1975 Baseball Draft

The 1975 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1975 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)
1975 Baseball Draft

1975 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JS
Oakland Athletics
OF
1
2
JS
Earl Bass
St. Louis Cardinals
P
University of South Carolina
1
3
JS
Minnesota Twins
OF
Chipola College
1
4
JS
John Henderson
Chicago Cubs
C
1
5
JS
Everett Murray
Baltimore Orioles
OF
1
6
JS
LaMart Harris
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Ranger College
1
7
JS
New York Yankees
OF-P
Miami-Dade College
1
8
JS
Joe Berriatua
Philadelphia Phillies
1B-OF
College of San Mateo
1
9
JS
Mike Tulacz
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
1
10
JS
San Francisco Giants
SS
East Los Angeles College
1
11
JS
Ronald Evans
Boston Red Sox
3B
1
12
JS
Del Bender
Montreal Expos
OF
Miami-Dade College
1
13
JS
John Brown
Cleveland Indians
OF
South Georgia College
1
14
JS
Scott Burk
Cincinnati Reds
SS-P
1
15
JS
Billy Severns
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
University of Oklahoma
1
16
JS
David Stevens
Atlanta Braves
OF
American River College
1
17
JS
Phil Doktor
Detroit Tigers
SS
1
18
JS
Mike Denevi
Kansas City Royals
SS
1
19
JS
Ward Wilson
New York Mets
C
Valencia Community College
1
20
JS
California Angels
OF
University of South Carolina
1
21
JS
Larry Buckle
San Diego Padres
P
Long Beach City College
1
22
JS
Texas Rangers
1B
University of South Alabama
1
23
JS
Houston Astros
C
Brevard Community College
2
24
JS
Monty Bothwell
Oakland Athletics
OF
Cypress College
2
25
JS
St. Louis Cardinals
1B
Glendale Community College
2
26
JS
Scott Anderson
Minnesota Twins
P
Mesa Community College
2
27
JS
Charles Ledbetter
Chicago Cubs
P
Valencia Community College
2
28
JS
Donald Kuhnoff
Baltimore Orioles
SS
Los Angeles Valley College
2
29
JS
Ernie Mauritson
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Chabot College
2
30
JS
New York Yankees
P
College of the Redwoods
2
31
JS
Tim Pagnozzi
Philadelphia Phillies
SS
Mesa Community College
2
32
JS
James Crosta
Chicago White Sox
SS
University of Miami
2
33
JS
Ray Gault
San Francisco Giants
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
2
34
JS
Mark Liber
Montreal Expos
P
Mesa Community College
2
35
JS
Jackie Snell
Cleveland Indians
P
Wallace Community College
2
36
JS
Jeff Hardy
Milwaukee Brewers
SS
Gulf Coast Community College
2
37
JS
Mike Parkinson
Detroit Tigers
IF
Mount San Antonio College
2
38
JS
William Yarbrough
Kansas City Royals
IF
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
2
39
JS
James Dyer
New York Mets
SS
Arizona Western College
2
40
JS
Randy Rogers
California Angels
1B
University of California-Riverside
2
41
JS
Gerald Green
Houston Astros
P
Lower Columbia Community College
3
42
JS
Dirk Blankenship
Minnesota Twins
P
Blinn College
3
43
JS
Baltimore Orioles
P
Franklin & Marshall College
3
44
JS
Steve Wilkins
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
3
45
JS
Thomas Baxter
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
3
46
JS
Montreal Expos
C
Louisburg College
3
47
JS
Brian Rusca
Detroit Tigers
P
West Valley College
3
48
JS
Denny Martindale
Kansas City Royals
2B-P
4
49
JS
Erik Hendricks
Baltimore Orioles
P
Chabot College
1975 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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