1985 Baseball Draft

The 1985 Baseball Draft appears below and includes every player chosen in the June amateur draft, every round of the 1985 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)
1985 Baseball Draft

1985 Amateur Baseball Draft by Baseball Almanac | Baseball Draft Menu

1
1
JS
Boston Red Sox
P
1
2
JS
Pat Gilbert
San Francisco Giants
OF
Columbia State Community College
1
3
JS
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Yakima Valley Community College
1
4
JS
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS
1
5
JS
Rick Morris
St. Louis Cardinals
2B
1
6
JS
Blaine Deabenderfer
Oakland Athletics
P
University of North Carolina
1
7
JS
Allen Wisdom
Philadelphia Phillies
P
San Jacinto College
1
8
JS
Scott Kershaw
Chicago White Sox
P
UCLA
1
9
JS
Montreal Expos
P
1
10
JS
Baltimore Orioles
3B
Cerritos College
1
11
JS
Ron Ewart
Chicago Cubs
1B-OF
Cerritos College
1
12
JS
Tony Faryniarz
San Diego Padres
P
Sacramento City College
1
13
JS
DeWayne Coleman
Minnesota Twins
P
Chaffey College
1
14
JS
Dodd Johnson
Atlanta Braves
3B
University of Texas
1
15
JS
Mike Belanger
New York Yankees
P
1
16
JS
Pat Garman
Seattle Mariners
3B
College of the Sequoias
1
17
JS
New York Mets
P
Sacramento City College
1
18
JS
John Wilder
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Walters State Community College
1
19
JS
Jeff Forney
Cincinnati Reds
OF
Florida Atlantic University
1
20
JS
John Woodward
Cleveland Indians
OF
Santa Fe Community College
1
21
JS
Gayron Jackson
Houston Astros
OF
El Camino College
1
22
JS
Gary Nalls
California Angels
SS
Lamar University
1
23
JS
Todd Ross
Kansas City Royals
3B-SS
Shasta College
1
24
JS
Doug Cox
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
Georgia Perimeter College
1
25
JS
Darrin Garner
Texas Rangers
SS
Orange County Community College
1
26
JS
Pete Roberts
Detroit Tigers
P
Mira Costa College
2
27
JS
Bill Zupka
Boston Red Sox
P
Queensborough Community College
2
28
JS
Mike Reitzel
San Francisco Giants
P
Seminole State College of Florida
2
29
JS
Craig Bolton
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Santa Fe Community College
2
30
JS
Jason Bridges
Pittsburgh Pirates
SS-3B
McLennan Community College
2
31
JS
St. Louis Cardinals
P
2
32
JS
Ken Sebree
Oakland Athletics
P
Brevard Community College
2
33
JS
Steve Bowden
Philadelphia Phillies
P
San Jacinto College
2
34
JS
Vince Lopez
Chicago White Sox
SS
UCLA
2
35
JS
Scott Ayers
Montreal Expos
P
University of New Orleans
2
36
JS
Mickey Billmeyer
Baltimore Orioles
C
2
37
JS
Robert Chadwick
Chicago Cubs
P
Oxnard College
2
38
JS
San Diego Padres
P
Cerritos College
2
39
JS
Minnesota Twins
SS
Golden West College
2
40
JS
John Clements
Atlanta Braves
P
Chipola College
2
41
JS
Garrett O'Connor
New York Yankees
P
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
2
42
JS
Don Cohoon
Seattle Mariners
3B
Indian River State College
2
43
JS
New York Mets
P
2
44
JS
Tom Gallagher
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Sacramento City College
2
45
JS
John Vuz
Cleveland Indians
C
Keystone College
2
46
JS
James Willis
Houston Astros
OF
Triton College
2
47
JS
David Johnson
California Angels
P
University of Oklahoma
2
48
JS
Joe Kemp
Kansas City Royals
OF
Citrus College
2
49
JS
Marvin Newton
Los Angeles Dodgers
OF
San Bernardino Valley College
2
50
JS
Dan Larsen
Texas Rangers
P
Citrus College
2
51
JS
David Miller
Detroit Tigers
P
Camden County College
3
52
JS
Lance Davis
San Francisco Giants
P
Connors State College
3
53
JS
Chris Lee
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Edison State College
3
54
JS
Kirk Barry
Pittsburgh Pirates
OF
Mesa Community College
3
55
JS
Russ Elsberry
Oakland Athletics
P
San Diego State University
3
56
JS
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Sacramento City College
3
57
JS
Ken Rahmine
Chicago White Sox
OF
Miami-Dade College
3
58
JS
Louis Calvert
Montreal Expos
P
Blinn College
3
59
JS
John Kohli
Baltimore Orioles
P
Mira Costa College
3
60
JS
Paul Kuzniar
Chicago Cubs
P
Alvin Community College
3
61
JS
Philip Price
Minnesota Twins
P
Los Angeles Harbor College
3
62
JS
Lionel Gaston
Atlanta Braves
P
Triton College
3
63
JS
Scott Lerner
New York Yankees
P
Diablo Valley College
3
64
JS
Seattle Mariners
P-OF
Antelope Valley College
3
65
JS
Andy Berg
New York Mets
P
Sacramento City College
3
66
JS
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
Hagerstown Community College
3
67
JS
Cleveland Indians
SS
Louisburg College
3
68
JS
Scott Boudreaux
Houston Astros
P
Wharton County Junior College
3
69
JS
California Angels
OF
Sacramento City College
3
70
JS
Curtis Parham
Kansas City Royals
OF
3
71
JS
John McEntee
Los Angeles Dodgers
P
College of Marin
3
72
JS
Tim McCoy
Texas Rangers
P
Oral Roberts University
3
73
JS
Rob Hartwig
Detroit Tigers
OF
Los Angeles Harbor College
4
74
JS
Antoine Pickett
Toronto Blue Jays
3B
Contra Costa College
4
75
JS
James Hitt
Oakland Athletics
P
Chipola College
4
76
JS
Steven Harris
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Florida State College at Jacksonville
4
77
JS
Frank Taylor
Montreal Expos
OF-1B
Georgia Perimeter College
4
78
JS
Joey Seaver
Baltimore Orioles
P
4
79
JS
Jeff Marr
New York Yankees
P
Brevard Community College
4
80
JS
Joaquin Contreras
New York Mets
OF
Miami-Dade College
4
81
JS
Joe Palubeski
Milwaukee Brewers
2B
College of the Canyons
4
82
JS
Jorge Robles
Cleveland Indians
SS
Miami-Dade College
4
83
JS
Tim Lichty
Houston Astros
OF-3B
Moorpark College
4
84
JS
Anthony Newman
Texas Rangers
OF
4
85
JS
Detroit Tigers
P
Indian Hills Community College-Centerville
5
86
JS
Joe Hollinshed
Toronto Blue Jays
1B
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
5
87
JS
Oakland Athletics
P
Moorpark College
5
88
JS
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Merced College
5
89
JS
Barry Griffin
Baltimore Orioles
P
North Idaho College
5
90
JS
Terry Griffin
New York Yankees
P
Florida State College at Jacksonville
5
91
JS
Jerald Higby
New York Mets
P
Modesto Junior College
5
92
JS
Robert Bartlett
Milwaukee Brewers
OF
Citrus College
5
93
JS
Shawn Talbott
Houston Astros
P
Cochise College
5
94
JS
Paul James
Texas Rangers
P
5
95
JS
Gary Alexander
Detroit Tigers
P
Laney College
6
96
JS
Bruce Powers
Toronto Blue Jays
OF
Skyline College
6
97
JS
Mike Stanford
Oakland Athletics
P
Citrus College
6
98
JS
Ernie Rodriguez
Philadelphia Phillies
2B
Sacramento City College
6
99
JS
Dennis King
Milwaukee Brewers
SS
Riverside Community College
6
100
JS
Ed Shea
Houston Astros
C
Palm Beach State College
6
101
JS
Mike Sisco
Detroit Tigers
SS
St. Louis Community College-Meramec
7
102
JS
Oneri Fleita
Toronto Blue Jays
P
Miami-Dade College
7
103
JS
Jeff Smith
Milwaukee Brewers
P
Cleveland State Community College
7
104
JS
Tom Powers
Detroit Tigers
P
Triton College
1985 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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