1980 Major League Baseball draft
General information
Date(s)June 1980
832 total selections
First selectionDarryl Strawberry
New York Mets
First round selections26
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First round selections

= All-Star = Baseball Hall of Famer

The following are the first round picks in the 1980 Major League Baseball draft.[1]

Pick Player Team Position Hometown/School
1 Darryl Strawberry New York Mets Outfield Crenshaw High School
2 Garry Harris Toronto Blue Jays Shortstop Hoover High School
3 Ken Dayley Atlanta Braves Pitcher University of Portland
4 Mike King Oakland Athletics Pitcher Morningside College
5 Jeff Pyburn San Diego Padres Outfield University of Georgia
6 Darnell Coles Seattle Mariners Shortstop Eisenhower High School
7 Jessie Reid San Francisco Giants First Base Lynwood High School
8 Cecil Espy Chicago White Sox Outfield Point Loma High School
9 Ross Jones Los Angeles Dodgers Shortstop Miami Hurricanes
10 Kelly Gruber Cleveland Indians Shortstop Westlake High School
11 Don Schulze Chicago Cubs Pitcher Lake Park High School
12 Jeff Reed Minnesota Twins Catcher Joliet West High School
13 Henry Powell Philadelphia Phillies Catcher Pine Forest High School
14 Tim Maki Texas Rangers Pitcher Carrol High School
15 Don Collins St. Louis Cardinals Pitcher Ferguson High School
16 Frank Wills Kansas City Royals Pitcher Tulane University
17 Dennis Rasmussen California Angels[Compensation 1] Pitcher Creighton University
18 Glenn Wilson Detroit Tigers Third Baseman Sam Houston State University
19 Ron Robinson Cincinnati Reds Pitcher Woodlake High School
20 Rich Renteria Pittsburgh Pirates[Compensation 2] Shortstop South Gate High School
21 Jim Acker Atlanta Braves[Compensation 3] Pitcher Texas Longhorns
22 Terry Francona Montreal Expos[Compensation 4] Outfield University of Arizona
23 Billy Beane New York Mets[Compensation 5] Outfield Mount Carmel High School
24 John Gibbons New York Mets[Compensation 6] Catcher MacArthur High School
25 Dion James Milwaukee Brewers Outfield McClatchy High School
26 Jeff Williams Baltimore Orioles Outfield Princeton High School


Compensation Picks

  1. ^ Pick from Houston Astros as compensation for signing of free agent Nolan Ryan
  2. ^ Pick from California Angels as compensation for signing of free agent Bruce Kison
  3. ^ Pick from Montreal Expos as compensation for signing of free agent Rowland Office
  4. ^ Pick from New York Yankees as compensation for signing of free agent Rudy May
  5. ^ Pick from Pittsburgh Pirates as compensation for signing of free agent Andy Hassler
  6. ^ Pick from Boston Red Sox as compensation for signing of free agent Skip Lockwood

Other notable players

† All-Star
‡ Hall of Famer

Football players drafted


  1. ^ "MLB First Round Draft Picks - 1980". Retrieved 2008-09-16.
  2. ^ "1st Round of the 1980 MLB June Amateur Draft".