1984 Baseball Draft

The 1984 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1984 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)
1984 Baseball Draft

1984 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JaS
New York Yankees
P
Mount Vernon Nazarene University
1
2
JaS
Lyle Swepson
San Francisco Giants
SS
Louisburg College
1
3
JaS
Boston Red Sox
1B
Mercer County Community College
1
4
JaS
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Middle Georgia College
1
5
JaS
Kurt Beamesderfer
Baltimore Orioles
C
Fullerton College
1
6
JaS
Gregg Sciliffelbein
Montreal Expos
OF
Allen County Community College
1
7
JaS
Chicago White Sox
P
Connors State College
1
8
JaS
San Diego Padres
iF-Of
Baltimore City Community College
1
9
JaS
Alan Sontag
Minnesota Twins
P
Indian River State College
1
10
JaS
Ronnie Gideon
Pittsburgh Pirates
1B
Panola College
1
11
JaS
Ray Rosthenhausler
Seattle Mariners
IF
Pima Community College
1
12
JaS
Steve Beer
Atlanta Braves
P
Santa Ana College
1
13
JaS
Andy Leonard
Kansas City Royals
C
Canada College
1
14
JaS
Dennis Carter
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Chipola College
1
15
JaS
Mark Hamann
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Taft College
1
16
JaS
Blaine Deabenferter
Cleveland Indians
P
Louisburg College
1
17
JaS
Darrel Clifton
Philadelphia Phillies
SS
Blinn College
1
18
JaS
Houston Astros
P
Taft College
1
19
JaS
Dale Hamrick
Texas Rangers
3B-C
Spartanburg Methodist College
1
20
JaS
Larry Mims
New York Mets
2B
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
1
21
JaS
Steve Wiley
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Indian River State College
1
22
JaS
Fred Carter
Cincinnati Reds
3B
Millwood (Oklahoma City, OK)
1
23
JaS
Scott Schultz
Detroit Tigers
3B
Mira Costa College
1
24
JaS
Rob Bartlett
Chicago Cubs
OF
Citrus College
1
25
JaS
Michael Walker
Oakland Athletics
SS
Cerritos College
1
26
JaS
Robert Auth
California Angels
P
Miami-Dade College
2
27
JaS
Tom Bryant
New York Yankees
3B
2
28
JaS
Terence Guzman
San Francisco Giants
P
Ferrum College
2
29
JaS
Larry Herrel
Boston Red Sox
P
2
30
JaS
Vince Shinholster
Los Angeles Dodgers
SS
Santa Ana College
2
31
JaS
Baltimore Orioles
P
Brookdale Community College
2
32
JaS
James Rockey
Montreal Expos
OF
San Jose City College
2
33
JaS
Mike Clarkin
Chicago White Sox
P
Normandale Community College
2
34
JaS
Lynn Van Every
San Diego Padres
SS
College of Southern Idaho
2
35
JaS
Kenneth Shaw
Minnesota Twins
P
Miami-Dade College
2
36
JaS
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
McLennan Community College
2
37
JaS
Robert Nettles
Seattle Mariners
P
Orange County Community College
2
38
JaS
Atlanta Braves
1B
Santa Ana College
2
39
JaS
Kansas City Royals
OF
Hagerstown Community College
2
40
JaS
Shell Scott
St. Louis Cardinals
3B
College of Southern Idaho
2
41
JaS
Tim Rypien
Toronto Blue Jays
OF
Spokane Falls Community College
2
42
JaS
Joe Giordanella
Cleveland Indians
P
Lindenhurst (Lindenhurst,NY)
2
43
JaS
Philadelphia Phillies
OF-P
Hill College
2
44
JaS
Donald Enoch
Houston Astros
P
Mercer County Community College
2
45
JaS
Darryl Stephens
Texas Rangers
OF
Stanford University
2
46
JaS
Jerry Mack
New York Mets
2B
Iowa Western Community College
2
47
JaS
Kevin Monk
Milwaukee Brewers
1B
Los Angeles Community College
2
48
JaS
Don Cohoon
Detroit Tigers
3B
Chipola College
2
49
JaS
Arnold Isaac
Oakland Athletics
OF
Wharton County Junior College
2
50
JaS
Thomas Thompson
California Angels
OF
3
51
JaS
Donald Lewis
New York Yankees
P
3
52
JaS
Boston Red Sox
P
Michigan State University
3
53
JaS
Marty Lanoux
Montreal Expos
2B
Santa Fe Community College
3
54
JaS
Jim Phelps
Chicago White Sox
P
3
55
JaS
John Martin
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
Golden West College
3
56
JaS
Mike Yastrzemski
Atlanta Braves
OF
3
57
JaS
Chris Miller
Toronto Blue Jays
SS
3
58
JaS
Erick Rapp
Cleveland Indians
P
Centralia College
3
59
JaS
Rickey Darwin
Philadelphia Phillies
P
3
60
JaS
William King
Houston Astros
SS
3
61
JaS
Carlos Calderon
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
3
62
JaS
Keith Felden
California Angels
P
St. Petersburg College
4
63
JaS
David Zapien
New York Yankees
1B
Centralia College
4
64
JaS
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Kankakee Community College
4
65
JaS
Arned Hernandez
Atlanta Braves
OF
Arizona Western College
4
66
JaS
Darwin Freeman
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
El Camino College
5
67
JaS
Mark Dudenake
New York Yankees
OF
Orange County Community College
5
68
JaS
Oscar Talley
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Ferrum College
5
69
JaS
Tony Leonardi
Atlanta Braves
P
1984 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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