1974 Amateur Draft

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1974 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 San Diego Padres Bill Almon SS Brown University (Col.) Providence, RI
2 Texas Rangers Tommy Boggs RHP Lanier High School (Austin) (HS) Austin, TX
3 Philadelphia Phillies Lonnie Smith OF Centennial High School (Compton) (HS) Compton, CA
4 Cleveland Indians Tom Brennan RHP Lewis University (Col.) Chicago, IL
5 Atlanta Braves Dale Murphy C Wilson High School (Portland) (HS) Portland, OR
6 Milwaukee Brewers Butch Edge RHP El Camino High School (Sacramento) (HS) Sacramento, CA
7 Chicago Cubs Scot Thompson OF Knoch High School (HS) Renfrew, PA
8 Chicago White Sox Larry Monroe RHP Forest View High School (HS) Mt. Prospect, IL
9 Montreal Expos Ron Sorey 3B Stebbins High School (HS) Dayton, OH
10 California Angels Mike Miley SS Louisiana State University (Col.) Yazoo City, MS
11 Pittsburgh Pirates Rod Scurry LHP Procter R. Hug High School (HS) Sparks, NV
12 New York Yankees Dennis Sherrill SS South Miami High School (HS) Miami, FL
13 St. Louis Cardinals Garry Templeton SS Valley High School (Santa Ana) (HS) Santa Ana, CA
14 Minnesota Twins Ted Shipley SS Vanderbilt University (Col.) Chattanooga, TN
15 Houston Astros Kevin Drake OF Cabrillo High School (Lompoc) (HS) Lompoc, CA
16 Detroit Tigers Lance Parrish 3B Walnut (CA) High School (HS) Diamond Bar, CA
17 New York Mets Cliff Speck RHP Beaverton High School (HS) Beaverton, OR
18 Kansas City Royals Willie Wilson OF Summit (NJ) High School (HS) Summit, NJ
19 San Francisco Giants Terry Lee 2B San Luis Obispo High School (HS) San Luis Obispo, CA
20 Boston Red Sox Eddie Ford SS University of South Carolina (Col.) Great Neck, NY
21 Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Sutcliffe RHP Van Horn High School (HS) Kansas City, MO
22 Oakland Athletics Jerry Johnson C McCallum High School (HS) Austin, TX Did not sign
23 Cincinnati Reds Steve Reed RHP Fort Wayne High School (HS) Fort Wayne, IN
24 Baltimore Orioles Rich Dauer 3B University of Southern California (Col.) San Bernardino, CA

January 1974 amateur draft[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Texas Rangers Roy Smalley SS University of Southern California (Coll.)
2 San Diego Padres Tucker Ashford 3B Shelby State Community College (Coll.)
3 Cleveland Indians Stephen Cook OF Miami-Dade College (Coll.) Did not sign
4 Philadelphia Phillies Neal Cooper RHP Texas Wesleyan University (Coll.)
5 Milwaukee Brewers John Caneira RHP Eastern Connecticut State University (Coll.) Did not sign

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Dave Bergman, Moose Haas, Butch Wynegar (2nd round); Mike LaCoss, Rance Mulliniks (3rd round); Jim Clancy (4th round); Steve Henderson, Jim Morrison (5th round); Ed Whitson (6th round); Ron Oester (9th round); Jim Gantner (12th round); Bob Welch (14th round - did not sign); Paul Molitor (28th round - did not sign); Eric Show (36th round - did not sign); Shane Rawley (secondary phase); Larry McWilliams (1st round, January); Bob Stanley (secondary phase, January)