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1980 Houston Astros Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1979 / 1980 / 1981

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1980 3 69 17 Astros Jeff Calhoun (minors) LHP 2.4 118 6 0 .000 .125 118 6 7 2.51 1.23 5 4Yr University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
1980 4 94 17 Astros Kenneth Elsee (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
1980 5 120 17 Astros Thomas Hawk (minors) RHP 4Yr Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1980 6 146 17 Astros Wes Clements (minors) OF 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1980 7 172 17 Astros Michael Sheppard (minors) SS 4Yr Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
1980 8 198 17 Astros Tony Arias (minors) RHP HS Hialeah HS (Hialeah, FL)
1980 9 224 17 Astros Scott Gardner (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1980 10 250 17 Astros James Miley (minors) C HS William Tennant HS (Warminster, PA)
1980 11 276 17 Astros David Sullivan (minors) C 4Yr Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1980 12 302 17 Astros Tim Meckes (minors) RHP 4Yr University of St. Francis (Joliet, IL)
1980 13 328 17 Astros Gary D'Onofrio (minors) SS 4Yr Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
1980 14 354 17 Astros Neil Simons (minors) OF 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
1980 15 380 17 Astros Jeff Morris (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1980 16 406 17 Astros John Kolacki (minors) LHP HS Middletown South HS (Lincroft, NJ)
1980 17 432 17 Astros Jose Rodiles (minors) RHP HS Lamar HS (Houston, TX)
1980 18 458 17 Astros Roderick Shepard (minors) C 4Yr Princeton University (Princeton, NJ)
1980 19 484 17 Astros Larry Kiesling (minors) SS 4Yr Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
1980 20 510 17 Astros Billy Weems (minors) OF 4Yr Clemson University (Clemson, SC)
1980 21 535 16 Astros Joseph Squilla (minors) 1B 4Yr John Brown University (Siloam Springs, AR)
1980 22 560 16 Astros Kenneth Babcock (minors) LHP 4Yr Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
1980 23 585 16 Astros Dennis Cleveland (minors) 3B 4Yr Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
1980 24 609 15 Astros Gary Marinowski (minors) RHP 4Yr Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick, NJ)
1980 25 632 14 Astros Mike Cerefin (minors) RHP HS Burnt Hills HS (Burnt Hills, NY)

23 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (4%). Total of 2.4 WAR, or 2.4 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
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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.