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1973 Baseball DraftYearly Draft Capsule
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Joe Simpson was drafted 66th overall in the 1973 draft.
This is only a list of notable picks for the 1973 amateur entry draft. A notable pick is considered to be a first round pick or a pick from a subsequent round who was signed and eventually found his way to the Major Leagues.

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Total Players Drafted747Rounds52Total Major Leaguers0
Signed Players456Unsigned Players291Signed%61.0%Unsigned%39.0%
High School Players463College Players280High School%62.0%College%37.5%
Top Signing BonusDavid Clyde ($65,000)Avg Bonus for Round #1$65,000

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1973 Notable Draft Picks

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RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
11David ClydeTexas RangersP6-1 185 L-L 1955-04-22 18Kansas City,KS MLB1973-19811973-1979   High SchoolWestchester (Houston,TX)
12John StearnsPhiladelphia PhilliesC6-0 185 R-R 1951-08-21 21Denver,CO MLB1971-19851974-1984   CollegeColorado
13Robin YountMilwaukee BrewersSS-CF6-0 180 R-R 1955-09-16 17Danville,IL MLB1973-19931974-1993   High SchoolTaft (Woodland Hills,CA)
14Dave WinfieldSan Diego PadresRF6-6 220 R-R 1951-10-03 21St. Paul,MN MLB1971-19951973-1995   CollegeMinnesota
15Glenn TuftsCleveland IndiansIF6-3 205 R-R 1954-12-02 18Middleboro,MA AA1977-1977   High SchoolBridgewater-Raynham Regional (Bridgewater,MA)
16Johnnie LeMasterSan Francisco GiantsSS6-2 167 R-R 1954-06-19 19Portsmouth,OH MLB1973-19871975-1987   High SchoolPaintsville (Paintsville,KY)
17Billy TaylorCalifornia AngelsOF6-0 180 L-R -Savannah,GA --   High SchoolWindsor Forest (Savannah,GA)
18Gary RoenickeMontreal ExposOF6-3 205 R-R 1954-12-05 18Covina,CA MLB1973-19881976-1988   High SchoolEdgewood (West Covina,CA)
19Lew OlsenKansas City RoyalsP6-4 220 R-R 1955-02-15 18Walnut Creek,CA AAA1977-1979   High SchoolSan Ramon Valley (Danville,CA)
110Pat RockettAtlanta BravesSS5-11 170 R-R 1955-01-09 18San Antonio,TX MLB1976-19801976-1978   High SchoolLee (San Antonio,TX)
111Eddie BaneMinnesota TwinsP5-9 160 R-L 1952-03-22 21Chicago,IL MLB1973-19801973-1976   CollegeArizona State
112Joe EdelenSt. Louis CardinalsP6-0 165 R-R 1955-09-16 17Durant,OK MLB1973-19831981-1982   High SchoolGracemont (Gracemont,OK)
113Doug HeinoldNew York YankeesP6-4 185 R-R 1955-01-12 18Victoria,TX AAA1977-1978   High SchoolStroman (Victoria,TX)
114Lee MazzilliNew York MetsOF-1B6-1 185 B-R 1955-03-25 18New York,NY MLB1974-19891976-1989   High SchoolAbraham Lincoln (Brooklyn,NY)
115Mike ParrottBaltimore OriolesP6-4 210 R-R 1954-12-06 18Oxnard,CA MLB1973-19861977-1981   High SchoolCamarillo (Camarillo,CA)
116Jerry TabbChicago Cubs1B6-2 195 L-R 1952-03-17 21Altus,OK MLB1971-19781976-1978   CollegeTulsa
117Ted CoxBoston Red Sox3B-OF6-3 195 R-R 1955-01-24 18Oklahoma City,OK MLB1973-19811977-1981   High SchoolMidwest City (Midwest City,OK)
118Ted FarrLos Angeles DodgersC6-0 185 R-R -Spokane,WA AA1977-1977   High SchoolShadle Park (Spokane,WA)
119Charles BatesDetroit TigersSS-3B6-2 205 B-R 1952-08-21 20Compton,CA --   CollegeCal State Los Angeles
120Calvin PortleyHouston AstrosSS5-10 165 B-R 1954-11-14 18Longview,TX AA1977-1978   High SchoolLongview (Longview,TX)
121Steve SwisherChicago White SoxC6-2 205 R-R 1951-08-09 21Parkersburg,WV MLB1973-19831974-1982   CollegeOhio
122Charles KesslerCincinnati RedsOF6-1 205 R-R 1955-11-05 17Claremont,CA --   High SchoolClaremont (Claremont,CA)
123Randy ScarberyOakland AthleticsP6-1 185 B-R 1952-06-22 21Fresno,CA MLB1972-19801979-1980   CollegeUSC
124Steve NicosiaPittsburgh PiratesC5-10 185 R-R 1956-08-06 16Paterson,NJ MLB1973-19851978-1985   High SchoolNorth Miami Beach (North Miami Beach,FL)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
226Todd CruzPhiladelphia PhilliesSS-3B6-0 175 R-R 1955-11-23 17Highland Park,MI MLB1973-19911978-1984   High SchoolWestern International (Detroit,MI)
228Mike ChampionSan Diego Padres2B6-0 185 R-R 1955-02-10 18Montgomery,AL MLB1976-19801976-1978   High SchoolFoothill (Santa Ana,CA)
229Tom McMillanCleveland IndiansSS5-9 165 R-R 1951-09-13 21Richmond,VA MLB1977-19791977-1977   CollegeJacksonville
237Mike HeathNew York YankeesC5-11 190 R-R 1955-02-05 18Tampa,FL MLB1973-19921978-1991   High SchoolHillsborough (Tampa,FL)
238Jackson ToddNew York MetsP6-2 180 R-R 1951-11-20 21Tulsa,OK MLB1971-19851977-1981   CollegeOklahoma
241Fred LynnBoston Red SoxOF6-1 190 L-L 1952-02-03 21Chicago,IL MLB1971-19901974-1990   CollegeUSC
245Jim OttenChicago White SoxP6-2 195 R-R 1951-07-01 21Lewistown,MT MLB1973-19811974-1981   CollegeArizona State
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
349Len BarkerTexas RangersP6-5 225 R-R 1955-07-07 17Fort Knox,KY MLB1973-19871976-1987   High SchoolNeshaminy (Langhorne,PA)
350Ron JacksonPhiladelphia Phillies1B-3B6-0 205 R-R 1953-05-09 20Birmingham,AL MLB1971-19881975-1984   High SchoolCentral (St. Joseph,MO)
353Dave OliverCleveland Indians2B5-11 175 L-R 1951-04-07 22Stockton,CA MLB1971-19801977-1977   CollegeCal Poly
354Jeff LittleSan Francisco GiantsP6-6 220 R-L 1954-12-25 18Fremont,OH MLB1973-19841980-1982   High SchoolWoodmore (Elmore,OH)
355Pat KellyCalifornia AngelsOF6-3 210 R-R 1955-08-27 17Santa Maria,CA MLB1973-19871980-1980   High SchoolSanta Maria (Santa Maria,CA)
357Ruppert JonesKansas City RoyalsOF5-10 170 L-L 1955-03-12 18Dallas,TX MLB1973-19891976-1987   High SchoolBerkeley (Berkeley,CA)
363Eddie MurrayBaltimore Orioles1B6-2 225 B-R 1956-02-24 17Los Angeles,CA MLB1973-19971977-1997   High SchoolLocke (Los Angeles,CA)
366Joe SimpsonLos Angeles DodgersOF6-3 175 L-L 1951-12-31 21Purcell,OK MLB1971-19841975-1983   CollegeOklahoma
367Bob AdamsDetroit Tigers1B-C6-2 200 R-R 1952-01-06 21Pittsburgh,PA MLB1977-19781977-1977   CollegeUCLA
369Ken KravecChicago White SoxP6-2 185 L-L 1951-07-29 21Cleveland,OH MLB1973-19871975-1982   CollegeAshland
372Mitchell PagePittsburgh PiratesOF6-2 205 L-R 1951-10-15 21Los Angeles,CA MLB1973-19851977-1984   CollegeCal Poly Pomona
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
485Kerry DineenNew York YankeesOF5-11 165 L-L 1952-07-01 20Englewood,NJ MLB1973-19791975-1978   CollegeSan Diego
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
597Ken PapeTexas RangersSS-3B5-11 195 R-R 1951-10-01 21San Antonio,TX MLB1976-19801976-1976   CollegeTexas
598Jim WrightPhiladelphia PhilliesP6-5 205 R-R 1955-03-03 18St. Joseph,MO MLB1973-19831981-1982   High SchoolBenton (St. Joseph,MO)
5108Randy WilesSt. Louis CardinalsP6-1 185 L-L 1951-09-10 21Fort Belvoir,VA MLB1977-19781977-1977   CollegeLSU
5109LaMarr HoytNew York YankeesP6-3 244 R-R 1955-01-01 18Columbia,SC MLB1973-19861979-1986   High SchoolW.J. Keenan (Columbia,SC)
5112Dave GeiselChicago CubsP6-3 210 L-L 1955-01-18 18Windber,PA MLB1974-19861978-1985   High SchoolTonawanda (Tonawanda,NY)
5113Rick JonesBoston Red SoxP6-5 190 L-L 1955-04-16 18Jacksonville,FL MLB1976-19801976-1978   High SchoolForrest (Jacksonville,FL)
5116Mike MendozaHouston AstrosP6-5 215 R-R 1955-11-26 17Inglewood,CA MLB1977-19811979-1979   High SchoolMcClintock (Tempe,AZ)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
6122Manny SeoanePhiladelphia PhilliesP6-3 187 R-R 1955-06-26 18Tampa,FL MLB1977-19801977-1978   High SchoolTampa Catholic (Tampa,FL)
6126Tommy TomsSan Francisco GiantsP6-4 195 R-R 1951-10-15 21Charlottesville,VA MLB1972-19781975-1977   CollegeEast Carolina
6132John TamargoSt. Louis CardinalsC5-10 180 B-R 1951-11-07 21Tampa,FL MLB1973-19811976-1980   CollegeGeorgia Southern
6136Joe WallisChicago CubsOF5-10 195 B-R 1952-01-09 21East St. Louis,IL MLB1972-19791975-1979   CollegeSouthern Illinois
6138Mike DimmelLos Angeles DodgersOF6-0 180 R-R 1954-10-16 18Albert Lea,MN MLB1977-19801977-1979   High SchoolLogansport (Logansport,IN)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
7155Luis GomezMinnesota TwinsSS5-9 150 R-R 1951-08-19 21Guadalajara,MX MLB1973-19811974-1981   CollegeUCLA
7159Mike FlanaganBaltimore OriolesP6-0 195 L-L 1951-12-16 21Manchester,NH MLB1972-19921975-1992   CollegeMassachusetts
7167Matt KeoughOakland AthleticsP6-3 190 R-R 1955-07-03 17Pomona,CA MLB1976-19861977-1986   High SchoolCorona del Mar (Newport Beach,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
8170Randy LerchPhiladelphia PhilliesP6-5 190 L-L 1954-10-09 18Sacramento,CA MLB1973-19861975-1986   High SchoolCordova (Rancho Cordova,CA)
8181Garth IorgNew York Yankees3B-2B5-11 175 R-R 1954-10-12 18Arcata,CA MLB1973-19871978-1987   High SchoolArcata (Arcata,CA)
8184Mike KrukowChicago CubsP6-5 205 R-R 1952-01-21 21Long Beach,CA MLB1971-19891976-1989   CollegeCal Poly
8185Butch HobsonBoston Red Sox3B6-1 193 R-R 1951-08-17 21Tuscaloosa,AL MLB1973-20161975-1982   CollegeAlabama
8191Derek BryantOakland AthleticsOF5-11 185 R-R 1951-10-09 21Lexington,KY MLB1971-19811979-1979   CollegeKentucky
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
9203Larry WolfeMinnesota Twins3B-2B5-11 170 R-R 1953-03-02 20Melbourne,FL MLB1973-19811977-1980   CollegeSacramento City College
9215Wayne GrossOakland Athletics3B6-2 210 L-R 1952-01-14 21Riverside,CA MLB1973-19861976-1986   CollegeCal Poly Pomona
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
10222Ed PlankSan Francisco GiantsP6-1 205 R-R 1952-04-09 21Chicago,IL MLB1973-19801978-1979   CollegeNevada
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
13292Joe McIntoshSan Diego PadresP6-2 185 B-R 1951-08-04 21Billings,MT MLB1974-19791974-1975   CollegeWashington State
13294Jack ClarkSan Francisco GiantsOF-1B6-2 205 R-R 1955-11-10 17New Brighton,PA MLB1973-19921975-1992   High SchoolGladstone (Covina,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
15359Dwayne MurphyOakland AthleticsOF6-1 185 L-R 1955-03-19 18Merced,CA MLB1973-19891978-1989   High SchoolAntelope Valley (Lancaster,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
16370Terry HarperAtlanta BravesOF6-4 195 R-R 1955-04-19 18Douglasville,GA MLB1973-19871980-1987   High SchoolDouglas County (Douglasville,GA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
17404Joe SambitoHouston AstrosP6-1 190 L-L 1952-06-28 21Brooklyn,NY MLB1973-19881976-1987   CollegeAdelphi
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
18429Mike SquiresChicago White Sox1B5-11 185 L-L 1952-03-05 21Kalamazoo,MI MLB1973-19851975-1985   CollegeWestern Michigan
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
19442Larry BradfordAtlanta BravesP6-1 200 R-L 1949-12-21 23Chicago,IL MLB1973-19851977-1981   High SchoolMichele Clark (Chicago,IL)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
21493Mardie CornejoNew York MetsP6-3 200 R-R 1951-08-05 21Wellington,KS MLB1973-19791978-1978   CollegeTulsa
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
25563Tim IrelandMontreal Expos2B-1B6-0 180 R-R 1953-03-14 20Oakland,CA MLB1973-19851981-1982   CollegeChabot College
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
30646Dan DuranTexas RangersOF5-11 190 L-L 1954-03-16 19Palo Alto,CA MLB1973-19811981-1981   CollegeFoothill College
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
32676Eric RasmussenSt. Louis CardinalsP6-3 205 R-R 1952-03-22 21Racine,WI MLB1971-19871975-1983   CollegeLSU
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
38713Tony JohnsonChicago White SoxOF6-3 145 R-R 1956-06-23 17Memphis,TN MLB1977-19841981-1982   High SchoolVallejo (Vallejo,CA)