1983 Baseball Draft

The 1983 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1983 baseball draft, the overall pick, the team who drafted them, their position at that time, and where they were drafted from (high school / college name).

"The idea behind the draft was simple: 1) it gave the poorer teams—usually those lower in the standings—an equal chance to sign the top talent being produced in colleges and high schools; and 2) it cut down on payments of excessive bonuses to untried players. Even those who enthusiastically supported the free-agent draft had no idea that benefits from it would be reaped so quickly. Yet this season, less than two years later, several youngsters selected in the draft have stepped into the major leagues and have performed not just capably but in some cases spectacularly." - Sportswriter William Leggett in Sports Illustrated (May 01, 1967, 'Fresh Breezes From The Free-Agent Draft', Page 38)
1983 Baseball Draft

1983 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JS
Minnesota Twins
OF
1
2
JS
San Francisco Giants
SS
1
3
JS
Rich Rice
Baltimore Orioles
P
1
4
JS
Tony Blasucci
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
1
5
JS
Otis Green
Toronto Blue Jays
OF-1B
Miami-Dade College
1
6
JS
Gary Parmenter
Chicago Cubs
P
University of South Carolina
1
7
JS
Oakland Athletics
1B
Mount San Antonio College
1
8
JS
Tom Mauch
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Cal Poly Pomona
1
9
JS
New York Yankees
P
Merced College
1
10
JS
Mark Tindall
Montreal Expos
P
Sinclair Community College
1
11
JS
Boston Red Sox
OF
Paris Junior College
1
12
JS
David Hinnrichs
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Rice University
1
13
JS
Chicago White Sox
P
Los Angeles Harbor College
1
14
JS
Craig Reid
San Diego Padres
SS
University of Oklahoma
1
15
JS
Byron Kemmerling
California Angels
P
Lamar University
1
16
JS
Bob Grandstaff
New York Mets
3B
Golden West College
1
17
JS
Glenn Simmons
Detroit Tigers
P
Georgia Perimeter College
1
18
JS
Kevin Williamson
Atlanta Braves
P
Pima Community College
1
19
JS
Richard Belli
Cleveland Indians
P
Canada College
1
20
JS
Cincinnati Reds
P
1
21
JS
Rick Abbott
Milwaukee Brewers
2B
University of Texas-El Paso
1
22
JS
Paul Williams
Houston Astros
OF
University of Oklahoma
1
23
JS
Jose Rodiles
Seattle Mariners
P
1
24
JS
Jon Leake
Los Angeles Dodgers
3B-1b
Sacramento City College
1
25
JS
John Nero
Kansas City Royals
OF
Fullerton College
1
26
JS
Ray Rosthenhausier
Texas Rangers
SS
Pima Community College
2
27
JS
Henry Gonzales
Minnesota Twins
P
Mount San Antonio College
2
28
JS
Steve Eagar
San Francisco Giants
C
Brigham Young University
2
29
JS
Baltimore Orioles
P
Yavapai College
2
30
JS
James Eurton
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
Citrus College
2
31
JS
Mike CJarkin
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Normandale Community College
2
32
JS
Carl Hamilton
Chicago Cubs
P
Triton College
2
33
JS
Mark Bauer
Oakland Athletics
P
University of Miami
2
34
JS
Jac Hein
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Southeastern Illinois College
2
35
JS
New York Yankees
P
Pensacola State College
2
36
JS
Philadelphia Phillies
P
2
37
JS
Troy Thomas
Chicago White Sox
OF
Mount San Antonio College
2
38
JS
Ted Kockenmeister
San Diego Padres
P
Mercer County Community College
2
39
JS
Alex Diaz
California Angels
OF
Middle Georgia College
2
40
JS
Kenneth Reed
New York Mets
P
Crowder College
2
41
JS
Scott Baker
Detroit Tigers
P
Mesa Community College
2
42
JS
Tim Englund
Atlanta Braves
P
Rice University
2
43
JS
Gregg Schiffelbein
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Allen County Community College
2
44
JS
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Yavapai College
2
45
JS
Scott Sempier
Houston Astros
SS-3B
County College of Morris
2
46
JS
Dennis Carter
Seattle Mariners
OF
Chipola College
2
47
JS
Terence Guzman
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Ferrum College
2
48
JS
Robert Vodvarka
Kansas City Royals
P
Chaffey College
2
49
JS
Texas Rangers
SS
3
50
JS
Kight Higgins
San Francisco Giants
P
University of Oklahoma
3
51
JS
Alan Sontag
Baltimore Orioles
P
Indian River State College
3
52
JS
Ronnie Gideon
Pittsburgh Pirates
1B
Panola College
3
53
JS
Mike Trapasso
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Jefferson College
3
54
JS
Oakland Athletics
OF
Cerritos College
3
55
JS
Bobby Joe Edmonds
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
University of Arkansas
3
56
JS
Derek Vanacore
New York Yankees
OF
Sacramento City College
3
57
JS
Philadelphia Phillies
P
McLennan Community College
3
58
JS
Robert Koopman
Chicago White Sox
P
Harper College
3
59
JS
William Gilmore
San Diego Padres
P
Pasadena City College
3
60
JS
Detroit Tigers
1B
Santa Ana College
3
61
JS
Gary Ballou
Atlanta Braves
OF
Long Beach City College
3
62
JS
Derrick Richardson
Cincinnati Reds
3B
University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
3
63
JS
Saul Cortez
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Riverside Community College
3
64
JS
Robert Nettles
Houston Astros
P
Orange County Community College
3
65
JS
Jerry Mack
Seattle Mariners
2B
Iowa Western Community College
3
66
JS
Tim Criswell
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Georgia Perimeter College
3
67
JS
Robert Bartlett
Kansas City Royals
OF
Citrus College
3
68
JS
Texas Rangers
1B
Chipola College
4
69
JS
Chris Courtright
Baltimore Orioles
OF
Baltimore City Community College
4
70
JS
Dennis Wood
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Spartanburg Methodist College
4
71
JS
Charlie Baumann
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Skyline College
4
72
JS
Mark Leonette
Oakland Athletics
P
Rio Hondo Community College
4
73
JS
Greg Burlingame
New York Yankees
P
Baltimore City Community College
4
74
JS
Ken Longman
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Sacramento City College
4
75
JS
Cyrenius Phillips
Detroit Tigers
1B
Panola College
4
76
JS
Atlanta Braves
C
Kankakee Community College
4
77
JS
Larry Mims
Cincinnati Reds
2B
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
4
78
JS
Bob Bernardo
Milwaukee Brewers
OF-3B
Allegheny College
4
79
JS
Scott Campbell
Kansas City Royals
OF
Citrus College
4
80
JS
Marty Lanoux
Texas Rangers
2B
Santa Fe Community College
5
81
JS
Pittsburgh Pirates
P
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
5
82
JS
Keith Hoskison
Toronto Blue Jays
C
St. Louis Community College-Meramec
5
83
JS
Joe Odom
Oakland Athletics
P
Laney College
5
84
JS
Blaine Deabenderfer
New York Yankees
P
Louisburg College
5
85
JS
John Bryant
Detroit Tigers
OF
6
86
JS
Michael Walker
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
Cerritos College
6
87
JS
James Jackson
Oakland Athletics
1B
Laney College
6
88
JS
Rod Rush
New York Yankees
OF
Allen County Community College
7
89
JS
John Shouse
Pittsburgh Pirates
C
University of the Cumberlands
7
90
JS
Lynn Van Every
New York Yankees
SS
College of Southern Idaho
8
91
JS
Chris Ritter
New York Yankees
P
Baltimore City Community College
1983 Baseball Draft


Did you know that there have been twenty-one players who have been drafted (since the baseball draft began in 1965) then went straight to the Major Leagues without first playing on a Minor League team?

Being selected with the first round, first pick, as the number one draft pick , is quite a baseball feat , but not every one of them has actually made it to the big leagues! Review those who did, those who didn't, which catcher was the first one ever selected first overall, which catcher was first that didn't make it and the first one that did, plus every other draft type (secondary drafts) along with information about which ones made it there as well.

The Baseball Almanac Draft Register is completely comprehensive and includes data on every single player ever drafted in baseball history, more than 65,000+ baseball draft picks spanning 40+ years of baseball draft history.

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