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1981 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1980 / 1981 / 1982

Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
1981144MetsTerry Blocker (minors)OF-1.01102442.205.5091000.002.0004YrTennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
198123812Mets via Braves*John Christensen (minors)OF-0.91322945.224.6544YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
19814814MetsDave Cochrane (minors)RHP-1.42185148.235.627HSTroy HS (Fullerton, CA)
198151074MetsSteve Phillips (minors)SSHSDe La Salle HS (Detroit, MI)
198161334MetsKenneth Harris (minors)SS4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
198171594MetsJeffrey Keeler (minors)RHP4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
198181854MetsMark Carreon (minors)OF4.7738201269.277.766HSSalpointe HS (Tucson, AZ)
198192114MetsRichard Webster (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
1981102374MetsAl Candelaria (minors)LHPHSYerba Buena HS (San Jose, CA)
1981112634MetsSteve Walker (minors)RHPHSMount Carmel HS (San Diego, CA)
1981122894MetsRoger Clemens (minors)RHP140.37091790.173.4437093541843.121.170JCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
1981133154MetsLenny Dykstra (minors)OF42.21278455981.285.793HSGarden Grove HS (Garden Grove, CA)
1981143414MetsGary Kanwisher (minors)RHPHSPascack HS (Hillsdale, NJ)
1981153674MetsLarry McNutt (minors)1B4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
1981163934MetsRonald Woellert (minors)RHPHSMoeller HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1981174194MetsBryan Olden (minors)2BHSBeaverton HS (Beaverton, OR)
1981184454MetsEdward Garton (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
1981194714MetsLou Thornton (minors)3B-0.095891.247.605HSJefferson Davis HS (Montgomery, AL)
1981204974MetsMark Boyd (minors)CHSMcEachern HS (Powder Springs, GA)
1981215234MetsSteve Staton (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
1981225494MetsMatthew Fitts (minors)RHPHSLompoc HS (Lompoc, CA)
1981235744MetsKurt Griffon (minors)OFHSPlaquemine HS (Plaquemine, LA)
1981245994MetsRobert Costello (minors)CJCNew York City College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY)
1981256244MetsRuss Orrick (minors)OFHSVintage HS (Napa, CA)
1981266473MetsGeorge Hoffman (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
1981276703MetsJames Oates (minors)LHP4YrHuntington University (Huntington, IN)
1981286923MetsJoseph Licata (minors)OF4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1981297143MetsGary Heien (minors)RHPHSO'Fallon HS (O'Fallon, IL)
1981307342MetsMichael Franks (minors)2B4YrLoyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
1981317521MetsMichael Harlander (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1981327691MetsStephen DeMatties (minors)C
1981337851MetsLuis Medina (minors)OF-0.05115010.207.674HSWarren HS (Downey, CA)
1981347991MetsBruce Kastelic (minors)SS4YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1981358111MetsLouis Martinez (minors)CHSDeWitt Clinton HS (Bronx, NY)
1981368201MetsDarrell Rodgers (minors)RHPHSEisenhower HS (Walters, OK)
1981378291MetsLawrence Czeszewski (minors)C4YrMidwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
1981388361MetsScot Holliday (minors)OF4YrMiddle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN)

*Compensation Picks
John Christensen (Mets-2) - Pick from Braves as compensation for Free Agent Claudell Washington

37 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (21%). Total of 183.9 WAR, or 23.0 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 2014 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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    School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
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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.