1st Round of the 1981 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1st Round of the 1981 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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
198111rg1FrRnd1CubsNJames Rooney (minors)LHPJCCounty College of Morris (Randolph, NJ)
198111rg2FrRnd2MarinersYBret McAfee (minors)SSJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
198111rg3FrRnd3MetsYRandy Milligan (minors)OF13.5703211870.261.810JCSan Diego Mesa College (San Diego, CA)
198111rg4FrRnd4AngelsYKevin Price (minors)RHPJCCosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA)
198111rg5FrRnd5PadresNEric Bullock (minors)OF-0.71311461.206.536JCLos Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
198111rg6FrRnd6Blue JaysNKen Galloway (minors)LHPJCWest Valley College (Saratoga, CA)
198111rg7FrRnd7CardinalsYBrad Luther (minors)SSJCCollege of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)
198111rg8FrRnd8White SoxNReggie Montgomery (minors)OFJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
198111rg9FrRnd9GiantsNMel White (minors)RHPJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
198111rg10FrRnd10RangersYGreg Tabor (minors)INF0.0990.111.333JCChabot College (Hayward, CA)
198111rg11FrRnd11BravesYTerry Cormack (minors)CJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
198111rg12FrRnd12TwinsNPete Kutsukos (minors)RHPJCSeminole State College of Florida (Sanford, FL)
198111rg13FrRnd13PiratesYBrian Reams (minors)RHPJCLong Beach City College (Long Beach, CA)
198111rg14FrRnd14IndiansYStephen Cushing (minors)LHP4YrSaint Leo University (St. Leo, FL)
198111rg15FrRnd15RedsNDaniel Durst (minors)RHPJCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
198111rg16FrRnd16AthleticsYSteve Kiefer (minors)SS-1.61052297.192.575JCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
198111rg17FrRnd17ExposNBruce Crabbe (minors)INFJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
198111rg18FrRnd18TigersNJeff Rutledge (minors)SSJCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
198111rg19FrRnd19PhilliesNEric Schmidt (minors)RHPJCAntelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA)
198111rg20FrRnd20Red SoxYDanny Sheaffer (minors)C-4.738994613.232.602JCHarrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
198111rg21FrRnd21DodgersNKevin White (minors)RHPJCCosumnes River College (Sacramento, CA)
198111rg22FrRnd22BrewersYDewey James (minors)OFJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
198111rg23FrRnd23AstrosNTrent Ferrin (minors)RHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
198111rg24FrRnd24RoyalsYRichard Rizzo (minors)OF4YrColorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, CO)
198111rg25FrRnd25OriolesYDave Corman (minors)2BJCHagerstown Community College (Hagerstown, MD)
198111rg26FrRnd26YankeesYMike Gatlin (minors)OFJCLurleen B. Wallace Community College (Andalusia, AL)

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

26 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (19%). Total of 6.5 WAR, or 1.3 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

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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