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

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1st Round of the 1981 MLB January Draft-Secondary 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
198111sc1FrRnd1CardinalsYHarry McCulla (minors)CJCDelgado Community College (New Orleans, LA)
198111sc2FrRnd2TigersYBob Melvin (minors)C2.5692195535.233.604JCCa�ada College (Redwood City, CA)
198111sc3FrRnd3RedsYRob Murphy (minors)LHP5.6396120.250.50059732383.641.36304YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
198111sc4FrRnd4AngelsYRon Romanick (minors)RHP3.70008231294.241.4004YrArizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
198111sc5FrRnd5AstrosNGlenn Davis (minors)1B19.710153719190.260.800JCState College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (Bradenton, FL)
198111sc6FrRnd6AthleticsNJohn Leonard (minors)RHPJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
198111sc7FrRnd7CubsNNicholas Brandt (minors)LHPJCMerced College (Merced, CA)
198111sc8FrRnd8RangersNKen Lynn (minors)RHPJCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
198111sc9FrRnd9MetsYHerm Winningham (minors)OF-0.5868188819.239.630JCGeorgia Perimeter College (Covington, GA)
198111sc10FrRnd10IndiansYJohn Tillema (minors)RHP
198111sc11FrRnd11PhilliesYKevin Gross (minors)RHP27.74086606.161.4204741421584.111.415JCOxnard College (Oxnard, CA)
198111sc12FrRnd12Blue JaysYJoey Pursell (minors)RHP4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
198111sc13FrRnd13BravesYJon Soderberg (minors)RHPJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
198111sc14FrRnd14BrewersYMike Samuel (minors)SSJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
198111sc15FrRnd15PadresUnkSammy Martin (minors)SSJCLouisburg College (Louisburg, NC)
198111sc16FrRnd16YankeesNRod Langston (minors)OFJCIndian River State College (Fort Pierce, FL)
198111sc17FrRnd17GiantsNJohn Duval (minors)RHPJCCuesta College (San Luis Obispo, CA)
198111sc18FrRnd18MarinersNThor Edgell (minors)RHPJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
198111sc19FrRnd19PiratesNNorman Morton (minors)LHPJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
198111sc20FrRnd20White SoxYScott Meier (minors)CJCSan Joaquin Delta College (Stockton, CA)
198111sc21FrRnd21DodgersYShayne Hammond (minors)LHPJCSoutheastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, IL)
198111sc22FrRnd22Red SoxYDave Malpeso (minors)CJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
198111sc23FrRnd23ExposNReggie Wyatt (minors)LHPJCSanta Monica College (Santa Monica, CA)
198111sc24FrRnd24RoyalsYMitch Ashmore (minors)C4YrCentenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, LA)
198111sc25FrRnd25TwinsYRhett Whisman (minors)SSJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
198111sc26FrRnd26OriolesYTommy Alexander (minors)RHP4YrGordon State College (Barnesville, GA)

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

26 matching player(s). 6 played in the majors (23%). Total of 58.7 WAR, or 9.8 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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