1971 Amateur Draft

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The top pick in the 1971 Amateur Draft, Danny Goodwin, is the only player to be drafted first overall twice. He was selected by the Chicago White Sox but couldn't agree on a contract with the club. He became the first top pick to go unsigned. Four years later, he was picked first overall by the California Angels in the 1975 amateur draft.

Future NFL quarterbacks Archie Manning, Steve Bartkowski and Joe Theismann were all selected in the 1971 draft. Another quarterback, Condredge Holloway, went on to Hall of Fame career in the Canadian Football League.

1971 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Chicago White Sox Danny Goodwin C Peoria Central High School (HS) Peoria, IL Did not sign
2 San Diego Padres Jay Franklin RHP James Madison High School (HS) Vienna, VA
3 Milwaukee Brewers Tommy Bianco SS Sewanhaka High School (HS) Elmont, NY
4 Montreal Expos Condredge Holloway SS Robert E. Lee High School (Huntsville) (HS) Huntsville, AL Did not sign
5 Kansas City Royals Roy Branch RHP Beaumont High School (St. Louis) (HS) St. Louis, MO
6 Philadelphia Phillies Roy Thomas RHP Lompoc High School (HS) Lompoc, CA
7 Washington Senators Roger Quiroga RHP Ball High School (HS) Galveston, TX
8 St. Louis Cardinals Ed Kurpiel 1B-LHP Archbishop Molloy High School (HS) Hollis, NY
9 Cleveland Indians David Sloan RHP Santa Clara High School (HS) Santa Clara, CA
10 Atlanta Braves Taylor Duncan SS Grant Union High School (Sacramento) (HS) Sacramento, CA
11 Detroit Tigers Tom Veryzer SS Islip High School (HS) Islip, NY
12 Houston Astros Neil Rasmussen SS Arcadia High School (HS) Arcadia, CA
13 California Angels Frank Tanana LHP Catholic Central High School (HS) Detroit, MI
14 New York Mets Rich Puig 2B Hillsborough High School (HS) Tampa, FL
15 Boston Red Sox Jim Rice OF T.L. Hanna High School (HS) Anderson, SC
16 Chicago Cubs Jeff Wehmeier RHP Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory HS (HS) Indianapolis, IN
17 Oakland Athletics Sugar Bear Daniels RHP David Mackenzie High School (HS) Detroit, MI
18 San Francisco Giants Frank Riccelli LHP Christian Brothers Academy (Syracuse) (HS) Syracuse, NY
19 New York Yankees Terry Whitfield OF Palo Verde High School (HS) Blythe, CA
20 Los Angeles Dodgers Rick Rhoden RHP Atlantic Community High School (HS) Boynton Beach, FL
21 Minnesota Twins Dale Soderholm SS Miami Coral Park High School (HS) Miami, FL
22 Pittsburgh Pirates Craig Reynolds SS John H. Reagan High School (Houston) (HS) Houston, TX
23 Baltimore Orioles Randy Stein RHP Ganesha High School (HS) Pomona, CA
24 Cincinnati Reds Mike Miley SS East Jefferson High School (HS) New Orleans, LA Did not sign

January 1971 amateur draft[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 San Diego Padres Dave Hilton 3B Southwest Texas Junior College (Coll.)
2 Chicago White Sox Larry O'Brien RHP Indian Hills Community College (Coll.) Did not sign
3 Montreal Expos John Scalia RHP
4 Kansas City Royals John Wathan C University of San Diego (Coll.)
5 Milwaukee Brewers Don Collins LHP South Georgia College (Coll.) Did not sign

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Doug Bair, George Brett, Mike Schmidt (2nd round); Ron Guidry, Larry Herndon, Dennis Lamp (3rd round); Jerry Mumphrey (4th round); Charlie Moore (5th round); Larry Andersen (7th round); Jim Dwyer (11th round); Mike Caldwell (12th round); Mike Flanagan (15th round - did not sign); Keith Hernandez (42nd round); Burt Hooton (secondary phase); Phil Garner, Johnny Grubb (secondary phase, January)

In the secondary phase, Archie Manning was drafted as a shortstop out of the University of Mississippi in the 3rd round by the Chicago White Sox.