1974 Baseball Draft

The 1974 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1974 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)
1974 Baseball Draft

1974 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JS
Mike Gatlin
Cincinnati Reds
3B
1
2
JS
California Angels
P
Eastern Connecticut State University
1
3
JS
Houston Astros
OF-P
Miami-Dade College
1
4
JS
Texas Rangers
OF
Hillsborough Community College
1
5
JS
Robert Glass
Los Angeles Dodgers
3B
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
1
6
JS
Detroit Tigers
IF
1
7
JS
New York Mets
C
Chabot College
1
8
JS
Mike Williams
Kansas City Royals
P
Temple College
1
9
JS
Gene Delyon
San Diego Padres
3B
1
10
JS
Richard Scarborough
Milwaukee Brewers
SS-2B
1
11
JS
Scott McGlamory
Atlanta Braves
P
Gulf Coast Community College
1
12
JS
Ron Montgomery
Cleveland Indians
OF
East Los Angeles College
1
13
JS
Jamie Baby
Montreal Expos
P
Cuyahoga Community College
1
14
JS
Charles James
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Los Angeles Valley College
1
15
JS
Phil Doktor
Oakland Athletics
SS
Citrus College
1
16
JS
Phil Nerone
Chicago White Sox
3B
Miami-Dade College
1
17
JS
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Mesa Community College
1
18
JS
Marvin Townsend
Boston Red Sox
SS
Campbell University
1
19
JS
Alton Caesar
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
Sierra College
1
20
JS
Terry Kieffer
St. Louis Cardinals
P
1
21
JS
Gary Bishop
Minnesota Twins
1B
Indian River State College
2
22
JS
Jeff Malinoff
California Angels
1B
University of California-Irvine
2
23
JS
Houston Astros
SS
Loyola Marymount University
2
24
JS
Robert Carroll
Texas Rangers
P
East Los Angeles College
2
25
JS
Antonio Castro
New York Mets
OF
Southwestern Community College
2
26
JS
Randy Nal
Kansas City Royals
OF
Citrus College
2
27
JS
Stephen Barrett
San Diego Padres
2B
Murray State University
2
28
JS
Cleveland Indians
P
De Anza College
2
29
JS
Montreal Expos
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
2
30
JS
Jeff Feramisco
Baltimore Orioles
iF-Of
Fresno City College
2
31
JS
Michael St. Louis
Chicago White Sox
P
Ithaca College
2
32
JS
David Koza
Boston Red Sox
P
Eastern Oklahoma State College
2
33
JS
William Cranford
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Gulf Coast Community College
3
34
JS
Danny White
Cleveland Indians
IF
3
35
JS
Robbie Henderson
Baltimore Orioles
SS
San Diego Mesa College
4
36
JS
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Brandywine Junior College
5
37
JS
Alex Torres
Baltimore Orioles
SS
College of the Sequoias
1974 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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