1975 Major League Baseball draft
First selectionDanny Goodwin
California Angels
First round selections24
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First round selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

The following are the first round picks in the 1975 Major League Baseball draft.[1] Many baseball draft experts consider the 1975 draft to be the weakest in MLB history.

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Danny Goodwin California Angels Catcher Southern University
2 Mike Lentz San Diego Padres Pitcher Juanita High School
3 Les Filkins Detroit Tigers Outfield George Washington High School
4 Brian Rosinski Chicago Cubs Outfield Evanston Senior High School
5 Richard OKeefe Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Yorktown Heights High School
6 Butch Benton New York Mets Catcher Godby High School
7 Rick Cerone Cleveland Indians Catcher Seton Hall University
8 Ted Barnicle San Francisco Giants Pitcher Jacksonville State University
9 Clint Hurdle Kansas City Royals Outfield Merritt Island High School
10 Art Miles Montreal Expos Shortstop David Crockett High School
11 Chris Knapp Chicago White Sox Pitcher Central Michigan University
12 Sam Welborn Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher Wichita Falls High School
13 Rick Sofield Minnesota Twins Shortstop Morristown High School
14 Bo McLaughlin Houston Astros Pitcher David Lipscomb College
15 Otis Foster Boston Red Sox First Base High Point University
16 David Johnson St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Gaylord High School
17 Jim Gideon Texas Rangers Pitcher University of Texas
18 Donald Young Atlanta Braves Catcher Dos Pueblos High School
19 Jim McDonald New York Yankees First Base Verbum Dei High School
20 Dale Berra Pittsburgh Pirates Shortstop Montclair High School
21 Bruce Robinson Oakland Athletics Catcher Stanford Cardinal
22 Tony Moretto Cincinnati Reds Outfield Harrison High School
23 Dave Ford Baltimore Orioles Pitcher Lincoln West High School
24 Mark Bradley Los Angeles Dodgers Shortstop Elizabethtown High School


Other notable selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer


Round Pick Player Team Position
2 28 Lee Smith Chicago Cubs Pitcher
3 49 Carney Lansford California Angels Shortstop
3 68 Don Robinson Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher
4 75 Jason Thompson Detroit Tigers Pitcher-First Baseman
4 84 Dickie Noles Philadelphia Phillies Pitcher
5 99 Lou Whitaker Detroit Tigers Third Baseman
7 156 Keith Moreland Philadelphia Phillies Third Baseman
11 250 Andre Dawson Montreal Expos Outfielder
15 357 Bob Horner* Oakland Athletics Shortstop
16 384 Dave Stewart Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher
20 473 Glenn Hubbard Atlanta Braves Second Baseman
21 484 John Tudor* New York Mets Pitcher

* Did not sign


  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1975". Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  2. ^ "1st Round of the 1975 MLB June Amateur Draft - Baseball-Reference.com". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ "1975 Baseball Draft". Baseball Almanac.