1971 MLB Draft
Jim Rice was taken by the Red Sox with the 15th pick of the 1971 MLB Draft. Couple of observations about the first round of that draft:
- Of the 24 picks - besides Rice only Frank Tananna taken 13th by the Angels and Rick Rhoden taken 20th by the Dodgers had significant MLB careers.
- All of the picks from the 1st round were taken out of high school - compare that to today where picks are just as likely to be college players
- The state of NY had more picks (4) than the state of FL (3) - my how times have changed!