1970 Major League Baseball draft
First selectionMike Ivie
San Diego Padres
First round selections24
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The 1970 Major League Baseball draft took place prior to the 1970 MLB season. The draft saw the San Diego Padres select Mike Ivie first overall.

First round selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

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 Catcher Decatur, Georgia
2 Steve Dunning Cleveland Indians RHP Stanford University
3 Barry Foote Montreal Expos Catcher Smithfield, North Carolina
4 Darrell Porter Milwaukee Brewers Catcher Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 Mike Martin Philadelphia Phillies LHP Columbia, South Carolina
6 Bucky Dent Chicago White Sox Third Baseman Miami-Hialeah/Miami-Dade Community College
7 * Randy Scarbery Houston Astros RHP Fresno, California
8 Rex Goodson Kansas City Royals RHP Longview, Texas
9 Jim Haller Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Omaha, Nebraska
10 Paul Dade Los Angeles Angels Third Baseman/Outfielder Seattle
11 Bobby Browning St. Louis Cardinals RHP Gadsden, Alabama
12 Dave Cheadle New York Yankees LHP Asheville, North Carolina
13 John Bedard Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Springfield, Massachusetts
14 Charles Maxwell Washington Senators Third Baseman/Shortstop Kingston, Ohio
15 Gary Polczynski Cincinnati Reds Shortstop West Allis, Wisconsin
16 * Jimmy Hacker Boston Red Sox Shortstop Temple, Texas
17 John D'Acquisto San Francisco Giants RHP San Diego, California
18 Dan Ford Oakland Athletics Outfielder Los Angeles
19 Gene Hiser Chicago Cubs Outfielder University of Maryland
20 Terry Mappin Detroit Tigers Catcher Louisville, Kentucky
21 Ron Broaddus Atlanta Braves RHP Freeport, Texas
22 Bob Gorinski Minnesota Twins Shortstop Calumet, Pennsylvania
23 * George Ambrow New York Mets Shortstop Long Beach, California
24 James West Baltimore Orioles Catcher St. Louis, Missouri

* Did not sign

Other notable selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer


Round Pick Player Team Position
2 30 Terry Forster Chicago White Sox Pitcher
2 41 Butch Metzger San Francisco Giants Pitcher
3 60 Fred Lynn* New York Yankees Outfielder
3 67 Rick Reuschel Chicago Cubs Pitcher
5 110 Rick Waits Washington Senators Pitcher
6 124 Bill Travers Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher
8 171 Phil Garner* Montreal Expos Infielder
9 198 Goose Gossage Chicago White Sox Pitcher
10 231 Ray Knight Cincinnati Reds Pitcher/Third Baseman
14 325 Dave Parker Pittsburgh Pirates Catcher/Outfielder
19 446 Jerry Remy* Washington Senators Second Baseman
19 447 Pat Zachry Cincinnati Reds Pitcher
20 479 Bruce Boisclair New York Mets Outfielder
21 494 Bruce Sutter* Washington Senators Pitcher
23 541 Ed Ott Pittsburgh Pirates Third Baseman/Catcher
29 671 John Denny St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher
30 692 Doc Medich New York Yankees Pitcher
32 725 Mike Krukow* California Angels Pitcher/Catcher
35 770 Roy Smalley* Montreal Expos Shortstop
37 802 Bake McBride St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher/Outfielder

* Did not sign[3]


  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1970". Archived from the original on June 21, 2008. Retrieved July 28, 2008.
  2. ^ "1970 Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac". www.baseball-almanac.com.
  3. ^ "Background on the 1970 MLB Draft". Retrieved October 28, 2008.