1981 Boston Red Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1981 Boston Red Sox Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
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
198111919Red SoxY$55,000Steve Lyons (minors)SS1.9852216219.252.64220032.6704YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
198112525Red Sox via OriolesY$60,000*Kevin Burrell (minors)CHSPoway HS (Poway, CA)
198124519Red SoxYChris Howard (minors)2BHSWilliam R. Boone HS (Orlando, FL)
198137018Red SoxYRob Woodward (minors)RHP-0.200024445.041.540HSLebanon HS (Lebanon, NH)
198149619Red SoxYTodd Benzinger (minors)1B-2.7924285666.257.687HSNew Richmond HS (New Richmond, OH)
1981512219Red SoxYPete Gonzales (minors)OFHSSan Leandro HS (San Leandro, CA)
1981614819Red SoxYKevin Clinton (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1981717419Red SoxNKevin Fowler (minors)SSHSDonar HS (Stillwater, OK)
1981820019Red SoxYJohn Key (minors)RHPHSCentral HS (Muskogee, OK)
1981922619Red SoxYCharles Fisher (minors)OF4YrJacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
19811025219Red SoxYCraig Walck (minors)3B4YrUrsinus College (Collegeville, PA)
19811127819Red SoxNPeter Mancini (minors)2BHSMemorial HS (West New York, NJ)
19811230419Red SoxYChuck Davis (minors)RHP4YrJacksonville State University (Jacksonville, AL)
19811333019Red SoxYPat Castiglia (minors)1B4YrEckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL)
19811435619Red SoxYWillie Weston (minors)RHP4YrMississippi Valley State University (Itta Bena, MS)
19811538219Red SoxYKevin Johnston (minors)OFHSLogan HS (La Crosse, WI)
19811640819Red SoxNTroy Howerton (minors)LHPHSArkansas City HS (Arkansas City, AR)
19811743419Red SoxYBruce Lockhart (minors)LHPHSBrunswick HS (Brunswick, ME)
19811846019Red SoxNJeff Achilles (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
19811948619Red SoxYBill Carpenter (minors)SS4YrBrandeis University (Waltham, MA)
19812051219Red SoxNDarryl Menard (minors)RHPHSClear Lake HS (Houston, TX)
19812153819Red SoxNBrian Smith (minors)RHPHSSouth Weymouth HS (Weymouth, MA)

*Compensation Picks
Kevin Burrell (Red Sox-1) - Pick from Orioles as compensation for Free Agent Jim Dwyer

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984

22 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (13%). Total of -1.0 WAR, or -0.3 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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