1981 St. Louis Cardinals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1981 St. Louis Cardinals 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
198111rg77CardinalsYBrad Luther (minors)SSJCCollege of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)
198121rg337CardinalsNBarry Aden (minors)RHPJCCentralia College (Centralia, WA)
198131rg597CardinalsNAlan Griffin (minors)1BJCSouth Suburban College (South Holland, IL)
198141rg857CardinalsNOddibe McDowell (minors)OF10.6830282974.253.719JCMiami Dade College (Miami, FL)
198151rg1117CardinalsUnkJohn DiGioia (minors)CJCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)
198161rg1377CardinalsYRobert Hayes (minors)RHPJCOnondaga Community College (Syracuse, NY)
198171rg1627CardinalsNTodd Oakes (minors)RHPJCWaldorf University (Forest City, IA)
198181rg1877CardinalsNGregory Wirth (minors)RHPJCGlendale Community College (Glendale, CA)
198191rg2054CardinalsNJerry Eklund (minors)RHPJCEastern Arizona College (Thatcher, AZ)

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

9 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (11%). Total of 10.6 WAR, or 10.6 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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