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1st Round of the 1981 MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Rounds:1980 1st / 1981 1st / 1981 2nd / 1982 1st

Drafted Players

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198111FrRnd1MarinersMike Moore (minors)RHP28.545110.000.0004501611764.391.4224YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
198112FrRnd2CubsJoe Carter (minors)OF19.321898422396.259.7714YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
198113FrRnd3AngelsDick Schofield (minors)SS18.81368429956.230.624HSGriffin HS (Springfield, IL)
198114FrRnd4MetsTerry Blocker (minors)OF-1.01102442.205.5091000.002.0004YrTennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
198115FrRnd5Blue JaysMatt Williams (minors)RHP0.4100010325.291.4704YrRice University (Houston, TX)
198116FrRnd6PadresKevin McReynolds (minors)OF29.915025423211.265.7754YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
198117FrRnd7White SoxDaryl Boston (minors)LHP4.41058262983.249.722HSWoodward HS (Cincinnati, OH)
198118FrRnd8CardinalsBob Meacham (minors)SS3.945713718.236.6214YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
198119FrRnd9RangersRon Darling (minors)RHP20.24025262.144.3733821361163.871.3304YrYale University (New Haven, CT)
1981110FrRnd10GiantsMark Grant (minors)RHP2.22341040.067.23123322324.311.438HSJoliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL)
1981111FrRnd11TwinsMike Sodders (minors)3B4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1981112FrRnd12BravesJay Roberts (minors)OFHSCentralia HS (Centralia, WA)
1981113FrRnd13IndiansGeorge Alpert (minors)OFHSLivingston HS (Livingston, NJ)
1981114FrRnd14PiratesJim Winn (minors)RHP-1.2161350.086.27816112174.671.55104YrJohn Brown University (Siloam Springs, AR)
1981115FrRnd15AthleticsTim Pyznarski (minors)3B-0.015420.238.5814YrEastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
1981116FrRnd16Cubs via Reds*Vance Lovelace (minors)LHP-0.09009005.793.210HSHillsborough HS (Tampa, FL)
1981117FrRnd17TigersRicky Barlow (minors)RHPHSWoodville HS (Woodville, TX)
1981118FrRnd18ExposDarren Dilks (minors)LHP4YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1981119FrRnd19Red SoxSteve Lyons (minors)SS2.0853216219.252.6422003.002.6704YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
1981120FrRnd20PhilliesJohnny Abrego (minors)RHP-0.6690.000.0006116.381.830HSMission HS (San Jose, CA)
1981121FrRnd21Blue Jays via Brewers*John Cerutti (minors)LHP6.72290022949433.941.3844YrAmherst College (Amherst, MA)
1981122FrRnd22DodgersDave Anderson (minors)SS5.9873202619.242.6294YrUniversity of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
1981123FrRnd23RoyalsDave Leeper (minors)OF-1.219400.075.1734YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1981124FrRnd24Rangers via Astros*Al Lachowicz (minors)RHP0.22002012.251.3804YrUniversity of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
1981125FrRnd25Red Sox via Orioles*Kevin Burrell (minors)CHSPoway HS (Poway, CA)
1981126FrRnd26Padres via Yankees*Frank Castro (minors)C4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)

*Compensation Picks
Vance Lovelace (Cubs-1) - Pick from Reds as compensation for Free Agent Larry Biittner
John Cerutti (Blue Jays-1) - Pick from Brewers as compensation for Free Agent Roy Howell
Al Lachowicz (Rangers-1) - Pick from Astros as compensation for Free Agent Dave Roberts
Kevin Burrell (Red Sox-1) - Pick from Orioles as compensation for Free Agent Jim Dwyer
Frank Castro (Padres-1) - Pick from Yankees as compensation for Free Agent Dave Winfield

26 matching player(s). 19 played in the majors (73%). Total of 138.4 WAR, or 7.3 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.