1982 Amateur Draft : First Round Picks

The first draft was held on June 8-9, 1965. The Major League franchises were able to choose from all high school seniors and college players.

Initially there were supposed to be three amateur drafts held each season. That original plan changed in 1964 and was reduced to two drafts with the first phase being held after High School graduations. The second phase was held in January of the following year and involved players who were drafted earlier, but were not signed by their franchise.

In 1986 the two-phase draft system was changed and instead of holding a second phase draft in January, franchises who could not sign their first round selections were awarded a supplemental first round pick the following amateur draft.

The first pick of the first round is awarded to the worst team in the American or National League. Each season the two leagues alternate the first pick and proceed through the first round in reverse order of finish from the previous season's standings.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the 1982 first round draft selections, the team they were chosen by, their position(s), and their college or home town at the time of the amateur draft.

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1982

First Round Draft Picks

1. Cubs Shawon Dunston SS Brooklyn, NY
2. Blue Jays Augie Schmidt SS University of New Orleans
3. Padres Jimmy Jones RHP Dallas, TX
4. Twins Bryan Oelkers LHP Wichita State University
5. Mets Dwight Gooden RHP Tampa, FL
6. Mariners Spike Owen SS University of Texas
7. Pirates Sam Khalifa SS Tucson, AZ
8. Angels Bob Kipper LHP Aurora, IL
9. Braves Duane Ward RHP Farmington, NM
10. Royals John Morris OF Seton Hall University
11. Giants Steve Stanicek 1B University of Nebraksa
12. Indians Mark Snyder RHP Knoxville, TN
13. Phillies John Russell C-OF University of Oklahoma
14. White Sox Ron Karkovice C Orlando, FL
15. Astros Steve Swain OF El Cajon, CA
16. Red Sox Sam Horn 1B San Diego, CA
17. Cubs Tony Woods SS Whittier College
18. Red Sox Rob Parkins RHP Cerritos, CA
19. Dodgers Franklin Stubbs 1B Virginia Tech
20. Tigers Rich Monteleone RHP Tampa, FL
21. Cardinals Todd Worrell RHP Biola College
22. Reds Scott Jones LHP Hinsdale, IL
23. Reds Bill Hawley RHP West Columbia, SC
24. Orioles Joe Kucharski RHP University of South Carolina
25. Brewers Dale Sveum SS Pinole, CA
26. Red Sox Jeff Ledbetter 1B-OF Florida State University
1982 First Round Draft Picks
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The players who DO NOT have links to their Major League statistics DID NOT make it to the Major League level.

The Chicago Cubs paid Shawon Dunston $100,000 to sign directly out of High School where he batted .790 during his senior year.

Future All-Stars not signed during the first round included Vince Coleman , Bo Jackson , Roger McDowell , Terry Pendleton , and Todd Worrell .

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