1981 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of SS

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1981 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of SS

Other Years: 1980 / 1981 / 1982

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198111rg2FrRnd2MarinersYBret McAfee (minors)JCMerced College (Merced, CA)
198111rg7FrRnd7CardinalsYBrad Luther (minors)JCCollege of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)
198111rg16FrRnd16AthleticsYSteve Kiefer (minors)-1.61052297.192.575JCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
198111rg18FrRnd18TigersNJeff Rutledge (minors)JCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
198131rg56FrRnd4AngelsNDavid Velez (minors)JCLos Medanos College (Pittsburg, CA)
198141rg88FrRnd10RangersYOscar Mejia (minors)JCEl Camino College (Torrance, CA)
198141rg96FrRnd18TigersNMike Sharperson (minors)5.5557120310.280.719JCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
198141rg99FrRnd21DodgersYJohn Sylvia (minors)JCCollege of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)
198151rg107FrRnd3MetsYJame Cazet (minors)JCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
198151rg115FrRnd11BravesNDan Boever (minors)4YrUniversity of Arkansas-Fort Smith (Fort Smith, AR)
198151rg120FrRnd16AthleticsNRicky Daniels (minors)4YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
198151rg127FrRnd23AstrosNJoe Wendolowski (minors)JCCounty College of Morris (Randolph, NJ)
198161rg149FrRnd19PhilliesYThomas George (minors)JCBacone College (Muskogee, OK)
198171rg163FrRnd8White SoxNBobby Joe Williams (minors)JCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
198171rg176FrRnd21DodgersNBrad Harlow (minors)JCCosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA)
198171rg179FrRnd24OriolesNWayne Walker (minors)JCFlorida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
198191rg214FrRnd13Red SoxYSteve Seaman (minors)JCCommunity College of Beaver County (Monaca, PA)
1981101rg236FrRnd17YankeesNDavid Aragon (minors)JCSanta Barbara City College (Santa Barbara, CA)
1981121rg253FrRnd4GiantsNJames McCann (minors)JCSan Diego Mesa College (San Diego, CA)
1981121rg260FrRnd11RoyalsYDavid Spalt (minors)HSPatterson HS (Baltimore, MD)
1981131rg265FrRnd4GiantsYTed Ladd (minors)
1981131rg267FrRnd6AthleticsNCarter Pittman (minors)JCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
1981141rg275FrRnd2White SoxNMichael Edwards (minors)JCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)

Other Years: 1980 / 1981 / 1982

23 matching player(s). 2 played in the majors (8%). Total of 3.9 WAR, or 1.9 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

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2023 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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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