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The major league 1980 Rule V Draft was held December 8 in Dallas, TX. 19 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $25,000 each, a marked increase from recent drafts and the most players taken since 1969.

[edit] Rule V Draft Major league Selections

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Chicago Cubs Jody Davis Catcher Springfield Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals
New York Mets Billy Smith Pitcher Tucson Toros Houston Astros
San Diego Padres Mario Ramirez Infielder Tidewater Tides New York Mets
Toronto Blue Jays George Bell Outfielder Oklahoma City 89ers Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals Orlando Sanchez C/OF Oklahoma City 89ers Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago White Sox Carlos Arroyo Pitcher Oklahoma City 89ers Philadelphia Phillies
San Francisco Giants George Bjorkman Catcher Springfield Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals
Minnesota Twins Don Cooper Pitcher Columbus Clippers New York Yankees
Oakland A's Brian Doyle Infielder Columbus Clippers New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers Larry Rothschild Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds
Kansas City Royals Jim Wright Pitcher Oklahoma City 89ers Philadelphia Phillies
San Diego Padres Alan Wiggins Outfielder Albuquerque Dukes Los Angeles Dodgers
Toronto Blue Jays Dan Whitmer Catcher Salt Lake City Gulls California Angels
St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Lopez Outfielder Diablos Rojos del Mexico Mexico City
Minnesota Twins Jack O'Connor Pitcher Denver Bears Montreal Expos
Oakland A's Roy Thomas Pitcher Springfield Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals
Kansas City Royals Dave Wehrmeister Pitcher Columbus Clippers New York Yankees
Oakland A's Tom Filer Pitcher Columbus Clippers New York Yankees
Seattle Mariners Gary Gray Outfielder Leones de Yucatán Cleveland Indians

* Draft picks are listed in order of selection.

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