1977 Baseball Draft

The 1977 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1977 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)
1977 Baseball Draft

1977 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

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1
JaR
Calvin Adams
Montreal Expos
C-3B
Central Arizona College
1
2
JaR
Simon Glenn
Chicago White Sox
OF
Blinn College
1
3
JaR
Daryl Bailey
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Monroe Community College
1
4
JaR
Curt Reade
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Allan Hancock College
1
5
JaR
Raphael Hampton
Detroit Tigers
OF
Jackson Community College
1
6
JaR
Kevin Chapman
San Diego Padres
P
Mount San Antonio College
1
7
JaR
California Angels
IF
Pasadena City College
1
8
JaR
Gareth Ledbetter
San Francisco Giants
C
Santa Ana College
1
9
JaR
Texas Rangers
P
San Jose City College
1
10
JaR
Blane McDonald
Chicago Cubs
OF
South Florida Community College
1
11
JaR
Michael Elliott
Cleveland Indians
P
West Hills College
1
12
JaR
Victor Walters
Houston Astros
P
Miami-Dade College
1
13
JaR
Marcus Bell
Boston Red Sox
P
Cleveland State Community College
1
14
JaR
David Sullivan
New York Mets
OF
Yavapai College
1
15
JaR
Lance Haliberg
Minnesota Twins
SS
San Bernardino Valley College
1
16
JaR
Tom Fiesthumel
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
1
17
JaR
Dennis Wyszynski
Oakland Athletics
P
Mercer County Community College
1
18
JaR
Tim Gloyd
Los Angeles Dodgers
SS
Sacramento City College
1
19
JaR
Baltimore Orioles
SS
Columbia State Community College
1
20
JaR
Michael Childs
Philadelphia Phillies
C
Ranger College
1
21
JaR
Cliff Roberts
Kansas City Royals
OF
Brevard Community College
1
22
JaR
Gregg Lorenz
Cincinnati Reds
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
1
23
JaR
Robert Moncur
New York Yankees
OF
Utah Valley State College
1
24
JaR
Paul Givens
Seattle Mariners
P
Fresno City College
1
25
JaR
Bradford Ross
Toronto Blue Jays
OF
Blinn College
2
26
JaR
Robert Sagers
Montreal Expos
iF-Of
2
27
JaR
Handsome Roundtree
Chicago White Sox
P
Orange County Community College
2
28
JaR
Romel Beck
Atlanta Braves
SS
East Los Angeles College
2
29
JaR
Dale LaBar
Milwaukee Brewers
3B
2
30
JaR
Rob Dondero
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Mesa Community College
2
31
JaR
David Witty
Detroit Tigers
P
Yavapai College
2
32
JaR
James Haight
San Diego Padres
P
Wilmington University
2
33
JaR
Guy Jones
California Angels
P
College of the Sequoias
2
34
JaR
Lyle Brackenridge
San Francisco Giants
SS
Pasadena City College
2
35
JaR
Phil Cordova
Texas Rangers
C
Colby College
2
36
JaR
Lawrence Paneila
Chicago Cubs
OF
2
37
JaR
Earl Robinson
Cleveland Indians
OF
Gulf Coast Community College
2
38
JaR
Don Harkness
Houston Astros
SS
2
39
JaR
Carl Pankratz
Boston Red Sox
P
Temple College
2
40
JaR
Robert Rossen
New York Mets
OF
St. Petersburg College
2
41
JaR
Craig Kornfeld
Minnesota Twins
aS
Miami-Dade College
2
42
JaR
Randy Cooney
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
2
43
JaR
Pat Dempsey
Oakland Athletics
C
Columbia State Community College
2
44
JaR
Jessie Daniels
Los Angeles Dodgers
2B
Louisburg College
2
45
JaR
Tom Rowe
Baltimore Orioles
P
Rockland Community College
2
46
JaR
Byron Ballard
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Miami-Dade College
2
47
JaR
Jeff Musser
Kansas City Royals
OF
Ferrum College
2
48
JaR
Jack Holmes
Cincinnati Reds
P
Temple College
2
49
JaR
Eddie Mickelsen
New York Yankees
SS
Snow College
2
50
JaR
Mark Schuster
Seattle Mariners
1B
Central Arizona College
2
51
JaR
Tom Penney
Toronto Blue Jays
C
Blinn College
3
52
JaR
Christian Loeffler
Montreal Expos
C
Wharton County Junior College
3
53
JaR
Jeff Vuksan
Chicago White Sox
C
Miami-Dade College
3
54
JaR
Mark Garber
Atlanta Braves
P
Antelope Valley College
3
55
JaR
Stephen Ibarguen
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Panola College
3
56
JaR
Rick Kranitz
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Yavapai College
3
57
JaR
John Tillema
Detroit Tigers
P
De Anza College
3
58
JaR
Michael Bungarz
San Diego Padres
P
Chabot College
3
59
JaR
California Angels
1B
Orange County Community College
3
60
JaR
San Francisco Giants
P
Lower Columbia Community College
3
61
JaR
Billy Bowen
Texas Rangers
OF
Grayson County College
3
62
JaR
Charles Tewell
Chicago Cubs
P
3
63
JaR
Bobby McCormick
Cleveland Indians
OF
Porterville College
3
64
JaR
Stephen McLaughtin
Houston Astros
P
Cleveland State Community College
3
65
JaR
John Morgan
Boston Red Sox
3B
3
66
JaR
Donald Hess
New York Mets
OF
Lamar Community College
3
67
JaR
Stan Cannon
Minnesota Twins
OF
Pensacola State College
3
68
JaR
Joe Kubit
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Valencia Community College
3
69
JaR
Doug Hunt
Oakland Athletics
P
Taft College
3
70
JaR
Rocky Cordova
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Sacramento City College
3
71
JaR
Gerald Coleman
Baltimore Orioles
OF
3
72
JaR
Doug Laufer
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Paris Junior College
3
73
JaR
Robert Engelmeyer
Kansas City Royals
P
3
74
JaR
David Hanna
Cincinnati Reds
P
Phoenix College
3
75
JaR
Peter Padgett
New York Yankees
P
University of Nevada
3
76
JaR
Jeff Cary
Seattle Mariners
P
Pensacola State College
3
77
JaR
Jay Robertson
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Sacramento City College
4
78
JaR
Clifford Mackey
Montreal Expos
P
Linn-Benton Community College
4
79
JaR
Pat Rubino
Chicago White Sox
OF
College of the Canyons
4
80
JaR
Walter Parmenter
Atlanta Braves
OF
Middle Georgia College
4
81
JaR
Richard Nicholson
Milwaukee Brewers
P
4
82
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
3B
San Diego Community College
4
83
JaR
Michael Rostas
Detroit Tigers
P
Central Arizona College
4
84
JaR
Mark Boggs
San Diego Padres
P
Cleveland State Community College
4
85
JaR
Steve England
California Angels
C
Mineral Area College
4
86
JaR
Randy Meyer
San Francisco Giants
P
Mount Hood Community College
4
87
JaR
Greg Pastors
Texas Rangers
SS
Yavapai College
4
88
JaR
Chicago Cubs
OF
4
89
JaR
Norm Churchill
Cleveland Indians
P
Hillsborough Community College
4
90
JaR
Rodney Feight
Boston Red Sox
P
Indian River State College
4
91
JaR
David Vickers
New York Mets
P
Lamar Community College
4
92
JaR
Dean Moranda
Minnesota Twins
P
Fresno City College
4
93
JaR
Mark Endriss
Pittsburgh Pirates
2B
Central Arizona College
4
94
JaR
William Haley
Oakland Athletics
P
Solano Community College
4
95
JaR
Daniel Forer
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Iowa Western Community College
4
96
JaR
Frederick Lund
Baltimore Orioles
P
Sacramento City College
4
97
JaR
Armando Abreu
Philadelphia Phillies
P
4
98
JaR
Brad Coxon
Kansas City Royals
SS
Central Arizona College
4
99
JaR
Kevin Knuth
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Monroe Community College
4
100
JaR
James Harper
New York Yankees
P
Los Medanos College
4
101
JaR
Dan Townsend
Seattle Mariners
OF
Yavapai College
4
102
JaR
Michael Wright
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Fresno City College
5
103
JaR
Michael Hobbs
Montreal Expos
OF
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
5
104
JaR
Michael Selwood
Chicago White Sox
3B-C
Golden West College
5
105
JaR
Randy Wiens
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Merced College
5
106
JaR
Roy Naas
Detroit Tigers
P
Citrus College
5
107
JaR
Brian Winship
California Angels
IF
Yuba Community College
5
108
JaR
Jeff Evans
San Francisco Giants
IF
Golden West College
5
109
JaR
Texas Rangers
1B
Central Arizona College
5
110
JaR
James Messmer
Chicago Cubs
3B
Point Park College
5
111
JaR
Robert Costa
Cleveland Indians
OF
Lakeland Community College
5
112
JaR
Stephen Annarummo
Boston Red Sox
OF
Community College of Rhode Island
5
113
JaR
John Hessler
New York Mets
P
Crowder College
5
114
JaR
Tim Savage
Minnesota Twins
C
San Bernardino Valley College
5
115
JaR
Robert Ferguson
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Point Park College
5
116
JaR
Larry Adams
Oakland Athletics
P
5
117
JaR
Larry Wright
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Georgia Perimeter College
5
118
JaR
Mike Otto
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Sacramento City College
5
119
JaR
Eddie Bonine
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Mesa Community College
5
120
JaR
Walter Paluch
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Triton College
5
121
JaR
Jeffrey Thornton
New York Yankees
OF
Scottsdale Community College
5
122
JaR
Alphonso Eiland
Seattle Mariners
OF-SS
Palomar College
6
123
JaR
William Eady
Montreal Expos
P
Temple College
6
124
JaR
Phillip Francis
Chicago White Sox
P
6
125
JaR
Randy Evans
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Central Arizona College
6
126
JaR
Allan Bauman
Detroit Tigers
P
Lakeland Community College
6
127
JaR
John Hartnell
California Angels
P
El Camino College
6
128
JaR
Dennis Gonsalves
San Francisco Giants
P
El Camino College
6
129
JaR
Steve Righetti
Texas Rangers
3B
San Jose City College
6
130
JaR
Vincent Noldon
Chicago Cubs
OF
Porterville College
6
131
JaR
Kendall Driggers
Cleveland Indians
P
Florida State College at Jacksonville
6
132
JaR
Ron Koenigsfeld
Boston Red Sox
SS
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
6
133
JaR
William Wrightson
New York Mets
1B
De Anza College
6
134
JaR
Russell Fowler
Minnesota Twins
2B
San Diego Mesa College
6
135
JaR
Joel Pyfrom
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Miami-Dade College
6
136
JaR
Robert Bradford
Oakland Athletics
P
Yavapai College
6
137
JaR
Ronald Grout
Los Angeles Dodgers
1B
Wingate University
6
138
JaR
Terrence Swinton
Baltimore Orioles
SS
Community College of Philadelphia
6
139
JaR
Gary Mitchell
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Holyoke Community College
6
140
JaR
Mike Schultz
Cincinnati Reds
P
Yakima Valley Community College
6
141
JaR
Don Keener
Seattle Mariners
3B
Chipola College
7
142
JaR
Montreal Expos
C
Coastal Bend College
7
143
JaR
Martin McDermott
Chicago White Sox
SS-2B
Palm Beach State College
7
144
JaR
St. Louis Cardinals
P
7
145
JaR
Larry Marsh
Detroit Tigers
SS
Mount San Antonio College
7
146
JaR
Barry Acquistapace
California Angels
P
7
147
JaR
San Francisco Giants
P
Treasure Valley Community College
7
148
JaR
Frankie Meason
Texas Rangers
1B
Paris Junior College
7
149
JaR
Tim Mueller
Chicago Cubs
P
College of Southern Idaho
7
150
JaR
Aurelio Cadabia
Cleveland Indians
1B-C
Miami-Dade College
7
151
JaR
Randail Cashore
New York Mets
P
Butte College
7
152
JaR
Minnesota Twins
P
Merced College
7
153
JaR
James Evans
Oakland Athletics
P
7
154
JaR
Randall May
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Yakima Valley Community College
7
155
JaR
Thomas McWilliams
Baltimore Orioles
C
Oakland University
7
156
JaR
Ernest Lee
Philadelphia Phillies
OF-SS
Ranger College
7
157
JaR
Robert Potts
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Yakima Valley Community College
7
158
JaR
Glen Moon
Seattle Mariners
OF
8
159
JaR
Richard Heidorn
Montreal Expos
SS
Ohio State University
8
160
JaR
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
8
161
JaR
Greg Dees
St. Louis Cardinals
C
San Bernardino Valley College
8
162
JaR
Detroit Tigers
P
Monroe County Community College.
8
163
JaR
California Angels
3B
Santa Ana College
8
164
JaR
San Francisco Giants
P
Fullerton College
8
165
JaR
Randall Carter
Chicago Cubs
SS
Arizona Western College
8
166
JaR
Donald Hubbard
Cleveland Indians
1B-3b
Seminole State College of Florida
8
167
JaR
Everett Rey
Minnesota Twins
C
San Joaquin Delta College
8
168
JaR
Michael Boyd
Oakland Athletics
OF
Los Angeles Pierce College
8
169
JaR
Michael Smoot
Baltimore Orioles
3B-C
Georgia Perimeter College
8
170
JaR
Scott Job
Philadelphia Phillies
P
College of Southern Idaho
8
171
JaR
Ronnie Driver
Cincinnati Reds
P
San Jacinto College
8
172
JaR
Porter Wyatt
Seattle Mariners
OF
Palomar College
9
173
JaR
David Waddell
Montreal Expos
P
Trinidad State Junior College
9
174
JaR
Alex Suarez
Chicago White Sox
C-OF
Los Angeles Pierce College
9
175
JaR
James Harskamp
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
Merced College
9
176
JaR
Michael Murphy
Detroit Tigers
P
Macomb Community College
9
177
JaR
Ron Cooper
California Angels
P
Orange County Community College
9
178
JaR
Bart Bass
San Francisco Giants
P
9
179
JaR
Steven Robbins
Cleveland Indians
2B-3b
South Georgia College
9
180
JaR
Richard Holloway
Minnesota Twins
P
Gulf Coast Community College
9
181
JaR
Ricky Allen
Oakland Athletics
OF
Southwestern Community College
9
182
JaR
John Freed
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Miami-Dade College
9
183
JaR
Kevin Williams
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Edmonds Community College
9
184
JaR
Michael Tice
Seattle Mariners
OF
Georgia Perimeter College
10
185
JaR
Michael Mann
Montreal Expos
P
St. Clair County Community College
10
186
JaR
Pete Teixeira
Chicago White Sox
P
Miami-Dade College
10
187
JaR
Terry Mixon
St. Louis Cardinals
2B
Georgia Perimeter College
10
188
JaR
Michael Bateman
Detroit Tigers
SS
Riverside Community College
10
189
JaR
David Bertulli
California Angels
3B
Valencia Community College
10
190
JaR
Dave Morgan
San Francisco Giants
3B
Fresno City College
10
191
JaR
Ernest Gibson
Cleveland Indians
SS-OF
South Georgia College
10
192
JaR
Casey Hagan
Minnesota Twins
P
Los Angeles Harbor College
10
193
JaR
Eric Snider
Philadelphia Phillies
P-C
Diablo Valley College
10
194
JaR
Norman Walker
Cincinnati Reds
OF
San Jacinto College
10
195
JaR
James Hall
Seattle Mariners
2B-SS
11
196
JaR
Gregory Cox
Montreal Expos
P
11
197
JaR
Rodolfo Arias
Chicago White Sox
C
Miami-Dade College
11
198
JaR
California Angels
2B
Mesa Community College
11
199
JaR
Mark Clapham
Minnesota Twins
P
11
200
JaR
David Labrum
Philadelphia Phillies
P
College of Southern Idaho
11
201
JaR
Michael Gouch
Cincinnati Reds
P
Kingsborough Community College
12
202
JaR
Gregory Charzanowski
Montreal Expos
SS
St. Clair County Community College
12
203
JaR
Michae Powell
Chicago White Sox
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
12
204
JaR
Manuel Adams
Minnesota Twins
OF-C
Fresno City College
12
205
JaR
Bob Demier
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Metropolitan Community College-Longview
13
206
JaR
Joseph Netzler
Chicago White Sox
P
13
207
JaR
Dale Adair
Minnesota Twins
IF
Mount San Antonio College
14
208
JaR
Ted May
Chicago White Sox
OF
Cleveland State Community College
14
209
JaR
David Free
Minnesota Twins
P
San Diego Mesa College
15
210
JaR
Russ Penfold
Minnesota Twins
P
Cypress College
16
211
JaR
Minnesota Twins
3B-1b
College of the Sequoias
1977 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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