1970 Major League Baseball Draft

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First round selections[edit]

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The following are the first round picks in the 1970 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Mike Ivie San Diego Padres C Decatur, GA
2 Steve Dunning Cleveland Indians RHP Stanford University
3 Barry Foote Montreal Expos C Smithfield, NC
4 Darrell Porter Milwaukee Brewers C Oklahoma City, OK
5 Mike Martin Philadelphia Phillies LHP Columbia, SC
6 Bucky Dent Chicago White Sox 3B Miami-Hialeah/Miami-Dade Community College
7 * Randy Scarbery Houston Astros RHP Fresno, CA
8 Rex Goodson Kansas City Royals RHP Longview, TX
9 Jim Haller Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Omaha, NE
10 Paul Dade Los Angeles Angels 3B–OF Seattle, WA
11 Jim Browning St. Louis Cardinals RHP Gadsden, AL
12 Dave Cheadle New York Yankees LHP Asheville, NC
13 John Bedard Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Springfield, MA
14 Charles Maxwell Washington Senators 3B-SS Kingston, OH
15 Gary Polczynski Cincinnati Reds SS West Allis, WI
16 * Jimmy Hacker Boston Red Sox SS Temple, TX
17 John D'Acquisto San Francisco Giants RHP San Diego, CA
18 Dan Ford Oakland Athletics OF Los Angeles, CA
19 Gene Hiser Chicago Cubs OF University of Maryland
20 Terry Mappin Detroit Tigers C Louisville, KY
21 Ron Broaddus Atlanta Braves RHP Freeport, TX
22 Bob Gorinski Minnesota Twins SS Calumet, PA
23 * George Ambrow New York Mets SS Long Beach, CA
24 James West Baltimore Orioles C St. Louis, MO

* Did not sign

Background[edit]

The regular and secondary phases of the January draft proved more fruitful to major league clubs than the June draft. Those selected in the regular phase in January included Chris Chambliss (Cleveland, 1st round), Greg Minton (Kansas City, 3rd round) and Joel Youngblood (Cincinnati, 2nd round). In the secondary phase, Doug DeCinces was selected by Baltimore in the 3rd round, Rick Burleson by Boston in the 1st round, Bill Madlock by Washington in the 5th round and Chris Speier by San Francisco in the 1st round.

Catching prospects were a popular selection in June. Of the first four picks in the regular phase, three were catchers. San Diego took Mike Ivie as the draft's number one selection, Montreal tabbed Barry Foote with the 3rd pick and Milwaukee chose Darrell Porter with the draft's 4th selection. The Chicago White Sox may have had the most productive June draft selecting pitchers Terry Forster (2nd round) and Rich Gossage (9th round) in the regular phase and infielder Bucky Dent (1st round) in the secondary phase.[2]

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1970". Archived from the original on 21 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  2. ^ "Background on the 1970 MLB Draft". Retrieved 2008-10-28. 

References[edit]

Preceded by
Jeff Burroughs
1st Overall Picks
Mike Ivie
Succeeded by
Danny Goodwin