detroit Tigers
P
3
53
JaS
Ray Guy
Cincinnati Reds
P
3
54
JaS
John Freedman
Oakland Athletics
3B
Citrus College
3
55
JaS
Chris Lynch
New York Mets
P
Miami-Dade College
3
56
JaS
Manuel Alfonsin
Cleveland Indians
iF-Of
Miami-Dade College
3
57
JaS
New York Yankees
P
Spokane Falls Community College
3
58
JaS
John Lacey
Atlanta Braves
1B
Bergen Community College
3
59
JaS
Baltimore Orioles
P
3
60
JaS
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
San Joaquin Delta College
3
61
JaS
Minnesota Twins
3B
Cerritos College
3
62
JaS
Harry Martel
Pittsburgh Pirates
3B-P
University of Maryland
3
63
JaS
William Bohne
Montreal Expos
SS
Blinn College
3
64
JaS
Michael Hill
Boston Red Sox
P
Three Rivers Community College
3
65
JaS
Dennis Smith
San Francisco Giants
1B
Miami University
4
66
JaS
William Zisk
Philadelphia Phillies
P-OF
4
67
JaS
Donnelly Douglas
Texas Rangers
P
Amherst College
4
68
JaS
Kevin Carney
California Angels
C
4
69
JaS
Paul Cormier
St. Louis Cardinals
P
University of New Hampshire
4
70
JaS
Michael Hasiey
New York Mets
P
Modesto Junior College
4
71
JaS
Clyde Lineberry
Cleveland Indians
OF
Southwood College.
4
72
JaS
Brian Herosian
New York Yankees
P-1B
University of Connecticut
4
73
JaS
James Joiner
Baltimore Orioles
C
Seminole State College of Florida
4
74
JaS
John Hoffman
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Lamar Community College
4
75
JaS
David Groniand
Montreal Expos
3B
Riverside Community College
4
76
JaS
Kevin Stephenson
Boston Red Sox
P
Seminole State College of Florida
4
77
JaS
Robert Alonzo
San Francisco Giants
IF
5
78
JaS
Ray Boneschans
Texas Rangers
P
Valencia Community College
5
79
JaS
Ron Ward
California Angels
IF
Contra Costa College
5
80
JaS
Charles Steffen
New York Mets
P-1B
Monroe Community College
5
81
JaS
Dennis Whitehead
Cleveland Indians
OF
University of South Alabama
5
82
JaS
Richard Cahill
Baltimore Orioles
P
Mount Hood Community College
5
83
JaS
Richard Hudson
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Chipola College
5
84
JaS
Greg McCollum
Boston Red Sox
1B
University of Puget Sound
5
85
JaS
William Przygocki
San Francisco Giants
P
St. Clair County Community College
6
86
JaS
Richard Mailman
Texas Rangers
P
West Valley College
6
87
JaS
Ken McKinney
California Angels
3B
Columbia State Community College
6
88
JaS
Rufus Cook
Baltimore Orioles
1B
Panola College
6
89
JaS
Mike Collodi
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF-C
Colorado School of Mines
6
90
JaS
Mark Kilmurray
Boston Red Sox
SS
University of New Haven
6
91
JaS
Craig Cornwell
San Francisco Giants
P
Pasadena City College
7
92
JaS
William Robinson
Texas Rangers
OF
University of Delaware
7
93
JaS
Ken Nelson
California Angels
OF
Stanford University
7
94
JaS
Don Lyons
Baltimore Orioles
1B
City College of San Francisco
7
95
JaS
Tom Farias
Boston Red Sox
P
American International College
7
96
JaS
Peter Cervantes
San Francisco Giants
C-3B
Los Angeles Community College
8
97
JaS
James Yaeger
California Angels
P
Connors State College
8
98
JaS
Scott Margolin
Baltimore Orioles
C
East Los Angeles College
8
99
JaS
Glen Smith
Boston Red Sox
SS-3B
9
100
JaS
Mike Mulligan
California Angels
C
Chipola College
10
101
JaS
Ted Milton
California Angels
OF
11
102
JaS
Tom Rezzuti
California Angels
OF
Northeastern University
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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