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1972 Amateur Draft

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1972 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 San Diego Padres Dave Roberts 3B University of Oregon (Col.) Lebanon, OR
2 Cleveland Indians Rick Manning SS LaSalle High School (HS) Niagara Falls, NY
3 Philadelphia Phillies Larry Christenson RHP Marysville High School (HS) Marysville, WA
4 Texas Rangers Roy Howell 3B Lompoc High School (HS) Lompoc, CA
5 Montreal Expos Bobby Goodman C Bishop Byrne High School (HS) Memphis, TN
6 Milwaukee Brewers Danny Thomas 1B Southern Illinois University (Col.) Birmingham, AL
7 Cincinnati Reds Larry Payne RHP Huntsville High School (HS) Bedias, TX
8 Minnesota Twins Dick Ruthven RHP California State University, Fresno (Col.) Sacramento, CA Did not sign
9 Houston Astros Steve Englishbey OF South Houston High School (HS) Houston, TX
10 California Angels Dave Chalk 3B University of Texas (Col.) Del Rio, TX
11 Atlanta Braves Preston Hanna RHP Escambia High School (HS) Pensacola, FL
12 Chicago White Sox Mike Ondina OF Cordova High School (HS) Rancho Cordova, CA
13 New York Mets Richard Bengston C Richwoods High School (HS) Peoria, IL
14 New York Yankees Scott McGregor LHP El Segundo High School (HS) El Segundo, CA
15 Chicago Cubs Brian Vernoy LHP La Quinta High School (HS) Westminster, CA
16 Boston Red Sox Joel Bishop SS McClatchy High School (HS) Sacramento, CA
17 Los Angeles Dodgers John Harbin SS Newberry College (Col.) Newberry College
18 Kansas City Royals Jamie Quirk SS St. Paul High School (HS) Whittier, CA
19 San Francisco Giants Rob Dressler RHP Madison High School (HS) Portland, OR
20 Detroit Tigers Jerry Manuel SS Cordova High School (HS) Rancho Cordova, CA
21 St. Louis Cardinals Dan Larson RHP Alhambra High School (HS) Alhambra, CA
22 Oakland Athletics Chet Lemon SS John C. Fremont High School (HS) Los Angeles, CA
23 Pittsburgh Pirates Dwayne Peltier SS Servite High School (HS) Anaheim, CA
24 Baltimore Orioles Ken Thomas C Clear Fork High School (HS) Bellville, OH

January 1972 amateur draft[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Cleveland Indians Eric Raich RHP University of Southern California (Coll.)
2 San Diego Padres Clifton Butcher RHP University of Tulsa (Coll.)
3 Texas Rangers James Owen RHP San Jose City College (Coll.)
4 Philadelphia Phillies Rickey Knepper 3B
5 Milwaukee Brewers Robert Alexander RHP St. Clair County Community College (Coll.)

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Bruce Bochte, John Candelaria, Bob Knepper, Dennis Leonard, Tom Underwood (2nd round); Gary Carter, Dennis Eckersley (3rd round); Dan Meyer (4th round); Randy Jones (5th round); Willie Randolph (7th round); Ernie Whitt (15th round); Ray Burris (17th round); Mike Hargrove (25th round); Dave Collins (secondary phase); Tom Hume, Duane Kuiper (secondary phase, January)