1981 Boston Red Sox Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1981 Boston Red Sox Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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
198111rg2020Red SoxYDanny Sheaffer (minors)C-4.738994613.232.602JCHarrisburg Area Community College (Harrisburg, PA)
198121rg4620Red SoxUnkJoe Arfstrom (minors)OFJCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
198131rg7220Red SoxYDave Scheller (minors)LHPJCLewis & Clark Community College (Godfrey, IL)
198141rg9820Red SoxNRobyn Lynch (minors)1BJCGarden City Community College (Garden City, KS)
198151rg12420Red SoxNJoey Farrill (minors)RHPJCGulf Coast State College (Panama City, FL)
198161rg15020Red SoxNRobert Meyer (minors)RHPJCGolden West College (Huntington Beach, CA)
198171rg17520Red SoxNJohn Wallace (minors)OFJCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)
198181rg19616Red SoxYJohn Sorensen (minors)RHPJCJoliet Junior College (Joliet, IL)
198191rg21413Red SoxYSteve Seaman (minors)SSJCCommunity College of Beaver County (Monaca, PA)
1981101rg23112Red SoxNMark Wenzel (minors)RHPJCFresno City College (Fresno, CA)

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

10 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (10%). Total of -4.7 WAR, or -4.7 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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