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Kansas City Royals 1st Round Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
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Drafted Players

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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
201411717Brandon Finnegan (minors)LHP4YrTexas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
201412828Foster Griffin (minors)LHPHSThe First Academy (Orlando, FL)
201414040Chase Vallot (minors)CHSSt. Thomas More HS (Lafayette, LA)
2013188Hunter Dozier (minors)SS4YrStephen F Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX)
201313434Sean Manaea (minors)LHP4YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
2012155Kyle Zimmer (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
2011155Bubba Starling (minors)OFHSGardner-Edgerton HS (Gardner, KS)
2010144Christian Colon (minors)SS4YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
200911212Aaron Crow (minors)RHP3.42280022818113.051.294
2008133Eric Hosmer (minors)1B5.0530205456.274.744HSAmerican Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
200813636Mike Montgomery (minors)LHPHSHart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
2007122Mike Moustakas (minors)SS4.5446160247.237.674HSChatsworth HS (Chatsworth, CA)
2006111Luke Hochevar (minors)RHP2.5190160.063.12519043615.101.352
2005122Alex Gordon (minors)3B25.69643653111.269.7794YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
200411414Billy Butler (minors)3B12.811054099121.296.811HSWolfson HS (Jacksonville, FL)
200412929*Matt Campbell (minors)lHP4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
20041s3131*J.P. Howell (minors)LHP6.4375110.182.36437526273.941.32214YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
2003155Chris Lubanski (minors)OFHSKennedy-Kenrick Catholic (Kennedy-Kenrick Catholic, PA)
200313030*Mitch Maier (minors)C1.436097710.248.6712000.001.0004YrUniversity of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
2002166Zack Greinke (minors)RHP40.23241983.212.581319117873.591.231HSApopka HS (Apopka, FL)
2001199Colt Griffin (minors)RHPHSMarshall HS (Marshall, TX)
2000144Mike Stodolka (minors)LHPHSCentennial HS (Corona, CA)
1999177Kyle Snyder (minors)RHP0.49320.000.000938175.571.5504YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
199912525*Mike MacDougal (minors)RHP3.94070040718234.001.55714YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
19991s3232*Jay Gehrke (minors)RHP4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
19991s4343*Jimmy Gobble (minors)LHP1.524720.000.00024722235.291.494HSJohn S. Battle School HS (Bristol, VA)
1998144Jeff Austin (minors)RHP-0.73880.125.25038236.751.6804YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
199813030*Matt Burch (minors)RHP4YrVirginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
19981s3131*Chris George (minors)LHP-0.44730.333.8334714206.481.660HSKlein HS (Klein, TX)
1997177Dan Reichert (minors)RHP0.012490.111.22212421255.551.6824YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
199611414Dee Brown (minors)OF-2.927181414.233.613HSCentral HS (Marlboro, NY)
199511919Juan LeBron (minors)OFHSCarmen Bozello Huyke HS (Arroyo, PR)
199411616Matt Smith (minors)LHPHSGrants Pass HS (Grants Pass, OR)
1993155Jeff Granger (minors)LHP-0.9270027019.092.3104YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
199211010Michael Tucker (minors)SS8.114174083125.256.7634YrLongwood University (Farmville, VA)
199211717*Jim Pittsley (minors)RHP-1.08150.200.733817126.021.710HSDubois Area HS (Dubois, PA)
19921s3131*Sherard Clinkscales (minors)RHP4YrPurdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
19921s3535*Johnny Damon (minors)OF56.024909736235.284.785HSDr. Phillips HS (Orlando, FL)
1991177Joe Vitiello (minors)OF-0.528269326.248.7494YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
19911s3030*Jason Pruitt (minors)RHPHSRockingham County HS (Reidsville, NC)
198911313Brent Mayne (minors)C3.01279361438.263.6801100.002.0004YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
198811818Hugh Walker (minors)OFHSJacksonville HS (Sherwood, AR)
1987199Kevin Appier (minors)RHP54.9414830.096.2144141691373.741.290JCAntelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA)
198612424Tony Clements (minors)SSHSDon Antonio Lugo HS (Chino, CA)
198511717Brian McRae (minors)SS14.113545114103.261.726HSManatee HS (Bradenton, FL)
198411616Scott Bankhead (minors)RHP11.426790.222.44426757484.181.2914YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
198312121Gary Thurman (minors)OF-2.74247982.243.597HSNorth Central HS (Indianapolis, IN)
198211010John Morris (minors)OF-0.54026148.236.6144YrSeton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
198112323Dave Leeper (minors)OF-1.219400.075.1734YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
198011616Frank Wills (minors)RHP-0.61540015422265.061.4664YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
197912121Atlee Hammaker (minors)LHP8.52493050.118.27324959673.661.2454YrEast Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
197812525Buddy Biancalana (minors)SS-1.53115506.205.553HSRedwood HS (Greenbrae, CA)
197712121Mike Jones (minors)LHP0.071007111104.431.490HSSutherland HS (Pittsford, NY)
197611818Ben Grzybek (minors)RHPHSHialeah HS (Hialeah, FL)
1975199Clint Hurdle (minors)OF2.8515139132.259.745HSMerritt Island HS (Merritt Island, FL)
197411818Willie Wilson (minors)OF46.02154773141.285.702HSSummit HS (Summit, NJ)
1973199Lew Olsen (minors)RHPHSSan Ramon Valley HS (Danville, CA)
197211818Jamie Quirk (minors)SS0.8984226643.240.645HSSt. Paul HS (Santa Fe Springs, CA)
1971155Roy Branch (minors)RHP-0.32002017.941.680HSBeaumont HS (St. Louis, MO)
1970188Rex Goodson (minors)CHSPine Tree HS (Longview, TX)
196912323John Simmons (minors)SSHSChildersburg HS (Childersburg, AL)

*Compensation Picks
Matt Campbell (Royals-1) - Pick from Giants as compensation for Free Agent Michael Tucker
J.P. Howell (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Raul Ibanez
Mitch Maier (Royals-1) - Pick from Braves as compensation for Free Agent Paul Byrd
Mike MacDougal (Royals-1) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Jose Offerman
Jay Gehrke (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jose Offerman
Jimmy Gobble (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Dean Palmer
Matt Burch (Royals-1) - Pick from Diamondbacks as compensation for Free Agent Jay Bell
Chris George (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jay Bell
Jim Pittsley (Royals-1) - Pick from Padres as compensation for Free Agent Kurt Stillwell
Sherard Clinkscales (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Danny Tartabull
Johnny Damon (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Kurt Stillwell
Jason Pruitt (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Steve Farr

61 matching player(s). 36 played in the majors (59%). Total of 300.0 WAR, or 8.3 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
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    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.