16th Round of the 1981 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Draft Pick Search Options

Drafted From School Type (none set = return all)

Picks by Overall #

Pick #

Picks by Year/Round

Round #

Picks by Franchise/Year (& actives)


Picks by Franchise/Round

Round #

Picks by Position/Year


Picks by Position/Round

Round #

Player Name

Make sure name is 3+ characters.

Came From

enter 2-letter code for states

16th Round of the 1981 MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Rounds: 1980 16th / 1981 15th / 1981 16th / 1981 17th / 1982 16th

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 Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1981161rg293FrRnd1AngelsNKent Testerman (minors)CJCLos Angeles Valley College (Los Angeles, CA)
1981161rg294FrRnd2White SoxNJoe Petty (minors)RHPJCPanola College (Carthage, TX)
1981161rg295FrRnd3GiantsNMichael Pintar (minors)RHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
1981161rg296FrRnd4AthleticsYJames Sanfilippo (minors)3B
1981161rg297FrRnd5ExposYPaul LeMire (minors)OF4YrNortheastern University (Boston, MA)
1981161rg298FrRnd6DodgersNBenny Distefano (minors)1B-0.62403607.228.646JCAlvin Community College (Alvin, TX)
1981161rg299FrRnd7BrewersNWade Jannsen (minors)RHPJCCentral Arizona College (Coolidge, AZ)
1981161rg300FrRnd8YankeesNBrent Main (minors)RHPJCCollege of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA)

Other Rounds: 1980 16th / 1981 15th / 1981 16th / 1981 17th / 1982 16th

8 matching player(s). 1 played in the majors (12%). Total of -0.6 WAR, or -0.6 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.
Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

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.

More Draft Pages

Draft Index

Expansion Drafts

Draft Previews