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1981 Texas Rangers 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 9 9 Rangers Y Ron Darling (minors) RHP 20.2 402 526 2 .144 .373 382 136 116 3.87 1.33 0 4Yr Yale University (New Haven, CT)
1981 1 24 24 Rangers via Astros Y *Al Lachowicz (minors) RHP 0.2 2 0 0 2 0 1 2.25 1.38 0 4Yr University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
1981 2 30 4 Rangers via Mets Y *Chuckie Canady (minors) OF 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
1981 3 61 9 Rangers Y Brendan Hennessy (minors) 3B HS Bogota HS (Bogota, NJ)
1981 4 86 9 Rangers Y Doug Davis (minors) C 4Yr Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1981 5 112 9 Rangers Y Frank Brosious (minors) RHP 4Yr Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (Mansfield, PA)
1981 6 138 9 Rangers N Barry Jones (minors) RHP 1.9 348 16 0 .063 .180 348 33 33 3.66 1.41 23 HS Centerville HS (Centerville, IN)
1981 7 164 9 Rangers Y Marty Leach (minors) RHP 4Yr St. Leo College (St. Leo, FL)
1981 8 190 9 Rangers Y Mike Schmid (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell, MA)
1981 9 216 9 Rangers Y Larry McLane (minors) LHP 4Yr Chapman University (Orange, CA)
1981 10 242 9 Rangers Y Joe Benes (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE)
1981 11 268 9 Rangers Y Mitch Zwolensky (minors) RHP 4Yr Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1981 12 294 9 Rangers Y Tony Triplett (minors) SS 4Yr Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
1981 13 320 9 Rangers Y Lewis Surratt (minors) 1B 4Yr Lamar University (Beaumont, TX)
1981 14 346 9 Rangers Y Christopher Serazio (minors) OF 4Yr Colorado State University-Pueblo (Pueblo, CO)
1981 15 372 9 Rangers Y Keith Jones (minors) OF 4Yr Wichita State University (Wichita, KS)
1981 16 398 9 Rangers N Wayne Dale (minors) C 4Yr Campbell University (Buies Creek, NC)
1981 17 424 9 Rangers Y Kevin Buckley (minors) OF 0.1 5 7 0 .286 .873 4Yr University of Maine at Orono (Orono, ME)
1981 18 450 9 Rangers Y Rodney Hodde (minors) 1B 4Yr Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1981 19 476 9 Rangers Y Bryan Harwell (minors) 2B 4Yr Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1981 20 502 9 Rangers Y Gary Sharp (minors) 3B 4Yr Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1981 21 528 9 Rangers Y Raymond Warren (minors) LHP JC Community College of Rhode Island (Warwick, RI)
1981 22 554 9 Rangers Y Randall Thorpe (minors) OF 4Yr University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
1981 23 579 9 Rangers Y Curtis Kouba (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Texas at Arlington (Arlington, TX)
1981 24 604 9 Rangers Y Glen Cook (minors) RHP -1.2 9 0 0 9 2 3 9.45 1.78 0
1981 25 628 8 Rangers Y Scott Perry (minors) 3B JC Community College of Rhode Island (Warwick, RI)
1981 26 651 7 Rangers Y Jeffrey Barnes (minors) RHP 4Yr College of Charleston (Charleston, SC)
1981 27 674 7 Rangers Y Kenneth Gordon (minors) SS 4Yr Upsala College (East Orange, NJ)
1981 28 696 7 Rangers N Bob Fannin (minors) C JC Ranger College (Ranger, TX)
1981 29 718 7 Rangers N Larry Long (minors) OF 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1981 30 738 6 Rangers N Keith Hamilton (minors) RHP HS Broken Bow HS (Broken Bow, OK)
1981 31 756 5 Rangers Y Michael Johnson (minors) 2B 4Yr University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
1981 32 773 5 Rangers N Tim Barker (minors) 2B HS St. John Vianney HS (Holmdel, NJ)
1981 33 788 4 Rangers Y James Schult (minors) OF 4Yr Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY)
1981 34 802 4 Rangers Y James Jeffries (minors) C 4Yr American University (Washington, DC)

*Compensation Picks
Al Lachowicz (Rangers-1) - Pick from Astros as compensation for Free Agent Dave Roberts
Chuckie Canady (Rangers-2) - Pick from Mets as compensation for Free Agent Rusty Staub

35 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (14%). Total of 21.2 WAR, or 4.2 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.