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2nd Round of the 1974 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Rounds:1973 2nd / 1974 1st / 1974 2nd / 1974 3rd / 1975 2nd

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1974 2 1rg 25 FrRnd 1 Rangers Glenn Purvis (minors) OF JC Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
1974 2 1rg 26 FrRnd 2 Padres Witt Beckman (minors) OF 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1974 2 1rg 27 FrRnd 3 Indians Francis Legath (minors) SS JC St. Petersburg College (St. Petersburg, FL)
1974 2 1rg 28 FrRnd 4 Phillies Robert Keller (minors) RHP 4Yr Austin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
1974 2 1rg 29 FrRnd 5 Brewers Tom Chism (minors) OF -0.1 6 3 0 .000 .000 4Yr Widener University (Chester, PA)
1974 2 1rg 30 FrRnd 6 Braves Timothy Graven (minors) LHP JC Columbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
1974 2 1rg 31 FrRnd 7 White Sox Richard Swanson (minors) RHP JC Triton College (River Grove, IL)
1974 2 1rg 32 FrRnd 8 Angels Pat Cristelli (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA)
1974 2 1rg 33 FrRnd 9 Expos Ned Yost (minors) C -3.7 219 605 16 .212 .566 JC Chabot College (Hayward, CA)
1974 2 1rg 34 FrRnd 10 Yankees Ron Montgomery (minors) OF JC East Los Angeles College (Monterey Park, CA)
1974 2 1rg 35 FrRnd 11 Pirates Dennis Bolden (minors) RHP 4Yr University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
1974 2 1rg 36 FrRnd 12 Twins William Nelson (minors) LHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1974 2 1rg 37 FrRnd 13 Cardinals William Simpson (minors) SS JC Long Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
1974 2 1rg 38 FrRnd 14 Tigers William Crawford (minors) LHP JC Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
1974 2 1rg 39 FrRnd 15 Astros Robert Starks (minors) LHP JC Canada College (Redwood City, CA)
1974 2 1rg 40 FrRnd 16 Royals Hal Thomasson (minors) 3B JC Laney College (Oakland, CA)
1974 2 1rg 41 FrRnd 17 Mets Stan Hough (minors) OF JC McLennan Community College (Waco, TX)
1974 2 1rg 42 FrRnd 18 Red Sox Ralph Russo (minors) 1B 4Yr Quinnipiac College (Hamden, CT)
1974 2 1rg 43 FrRnd 19 Giants Arthur Spann (minors) OF 4Yr Alcorn State University (Lorman, MS)
1974 2 1rg 44 FrRnd 20 Orioles Ed Pebley (minors) 3B JC Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria, CA)
1974 2 1rg 45 FrRnd 21 Dodgers Dale Forchetti (minors) SS 4Yr University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, MS)
1974 2 1rg 46 FrRnd 22 Athletics Kevin LaFranco (minors) LHP JC Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
1974 2 1rg 47 FrRnd 23 Reds Dennie Gentry (minors) RHP JC Rose State College (Midwest City, OK)

23 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (8%). Total of -3.8 WAR, or -1.9 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
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