1st Round of the 1981 MLB June Amateur Draft

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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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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198111FrRnd1MarinersY$100,000Mike Moore (minors)RHP27.9410.000.0004501611764.391.4224YrOral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
198112FrRnd2CubsY$125,000Joe Carter (minors)OF19.521898422396.259.7714YrWichita State University (Wichita, KS)
198113FrRnd3AngelsY$70,000Dick Schofield (minors)SS18.81368429956.230.624HSGriffin HS (Springfield, IL)
198114FrRnd4MetsY$127,500Terry Blocker (minors)OF-1.01102442.205.50910002.0004YrTennessee State University (Nashville, TN)
198115FrRnd5Blue JaysY$83,000Matt Williams (minors)RHP0.400010325.291.4704YrRice University (Houston, TX)
198116FrRnd6PadresY$115,000Kevin McReynolds (minors)OF30.115025423211.265.7754YrUniversity of Arkansas (Fayetteville, AR)
198117FrRnd7White SoxY$68,000Daryl Boston (minors)LHP4.31058262983.249.722HSWoodward HS (Cincinnati, OH)
198118FrRnd8CardinalsY$92,500Bob Meacham (minors)SS3.945713718.236.6214YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
198119FrRnd9RangersY$115,000Ron Darling (minors)RHP19.62805262.145.3733821361163.871.3304YrYale University (New Haven, CT)
1981110FrRnd10GiantsY$85,000Mark Grant (minors)RHP2.22111040.067.23123322324.311.438HSJoliet Catholic Academy (Joliet, IL)
1981111FrRnd11TwinsY$42,500Mike Sodders (minors)3B4YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
1981112FrRnd12BravesY$65,000Jay Roberts (minors)OFHSCentralia HS (Centralia, WA)
1981113FrRnd13IndiansY$80,000George Alpert (minors)OFHSLivingston HS (Livingston, NJ)
1981114FrRnd14PiratesY$65,000Jim Winn (minors)RHP-1.397350.086.27816112174.671.55104YrJohn Brown University (Siloam Springs, AR)
1981115FrRnd15AthleticsY$67,500Tim Pyznarski (minors)3B0.015420.238.5814YrEastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL)
1981116FrRnd16Cubs via RedsY$85,000*Vance Lovelace (minors)LHP-0.10009005.793.210HSHillsborough HS (Tampa, FL)
1981117FrRnd17TigersY$67,500Ricky Barlow (minors)RHPHSWoodville HS (Woodville, TX)
1981118FrRnd18ExposY$85,000Darren Dilks (minors)LHP4YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1981119FrRnd19Red SoxY$55,000Steve Lyons (minors)SS1.9852216219.252.64220032.6704YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
1981120FrRnd20PhilliesY$70,000Johnny Abrego (minors)RHP-0.6690.000.0006116.381.830HSMission San Jose HS (Fremont, CA)
1981121FrRnd21Blue Jays via BrewersY$40,000*John Cerutti (minors)LHP6.900022949433.941.3844YrAmherst College (Amherst, MA)
1981122FrRnd22DodgersY$50,000Dave Anderson (minors)SS5.8873202619.242.6304YrUniversity of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
1981123FrRnd23RoyalsY$70,000Dave Leeper (minors)OF-1.219400.075.1734YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1981124FrRnd24Rangers via AstrosY$52,500*Al Lachowicz (minors)RHP0.20002012.251.3804YrUniversity of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
1981125FrRnd25Red Sox via OriolesY$60,000*Kevin Burrell (minors)CHSPoway HS (Poway, CA)
1981126FrRnd26Padres via YankeesY$50,000*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

Other Rounds: 1980 1st / 1981 1st / 1981 2nd / 1982 1st

26 matching player(s). 19 played in the majors (73%). Total of 137.3 WAR, or 7.2 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.

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