1983 Amateur Draft

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First selection Tim Belcher became only the second top pick to not sign a contract. Danny Goodwin was the first in 1971.

1983 First Round Picks[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Minnesota Twins Tim Belcher RHP Mount Vernon Nazarene College (Col.) Mount Gilead, OH Did not sign
2 Cincinnati Reds Kurt Stillwell SS Thousand Oaks High School (HS) Thousand Oaks, CA
3 Texas Rangers Jeff Kunkel SS Rider College (Col.) West Palm Beach, FL
4 New York Mets Eddie Williams 3B Herbert Hoover High School (San Diego) (HS) San Diego, CA
5 Oakland Athletics Stan Hilton RHP Baylor University (Col.) [[]]
6 Chicago Cubs Jackie Davidson RHP Everman High School (HS) Everman, TX
7 Seattle Mariners Darrel Akerfelds RHP Mesa State College (Col.) Denver, CO
8 Houston Astros Robbie Wine C Oklahoma State University (Col.) Norristown, PA
9 Toronto Blue Jays Matt Stark C Los Altos High School (HS) Hacienda Heights, CA
10 San Diego Padres Ray Hayward LHP University of Oklahoma (Col.) Enid, OK
11 Cleveland Indians Dave Clark OF Jackson State University (Col.) Tupelo, MS
12 Pittsburgh Pirates Ron DeLucchi OF Campolindo High School (HS) Moraga, CA
13 Chicago White Sox Joel Davis RHP Sandalwood High School (HS) Jacksonville, FL Compensation from New York Yankees for Steve Kemp
14 Montreal Expos Rich Stoll RHP University of Michigan (Col.) [[]]
15 Detroit Tigers Wayne Dotson RHP Estacado High School (HS) Lubbock, TX
16 Montreal Expos Brian Holman RHP Wichita North High School (HS) Wichita, KS Compensation from San Francisco Giants for Joel Youngblood
17 Seattle Mariners Terry Bell C Old Dominion University (Col.) Dayton, OH Compensation from Chicago White Sox for Floyd Bannister
18 Los Angeles Dodgers Erik Sonberg LHP Wichita State University (Col.) [[]]
19 Boston Red Sox Roger Clemens RHP University of Texas (Col.) Houston, TX
20 New York Mets Stan Jefferson OF Bethune-Cookman College (Col.) New York, NY Compensation from Atlanta Braves for Pete Falcone
21 Kansas City Royals Gary Thurman OF North Central High School (HS) Indianapolis, IN
22 Philadelphia Phillies Ricky Jordan 1B Grant High School (HS) Sacramento, CA
23 California Angels Mark Doran OF University of Wisconsin (Col.) [[]]
24 St. Louis Cardinals Jim Lindeman 3B Bradley University (Col.) Evanston, IL
25 Baltimore Orioles Wayne Wilson RHP Redondo Union High School (HS) Redondo Beach, CA
26 Milwaukee Brewers Dan Plesac LHP North Carolina State University (Col.) Gary, IN

Supplemental First Round[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
27 New York Mets Calvin Schiraldi P University of Texas (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Pete Falcone
28 Chicago White Sox Russ Morman OF-1B Wichita State University (Col.) [[]] Compensation for Bill Almon

January 1983 amateur draft[edit]

Pick Team Player Position School (Type) Hometown Notes
1 Cincinnati Reds Ted Langdon RHP Eastern Florida State College (Col.)
2 Minnesota Twins Kevin Hammond RHP St. Petersburg College (Col.)
3 New York Mets Ralph Adams RHP
4 Texas Rangers Javier Ortiz 1B Miami-Dade College (Col.)
5 Chicago Cubs Dave Cortez SS Lower Columbia College (Col) Did not sign

Other Notable Selections[edit]

Dave Magadan, Joe Oliver (2nd round); Rick Aguilera, Wally Joyner (3rd round); Ron Gant, Charlie Hayes (4th round); Lenny Harris (5th round); John Burkett (6th round); Glenallen Hill, Jeff Montgomery, Terry Steinbach (9th round); Doug Drabek, Kevin Seitzer (11th round); John Smiley (12th round); Mark Lemke (27th round); Robby Thompson (secondary phase); Ellis Burks (1st round, January); Dave Martinez (secondary phase, January)