1977 Amateur Draft

From BR Bullpen

1977 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Chicago White Sox Harold Baines OF St. Michaels Middle/High School (HS) St. Michaels, MD
2 Montreal Expos Bill Gullickson RHP Joliet Catholic High School (HS) Orland Park, IL
3 Milwaukee Brewers Paul Molitor SS University of Minnesota (Col.) St. Paul, MN
4 Atlanta Braves Tim Cole LHP Saugerties High School (HS) Saugerties, NY
5 Detroit Tigers Kevin Richards RHP Roosevelt High School (HS) Wyandotte, MI
6 St. Louis Cardinals Terry Kennedy C Florida State University (Col.) Euclid, OH
7 California Angels Richard Dotson RHP Anderson High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH
8 San Diego Padres Brian Greer OF Sonora High School (HS) Brea, CA
9 Texas Rangers David Hibner SS Howell High School (HS) Howell, MI
10 San Francisco Giants Craig Landis SS Vintage High School (HS) Napa, CA
11 Cleveland Indians Bruce Compton OF Norman High School (HS) Norman, OK
12 Chicago Cubs Randy Martz RHP University of South Carolina (Col.) Harrisburg, PA
13 Boston Red Sox Andrew Madden RHP New Hartford High School (HS) New Hartford, NY
14 Houston Astros Ricky Adams SS Montclair (CA) High School (HS) Montclair, CA
15 Minnesota Twins Paul Croft OF Morristown (NJ) High School (HS) Morristown, NJ
16 New York Mets Wally Backman SS Aloha High School (HS) Beaverton, OR
17 Oakland Athletics Craig Harris RHP Buena High School (HS) Sierra Vista, AZ
18 Pittsburgh Pirates Anthony Nicely OF Meadowdale High School (HS) Dayton, OH
19 Baltimore Orioles Drungo Hazewood OF Sacramento High School (HS) Sacramento, CA
20 Los Angeles Dodgers Bob Welch RHP Eastern Michigan University (Col.) Detroit, MI
21 Kansas City Royals Mike Jones LHP Pittsford Sutherland High School (HS) Pittsford, NY
22 Philadelphia Phillies Scott Munninghoff RHP Purcell High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH
23 New York Yankees Steve Taylor RHP University of Delaware (Col.) [[]]
24 Cincinnati Reds Tad Venger 3B Hart High School (HS) Newhall, CA
25 Toronto Blue Jays Tom Goffena SS Sidney High School (HS) Sidney, OH
26 Seattle Mariners Dave Henderson OF Dos Palos High School (HS) Dos Palos, CA

January 1977 amateur draft[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Montreal Expos Kalvin Adams C Central Arizona College (Coll.) Did not sign
2 Chicago White Sox Simon Glenn OF Blinn College (Coll.) Did not sign
3 Atlanta Braves no selection Cancelled due to tampering in signing of Gary Matthews
4 Milwaukee Brewers Daryl Bailey RHP Monroe Community College (Coll.)
5 St. Louis Cardinals Curtis Reade RHP Allan Hancock College (Coll.) Did not sign

The Atlanta Braves were stripped of their selection in the first round of the January draft by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn as punishment for owner Ted Turner having been guilty of tampering in the signing of free agent OF Gary Matthews. Turner was also suspended for one year for his actions.

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Kevin Bass, Mookie Wilson (2nd round); Scott Sanderson (3rd round); Jim Gott, Brian Harper, Ozzie Smith (4th round); Mickey Hatcher, Tim Raines (5th round); Tom Foley (7th round); Jesse Barfield (9th round); Chili Davis (11th round); Mitch Webster (23rd round); Dave Righetti, John Shelby (1st round, January); Willie McGee (secondary phase, January)

The Toronto Blue Jays selected Danny Ainge in the 15th round. Ainge played parts of three seasons with the Jays but is best known as an NBA player and coach.