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1976 Atlanta Braves Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1973 / 1974 / 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1976 1 3 3 Braves Y Ken Smith (minors) 3B 0.3 83 56 1 .268 .706 HS East HS (Youngstown, OH)
1976 2 27 3 Braves Y Dom Chiti (minors) LHP HS Raleigh-Egypt HS (Memphis, TN)
1976 3 51 3 Braves Y Dan Morogiello (minors) LHP 1.2 22 0 0 22 0 1 2.39 1.30 1 4Yr Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
1976 4 75 3 Braves Y Gordon Guzenski (minors) RHP 4Yr Benedictine College (Atchison, KS)
1976 5 99 3 Braves Y Bruce Benedict (minors) C 7.3 982 2878 18 .242 .619 4Yr University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE)
1976 6 123 3 Braves Y Jim Wessinger (minors) SS -0.2 10 7 0 .000 .125 4Yr LeMoyne College (Syracuse, NY)
1976 7 147 3 Braves N Glynn Tschirhart (minors) SS 4Yr St. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
1976 8 171 3 Braves N Tony Jordan (minors) RHP HS Rolling Hills HS (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
1976 9 195 3 Braves Y Clayton Elliott (minors) SS 4Yr Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA)
1976 10 219 3 Braves Y Jerry Keller (minors) C 4Yr Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1976 11 243 3 Braves Y James Bagley (minors) OF JC San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
1976 12 267 3 Braves N Rick Peters (minors) INF 3.2 307 919 2 .277 .698 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1976 13 291 3 Braves Y David Long (minors) OF 4Yr Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
1976 14 315 3 Braves Y Rick Matula (minors) RHP 1.2 66 111 0 .099 .222 66 19 23 4.41 1.47 0 4Yr Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)
1976 15 339 3 Braves N David Duff (minors) C HS Menchville HS (Newport News, VA)
1976 16 363 3 Braves Y William Tucker (minors) LHP 4Yr Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
1976 17 387 3 Braves Y Jeffrey Culbreath (minors) RHP HS Sylvan Hills HS (Atlanta, GA)
1976 18 411 3 Braves N Ricky Jones (minors) RHP 0.4 16 33 0 .182 .550 HS Towers HS (Decatur, GA)
1976 19 435 3 Braves N Eugene Wisniewski (minors) SS HS Holy Ghost Prep HS (Philadelphia, PA)
1976 20 459 3 Braves Y Wyatt Tonkin (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1976 21 483 3 Braves Y Isaac Seoane (minors) C HS Dade Christian HS (Miami, FL)
1976 22 507 3 Braves Y Aaron Hudson (minors) 3B HS West Montgomery HS (Mount Gilead, NC)
1976 23 530 3 Braves Y Robert Brasher (minors) OF 4Yr Louisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
1976 24 551 3 Braves N Robert McGraw (minors) 1B HS Huffman HS (Birmingham, AL)
1976 25 571 3 Braves Y Eldgre Huddleston (minors) OF 4Yr Missouri State University (Springfield, MO)
1976 26 590 2 Braves N Richard Volz (minors) SS HS Antonian HS (San Antonio, TX)
1976 27 608 2 Braves N Clayton Stotle (minors) RHP HS Highlands HS (San Antonio, TX)
1976 28 623 2 Braves N Richard Montoni (minors) OF 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

28 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (25%). Total of 13.4 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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    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.