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1st Round of the 1981 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase
    Other Rounds:1980 1st / 1981 1st / 1981 2nd / 1982 1st

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckFrRndRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
198111rg1FrRnd1CubsJames Rooney (minors)LHPJCCounty College of Morris (Randolph, NJ)
198111rg2FrRnd2MarinersBret McAfee (minors)SSJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
198111rg3FrRnd3MetsRandy Milligan (minors)OF13.5703211870.261.810JCSan Diego Mesa College (San Diego, CA)
198111rg4FrRnd4AngelsKevin Price (minors)RHPJCCosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA)
198111rg5FrRnd5PadresEric Bullock (minors)OF-0.71311461.205.536JCLos Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
198111rg6FrRnd6Blue JaysKenneth Galloway (minors)LHPJCWest Valley College (Saratoga, CA)
198111rg7FrRnd7CardinalsBrad Luther (minors)SSJCCollege of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)
198111rg8FrRnd8White SoxReggie Montgomery (minors)OFJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
198111rg9FrRnd9GiantsMel White (minors)RHPJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
198111rg10FrRnd10RangersGreg Tabor (minors)INF0.0990.111.333JCChabot College (Hayward, CA)
198111rg11FrRnd11BravesTerry Cormack (minors)CJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
198111rg12FrRnd12TwinsPeter Kutsukos (minors)RHPJCSeminole Community College (Sanford, FL)
198111rg13FrRnd13PiratesBrian Reams (minors)RHPJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
198111rg14FrRnd14IndiansStephen Cushing (minors)LHP4YrSt. Leo College (St. Leo, FL)
198111rg15FrRnd15RedsDaniel Durst (minors)RHPJCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
198111rg16FrRnd16AthleticsSteve Kiefer (minors)SS-1.61052297.192.574JCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
198111rg17FrRnd17ExposBruce Crabbe (minors)INFJCGulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
198111rg18FrRnd18TigersJeff Rutledge (minors)SSJCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
198111rg19FrRnd19PhilliesEric Schmidt (minors)RHPJCAntelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA)
198111rg20FrRnd20Red SoxDanny Sheaffer (minors)C-4.738994613.232.602JCHarrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
198111rg21FrRnd21DodgersKevin White (minors)RHPJCCosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA)
198111rg22FrRnd22BrewersDewey James (minors)OFJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
198111rg23FrRnd23AstrosTrent Ferrin (minors)RHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
198111rg24FrRnd24RoyalsRichard Rizzo (minors)OFJCMesa State College (Grand Junction, CO)
198111rg25FrRnd25OriolesDavid Corman (minors)2BJCHagerstown Community College (Hagerstown, MD)
198111rg26FrRnd26YankeesMike Gatlin (minors)OFJCLurleen B Wallace Community College (Andalusia, AL)

26 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (19%). Total of 6.5 WAR, or 1.3 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2015 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
    Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
    Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
    Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

    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.