1976 Baseball Draft

The 1976 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1976 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)
1976 Baseball Draft

1976 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

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1
JaR
Detroit Tigers
OF
1
2
JaR
Houston Astros
P
Southern Arkansas University
1
3
JaR
David Globig
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
University of Minnesota
1
4
JaR
William Free
Atlanta Braves
P
Tuskegee University
1
5
JaR
Steve Tebbetts
California Angels
OF
1
6
JaR
Keith Miller
San Diego Padres
OF
University of New Orleans
1
7
JaR
Jesse Baez
Chicago White Sox
C
Cerritos College
1
8
JaR
John Faley
Chicago Cubs
P
Camden County College
1
9
JaR
Minnesota Twins
P
Mount San Antonio College
1
10
JaR
Steve Miller
Montreal Expos
P
Lower Columbia Community College
1
11
JaR
Jerome Hojnacki
Texas Rangers
1B
Northwestern University
1
12
JaR
Lazando Washington
San Francisco Giants
OF
Los Angeles Harbor College
1
13
JaR
Julian Rodriguez
Cleveland Indians
P
Palm Beach State College
1
14
JaR
Dean Moranda
New York Mets
P
Fresno City College
1
15
JaR
New York Yankees
P
Yavapai College
1
16
JaR
Fulvio Bertolotti
St. Louis Cardinals
C
Merced College
1
17
JaR
Stephen Beene
Kansas City Royals
OF
University of Central Arkansas
1
18
JaR
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Miami-Dade College
1
19
JaR
Raphael Hampton
Baltimore Orioles
OF
1
20
JaR
Michael Wetklow
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Sacramento City College
1
21
JaR
Nate Puryear
Boston Red Sox
P
Stillman College
1
22
JaR
Michael Imhoff
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Polk State College
1
23
JaR
Colin Danielsen
Oakland Athletics
P
Pasadena City College
1
24
JaR
Roderick Patterson
Cincinnati Reds
P
2
25
JaR
Gerald Price
Detroit Tigers
2B
Diablo Valley College
2
26
JaR
Thomas Offerman
Houston Astros
P
Nassau Community College
2
27
JaR
Victor Jacobsen
Milwaukee Brewers
3B
Big Bend Community College
2
28
JaR
Carl Pankratz
Atlanta Braves
P
Temple College
2
29
JaR
Stephen Lettric
California Angels
P
San Jose City College
2
30
JaR
Bill Springman
San Diego Padres
2B
Cerritos College
2
31
JaR
John Reiter
Chicago White Sox
P
St. Louis Community College-Meramec
2
32
JaR
Bryan Johnson
Chicago Cubs
C
Bellevue Community College
2
33
JaR
Jim Leicht
Minnesota Twins
P
Fullerton College
2
34
JaR
Scott Winston
Montreal Expos
P
Chipola College
2
35
JaR
Paul Givens
Texas Rangers
P
San Jose City College
2
36
JaR
John Harper
San Francisco Giants
P
Los Angeles Pierce College
2
37
JaR
Jamie Lopez
Cleveland Indians
1B
Yavapai College
2
38
JaR
New York Mets
OF
Mesa Community College
2
39
JaR
New York Yankees
OF
Chabot College
2
40
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Yavapai College
2
41
JaR
Matt Mullins
Kansas City Royals
SS-P
Los Angeles Harbor College
2
42
JaR
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Miami-Dade College
2
43
JaR
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Central Arizona College
2
44
JaR
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Cerritos College
2
45
JaR
Boston Red Sox
P
Santa Ana College
2
46
JaR
Joseph Ward
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
2
47
JaR
Christian Jensen
Oakland Athletics
2B
Trenton State College
2
48
JaR
Dwayne Mikemann
Cincinnati Reds
P
Rose State College
3
49
JaR
Mike Yackee
Detroit Tigers
P
Citrus College
3
50
JaR
Mark Post
Houston Astros
P
Keystone College
3
51
JaR
William LaRosa
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Cuyahoga Community College
3
52
JaR
Larry Wright
Atlanta Braves
P
Georgia Perimeter College
3
53
JaR
Kenneth Gooch
California Angels
SS
Yuba Community College
3
54
JaR
Stephen Conner
San Diego Padres
OF
Volunteer State Community College
3
55
JaR
Mike Estes
Chicago White Sox
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
3
56
JaR
Chicago Cubs
P
Blinn College
3
57
JaR
John Breaux
Minnesota Twins
P
Mount San Antonio College
3
58
JaR
Doug Simunic
Montreal Expos
OF
St. Clair County Community College
3
59
JaR
John Phenix
Texas Rangers
OF
3
60
JaR
Fred Shourds
San Francisco Giants
OF
3
61
JaR
Reginald Pearman
Cleveland Indians
1B
3
62
JaR
New York Mets
1B-C
Middle Georgia College
3
63
JaR
Darnell Waters
New York Yankees
SS
Chabot College
3
64
JaR
James Harskamp
St. Louis Cardinals
IF
Merced College
3
65
JaR
Charles Maynard
Kansas City Royals
P
College of San Mateo
3
66
JaR
Ricky Burdette
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Chipola College
3
67
JaR
Craig Robinson
Baltimore Orioles
C-1B
Chipola College
3
68
JaR
Paul Bain
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
El Camino College
3
69
JaR
Steven Schneck
Boston Red Sox
P
Kalamazoo Valley Community College
3
70
JaR
Ken Lelek
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Monroe Community College
3
71
JaR
Barton Braun
Oakland Athletics
P
Solano Community College
3
72
JaR
Thomas McClendon
Cincinnati Reds
SS
Wallace Community College
4
73
JaR
Larry Randel
Detroit Tigers
SS
Fullerton College
4
74
JaR
California Angels
C
Los Angeles Pierce College
4
75
JaR
Milton Smith
San Diego Padres
3B
Southwestern Community College
4
76
JaR
Robert Kocol
Chicago White Sox
OF
Brevard Community College
4
77
JaR
Ray Dimick
Chicago Cubs
P
Los Angeles Pierce College
4
78
JaR
John Altman
Minnesota Twins
P
Linn-Benton Community College
4
79
JaR
Michael Mann
Montreal Expos
P
St. Clair County Community College
4
80
JaR
San Francisco Giants
1B
Citrus College
4
81
JaR
Cleo DeWitt
Cleveland Indians
C-OF
South Florida Community College
4
82
JaR
Theron Baker
New York Mets
C-3B
Georgia Perimeter College
4
83
JaR
Jay Elmore
New York Yankees
P
Metropolitan Community College-Longview
4
84
JaR
William Schopp
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Moorpark College
4
85
JaR
Robert Casanova
Philadelphia Phillies
2B
Grossmont College
4
86
JaR
Howard Ashlock
Baltimore Orioles
P-1B
Cal Poly Pomona
4
87
JaR
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
Spartanburg Methodist College
4
88
JaR
Gary Hoyle
Boston Red Sox
C
Broward College
4
89
JaR
Hillary Nelson
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Chipola College
4
90
JaR
Robert Bohnet
Oakland Athletics
3B
Solano Community College
4
91
JaR
Gary Hill
Cincinnati Reds
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
5
92
JaR
Brian McCaslin
Detroit Tigers
P
Yavapai College
5
93
JaR
California Angels
P
Canada College
5
94
JaR
Chicago White Sox
P
Palm Beach State College
5
95
JaR
Eugene Montgomery
Minnesota Twins
OF-P
College of San Mateo
5
96
JaR
Montreal Expos
2B
Blinn College
5
97
JaR
Jim Wilson
San Francisco Giants
3B
Cerritos College
5
98
JaR
Steven Turco
Cleveland Indians
SS
Broward College
5
99
JaR
Kendall Driggers
New York Mets
P
Florida State College at Jacksonville
5
100
JaR
John Zalopany
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Grossmont College
5
101
JaR
Philadelphia Phillies
P
College of the Canyons
5
102
JaR
Michael Moore
Baltimore Orioles
P
Cleveland State Community College
5
103
JaR
Timothy DeWald
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Cypress College
5
104
JaR
Roscoe Alburtis
Boston Red Sox
1B
Blinn College
5
105
JaR
Chris Keyes
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Big Bend Community College
5
106
JaR
Joe Ferri
Oakland Athletics
OF
Pasadena City College
5
107
JaR
Glenn Bonnell
Cincinnati Reds
SS
Milford High School (Milford,OH)
6
108
JaR
Garry Grafton
Detroit Tigers
P
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
6
109
JaR
Howard Herl
California Angels
P
Essex County College
6
110
JaR
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
6
111
JaR
Minnesota Twins
OF
West Valley College
6
112
JaR
Matthew Gaglione
Montreal Expos
OF
Chipola College
6
113
JaR
Stephen McKown
San Francisco Giants
P
Hutchinson Community College
6
114
JaR
Kenneth Jarahek
Cleveland Indians
OF
Pensacola State College
6
115
JaR
Alvin Moore
New York Mets
OF
South Georgia College
6
116
JaR
Randy Toogood
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Glendale Community College
6
117
JaR
Tony Dorsey
Philadelphia Phillies
OF-2B
Ranger College
6
118
JaR
Michael Long
Baltimore Orioles
P
Central Arizona College
6
119
JaR
Robert Weis
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Sacramento City College
6
120
JaR
Jeffrey Spahr
Boston Red Sox
P
Gulf Coast Community College
6
121
JaR
John Duda
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Yakima Valley Community College
6
122
JaR
Greg Fite
Oakland Athletics
P
Laney College
6
123
JaR
Alfred Nichols
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Bakersfield College
7
124
JaR
Albert Wilson
Detroit Tigers
OF
Concordia College
7
125
JaR
Dan Gausepohl
California Angels
C-OF
Long Beach City College
7
126
JaR
Minnesota Twins
P
San Bernardino Valley College
7
127
JaR
Ronnie Mears
Montreal Expos
2B-SS
Contra Costa College
7
128
JaR
Steve Huff
San Francisco Giants
P
Phoenix College
7
129
JaR
Victor Herold
Cleveland Indians
1B
Broward College
7
130
JaR
New York Mets
P
Long Beach City College
7
131
JaR
Roger Nolan
St. Louis Cardinals
OF-1B
North Hills (Pittsburgh, PA)
7
132
JaR
Michael Glenn
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Ranger College
7
133
JaR
Paul Burgess
Baltimore Orioles
P
7
134
JaR
Mark Garber
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Antelope Valley College
7
135
JaR
Boston Red Sox
P
Auburn University
7
136
JaR
David Froehlich
Cincinnati Reds
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
8
137
JaR
Thomas Crisler
California Angels
P
South Georgia College
8
138
JaR
Lloyd Ard
Minnesota Twins
P
Chipola College
8
139
JaR
Robert Volk
Montreal Expos
C
Cerritos College
8
140
JaR
Eric Mustad
San Francisco Giants
P
Citrus College
8
141
JaR
Jeffrey Muehling
Cleveland Indians
P
Lincoln Land Community College
8
142
JaR
Fred Westfall
New York Mets
P
San Diego Mesa College
8
143
JaR
David Mobley
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Chipola College
8
144
JaR
Thomas Popovich
Philadelphia Phillies
2B-SS
8
145
JaR
Patrico Espinosa
Baltimore Orioles
P
UCLA
8
146
JaR
Richard Barnhart
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Green River Community College
8
147
JaR
Russell Cain
Boston Red Sox
C
Wallace Community College
8
148
JaR
Jerry veale
Cincinnati Reds
P
Jefferson State Community College
9
149
JaR
Jim Christiansen
California Angels
3B-OF
Fullerton College
9
150
JaR
John Thiele
Montreal Expos
C
Pasadena City College
9
151
JaR
Robert Ruth
San Francisco Giants
P
Centralia College
9
152
JaR
Douglas Hogan
Cleveland Indians
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
9
153
JaR
Theodore O'Neil
New York Mets
P
Rollins College
9
154
JaR
Ronald Swanson
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Contra Costa College
9
155
JaR
Frank Horak
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Pasadena City College
9
156
JaR
Rickey Lear
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Valencia Community College
10
157
JaR
Michael Shipley
California Angels
P
Barstow College
10
158
JaR
Robert Watkins
Montreal Expos
P
Grossmont College
10
159
JaR
Robert Tumer
San Francisco Giants
P
Treasure Valley Community College
10
160
JaR
Jerry valentine
Cleveland Indians
3B
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
10
161
JaR
Gary Corrado
New York Mets
P
Luzerne County Community College
10
162
JaR
Mark Hoffman
St. Louis Cardinals
P
10
163
JaR
Mark Taylor
Philadelphia Phillies
P
St. Johns River Community College
10
164
JaR
Robert Benda
Los Angeles Dodgers
SS-2B
Palm Beach State College
11
165
JaR
Don Jones
California Angels
C
Barstow College
11
166
JaR
Kevin Minter
Montreal Expos
P
Moorpark College
11
167
JaR
James Johnson
Cleveland Indians
IF
Monroe Community College
11
168
JaR
Erik Netson
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Diablo Valley College
11
169
JaR
Charles Young
Los Angeles Dodgers
P-3B
Los Angeles Pierce College
12
170
JaR
Marty Serrano
California Angels
SS
San Jose City College
12
171
JaR
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Treasure Valley Community College
13
172
JaR
California Angels
1B
Fullerton College
14
173
JaR
Charles Cassell
California Angels
P
Barstow College
15
174
JaR
Steven Balla
California Angels
P
Gavilan College
16
175
JaR
Lawrence Cole
California Angels
P
Butte College
1976 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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