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1978 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1977 / 1978 / 1979

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1978 1 25 25 Royals Buddy Biancalana (minors) SS -1.5 311 550 6 .205 .553 HS Redwood HS (Greenbrae, CA)
1978 2 51 25 Royals Darryl Motley (minors) OF 0.5 413 1333 44 .243 .682 HS Grant HS (Portland, OR)
1978 3 77 25 Royals Mark Ryal (minors) OF -1.3 127 223 7 .211 .599 HS Dewar HS (Dewar, OK)
1978 4 103 25 Royals David Mangrum (minors) RHP HS Bells HS (Bells, TX)
1978 5 129 25 Royals Dave Hogg (minors) C 4Yr Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
1978 6 155 25 Royals Jesse Lucious (minors) OF HS Rick East HS (Park Forest, IL)
1978 7 181 25 Royals Tim Rodgers (minors) RHP HS Bixby HS (Broken Arrow, OK)
1978 8 207 25 Royals Jeff Cornell (minors) RHP -1.0 23 4 0 .000 .000 23 1 3 6.10 1.90 0 4Yr University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
1978 9 233 25 Royals Erik Hendricks (minors) RHP 4Yr Chapman University (Orange, CA)
1978 10 259 25 Royals Harold Bright (minors) OF HS Mumford HS (Detroit, MI)
1978 11 285 25 Royals Ulises Infante (minors) 3B HS St. Patrick's HS (Elizabeth, NJ)
1978 12 311 25 Royals Robert Ganger (minors) RHP 4Yr Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
1978 13 337 25 Royals James Davidson (minors) OF 4Yr Alma College (Alma, MI)
1978 14 363 25 Royals Ira Turner (minors) 1B 4Yr Bethune-Cookman College (Daytona Beach, FL)
1978 15 389 25 Royals Don Heinkel (minors) RHP -0.6 28 6 0 .000 .250 28 1 1 4.74 1.42 1 HS Horlick HS (Racine, WI)
1978 16 415 25 Royals Frank Viola (minors) LHP 47.4 421 185 0 .141 .311 421 176 150 3.73 1.30 0 HS East Meadow HS (East Meadow, NY)
1978 17 441 25 Royals James Canfield (minors) LHP HS Wayne Memorial HS (Wayne, MI)
1978 18 466 24 Royals Bob Fiala (minors) 3B 4Yr Oklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)
1978 19 490 23 Royals Bradley Kast (minors) LHP HS Reading HS (Reading, MI)
1978 20 513 22 Royals Tom Willette (minors) LHP 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
1978 21 535 21 Royals Steven Porter (minors) OF 4Yr Upsala College (East Orange, NJ)
1978 22 557 21 Royals Anthony Washington (minors) OF 4Yr Southeastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
1978 23 576 18 Royals Jim McCoy (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
1978 24 595 18 Royals Ron Johnson (minors) 1B -0.4 22 46 0 .261 .663 4Yr California State University Fresno (Fresno, CA)
1978 25 613 18 Royals Christopher Czarka (minors) RHP 4Yr Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
1978 26 630 17 Royals Buddy Bailey (minors) C 4Yr Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA)
1978 27 646 16 Royals Mark Terrill (minors) RHP HS Gilroy HS (Gilroy, CA)
1978 28 662 16 Royals John Seneca (minors) RHP 4Yr Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
1978 29 678 16 Royals Charles Curry (minors) INF 4Yr Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
1978 30 693 15 Royals Craig Pippin (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
1978 31 707 14 Royals Gregg Baker (minors) RHP HS Marcos de Niza HS (Tampa, FL)

31 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (22%). Total of 43.1 WAR, or 6.2 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.