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1981 New York Mets Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    13Randy MilliganOFCollegeSan Diego Mesa CollegeCCCAA---CAYes1B-OF6-2225RR1961-11-27San Diego,CA
    1981-  1-   3-NYN
    MLB1987-19941981-1994
    14Terry BlockerOFCollegeTennessee StateNCAA 1---TNYesOF-P6-2195LL1959-08-18Columbia,SC
    1981-  1-   4-NYN
    MLB1985-19891981-1989
    19Herm WinninghamOFCollegeGeorgia Perimeter CollegeNJCAASoGAYesOF-DH5-11175LR1961-12-01Orangeburg,SC
    1981-  1-   9-NYN
    MLB1984-19921981-1993
    114John FelceOFCollegeCollege of the CanyonsCCCAA---CAYesOF------------------
    1981-  1-  14-NYN
    ---
    229Steve RayPCollegeSouthwestern CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-4210LL1961-09-15Chula Vista,CA
    1981-  2-  29-NYN
    A+1981-1984
    235Billy IrionsPCollegeSeminole FloridaNJCAA---FLNoP6-3200LL------
    1981-  1-   6-PHI
    A1981-1982
    238John ChristensenOFCollegeCal State FullertonNCAA 1---CAYesOF-1B6-0180RR1960-09-05Downey,CA
    1981-  2-  38-NYN
    MLB1984-19881982-1989
    239Gail ArnoldPCollegeBrigham YoungNCAA 1---UTYesP6-9235RR---Boise,ID
    1981-  2-  39-NYN
    A-1981-1987
    355Reynaldo TolentinoPCollegeChaffey CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-2175RR------
    1981-  3-  55-NYN
    Rk1983-1983
    360Nick EspositoPCollegeLos Medanos CollegeCCCAA---CANoP5-11180RR------
    1983- 30- 727-TEX
    A+1983-1984
    360Greg GriffinOF---TX---------NoOF5-10175RR---Corpus Christi,TX
    1982-  4-  75-TOR
    AA1982-1984
    471Kevin SliwinskiOFCollegeOrange Coast CollegeCCCAA---CAYes1B-OF6-3195RR1962-10-02Garden Grove,CA
    1982-  3-  63-TOR
    AAA1983-1988
    576Greg CaryPCollegeChabot CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP------------------
    1981-  5-  76-NYN
    ---
    481Dave CochraneP-3BHigh SchoolTroy (Fullerton,CA)HSHSCAYes3B-OF6-2180BR1963-01-31Riverside,CA
    1981-  4-  81-NYN
    MLB1986-19921982-1992
    481Dodd Hook1BCollegeIndian Hills CC-CentervilleNJCAA---IANo1B------------------
    1982-  4-  92-PHI
    ---
    5107Steve PhillipsSSHigh SchoolDe La Salle Collegiate (Warren,MI)HSHSMIYes2B-SS6-0175LR1963-05-18Warren,MI
    1981-  5- 107-NYN
    AA1981-1987
    5107Jim CazetSSCollegeModesto Junior CollegeCCCAA---CAYesSS6-0165BR------
    1981-  5- 107-NYN
    Rk1981-1981
    6133Greg CaryPCollegeChabot CollegeCCCAA---CANoP------------------
    1981-  5-  76-NYN
    ---
    6133Ken HarrisSS-OFCollegeLa VerneNCAA 3---CAYes3B-SS5-10180RR---El Cerrito,CA
    1981-  6- 133-NYN
    A+1981-1984
    7158Craig WalterPCollegeWaldorf CollegeNAIA---IAYesP5-11175RR1961-11-11Wadena,MN
    1981-  7- 158-NYN
    A+1984-1985
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    7159Jay KeelerPCollegeFlorida StateNCAA 1---FLNoP6-0180BR1959-05-23Barcelona,SP
    1982- 11- 274-CLE
    AA1982-1983
    8183Tim HamptonPCollegeModesto Junior CollegeCCCAA---CAYesP6-5210RR------
    1981-  8- 183-NYN
    A+1981-1982
    8185Mark CarreonOFHigh SchoolSalpointe Catholic (Tucson,AZ)HSHSAZYesOF-1B6-0195RL1963-07-19Chicago,IL
    1981-  8- 185-NYN
    MLB1987-19961981-2000
    9202Brian PateiF-OfCollegeColumbia State CCNJCAA---TNYes3B-OF6-2180RR1962-05-07---
    1981-  9- 202-NYN
    A+1982-1984
    9211Rich WebsterPCollegeMemphisNCAA 1---TNYesP6-1175RR------
    1981-  9- 211-NYN
    A+1978-1982
    10220William Bankhead3BCollegeGreen River CCNWAACC---WAYes3B------------------
    1981- 10- 220-NYN
    ---
    10237Al CandelariaPHigh SchoolYerba Buena (San Jose,CA)HSHSCANoP6-0180LL1962-11-27San Jose,CA
    1982-  1-  10-ATL
    A+1982-1986
    11237Roger LeeOF-1BCollegeGarden City CCNJCAA---KSYesOF-1B------------------
    1981- 11- 237-NYN
    ---
    12250Greg ShirleyCCollegeFaulknerNAIA---ALNoC---------------Huntington Beach,CA
    1985- 32- 783-PIT
    ---
    13262Robert SmithiF-Of---FL---------Yes3B6-1170RR---Sanford,FL
    1981- 13- 262-NYN
    A1981-1981
    11263Steve WalkerPHigh SchoolMount Carmel (San Diego,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-1190RR1962-11-20Toronto,ON
    1981- 11- 263-NYN
    AA1981-1989
    12289Roger ClemensPCollegeSan JacintoNJCAA---TXNoP6-4230RR1962-08-04Dayton,OH
    1983-  1-  19-BOS
    MLB1984-20071983-2012
    13315Lenny DykstraOFHigh SchoolGarden Grove (Garden Grove,CA)HSHSCAYesOF-CF5-10185LL1963-02-10Santa Ana,CA
    1981- 13- 315-NYN
    MLB1985-19961981-1996
    14341Gary KanwisherpHigh SchoolPascack Valley (Hillsdale,NJ)HSHSNJNoP6-3200RR1963-09-15Hillsdale,NJ
    1984- 12- 306-MIL
    A+1985-1987
    15367Larry McNutt1BCollegeJackson StateNCAA 1---MSYes1B-OF6-0180RR------
    1981- 15- 367-NYN
    A+1981-1983
    16393Matt WoellertpHigh SchoolArchbishop Moeller (Cincinnati,OH)HSHSOHNoP------------1963-08-10Cincinnati,OH
    1981- 16- 393-NYN
    ---
    17419Bryan Olden2BHigh SchoolBeaverton (Beaverton,OR)HSHSORNo2B-3B5-9165RR---Beaverton,OR
    1985- 21- 533-OAK
    A-1985-1985
    18445Ed Garton3BCollegeIowaNCAA 1---IAYes3B-2B5-10190RR1960-05-24Upper Darby,PA
    1981- 18- 445-NYN
    A-1981-1981
    19471Lou Thornton3BHigh SchoolJefferson Davis (Montgomery,AL)HSHSALYesOF-1B6-2185LR1963-04-26Montgomery,AL
    1981- 19- 471-NYN
    MLB1985-19891981-1990
    20497Mark BoydCHigh SchoolMcEachern (Powder Springs,GA)HSHSGANo1B6-3215RR---Powder Springs,GA
    1981- 20- 497-NYN
    A+1984-1985
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    21523Steve StatonpCollegeLong Beach StateNCAA 1---CAYesP------------------
    1981- 21- 523-NYN
    ---
    22549Matthew FittspHigh SchoolLompoc (Lompoc,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-4210RR---Lompoc,CA
    1981- 22- 549-NYN
    Rk1981-1982
    23574Kurt GriffonOFHigh SchoolPlaquemine (Plaquemine,LA)HSHSLANoOF------------------
    1981- 23- 574-NYN
    ---
    24599Bob CostelloCCollegeNew York TechNCAA 1---NYYesC-1B6-3215RR1960-11-22Brooklyn,NY
    1981- 24- 599-NYN
    A1981-1983
    25624Russell OrrickOFHigh SchoolVintage (Napa,CA)HSHSCAYesOF-2B5-9175LL1961-12-30Woodbury,TN
    1981- 25- 624-NYN
    Rk1981-1982
    26647Randy HoffmanOFCollegeSE LouisianaNCAA 1---LAYesOF6-4225RR1959-08-21Crowley,LA
    1981- 26- 647-NYN
    Rk1981-1981
    27670James OatespCollegeHuntington UniversityNAIA---INYesP5-11180LL------
    1981- 27- 670-NYN
    A1981-1982
    28692Joe LicataOF-3BCollegeFlorida StateNCAA 1---FLYesOF-3B6-0180RR---Tampa,FL
    1981- 28- 692-NYN
    A-1981-1981
    29714Gary HeienpHigh SchoolO'Fallon Township (O'Fallon,IL)HSHSILNoP6-0187RR1963-01-02Belleville,IL
    1981- 29- 714-NYN
    ---
    30734Michael Franks2BCollegeLoyola MarymountNCAA 1---CAYes2B5-10165RR------
    1981- 30- 734-NYN
    A-1981-1981
    31752Mike HarlanderpCollegeNebraskaNCAA 1---NEYesP6-1195RR------
    1981- 31- 752-NYN
    A-1981-1981
    32769Steve DeMattiesCCollegeIthaca CollegeNCAA 3---NYYesC-OF5-11188LL---Geneva,NY
    1981- 32- 769-NYN
    A-1981-1982
    33785Luis MedinaOFHigh SchoolWarren (Downey,CA)HSHSCANoOF-1B6-4200RL1963-03-26Santa Monica,CA
    1985-  9- 219-CLE
    MLB1988-19911985-1992
    34799Bruce KastelicSSCollegeOklahoma StateNCAA 1---OKYesSS-3B6-1175LR---Tulsa,OK
    1981- 34- 799-NYN
    AA1981-1982
    35811Lou MartinezCHigh SchoolDeWitt Clinton (Bronx,NY)HSHSNYYes3B-2B6-0175RR1976-11-01Boca Chica,DR
    1981- 35- 811-NYN
    AAA1997-2002
    36820Darrell RodgerspHigh SchoolEisenhower (Lawton,OK)HSHSOKNoP6-3185RR1962-10-06Lawton,OK
    1985- 16- 394-SFN
    AA1982-1990
    37829Larry CzeszewskiCCollegeMidwestern StateNAIA---TXYesC5-10---RR------
    1981- 37- 829-NYN
    A1981-1982
    38836Scott HolidayOfCollegeMiddle Tenn StateNCAA 1---TNYesOF------------------
    1981- 38- 836-NYN
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