1981 New York Mets Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1981 New York Mets 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
198111rg33MetsYRandy Milligan (minors)OF13.5703211870.261.810JCSan Diego Mesa College (San Diego, CA)
198121rg293MetsYSteve Ray (minors)LHPJCSouthwestern College (Chula Vista, CA)
198131rg553MetsNReynaldo Tolentino (minors)RHPJCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
198141rg813MetsNDodd Hook (minors)1BJCIndian Hills Community College (Centerville, IA)
198151rg1073MetsYJame Cazet (minors)SSJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
198161rg1333MetsNGreg Cary (minors)RHPJCChabot College (Hayward, CA)
198171rg1583MetsNCraig Walter (minors)RHPJCWaldorf University (Forest City, IA)
198181rg1833MetsYTimothy Hampton (minors)RHPJCModesto Junior College (Modesto, CA)
198191rg2021MetsNBrian Pate (minors)INFJCColumbia State Community College (Columbia, TN)
1981101rg2201MetsNWilliam Bankhead (minors)3BJCGreen River Community College (Auburn, WA)
1981111rg2371MetsNRoger Lee (minors)OFJCGarden City Community College (Garden City, KS)
1981121rg2501MetsYGregory Shirley (minors)C4YrAlabama Christian College (Montgomery, AL)
1981131rg2621MetsYRobert Smith (minors)INF

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

13 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (7%). Total of 13.5 WAR, or 13.5 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

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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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