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

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1981 1 1sc 1 FrRnd 1 Cardinals Harry McCulla (minors) C JC Delgado Community College (New Orleans, LA)
1981 1 1sc 2 FrRnd 2 Tigers Bob Melvin (minors) C 2.5 692 1955 35 .233 .604 JC Canada College (Redwood City, CA)
1981 1 1sc 3 FrRnd 3 Reds Rob Murphy (minors) LHP 6.0 597 12 0 .250 .500 597 32 38 3.64 1.36 30 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1981 1 1sc 4 FrRnd 4 Angels Ron Romanick (minors) RHP 3.8 82 0 0 82 31 29 4.24 1.40 0 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1981 1 1sc 5 FrRnd 5 Astros Glenn Davis (minors) 1B 19.5 1015 3719 190 .259 .800 JC State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
1981 1 1sc 6 FrRnd 6 Athletics John Leonard (minors) RHP JC Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
1981 1 1sc 7 FrRnd 7 Cubs Nicholas Brandt (minors) LHP JC Merced College (Merced, CA)
1981 1 1sc 8 FrRnd 8 Rangers Ken Lynn (minors) RHP JC Spartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
1981 1 1sc 9 FrRnd 9 Mets Herm Winningham (minors) OF -0.4 868 1888 19 .239 .630 JC Georgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
1981 1 1sc 10 FrRnd 10 Indians John Tillema (minors) RHP
1981 1 1sc 11 FrRnd 11 Phillies Kevin Gross (minors) RHP 28.1 478 660 6 .161 .420 474 142 158 4.11 1.41 5 JC Oxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
1981 1 1sc 12 FrRnd 12 Blue Jays Joseph Pursell (minors) RHP 4Yr Tulane University (New Orleans, LA)
1981 1 1sc 13 FrRnd 13 Braves Jon Soderberg (minors) RHP JC Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
1981 1 1sc 14 FrRnd 14 Brewers Michael Samuel (minors) SS JC Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
1981 1 1sc 15 FrRnd 15 Padres Eric Bullock (minors) SS -0.7 131 146 1 .205 .536 JC Louisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
1981 1 1sc 16 FrRnd 16 Yankees Rod Langston (minors) OF JC Indian River Community College (Fort Pierce, FL)
1981 1 1sc 17 FrRnd 17 Giants John Duval (minors) RHP JC Cuesta College (San Luis Obispo, CA)
1981 1 1sc 18 FrRnd 18 Mariners Thor Edgell (minors) RHP JC Fullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
1981 1 1sc 19 FrRnd 19 Pirates Norman Morton (minors) LHP JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1981 1 1sc 20 FrRnd 20 White Sox Scott Meier (minors) C JC San Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
1981 1 1sc 21 FrRnd 21 Dodgers Shayne Hammond (minors) LHP JC Southeastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, IL)
1981 1 1sc 22 FrRnd 22 Red Sox Dave Malpeso (minors) C JC Miami-Dade College (Miami, FL)
1981 1 1sc 23 FrRnd 23 Expos Reginald Wyatt (minors) LHP JC Santa Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
1981 1 1sc 24 FrRnd 24 Royals Mitchell Ashmore (minors) C 4Yr Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
1981 1 1sc 25 FrRnd 25 Twins Rhett Whisman (minors) SS JC Gulf Coast Community College (Panama City, FL)
1981 1 1sc 26 FrRnd 26 Orioles Tommy Alexander (minors) RHP 4Yr Gordon College (Barnesville, GA)

26 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (26%). Total of 58.8 WAR, or 8.4 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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    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.
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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.