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
JS
Frank Ferroni
Minnesota Twins
P
Central Arizona College
1
2
JS
Bill Springman
Pittsburgh Pirates
2B
Oral Roberts University
1
3
JS
Chicago White Sox
OF
1
4
JS
John Fenwick
San Francisco Giants
SS
Anoka High School (Anoka, MN)
1
5
JS
Richard Holloway
Oakland Athletics
P
Gulf Coast Community College
1
6
JS
Aurelio Cadahia
Philadelphia Phillies
1B-C
Miami-Dade College
1
7
JS
Stephen Collins
Boston Red Sox
P
1
8
JS
David Su livan
Chicago Cubs
OF
Yavapai College
1
9
JS
Steve Lerner
Baltimore Orioles
P
University of Miami
1
10
JS
Calvin Adams
Montreal Expos
OF-3B
Central Arizona College
1
11
JS
Byron Ballard
New York Yankees
P
Miami-Dade College
1
12
JS
Simon Glenn
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Blinn College
1
13
JS
Tom Penney
Toronto Blue Jays
OF
Blinn College
1
14
JS
Ron Driver
Milwaukee Brewers
P
San Jacinto College
1
15
JS
Robert Potts
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Yakima Valley Community College
1
16
JS
John Shouse
Cleveland Indians
IF
1
17
JS
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
UCLA
1
18
JS
Texas Rangers
P
Yavapai College
1
19
JS
Victor Walters
Houston Astros
P
Miami-Dade College
1
20
JS
California Angels
P
Chaffey College
1
21
JS
Michael Bates
Kansas City Royals
P
Phoenix College
1
22
JS
Mark Martin
Atlanta Braves
C
San Jacinto College
1
23
JS
Detroit Tigers
P
Monroe Community College
1
24
JS
Allen Pye
New York Mets
P
Georgia Perimeter College
1
25
JS
Rodolfo Arias
Seattle Mariners
C
Miami-Dade South Community College
2
26
JS
Gary Bozich
Minnesota Twins
2B
St. Petersburg College
2
27
JS
Michael Setwood
Pittsburgh Pirates
3B-C
Golden West College
2
28
JS
David Daniels
Chicago White Sox
OF
2
29
JS
San Francisco Giants
1B
2
30
JS
Jack Holmes
Oakland Athletics
P
Temple College
2
31
JS
Ronald Lee
Boston Red Sox
SS
Blinn College
2
32
JS
Jerome Ahlert
Chicago Cubs
SS
2
33
JS
Earl Robinson
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Gulf Coast Community College
2
34
JS
New York Yankees
P
2
35
JS
Greg Pastors
St. Louis Cardinals
IF
Yavapai College
2
36
JS
Curt Reade
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Allan Hancock College
2
37
JS
Blane McDonald
Cincinnati Reds
C
South Florida Community College
2
38
JS
Steven Robbins
Cleveland Indians
2B-3b
South Georgia College
2
39
JS
Rick Kranitz
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Yavapai College
2
40
JS
Steve Winfield
Texas Rangers
P
Panola College
2
41
JS
Michae Stover
California Angels
P
Brigham Young University
2
42
JS
Billy Bowen
Atlanta Braves
OF
Grayson County College
2
43
JS
David Witty
Detroit Tigers
P
Yavapai College
2
44
JS
New York Mets
P
Lower Columbia Community College
3
45
JS
Michael Childs
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Ranger College
3
46
JS
Greg Moyer
Chicago White Sox
OF
Cerritos College
3
47
JS
Dave Morgan
Oakland Athletics
3B
Fresno City College
3
48
JS
Marcus Bell
Chicago Cubs
P
Cleveland State Community College
3
49
JS
Michael Rostas
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Central Arizona College
3
50
JS
Kevin Williams
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF-1B
Edmonds Community College
3
51
JS
Lyle Brackenridge
California Angels
SS
Pasadena City College
3
52
JS
Peter Padgett
Detroit Tigers
P
University of Nevada
4
53
JS
Casey Hagan
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Los Angeles Harbor College
4
54
JS
Michael Mann
Oakland Athletics
P
St. Clair County Community College
4
55
JS
Randall Bonner
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
5
56
JS
Frederick Lund
Oakland Athletics
P
Sacramento City College
6
57
JS
Rob Dondero
Oakland Athletics
P
Mesa Community College
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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