1976 Amateur Draft

From BR Bullpen

1976 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Houston Astros Floyd Bannister LHP Arizona State University (Col.) Pierre, SD
2 Detroit Tigers Pat Underwood LHP Kokomo High School (HS) Kokomo, IN
3 Atlanta Braves Ken Smith 3B Youngstown East High School (HS) Youngstown, OH
4 Milwaukee Brewers Bill Bordley LHP Bishop Montgomery High School (HS) Rolling Hills Estates, CA Did not sign
5 San Diego Padres Bob Owchinko LHP Eastern Michigan University (Col.) Detroit, MI
6 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Ken Landreaux OF Arizona State University (Col.) Los Angeles, CA
7 Chicago Cubs Herm Segelke RHP El Camino High School (HS) South Sacramento, CA
8 Chicago White Sox Steve Trout LHP Thornwood High School (HS) South Holland, IL
9 Montreal Expos Bob James RHP Verdugo Hills High School (HS) Sunland, CA
10 Minnesota Twins Jamie Allen 3B-RHP Davis High School (HS) Yakima, WA Did not sign
11 San Francisco Giants Mark Kuecker SS Brenham High School (HS) Brenham, TX
12 Texas Rangers Billy Simpson OF Lakewood (CA) High School (HS) Lakewood, CA
13 New York Mets Tom Thurberg OF-RHP Weymouth South High School (HS) South Weymouth, MA
14 Cleveland Indians Tim Glass C Springfield South High School (HS) Springfield, OH
15 St. Louis Cardinals Leon Durham 1B Woodward High School (Cincinnati) (HS) Cincinnati, OH
16 New York Yankees Pat Tabler OF McNicholas High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH
17 Philadelphia Phillies Jeff Kraus SS Colerain High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH
18 Kansas City Royals Ben Grzybek RHP Hialeah High School (HS) Hialeah, FL
19 Los Angeles Dodgers Mike Scioscia C Springfield (PA) High School (HS) Morton, PA
20 Baltimore Orioles Dallas Williams OF Abraham Lincoln High School (New York) (HS) Brooklyn, NY
21 Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Parke RHP Henry Ford II High School (HS) Sterling Heights, MI
22 Boston Red Sox Bruce Hurst LHP Dixie High School (St. George) (HS) St. George, UT
23 Cincinnati Reds Mark King RHP Owensboro Senior High School (HS) Owensboro, KY
24 Oakland Athletics Mike Sullivan RHP Gar-Field Senior High School (HS) Woodbridge, VA Did not sign

January 1976 amateur draft[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Detroit Tigers Steve Kemp OF University of Southern California (Coll.)
2 Houston Astros Gary Wilson RHP Southern Arkansas University (Coll.)
3 Milwaukee Brewers David Globig OF University of Minnesota (Coll.)
4 Atlanta Braves William Free RHP Tuskegee University (Coll.)
5 California Angels Steven Tebbetts OF Florida State University (Coll.)

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Alan Trammell (2nd round); Dan Petry, Rickey Henderson (4th round); Jack Morris (5th round); Wade Boggs (7th round); Ozzie Smith (7th round - did not sign); Rick Honeycutt (17th round); Ron Hassey (18th round); Jay Howell (31st round); Jody Davis (3rd round, January draft)