1981 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of 3B

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1981 Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase, with a listed position of 3B

Other Years: 1980 / 1981 / 1982

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck FrRnd RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198121rg51FrRnd25OriolesYRocky Cusack (minors)JCFlorida State College at Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
198131rg60FrRnd8White SoxNJames Twardowski (minors)JCBlinn College (Brenham, TX)
198131rg73FrRnd21DodgersYFrederick Bass (minors)JCSacramento City College (Sacramento, CA)
198141rg92FrRnd14IndiansNJim Opie (minors)JCValencia Community College (Orlando, FL)
198141rg104FrRnd26YankeesYMark Blaser (minors)JCButte College (Oroville, CA)
198161rg134FrRnd4AngelsNBruce Hamrick (minors)JCHiwassee College (Madisonville, TN)
198181rg201FrRnd21YankeesYHoward Maynor (minors)JCMerced College (Merced, CA)
1981101rg220FrRnd1MetsNWilliam Bankhead (minors)JCGreen River Community College (Auburn, WA)
1981101rg223FrRnd4White SoxNDave Van Horn (minors)JCMcLennan Community College (Waco, TX)
1981101rg233FrRnd14BrewersNPhil Lane (minors)JCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
1981101rg234FrRnd15RoyalsYBill Pecota (minors)9.1698152722.249.67620061.670JCDe Anza College (Cupertino, CA)
1981131rg272FrRnd11RoyalsNCraig Stump (minors)JCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus (Catonsville, MD)
1981151rg288FrRnd5ExposYThomas Fettig (minors)JCPensacola State College (Pensacola, FL)
1981151rg290FrRnd7DodgersNCharles Byers (minors)JCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
1981151rg291FrRnd8BrewersYDon Carfino (minors)
1981161rg296FrRnd4AthleticsYJames Sanfilippo (minors)

Other Years: 1980 / 1981 / 1982

16 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (6%). Total of 9.1 WAR, or 9.1 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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