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1981 Boston Red Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1981 1 19 19 Red Sox Y Steve Lyons (minors) SS 2.0 853 2162 19 .252 .642 2 0 0 3.00 2.67 0 4Yr Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
1981 1 25 25 Red Sox via Orioles Y *Kevin Burrell (minors) C HS Poway HS (Poway, CA)
1981 2 45 19 Red Sox Y Chris Howard (minors) 2B HS William R. Boone HS (Orlando, FL)
1981 3 70 18 Red Sox Y Rob Woodward (minors) RHP -0.2 24 0 0 24 4 4 5.04 1.54 0 HS Lebanon HS (Lebanon, NH)
1981 4 96 19 Red Sox Y Todd Benzinger (minors) 1B -2.7 924 2856 66 .257 .687 HS New Richmond HS (New Richmond, OH)
1981 5 122 19 Red Sox Y Pete Gonzales (minors) OF HS San Leandro HS (San Leandro, CA)
1981 6 148 19 Red Sox Y Kevin Clinton (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1981 7 174 19 Red Sox N Kevin Fowler (minors) SS HS Donar HS (Stillwater, OK)
1981 8 200 19 Red Sox Y John Key (minors) RHP HS Central HS (Muskogee, OK)
1981 9 226 19 Red Sox Y Charles Fisher (minors) OF 4Yr Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
1981 10 252 19 Red Sox Y Craig Walck (minors) 3B 4Yr Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA)
1981 11 278 19 Red Sox N Peter Mancini (minors) 2B HS Memorial HS (West New York, NJ)
1981 12 304 19 Red Sox Y Chuck Davis (minors) RHP 4Yr Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
1981 13 330 19 Red Sox Y Pat Castiglia (minors) 1B 4Yr Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
1981 14 356 19 Red Sox Y Willie Weston (minors) RHP 4Yr Mississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, MS)
1981 15 382 19 Red Sox Y Kevin Johnston (minors) OF HS Logan HS (La Crosse, WI)
1981 16 408 19 Red Sox N Troy Howerton (minors) LHP HS Arkansas City HS (Arkansas City, AR)
1981 17 434 19 Red Sox Y Bruce Lockhart (minors) LHP HS Brunswick HS (Brunswick, ME)
1981 18 460 19 Red Sox N Jeff Achilles (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Houston (Houston, TX)
1981 19 486 19 Red Sox Y William Carpenter (minors) SS 4Yr Brandeis University (Waltham, MA)
1981 20 512 19 Red Sox N Darryl Menard (minors) RHP HS Clearlake HS (Seabrook, TX)
1981 21 538 19 Red Sox N Brian Smith (minors) RHP HS South Weymouth HS (Weymouth, MA)

*Compensation Picks
Kevin Burrell (Red Sox-1) - Pick from Orioles as compensation for Free Agent Jim Dwyer

22 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (13%). Total of -0.9 WAR, or -0.3 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
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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.