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[edit] 1980 First Round Picks

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 New York Mets Darryl Strawberry OF Crenshaw High School (HS) Los Angeles, CA
2 Toronto Blue Jays Garry Harris SS Herbert Hoover High School (San Diego) (HS) San Diego, CA
3 Atlanta Braves Ken Dayley LHP University of Portland (Col.) Jerome, ID
4 Oakland Athletics Mike King LHP Morningside College (Col.) [[]]
5 San Diego Padres Jeff Pyburn OF University of Georgia (Col.) [[]]
6 Seattle Mariners Darnell Coles SS Eisenhower High School (HS) Rialto, CA
7 San Francisco Giants Jessie Reid 1B Lynwood High School (HS) Lynwood, CA
8 Chicago White Sox Cecil Espy OF Point Loma High School (HS) San Diego, CA
9 Los Angeles Dodgers Ross Jones SS University of Miami (Col.) Miami, FL
10 Cleveland Indians Kelly Gruber SS Westlake High School (Austin) (HS) Austin, TX
11 Chicago Cubs Don Schulze RHP Lake Park High School (HS) Roselle, IL
12 Minnesota Twins Jeff Reed C Joliet West High School (HS) Joliet, IL
13 Philadelphia Phillies Lebo Powell C Pine Forest High School (HS) Pensacola, FL
14 Texas Rangers Tim Maki RHP Carroll High School (HS) Huntertown, IN
15 St. Louis Cardinals Don Collins (minors) RHP Ferguson High School (HS) Newport News, VA
16 Kansas City Royals Frank Wills RHP Tulane University (Col.) New Orleans, LA
17 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Dennis Rasmussen LHP Creighton University (Col.) Los Angeles, CA Compensation from Houston Astros for Nolan Ryan
18 Detroit Tigers Glenn Wilson 3B Sam Houston State University (Col.) Baytown, TX
19 Cincinnati Reds Ron Robinson RHP-SS Woodlake High School (HS) Woodlake, CA
20 Pittsburgh Pirates Rich Renteria SS South Gate High School (HS) South Gate, CA Compensation from California Angels for Bruce Kison
21 Atlanta Braves Jim Acker RHP University of Texas (Col.) Freer, TX Compensation from Montreal Expos for Rowland Office
22 Montreal Expos Terry Francona OF University of Arizona (Col.) Aberdeen, SD Compensation from New York Yankees for Rudy May
23 New York Mets Billy Beane OF Mount Carmel High School (HS) Rancho Bernardo, CA Compensation from Pittsburgh Pirates for Andy Hassler
24 New York Mets John Gibbons C Douglas MacArthur High School (HS) San Antonio, TX Compensation from Boston Red Sox for Skip Lockwood
25 Milwaukee Brewers Dion James OF McClatchy High School (HS) Sacramento, CA
26 Baltimore Orioles Jeff Williams OF Princeton High School (HS) Cincinnati, OH

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