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1981 Draft Summary

1981 Draft Summary

First rounders + Major Leaguers

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top pick:
picks:
853
rounds:
44
Major Leaguers:
156
college:
539
hs:
310
hs%:
36.34%
college%:
63.19%
signed:
598
unsigned:
255
signed%:
70.11%
d1:
343
d2:
81
d3:
27
naia:
43
jrcollege:
44
Bonus Records:
3
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year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 1 1 June-Reg Mike Moore Seattle Mariners p 6-4 205 R R 1959-11-26 Eakly,OK MLB 1982-1995 1980-1995 College Oral Roberts Yes
1981 1 2 June-Reg Joe Carter Chicago Cubs lf-rf 6-3 215 R R 1960-03-07 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1983-1998 1981-1998 College Wichita State Yes
1981 1 3 June-Reg Dick Schofield California Angels ss 5-10 175 R R 1962-11-21 Springfield,IL MLB 1983-1996 1981-1996 HS Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield,IL) Yes
1981 1 4 June-Reg Terry Blocker New York Mets cf 6-2 195 L L 1959-08-18 Columbia,SC MLB 1985-1989 1981-1989 College Tennessee State Yes
1981 1 5 June-Reg Matt Williams Toronto Blue Jays p 6-1 200 R R 1959-07-25 Houston,TX MLB 1983-1985 1980-1986 College Rice Yes
1981 1 6 June-Reg Kevin McReynolds San Diego Padres lf-of 6-1 210 R R 1959-10-16 Little Rock,AR MLB 1983-1994 1979-1994 College Arkansas Yes
1981 1 7 June-Reg Daryl Boston Chicago White Sox cf-lf 6-3 203 L L 1963-01-04 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1984-1994 1981-1996 HS Woodward (Cincinnati,OH) Yes
1981 1 8 June-Reg Bob Meacham St. Louis Cardinals ss 6-1 180 B R 1960-08-25 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1983-1988 1981-1990 College San Diego State Yes
1981 1 9 June-Reg Ron Darling Texas Rangers p 6-3 195 R R 1960-08-19 Honolulu,HI MLB 1983-1995 1979-1995 College Yale Yes
1981 1 10 June-Reg Mark Grant San Francisco Giants p 6-2 215 R R 1963-10-24 Aurora,IL MLB 1984-1993 1981-1995 HS Catholic Academy (Joliet,IL) Yes
1981 1 11 June-Reg Mike Sodders Minnesota Twins 3b 6-3 190 R R 1958-12-26 Compton,CA AAA -- 1981-1984 College Arizona State Yes
1981 1 12 June-Reg Jay Roberts Atlanta Braves of-p 6-3 215 R R 1962-11-14 Tacoma,WA A -- 1981-1984 HS Centralia (Centralia,WA) Yes
1981 1 13 June-Reg George Alpert Cleveland Baseball Team of 6-1 185 L L 1963-10-08 Livingston,NJ A -- 1981-1983 HS Livingston (Livingston,NJ) Yes
1981 1 14 June-Reg Jim Winn Pittsburgh Pirates p 6-3 210 R R 1959-09-23 Stockton,CA MLB 1983-1988 1981-1988 College John Brown University Yes
1981 1 15 June-Reg Tim Pyznarski Oakland Athletics 1b 6-2 195 R R 1960-02-04 Chicago,IL MLB 1986-1986 1981-1989 College Eastern Illinois Yes
1981 1 16 June-Reg Vance Lovelace   Chicago Cubs p 6-5 205 L L 1963-08-09 Tampa,FL MLB 1988-1990 1981-1998 HS Hillsborough (Tampa,FL) Yes
1981 1 17 June-Reg Ricky Barlow   Detroit Tigers p 6-2 170 B R 1963-03-21 Woodville,TX AAA -- 1981-1987 HS Woodville (Woodville,TX) Yes
1981 1 18 June-Reg Darren Dilks Montreal Expos p 6-4 210 L L 1960-06-30 Upland,CA AAA -- 1980-1984 College Oklahoma State Yes
1981 1 19 June-Reg Steve Lyons Boston Red Sox cf-3b 6-3 195 L R 1960-06-03 Tacoma,WA MLB 1985-1993 1979-1993 College Oregon State Yes
1981 1 20 June-Reg Johnny Abrego Philadelphia Phillies p 6-0 185 R R 1962-07-04 Corpus Christi,TX MLB 1985-1985 1981-1987 HS Mission San Jose (Fremont,CA) Yes
1981 1 21 June-Reg John Cerutti   Toronto Blue Jays p 6-2 200 L L 1960-04-28 Albany,NY MLB 1985-1991 1981-1995 College Amherst College Yes
1981 1 22 June-Reg Dave Anderson Los Angeles Dodgers ss-3b 6-2 191 R R 1960-08-01 Louisville,KY MLB 1983-1992 1980-1992 College Memphis Yes
1981 1 23 June-Reg Dave Leeper Kansas City Royals of 5-11 170 L L 1959-10-30 Santa Ana,CA MLB 1984-1985 1979-1988 College USC Yes
1981 1 24 June-Reg Al Lachowicz   Texas Rangers p 6-3 198 R R 1960-09-06 Pittsburgh,PA MLB 1983-1983 1981-1986 College Pittsburgh Yes
1981 1 25 June-Reg Kevin Burrell   Boston Red Sox c 6-4 215 R R 1962-12-02 Pomona,CA AAA -- 1981-1991 HS Poway (Poway,CA) Yes
1981 1 26 June-Reg Frank Castro   San Diego Padres c 5-11 185 R R 1960-07-10 La Habana,CU AA -- 1980-1986 College Miami Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 2 28 June-Reg Darrin Jackson Chicago Cubs cf-rf 6-0 191 R R 1963-08-22 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1985-1999 1981-1999 HS Culver City (Culver City,CA) Yes
1981 2 32 June-Reg Bill Long San Diego Padres p 6-0 185 R R 1960-02-29 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1985-1991 1979-1991 College Miami Yes
1981 2 33 June-Reg Mike Gallego   Oakland Athletics 2b-ss 5-8 160 R R 1960-10-31 Whittier,CA MLB 1985-1997 1979-1997 College UCLA Yes
1981 2 34 June-Reg Mark Gubicza   Kansas City Royals p 6-5 210 R R 1962-08-14 Philadelphia,PA MLB 1984-1997 1981-1997 HS William Penn Charter (Philadelphia,PA) Yes
1981 2 35 June-Reg Mark Langston   Seattle Mariners p 6-2 185 R L 1960-08-20 San Diego,CA MLB 1984-1999 1979-1999 College San Jose State Yes
1981 2 36 June-Reg Kelvin Torve San Francisco Giants 1b 6-3 205 L R 1960-01-10 Rapid City,SD MLB 1988-1991 1979-1991 College Oral Roberts Yes
1981 2 37 June-Reg Frank Viola Minnesota Twins p 6-4 209 L L 1960-04-19 Hempstead,NY MLB 1982-1996 1981-1996 College St. John's Yes
1981 2 38 June-Reg John Christensen   New York Mets rf-of 6-0 180 R R 1960-09-05 Downey,CA MLB 1984-1988 1979-1989 College Cal State Fullerton Yes
1981 2 39 June-Reg Neal Heaton Cleveland Baseball Team p 6-1 205 L L 1960-03-03 Jamaica,NY MLB 1982-1993 1979-1993 College Miami Yes
1981 2 40 June-Reg Lee Tunnell Pittsburgh Pirates p 6-0 180 R R 1960-10-30 Tyler,TX MLB 1982-1989 1981-1995 College Baylor Yes
1981 2 41 June-Reg Rick Rodriguez Oakland Athletics p 6-3 190 R R 1960-09-21 Oakland,CA MLB 1986-1990 1981-1991 College UC Riverside Yes
1981 2 43 June-Reg Nelson Simmons Detroit Tigers of 6-1 185 B R 1963-06-27 Washington,DC MLB 1984-1987 1981-2000 HS Madison (San Diego,CA) Yes
1981 2 44 June-Reg Mike Fuentes Montreal Expos of 6-3 190 R R 1958-07-11 Miami,FL MLB 1983-1984 1979-1987 College Florida State Yes
1981 2 48 June-Reg Sid Bream Los Angeles Dodgers 1b 6-4 220 L L 1960-08-03 Carlisle,PA MLB 1983-1994 1981-1994 College Liberty Yes
1981 2 49 June-Reg Tony Ferreira Kansas City Royals p 6-1 160 L L 1962-10-04 Riverside,CA MLB 1985-1985 1981-1990 HS J.W North (Riverside,CA) Yes
1981 2 50 June-Reg Lemmie Miller   Los Angeles Dodgers of 6-1 190 R R 1960-06-02 Dallas,TX MLB 1984-1984 1981-1989 College Arizona State Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 3 53 June-Reg Phil Bradley Seattle Mariners lf-of 6-0 185 R R 1959-03-11 Bloomington,IN MLB 1983-1990 1981-1992 College Missouri Yes
1981 3 56 June-Reg Curt Wardle   Minnesota Twins p 6-5 220 L L 1960-11-16 Downey,CA MLB 1984-1985 1981-1987 College UC Riverside Yes
1981 3 58 June-Reg Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres rf 5-11 220 L L 1960-05-09 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1982-2001 1981-2001 College San Diego State Yes
1981 3 60 June-Reg Tom Nieto St. Louis Cardinals c 6-1 205 R R 1960-10-27 Downey,CA MLB 1984-1990 1981-1991 College Oral Roberts Yes
1981 3 64 June-Reg Scott Bradley   New York Yankees c 5-11 185 L R 1960-03-22 Montclair,NJ MLB 1984-1992 1979-1994 College North Carolina Yes
1981 3 70 June-Reg Rob Woodward   Boston Red Sox p 6-3 185 R R 1962-09-28 Hanover,NH MLB 1985-1988 1981-1991 HS Lebanon (Lebanon,NH) Yes
1981 3 73 June-Reg Sid Fernandez   Los Angeles Dodgers p 6-1 230 L L 1962-10-12 Honolulu,HI MLB 1983-1997 1981-2001 HS Kaiser (Honolulu,HI) Yes
1981 3 74 June-Reg David Cone Kansas City Royals p 6-1 190 L R 1963-01-02 Kansas City,MO MLB 1986-2003 1981-2003 HS Rockhurst (Kansas City,MO) Yes
1981 3 77 June-Reg Phil Lombardi New York Yankees c-of 6-2 200 R R 1963-02-20 Abilene,TX MLB 1986-1989 1981-1989 HS Kennedy (Granada Hills,CA) Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 4 78 June-Reg Ricky Nelson Seattle Mariners of 6-0 200 L R 1959-05-08 Eloy,AZ MLB 1983-1986 1980-1987 College Arizona State Yes
1981 4 80 June-Reg Lee Guetterman   Seattle Mariners p 6-8 235 L L 1958-11-22 Chattanooga,TN MLB 1984-1996 1981-1997 College Liberty Yes
1981 4 81 June-Reg Dave Cochrane New York Mets 3b-c 6-2 180 B R 1963-01-31 Riverside,CA MLB 1986-1992 1982-1992 HS Troy (Fullerton,CA) Yes
1981 4 84 June-Reg Craig Smajstria   Chicago White Sox 2b 5-9 165 B R 1962-06-19 Houston,TX MLB 1988-1988 1981-1991 HS Pearland (Pearland,TX) Yes
1981 4 85 June-Reg Curt Ford St. Louis Cardinals rf-lf 5-10 150 L R 1960-10-11 Jackson,MS MLB 1985-1990 1981-1997 College Jackson State Yes
1981 4 86 June-Reg Doug Davis Texas Rangers c-3b 6-0 180 R R 1962-09-24 Bloomsburg,PA MLB 1988-1992 1982-1995 College Eastern Michigan Yes
1981 4 92 June-Reg Curt Young Oakland Athletics p 6-1 180 R L 1960-04-16 Saginaw,MI MLB 1983-1993 1981-1993 College Central Michigan Yes
1981 4 93 June-Reg Paul O'Neill Cincinnati Reds rf 6-4 215 L L 1963-02-25 Columbus,OH MLB 1985-2001 1981-2001 HS Brookhaven (Columbus,OH) Yes
1981 4 96 June-Reg Todd Benzinger   Boston Red Sox 1b 6-1 190 B R 1963-02-11 Dayton,KY MLB 1987-1995 1981-1995 HS New Richmond (New Richmond,OH) Yes
1981 4 103 June-Reg Eric Plunk New York Yankees p 6-6 224 R R 1963-09-03 Wilmington,CA MLB 1986-1999 1981-2000 HS Bellflower (Bellflower,CA) Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 5 104 June-Reg Brick Smith Seattle Mariners 1b 6-4 225 R R 1959-05-02 Charlotte,NC MLB 1987-1988 1978-1989 College Wake Forest Yes
1981 5 114 June-Reg Dave Meier Minnesota Twins of 6-0 185 R R 1959-08-08 Helena,MT MLB 1984-1988 1979-1988 College Stanford Yes
1981 5 118 June-Reg Mickey Tettleton Oakland Athletics c 6-2 212 B R 1960-09-16 Oklahoma City,OK MLB 1984-1997 1980-1997 College Oklahoma State Yes
1981 5 124 June-Reg Bill Wegman Milwaukee Brewers p 6-6 200 R R 1962-12-19 Cincinnati,OH MLB 1985-1995 1981-1995 HS Oak Hills (Cincinnati,OH) Yes
1981 5 125 June-Reg John Franco Los Angeles Dodgers p 5-10 185 L L 1960-09-17 Brooklyn,NY MLB 1984-2005 1979-2005 College St. John's Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 6 132 June-Reg Devon White   California Angels cf 6-2 190 B R 1962-12-09 Kingston,JM MLB 1985-2001 1981-2001 HS Park West (New York,NY) Yes
1981 6 134 June-Reg Stan Clarke Toronto Blue Jays p 6-1 180 L L 1960-08-09 Toledo,OH MLB 1983-1990 1981-1991 College Pasco-Hernando CC Yes
1981 6 139 June-Reg Brian Snyder San Francisco Giants p 6-3 185 L L 1958-02-20 Flemington,NJ MLB 1985-1989 1977-1990 College East Tennessee State Yes
1981 6 146 June-Reg Bryan Kelly Detroit Tigers p 6-2 195 R R 1959-02-24 Silver Spring,MD MLB 1986-1987 1981-1987 College Alabama Yes
1981 6 155 June-Reg Mike Pagliarulo New York Yankees 3b 6-2 195 L R 1960-03-15 Medford,MA MLB 1984-1995 1980-1995 College Miami Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 7 163 June-Reg Jeff Keener St. Louis Cardinals p 6-0 170 L R 1959-01-14 Pana,IL MLB 1982-1983 1981-1986 College Kentucky Yes
1981 7 168 June-Reg Dwight Taylor Cleveland Baseball Team of 5-9 166 L L 1960-03-24 Los Angeles,CA MLB 1986-1986 1979-1992 College Arizona Yes
1981 7 172 June-Reg Chuck Cary Detroit Tigers p 6-4 210 L L 1960-03-03 Whittier,CA MLB 1985-1993 1979-1993 College California Yes
1981 7 175 June-Reg Jim Olander Philadelphia Phillies cf-lf 6-1 185 R R 1963-02-21 Tucson,AZ MLB 1991-1991 1981-1994 HS Sahuaro (Tucson,AZ) Yes
1981 7 176 June-Reg Bryan Clutterbuck Milwaukee Brewers p 6-4 223 R R 1959-12-17 Detroit,MI MLB 1986-1989 1980-1995 College Eastern Michigan Yes
1981 7 178 June-Reg John Davis   Kansas City Royals p 6-7 215 R R 1963-01-05 Chicago,IL MLB 1987-1990 1981-1995 HS Centennial (Pueblo,CO) Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 8 185 June-Reg Mark Carreon New York Mets 1b-lf 6-0 195 R L 1963-07-19 Chicago,IL MLB 1987-1996 1981-2000 HS Salpointe Catholic (Tucson,AZ) Yes
1981 8 188 June-Reg Wade Rowdon Chicago White Sox 3b-ss 6-2 180 R R 1960-09-07 Riverhead,NY MLB 1984-1988 1979-1988 College Stetson Yes
1981 8 196 June-Reg Bill Bathe Oakland Athletics c 6-2 200 R R 1960-10-14 Downey,CA MLB 1986-1990 1981-1990 College Pepperdine Yes
1981 8 197 June-Reg Terry McGriff Cincinnati Reds c 6-2 195 R R 1963-09-23 Fort Pierce,FL MLB 1987-1994 1981-2001 HS Westwood (Fort Pierce,FL) Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 9 218 June-Reg Steve Lombardozzi Minnesota Twins 2b 6-0 175 R R 1960-04-26 Malden,MA MLB 1985-1990 1980-1990 College Florida Yes
1981 9 229 June-Reg Stu Pederson Los Angeles Dodgers of 6-0 185 L L 1960-01-28 Palo Alto,CA MLB 1985-1985 1980-1992 College USC Yes
1981 9 233 June-Reg Fred McGriff New York Yankees 1b 6-3 215 L L 1963-10-31 Tampa,FL MLB 1986-2004 1981-2004 HS Thomas Jefferson (Tampa,FL) Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 10 236 June-Reg Sap Randall California Angels 1b-rf 5-11 195 B R 1960-08-19 Mobile,AL MLB 1988-1988 1981-1988 College Grambling State Yes
1981 10 239 June-Reg Greg Booker San Diego Padres p 6-6 233 R R 1960-06-22 Lynchburg,VA MLB 1983-1990 1981-1990 College Elon Yes
1981 10 258 June-Reg Tony Arnold Baltimore Orioles p 5-11 170 R R 1959-05-03 El Paso,TX MLB 1986-1987 1981-1989 College Texas Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 12 305 June-Reg Charles Hudson Philadelphia Phillies p 6-3 185 B R 1959-03-16 Ennis,TX MLB 1983-1989 1981-1989 College Prairie View A&M Yes
1981 12 310 June-Reg Jeff Schaefer Baltimore Orioles ss-3b 5-10 170 R R 1960-05-31 Patchogue,NY MLB 1989-1994 1979-1994 College Maryland Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 13 315 June-Reg Lenny Dykstra New York Mets cf-of 5-10 185 L L 1963-02-10 Santa Ana,CA MLB 1985-1996 1981-1996 HS Garden Grove (Garden Grove,CA) Yes
1981 13 318 June-Reg Al Jones Chicago White Sox p 6-4 210 R R 1959-02-10 Charleston,MS MLB 1983-1985 1981-1990 College Alcorn State Yes
1981 13 319 June-Reg Danny Cox St. Louis Cardinals p 6-4 235 R R 1959-09-21 Northampton,EN MLB 1983-1995 1981-1995 College Troy Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 14 343 June-Reg Paul Noce San Diego Padres 2b-ss 5-10 175 R R 1959-12-16 San Francisco,CA MLB 1987-1990 1981-1991 College Washington State Yes
1981 14 354 June-Reg Scott Earl Detroit Tigers 2b 5-11 165 R R 1960-09-18 Seymour,IN MLB 1984-1984 1981-1989 College Eastern Kentucky Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 17 424 June-Reg Kevin Buckley Texas Rangers 1b 6-1 200 R R 1959-01-16 Quincy,MA MLB 1984-1984 1978-1987 College Maine Yes
1981 17 441 June-Reg Dick Scott   New York Yankees ss 6-1 170 R R 1962-07-19 Ellsworth,ME MLB 1989-1989 1981-1990 HS Ellsworth (Ellsworth,ME) Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 19 471 June-Reg Lou Thornton New York Mets of 6-2 185 L R 1963-04-26 Montgomery,AL MLB 1985-1989 1981-1990 HS Jefferson Davis (Montgomery,AL) Yes
1981 19 493 June-Reg Bob Tewksbury New York Yankees p 6-4 206 R R 1960-11-30 Concord,NH MLB 1986-1998 1981-1998 College Saint Leo Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 20 496 June-Reg Craig Gerber California Angels ss 6-0 175 L R 1959-01-08 Chicago,IL MLB 1985-1985 1981-1988 College Cal Poly Yes
1981 20 503 June-Reg Matt Nokes San Francisco Giants c 6-1 190 L R 1963-10-31 San Diego,CA MLB 1985-1995 1981-2002 HS Patrick Henry (San Diego,CA) Yes
1981 20 519 June-Reg Logan Easley New York Yankees p 6-1 185 R R 1961-11-04 Salt Lake City,UT MLB 1987-1989 1981-1991 College Southern Idaho Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 21 526 June-Reg Jack Hardy   Chicago White Sox p 6-2 175 R R 1959-10-08 St. Petersburg,FL MLB 1989-1989 1981-1990 College Saint Thomas Yes
year rnd ovl phase player name drafting team pos ht wt ba th Born place hilvl mlb years stat years source school signed
1981 24 604 June-Reg Glen Cook Texas Rangers p 5-11 180 R R 1959-09-08 Buffalo,NY MLB 1985-1985 1983-1987 College Ithaca College Yes
103 record(s)