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

1
1
JaS
Minnesota Twins
P
1
2
JaS
San Francisco Giants
OF
1
3
JaS
Chicago White Sox
OF
Golden West College
1
4
JaS
LaMart Harris
Montreal Expos
OF
Ranger College
1
5
JaS
Kansas City Royals
SS
Mesa Community College
1
6
JaS
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
1
7
JaS
Baltimore Orioles
SS
University of Miami
1
8
JaS
San Diego Padres
P
University of Oklahoma
1
9
JaS
David Tyler
Boston Red Sox
3B
1
10
JaS
Atlanta Braves
3B
Rice University
1
11
JaS
William Wilborn
New York Yankees
OF
Cosumnes River College
1
12
JaS
Jack Lawson
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Phoenix College
1
13
JaS
Thomas Baxter
Oakland Athletics
P
Hudson County Community College
1
14
JaS
Michael Bungarz
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Chabot College
1
15
JaS
Greg Johnson
California Angels
P
Santa Ana College
1
16
JaS
Steven Kesses
New York Mets
OF
Duke University
1
17
JaS
Cleveland Indians
OF
University of South Carolina
1
18
JaS
Rodney Feight
Houston Astros
P
Indian River State College
1
19
JaS
Jason Passmore
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
1
20
JaS
Glenn Ballard
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
Valencia Community College
1
21
JaS
Texas Rangers
P
Montclair State University
1
22
JaS
Cincinnati Reds
P-OF
San Jacinto College
1
23
JaS
Ray Gault
Detroit Tigers
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
1
24
JaS
Peter Brown
Chicago Cubs
P
2
25
JaS
Steve Benson
Minnesota Twins
SS
Arizona Western College
2
26
JaS
Roderick Ingram
San Francisco Giants
OF-C
Linfield College
2
27
JaS
Chicago White Sox
P
University of Texas
2
28
JaS
Stephen Walsh
Montreal Expos
P
Saint Louis University
2
29
JaS
Ron Wrobel
Kansas City Royals
P
Yavapai College
2
30
JaS
Jerry Schmidt
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Lewis-Clark State College
2
31
JaS
Erik Hendricks
Baltimore Orioles
P
Chabot College
2
32
JaS
San Diego Padres
P
2
33
JaS
Greg Jemison
Boston Red Sox
OF
Seton Hall University
2
34
JaS
Atlanta Braves
OF
2
35
JaS
Frank McCann
New York Yankees
SS
University of Delaware
2
36
JaS
Charles Dorgan
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Green River Community College
2
37
JaS
Donald Heniey
Oakland Athletics
OF
Mercer County Community College
2
38
JaS
Gary Skow
St. Louis Cardinals
1B
Yavapai College
2
39
JaS
California Angels
1B
Los Angeles Pierce College
2
40
JaS
Greg Fisher
New York Mets
IF
Diablo Valley College
2
41
JaS
George Mahan
Cleveland Indians
P
Michigan State University
2
42
JaS
Randy Wallace
Houston Astros
3B-OF
2
43
JaS
Jon Dempsey
Milwaukee Brewers
P
2
44
JaS
Stephen Powers
Philadelphia Phillies
P
2
45
JaS
Richard Comeau
Texas Rangers
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
2
46
JaS
Clarence Syers
Cincinnati Reds
P
College of the Canyons
2
47
JaS
Detroit Tigers
P
Chaffey College
2
48
JaS
Steven Winfield
Chicago Cubs
P
Panola College
3
49
JaS
Mike Arlotta
Minnesota Twins
P
Miami-Dade College
3
50
JaS
Daniel Hartwig
San Francisco Giants
P
Antelope Valley College
3
51
JaS
Dennis Sandoval
Chicago White Sox
P
Fullerton College
3
52
JaS
Kurt Boesch
Montreal Expos
P
Clackamas Community College
3
53
JaS
Kansas City Royals
P
University of North Carolina
3
54
JaS
Tim Huff
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Gardner-Webb University
3
55
JaS
William Yarbrough
Baltimore Orioles
IF
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
3
56
JaS
Stanley Cannon
San Diego Padres
OF-1B
Pensacola State College
3
57
JaS
Boston Red Sox
P
3
58
JaS
Atlanta Braves
P
Gavilan College
3
59
JaS
Larry Buckle
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Long Beach City College
3
60
JaS
Stephen Muccio
Oakland Athletics
SS
Valencia Community College
3
61
JaS
St. Louis Cardinals
P
3
62
JaS
Steve King
California Angels
C
University of South Carolina
3
63
JaS
Michael Coppess
New York Mets
P
Chaffey College
3
64
JaS
Thomas Egan
Cleveland Indians
2B
3
65
JaS
Marvin Hammock
Philadelphia Phillies
SS
Miami-Dade College
3
66
JaS
Len Glowzenski
Texas Rangers
P
Seton Hall University
3
67
JaS
Detroit Tigers
OF-1B
Mount San Antonio College
4
68
JaS
Gary Bowers
Minnesota Twins
P
Fullerton College
4
69
JaS
Richard Holloway
San Francisco Giants
P
Gulf Coast Community College
4
70
JaS
Mike Tulacz
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
4
71
JaS
Daniel Newell
Montreal Expos
P
Ohio Dominican University
4
72
JaS
Ron Kainer
Kansas City Royals
P
4
73
JaS
Phillip Pundt
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Miami-Dade College
4
74
JaS
Stephen vaughan
Baltimore Orioles
OF
4
75
JaS
San Diego Padres
P
University of Kansas
4
76
JaS
Bruce Poole
Boston Red Sox
P
University of South Alabama
4
77
JaS
Condredge Holloway
Atlanta Braves
SS
4
78
JaS
James Kopatz
St. Louis Cardinals
P
University of Illinois
4
79
JaS
California Angels
P
Hartnell College
4
80
JaS
New York Mets
P
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
4
81
JaS
Dan Massari
Cleveland Indians
1B
University of Oklahoma
4
82
JaS
James Watkins
Texas Rangers
OF
Valencia Community College
4
83
JaS
Ben Hines
Detroit Tigers
SS
Cypress College
5
84
JaS
Robert Dinges
Minnesota Twins
OF-1B
Foothill College
5
85
JaS
William Krampe
San Francisco Giants
P
5
86
JaS
Michael Otto
Chicago White Sox
P
Sacramento City College
5
87
JaS
Alphonso Eiland
Kansas City Royals
SS
Los Angeles Harbor College
5
88
JaS
Richard Hand
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Brown University
5
89
JaS
Jim Skaalen
Baltimore Orioles
1B-3b
San Diego State University
5
90
JaS
Greg Stahl
California Angels
SS
Los Angeles Harbor College
5
91
JaS
William Evers
Cleveland Indians
C
Eckerd College
6
92
JaS
Robert Knezerich
Minnesota Twins
P
6
93
JaS
William Eve
San Francisco Giants
1B
Miami-Dade College
6
94
JaS
Chicago White Sox
SS
Miami-Dade College
6
95
JaS
George Robins
Kansas City Royals
OF-P
6
96
JaS
Gerald Green
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Lower Columbia Community College
6
97
JaS
Randy Johnson
Baltimore Orioles
3B
San Diego State University
7
98
JaS
Robert Cramer
San Francisco Giants
P
Columbia Basin College
7
99
JaS
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
7
100
JaS
Albert Kissner
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
University of New Haven
7
101
JaS
Paul Tasker
Baltimore Orioles
C-3B
8
102
JaS
Greg Vogel
San Francisco Giants
IF
Penn State University
8
103
JaS
John Racanelli
Chicago White Sox
P
9
104
JaS
Robert Healey
Chicago White Sox
P
St. Louis Community College-Meramec
10
105
JaS
Karl Schroeder
Chicago White Sox
P
University of Oklahoma
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.

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