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1981 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1981 1 1rg 21 21 Dodgers Kevin White (minors) RHP JC Cosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA)
1981 2 1rg 47 21 Dodgers Robert Seymour (minors) OF JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
1981 3 1rg 73 21 Dodgers Frederick Bass (minors) 3B JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
1981 4 1rg 99 21 Dodgers John Sylvia (minors) SS JC College of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)
1981 5 1rg 125 21 Dodgers Jack Loop (minors) 1B JC Pasadena City College (Pasadena, CA)
1981 6 1rg 151 21 Dodgers Eugene Steinbach (minors) C JC Georgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
1981 7 1rg 176 21 Dodgers Brad Harlow (minors) SS JC Cosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA)
1981 8 1rg 197 17 Dodgers Brett Ragland (minors) RHP JC Valencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
1981 9 1rg 215 14 Dodgers Jon Van Dort (minors) OF JC Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
1981 10 1rg 232 13 Dodgers Larry Riddle (minors) RHP JC Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
1981 11 1rg 246 10 Dodgers Andy Hargrove (minors) RHP JC Barstow Community College (Barstow, CA)
1981 12 1rg 258 9 Dodgers James Sewell (minors) OF JC Sacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
1981 13 1rg 270 9 Dodgers Ronnie Chapman (minors) 2B JC Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
1981 14 1rg 281 8 Dodgers James Woods (minors) INF JC San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
1981 15 1rg 290 7 Dodgers Charles Byers (minors) 3B JC Chaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
1981 16 1rg 298 6 Dodgers Benny Distefano (minors) 1B -0.5 240 360 7 .228 .646 JC Alvin Community College (Alvin, TX)

16 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (6%). Total of -0.5 WAR, or -0.5 per major leaguer.

DT Key

  • Blank - June Draft
  • 6sc - June Secondary
  • 6sa - June Secondary (normal, 1971 only)
  • 6sd - June Secondary (delayed, 1971 only)
  • 1rg - January Draft
  • 1sc - January Secondary Draft
  • 8lg - August Legion Draft
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    The 1965 draft had a major league and AAA section (rounds 1-3), a AA section (4-7) and A-ball sections (8+). Each team had one pick in rounds 1-7 (MLB, AAA, and AA picks). Starting with the 8th round teams received a pick for each A-ball team in their system in the reverse order of the affiliate finishes. Franchises that shared affiliates, alternated the picks round-by-round. This means that a franchise will have multiple picks in a "round". For presentation reasons here, we have re-labeled the rounds to be the number of the selection made by this franchise. This means that the Twins' 10th round pick could come after the Mets' 12th round pick.