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1981 New York Mets Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984

Drafted Players

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1981144MetsYTerry Blocker (minors)OF-1.01102442.205.5091000.002.0004YrTennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
198123812Mets via BravesY*John Christensen (minors)OF-0.91322945.224.6544YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
19814814MetsYDave Cochrane (minors)RHP-1.42185148.235.627HSTroy HS (Fullerton, CA)
198151074MetsYSteve Phillips (minors)SSHSDe La Salle HS (Detroit, MI)
198161334MetsYKen Harris (minors)SS4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
198171594MetsNJeffrey Keeler (minors)RHP4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
198181854MetsYMark Carreon (minors)OF4.7738201269.277.766HSSalpointe HS (Tucson, AZ)
198192114MetsYRichard Webster (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
1981102374MetsNAl Candelaria (minors)LHPHSYerba Buena HS (San Jose, CA)
1981112634MetsYSteve Walker (minors)RHPHSMount Carmel HS (San Diego, CA)
1981122894MetsNRoger Clemens (minors)RHP140.37091790.173.4437093541843.121.170JCSan Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
1981133154MetsYLenny Dykstra (minors)OF42.21278455981.285.793HSGarden Grove HS (Garden Grove, CA)
1981143414MetsNGary Kanwisher (minors)RHPHSPascack HS (Hillsdale, NJ)
1981153674MetsYLarry McNutt (minors)1B4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
1981163934MetsNRonald Woellert (minors)RHPHSArchbishop Moeller HS (Cincinnati, OH)
1981174194MetsNBryan Olden (minors)2BHSBeaverton HS (Beaverton, OR)
1981184454MetsYEdward Garton (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
1981194714MetsYLou Thornton (minors)3B-0.095891.247.605HSJefferson Davis HS (Montgomery, AL)
1981204974MetsNMark Boyd (minors)CHSMcEachern HS (Powder Springs, GA)
1981215234MetsYSteve Staton (minors)RHP4YrCalifornia State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
1981225494MetsYMatthew Fitts (minors)RHPHSLompoc HS (Lompoc, CA)
1981235744MetsNKurt Griffon (minors)OFHSPlaquemine HS (Plaquemine, LA)
1981245994MetsYRobert Costello (minors)CJCNew York City College of Technology (Brooklyn, NY)
1981256244MetsYRuss Orrick (minors)OFHSVintage HS (Napa, CA)
1981266473MetsYGeorge Hoffman (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette (Lafayette, LA)
1981276703MetsYJames Oates (minors)LHP4YrHuntington University (Huntington, IN)
1981286923MetsYJoseph Licata (minors)OF4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1981297143MetsNGary Heien (minors)RHPHSO'Fallon HS (O'Fallon, IL)
1981307342MetsYMichael Franks (minors)2B4YrLoyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA)
1981317521MetsYMichael Harlander (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
1981327691MetsYStephen DeMatties (minors)C
1981337851MetsNLuis Medina (minors)OF-0.05115010.207.674HSWarren HS (Downey, CA)
1981347991MetsYBruce Kastelic (minors)SS4YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1981358111MetsYLouis Martinez (minors)CHSDeWitt Clinton HS (Bronx, NY)
1981368201MetsNDarrell Rodgers (minors)RHPHSEisenhower HS (Lawton, OK)
1981378291MetsYLawrence Czeszewski (minors)C4YrMidwestern State University (Wichita Falls, TX)
1981388361MetsYScot 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
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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.