1980 Rule V Draft

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The major league 1980 Rule V Draft was held December 8 in Dallas, TX. 19 players were drafted by major league teams at a cost of $25,000 each, a marked increase from recent drafts and the most players taken since 1969. The AAA draft was held December 9.

Rule V Draft Major league Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Chicago Cubs Jody Davis Catcher Springfield Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals
New York Mets Billy Smith Pitcher Tucson Toros Houston Astros
San Diego Padres Mario Ramirez Infielder Tidewater Tides New York Mets
Toronto Blue Jays George Bell Outfielder Oklahoma City 89ers Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals Orlando Sanchez C/OF Oklahoma City 89ers Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago White Sox Carlos Arroyo Pitcher Oklahoma City 89ers Philadelphia Phillies
San Francisco Giants George Bjorkman Catcher Springfield Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals
Minnesota Twins Don Cooper Pitcher Columbus Clippers New York Yankees
Oakland A's Brian Doyle Infielder Columbus Clippers New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers Larry Rothschild Pitcher Indianapolis Indians Cincinnati Reds
Kansas City Royals Jim Wright Pitcher Oklahoma City 89ers Philadelphia Phillies
San Diego Padres Alan Wiggins Outfielder Albuquerque Dukes Los Angeles Dodgers
Toronto Blue Jays Dan Whitmer Catcher Salt Lake City Gulls California Angels
St. Louis Cardinals Carlos Lopez Outfielder Diablos Rojos del Mexico Mexico City
Minnesota Twins Jack O'Connor Pitcher Denver Bears Montreal Expos
Oakland A's Roy Thomas Pitcher Springfield Redbirds St. Louis Cardinals
Kansas City Royals Dave Wehrmeister Pitcher Columbus Clippers New York Yankees
Oakland A's Tom Filer Pitcher Columbus Clippers New York Yankees
Seattle Mariners Gary Gray Outfielder Leones de Yucatán Cleveland Indians

* Draft picks are listed in order of selection.


Rule V Draft AAA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
Indianapolis Indians Rich Carlucci Pitcher Nashville Sounds New York Yankees
Syracuse Chiefs Ramon Lora Catcher Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Tacoma Tigers Bob Kearney Catcher Shreveport Captains San Francisco Giants
Springfield Redbirds Louis Pratt Pitcher Savannah Braves Atlanta Braves
Toledo Mud Hens Scott Gleckel Pitcher Nashville Sounds New York Yankees
Vancouver Canadians Tom Candiotti Pitcher Jacksonville Suns Kansas City Royals
Columbus Clippers Rod Boxberger Pitcher Columbus Astros Houston Astros
Albuquerque Dukes Albert Richmond Outfielder Amarillo Gold Sox San Diego Padres
Tacoma Tigers Don Fowler Pitcher Reading Phillies Philadelphia Phillies
Toledo Mud Hens John Hobbs Pitcher Lynn Sailors Seattle Mariners


* Draft picks are listed in order of selection.


Rule V Draft AA Selections[edit]

Selecting team Player Position Team Organization
West Haven Whitecaps DeWayne Buice Pitcher Fresno Giants San Francisco Giants
Midland Cubs Kevin Joyce Pitcher Lodi Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Charlotte O's Thomas DeJak Pitcher Kinston Eagles Toronto Blue Jays
Holyoke Millers Paul Bain Pitcher Lodi Dodgers Los Angeles Dodgers
Midland Cubs Don Hyman Catcher Victoria Mussels Victoria

* Draft picks are listed in order of selection.

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