1980 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1980 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983

Drafted Players

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198012020Pirates via AngelsY$40,000*Rick Renteria (minors)SS-0.51844224.237.608HSSouth Gate HS (South Gate, CA)
19802337Pirates via GiantsY*Jeff Horne (minors)RHPHSWhite Oak HS (Jacksonville, NC)
198024923PiratesYTim Burke (minors)RHP12.1475440.046.17149849332.721.211024YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
198037422PiratesYKeith Thibodeaux (minors)RHP4YrLouisiana Tech University (Ruston, LA)
1980410023PiratesYMike Berger (minors)CHSCentral Catholic HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
1980512623PiratesYAlec McCullock (minors)RHP4YrBirmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL)
1980615223PiratesYJoe Orsulak (minors)OF5.41494429357.273.698HSParsippany Hills HS (Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ)
1980717823PiratesYRobert Adkins (minors)RHP4YrTexas Wesleyan University (Fort Worth, TX)
1980820423PiratesYNick Castaneda (minors)CHSSan Pedro HS (San Pedro, CA)
1980923023PiratesYTim Howell (minors)CHSLompoc HS (Lompoc, CA)
19801025623PiratesYMichael Allman (minors)RHPHSFort Hill HS (Cumberland, MD)
19801128223PiratesYJohn Schaive (minors)1B4YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
19801230823PiratesNChuck Mathison (minors)RHPHSTheodore HS (Theodore, AL)
19801333423PiratesYChristopher Edwards (minors)RHPHSIndiana HS (Indiana, PA)
19801436023PiratesYRobert Nichols (minors)LHPHSDelmar HS (Delmar, DE)
19801538623PiratesYChris Conroyd (minors)LHP4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
19801641223PiratesYPat McAlurney (minors)LHP4YrWagner College (Staten Island, NY)
19801743823PiratesNDarryl Jones (minors)1BHSCarver HS (Columbus, GA)
19801846423PiratesYMark Isbell (minors)OF4YrTexas Lutheran University (Seguin, TX)
19801949023PiratesYJeff White (minors)LHPHSNorthridge HS (Johnstown, OH)
19802051623PiratesNMichael Gray (minors)2BHSGallatin County HS (Warsaw, KY)
19802154122PiratesNRobert Lackeby (minors)RHPHSGrants Pass HS (Grants Pass, OR)
19802256622PiratesYMeredith Tingler (minors)RHPHSClifton Forge HS (Eagle Rock, VA)
19802359122PiratesNDonald Lawson (minors)OFHSBridgeport HS (Bridgeport, AL)
19802461521PiratesNMark Gabriel (minors)SSHSNiagara Catholic HS (Niagara Falls, NY)
19802563820PiratesNJoe Cipolloni (minors)CJCPhoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)
19802665918PiratesNRick Hunley (minors)OFHSPetersburg HS (Petersburg, VA)
19802767817PiratesNGeorge Pugsley (minors)RHPHSMiraleste HS (Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA)
19802869617PiratesYDon Howard (minors)LHP4YrNorfolk State University (Norfolk, VA)
19802971216PiratesYRob O'Leath (minors)OF4YrButler University (Indianapolis, IN)
19803072816PiratesYBarry Maxwell (minors)C
19803174214PiratesNRichie Carter (minors)OFHSHood River Valley HS (Hood River, OR)
19803275614PiratesNRandy Edwards (minors)LHPHSBishop Walsh School (Cumberland, MD)
19803376812PiratesYBernie Bastian (minors)RHP4YrFrancis Marion University (Florence, SC)
19803477911PiratesNAndrew Baranek (minors)3BHSAllentown Central Catholic HS (Allentown, PA)
1980357889PiratesNHal Nurkka (minors)LHPHSChaparral HS (Scottsdale, AZ)
1980367979PiratesNBill Merrifield (minors)SSHSRocky Mount HS (Rocky Mount, NC)
1980378058PiratesYLarry Acker (minors)LHPJCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
1980388116PiratesNScott Diez (minors)LHPHSRiverview HS (Sarasota, FL)
1980398165PiratesYMatthew Sinnen (minors)C4YrVirginia Wesleyan University (Norfolk, VA)
1980408215PiratesNCarl Vasquez (minors)RHP4YrMarietta College (Marietta, OH)
1980418254PiratesNCharlie Fonville (minors)CHSWhite Oak HS (Jacksonville, NC)
1980428294PiratesNJoseph Cutler (minors)OFJCPhoenix College (Phoenix, AZ)

*Compensation Picks
Rick Renteria (Pirates-1) - Pick from Angels as compensation for Free Agent Bruce Kison
Jeff Horne (Pirates-2) - Pick from Giants as compensation for Free Agent Rennie Stennett

Other Years: 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983

43 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (6%). Total of 17.0 WAR, or 5.7 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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