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1971 Baseball DraftYearly Draft Capsule
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Rex Hudson was drafted 118th overall in the 1971 draft.
This is only a list of notable picks for the 1971 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 Drafted803Rounds48Total Major Leaguers135
Signed Players432Unsigned Players371Signed%53.8%Unsigned%46.2%
High School Players587College Players209High School%73.1%College%26.0%
Top Signing BonusEd Kurpiel ($83,750)Avg Bonus for Round #1$83,750

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1971 Notable Draft Picks

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RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
11Danny GoodwinChicago White Sox1B6-1 195 L-R 1953-09-02 17St. Louis,Missouri MLB1974-19851975-1982   High SchoolPeoria Central (Peoria,IL)
12Jay FranklinSan Diego PadresP6-2 180 R-R 1953-03-16 18Arlington,Virginia MLB1971-19771971-1971   High SchoolJames Madison (Vienna,VA)
13Tommy BiancoMilwaukee Brewers3B-1B5-11 190 B-R 1952-12-16 18Rockville Center,New York MLB1975-19791975-1975   High SchoolSewanhaka (Elmont,NY)
14Condredge Holloway **Montreal ExposSS5-10 185 R-R 1954-01-24 17Huntsville,Alabama --   High SchoolLee (Huntsville,AL)
15Roy BranchKansas City RoyalsP6-0 175 R-R 1953-07-12 17St. Louis,Missouri MLB1977-19801979-1979   High SchoolWilliam Beaumont (St. Louis,MO)
16Roy ThomasPhiladelphia PhilliesP6-6 200 R-R 1953-06-22 18Quantico,Virginia MLB1971-19901977-1987   High SchoolLompoc (Lompoc,CA)
17Roger QuirogaWashington Senators IIP6-1 185 R-R 1953-03-25 18Galveston,Texas --   High SchoolBall (Galveston,TX)
18Ed KurpielSt. Louis Cardinals1B-OF6-3 195 L-L 1954-01-19 17Queens,New York AAA1977-1978-   High SchoolArchbishop Molloy (Jamaica,NY)
19David SloanCleveland IndiansP6-1 180 R-R 1952-03-01 19Oakland,California --   High SchoolSanta Clara (Santa Clara,CA)
110Taylor DuncanAtlanta Braves3B6-0 170 R-R 1953-05-12 18Memphis,Tennessee MLB1977-19801977-1978   High SchoolGrant Union (Sacramento,CA)
111Tom VeryzerDetroit TigersSS6-1 185 R-R 1953-02-11 18Port Jefferson,New York MLB1971-19841973-1984   High SchoolIslip (Islip,NY)
112Neil RasmussenHouston Astros3B6-2 185 R-R 1952-09-07 18Arcadia,California AA1977-1978-   High SchoolArcadia (Arcadia,CA)
113Frank TananaCalifornia AngelsP6-3 195 L-L 1953-07-03 17Detroit,Michigan MLB1972-19931973-1993   High SchoolDetroit Catholic Central (Novi,MI)
114Rich PuigNew York Mets2B-3B5-10 165 L-R 1953-03-16 18Tampa,Florida MLB1974-19741974-1974   High SchoolHillsborough (Tampa,FL)
115Jim RiceBoston Red SoxLF-OF6-2 205 R-R 1953-03-08 18Anderson,South Carolina MLB1971-19891974-1989   High SchoolT.L. Hanna (Anderson,SC)
116Jeff WehmeierChicago CubsP6-4 195 R-R 1953-02-26 18Indianapolis,Indiana --   High SchoolBrebeuf Jesuit Prep (Indianapolis,IN)
117Sugar Bear DanielsOakland AthleticsP6-4 195 R-R 1953-- 18Detroit,Michigan --   High SchoolMacKenzie (Detroit,MI)
118Frank RiccelliSan Francisco GiantsP6-3 205 L-L 1953-02-24 18Syracuse,New York MLB1976-19821976-1979   High SchoolChristian Brothers Academy (Syracuse,NY)
119Terry WhitfieldNew York YankeesOF6-1 197 L-R 1953-01-12 18Blythe,California MLB1971-19881974-1986   High SchoolPalo Verde Valley (Blythe,CA)
120Rick RhodenLos Angeles DodgersP6-4 203 R-R 1953-05-16 18Boynton Beach,Florida MLB1971-19891974-1989   High SchoolAtlantic Community (Delray Beach,FL)
121Dale SoderholmMinnesota TwinsSS6-2 163 R-R 1952-07-13 18Cortland,New York AAA1977-1978-   High SchoolCoral Park (Miami,FL)
122Craig ReynoldsPittsburgh PiratesSS6-1 175 L-R 1952-12-27 18Houston,Texas MLB1971-19891975-1989   High SchoolReagan (Houston,TX)
123Randy SteinBaltimore OriolesP6-4 210 R-R 1953-03-07 18Pomona,California MLB1971-19831978-1982   High SchoolGanesha (Pomona,CA)
124Mike MileyCincinnati RedsSS6-1 185 B-R 1953-03-30 18Yazoo City,Mississippi MLB1974-19761975-1976   High SchoolEast Jefferson (Metairie,LA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
225Bill SharpChicago White SoxOF5-10 178 L-L 1950-01-18 21Lima,Ohio MLB1973-19761973-1976   CollegeOhio State University
227Larry AndersonMilwaukee BrewersP6-3 190 R-R 1952-12-03 18Maywood,California MLB1974-19801974-1977   High SchoolEl Rancho (Pico Rivera,CA)
228Dan WarthenMontreal ExposP6-0 200 B-L 1952-12-01 18Omaha,Nebraska MLB1975-19821975-1978   High SchoolNorth (Omaha,NE)
229George BrettKansas City Royals3B-1B6-0 205 L-R 1953-05-15 18Glen Dale,West Virginia MLB1971-19931973-1993   High SchoolEl Segundo (El Segundo,CA)
230Mike SchmidtPhiladelphia Phillies3B6-2 203 R-R 1949-09-27 21Dayton,Ohio MLB1971-19891972-1989   CollegeOhio University
234Jamie EasterlyAtlanta BravesP5-9 180 L-L 1953-02-17 18Houston,Texas MLB1971-19871974-1987   High SchoolCrockett (Crockett,TX)
235Dennis DeBarrDetroit TigersP6-2 190 L-L 1953-01-16 18Cheyenne,Wyoming MLB1977-19791977-1977   High SchoolKennedy (Fremont,CA)
236Art GardnerHouston AstrosOF5-11 175 L-L 1952-09-21 18Madden,Mississippi MLB1975-19861975-1978   High SchoolSouth Leake (Walnut Grove,MS)
237Ron JacksonCalifornia Angels1B-3B6-0 205 R-R 1953-05-09 18Birmingham,Alabama MLB1971-19881975-1984   High SchoolWenonah (Birmingham,AL)
246Doug BairPittsburgh PiratesP6-0 180 R-R 1949-08-22 21Defiance,Ohio MLB1971-19921976-1990   CollegeBowling Green State University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
356Larry HerndonSt. Louis CardinalsOF6-3 195 R-R 1953-11-03 17Sunflower,Mississippi MLB1971-19881974-1988   High SchoolDouglass (Memphis,TN)
357Wayne CageCleveland Indians1B6-4 205 L-L 1951-11-23 19Monroe,Louisiana MLB1977-19801978-1979   High SchoolRuston (Ruston,LA)
360Paul SiebertHouston AstrosP6-2 205 L-L 1953-06-05 18Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1974-19791974-1978   High SchoolEdina (Edina,MN)
361Billy SmithCalifornia Angels2B-SS6-2 185 B-R 1953-07-14 17Jonesboro,Louisiana MLB1971-19811975-1981   High SchoolManzano (Albuquerque,NM)
364Dennis LampChicago CubsP6-3 200 R-R 1952-09-23 18Los Angeles,California MLB1971-19921977-1992   High SchoolSt. John Bosco (Bellflower,CA)
366Willie PrallSan Francisco GiantsP6-3 200 L-L 1950-04-20 21Hackensack,New Jersey MLB1975-19771975-1975   CollegeUpsala College
367Ron GuidryNew York YankeesP5-11 160 L-L 1950-08-28 20Lafayette,Louisiana MLB1969-19891975-1988   CollegeUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
371Kiko GarciaBaltimore OriolesSS-2B5-11 180 R-R 1953-10-14 17Martinez,California MLB1971-19971976-1985   High SchoolYgnacio Valley (Concord,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
478Joe ZdebKansas City RoyalsOF5-11 185 R-R 1953-06-27 18Compton,Illinois MLB1977-19801977-1979   High SchoolMaine South (Park Ridge,IL)
481Jerry MumphreySt. Louis CardinalsOF6-2 185 B-R 1952-09-09 18Tyler,Texas MLB1971-19881974-1988   High SchoolChapel Hill (Tyler,TX)
494Bob GallagherMinnesota TwinsOF6-3 185 L-L 1948-07-07 22Newton,Massachusetts MLB1967-19751972-1975   High SchoolBellarmine Prep (San Jose,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
5100Dave FreislebenSan Diego PadresP5-11 200 R-R 1951-10-31 19Coraopolis,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19791974-1979   High SchoolSam Rayburn (Pasadena,TX)
5101Charlie MooreMilwaukee BrewersC-OF5-11 180 R-R 1953-06-21 18Birmingham,Alabama MLB1971-19871973-1987   High SchoolMinor (Adamsville,AL)
5114Rob SperringChicago Cubs2B-SS6-1 185 R-R 1949-10-10 21San Francisco,California MLB1974-19791974-1977   CollegePacific
5116Skip JamesSan Francisco Giants1B6-0 185 L-L 1949-10-21 21Elmhurst,Illinois MLB1970-19791977-1978   CollegeUniversity of Kansas
5117Larry MurrayNew York YankeesOF5-11 179 B-R 1953-04-01 18Chicago,Illinois MLB1974-19801974-1979   High SchoolWendell Phillips Academy (Chicago,IL)
5118Rex HudsonLos Angeles DodgersP5-11 165 B-R 1953-08-11 17Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1974-19771974-1974   High SchoolNathan Hale (Tulsa,OK)
5122Donald WernerCincinnati RedsP6-1 185 R-R 1953-03-08 18Appleton,Wisconsin MLB1971-19971975-1982   High SchoolAppleton East (Appleton,WI)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
6127Larry LintzMontreal Expos2B-SS5-9 150 B-R 1949-10-10 21Martinez,California MLB1970-19791973-1978   CollegeSan Jose State University
6130Greg PryorWashington Senators II3B-SS6-0 186 R-R 1949-10-02 21Marietta,Ohio MLB1970-19861976-1986   CollegeFlorida Southern College
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
7150Frank SnookSan Diego PadresP6-2 180 R-R 1949-03-28 22Somerville,New Jersey MLB1973-19731973-1973   CollegeGrand Canyon University
7157Larry AndersenCleveland IndiansP6-3 205 R-R 1953-05-06 18Portland,Oregon MLB1971-19951975-1994   High SchoolInterlake (Bellevue,WA)
7159Gene PentzDetroit TigersP6-1 200 R-R 1953-06-21 18Johnstown,Pennsylvania MLB1975-19811975-1978   High SchoolGreater Johnstown (Johnstown,PA)
7164Jim TyroneChicago CubsOF6-1 185 R-R 1949-01-29 22Alice,Texas MLB1971-19781972-1977   CollegeUT Rio Grande Valley
7165Charles GipsonOakland AthleticsLF-RF6-2 180 R-R 1972-12-16 -2Orange,California MLB1992-20051998-2005   High SchoolLoara (Anaheim,CA)
7169Dave EdwardsMinnesota TwinsOF6-0 177 R-R 1954-02-24 17Los Angeles,California MLB1971-19821978-1982   High SchoolJefferson (Los Angeles,CA)
7172Dave ReveringCincinnati Reds1B6-4 210 L-R 1953-02-12 18Roseville,California MLB1971-19821978-1982   High SchoolBella Vista (Fair Oaks,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
8175Joe GoddardSan Diego PadresC5-11 181 R-R 1950-07-23 20Beckley,West Virginia MLB1971-19721972-1972   CollegeMarshall University
8179Mac ScarcePhiladelphia PhilliesP6-3 200 L-L 1949-04-08 22Danville,Virginia MLB1970-19781972-1978   CollegeFlorida State University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
9212Rick BaldwinNew York MetsP6-3 180 L-R 1953-06-01 18Fresno,California MLB1975-19781975-1977   High SchoolDowney (Modesto,CA)
9213Bill MoranBoston Red SoxP6-4 210 R-R 1950-09-26 20Portsmouth,Virginia MLB1970-19791974-1974   CollegeLouisburg College
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
10226Tom HausmanMilwaukee BrewersP6-5 200 R-R 1953-03-31 18Mobridge,South Dakota MLB1971-19831975-1982   High SchoolLa Verne (La Verne,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
11250Kevin KobelMilwaukee BrewersP6-1 195 R-L 1953-10-02 17Buffalo,New York MLB1971-19821973-1980   High SchoolSaint Francis (Athol Springs,NY)
11255Jim DwyerSt. Louis CardinalsOF5-10 175 L-L 1950-01-03 21Evergreen Park,Illinois MLB1971-19901973-1990   CollegeSouthern Illinois University
11257Junior MooreAtlanta Braves3B-OF5-11 185 R-R 1953-01-25 18Waskom,Texas MLB1971-19801976-1980   High SchoolKennedy (Richmond,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
12273Mike CaldwellSan Diego PadresP6-0 185 R-L 1949-01-22 22Tarboro,North Carolina MLB1971-19841971-1984   CollegeNorth Carolina State University
12276Mark LittellKansas City RoyalsP6-3 210 L-R 1953-01-17 18Cape Girardeau,Missouri MLB1971-19821973-1982   High SchoolGideon (Gideon,MO)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
13306Gary ChristensonDetroit TigersP6-5 200 L-L 1953-05-05 18Mineola,New York MLB1971-19821979-1980   High SchoolNew Hyde Park (New Hyde Park,NY)
13316Rob WilfongMinnesota Twins2B6-1 185 L-R 1953-09-01 17Pasadena,California MLB1972-19871977-1987   High SchoolNorthview (Covina,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
14339John HaleLos Angeles DodgersOF6-2 195 L-R 1953-08-05 17Fresno,California MLB1974-19811974-1979   High SchoolWasco Union (Wasco,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
17392Jeff HollyChicago White SoxP6-5 210 L-L 1953-03-01 18San Pedro,California MLB1977-19791977-1979   High SchoolAviation (Redondo Beach,CA)
17401Biff PocorobaAtlanta BravesC5-10 180 B-R 1953-07-25 17Burbank,California MLB1971-19841975-1984   High SchoolCanoga Park (Canoga Park,CA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
19451Jim ToddHouston AstrosP6-2 190 L-R 1947-09-21 23Lancaster,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19801974-1979   High SchoolConnorsville (Connorsville,IN)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
23541Tommy SmithCalifornia AngelsOF6-3 215 L-R 1948-08-01 22Albemarle,North Carolina MLB1973-19811973-1977   CollegeOhio University
23542Mark DeJohnNew York MetsSS5-11 170 B-R 1953-09-18 17Middletown,Connecticut MLB1971-19831982-1982   High SchoolMiddletown Woodrow Wilson (Middletown,CT)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
25586Mark BombackBoston Red SoxP5-11 170 R-R 1953-04-14 18Portsmouth,Virginia MLB1971-19841978-1982   High SchoolB.M.C. Durfee (Fall River,MA)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
26606Jack BakerBoston Red Sox1B6-5 225 R-R 1950-05-04 21Birmingham,Alabama MLB1971-19781976-1977   CollegeAuburn University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
27618Stan ThomasWashington Senators IIP6-2 185 R-R 1949-07-11 21Rumford,Maine MLB1969-19781974-1977   CollegeUniversity of New Haven
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
29659Kevin PasleyLos Angeles DodgersC6-0 185 R-R 1953-07-22 17Bronx,New York MLB1976-19821976-1978   High SchoolChaminade (Syosset,NY)
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
32702Greg ThayerSan Francisco GiantsP5-11 182 R-R 1949-10-23 21Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB1977-19801978-1978   CollegeSt. Cloud State University
RndOvlPlayerTeam NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsStatusCurrent Org (Level)SourceDraft School
42785Keith HernandezSt. Louis Cardinals1B6-0 195 L-L 1953-10-20 17San Francisco,California MLB1972-19901974-1990   High SchoolCapuchino (San Bruno,CA)