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1979 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1978 / 1979 / 1980

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
1979 1 21 21 Royals Atlee Hammaker (minors) LHP 8.5 249 305 0 .118 .273 249 59 67 3.66 1.24 5 4Yr East Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
1979 2 47 21 Royals John Skinner (minors) RHP 4Yr North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
1979 3 73 21 Royals Pat Sheridan (minors) OF 5.5 876 2419 51 .253 .690 4Yr Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
1979 4 99 21 Royals Dan Marino (minors) RHP HS Central Catholic HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
1979 5 125 21 Royals Michael Palmer (minors) OF 4Yr California State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979 6 151 21 Royals Kenneth Pour (minors) RHP HS New Athens HS (New Athens, IL)
1979 7 177 21 Royals Craig Lefferts (minors) LHP 9.3 697 132 1 .121 .287 696 58 72 3.43 1.25 101 4Yr University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1979 8 203 21 Royals Doran Perdue (minors) 2B 4Yr Murray State University (Murray, KY)
1979 9 229 21 Royals Robin Townley (minors) OF 4Yr California State University Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
1979 10 255 21 Royals Bill Moore (minors) OF -0.1 6 12 0 .167 .333 HS Covina HS (Covina, CA)
1979 11 281 21 Royals Otis Irvin (minors) SS HS Phillips HS (Chicago, IL)
1979 12 307 21 Royals Ron Krauss (minors) LHP HS Seminole HS (Seminole, FL)
1979 13 333 21 Royals Ron Batter (minors) C 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1979 14 359 21 Royals Osbe Hoskins (minors) 3B HS Grand Rapids Creston HS (Grand Rapids, MI)
1979 15 385 21 Royals Walter Vanderbush (minors) RHP 4Yr College of Wooster (Wooster, OH)
1979 16 411 21 Royals Johnny Barnette (minors) OF JC Spartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
1979 17 437 21 Royals David Sullivan (minors) C 4Yr Oklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
1979 18 463 21 Royals John Elway (minors) OF HS Granada Hills HS (Granada Hills, CA)
1979 19 489 21 Royals Daniel St. Clair (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1979 20 515 21 Royals James Atkinson (minors) 3B 4Yr University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
1979 21 540 20 Royals Lawrence Grahek (minors) OF 4Yr University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
1979 22 565 20 Royals David Luethy (minors) SS 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1979 23 590 20 Royals Larry Williams (minors) RHP 4Yr Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
1979 24 614 20 Royals Vinnie Yuhas (minors) RHP HS Manalapan HS (Englishtown, NJ)
1979 25 638 20 Royals Jeff Twitty (minors) LHP -0.6 13 0 0 13 2 1 6.04 1.79 0 4Yr University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
1979 26 662 20 Royals Daniel Fischer (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
1979 27 685 19 Royals Craig Herberholz (minors) RHP HS Catholic Central HS (Redford, MI)
1979 28 706 17 Royals Bryan Nabors (minors) RHP HS South Shores HS (Chicago, IL)
1979 29 727 17 Royals Andrew Basten (minors) RHP HS Ashwaubenon HS (Ashwaubenon, WI)
1979 30 747 16 Royals Mark Wakai (minors) C HS Cumberland HS (Seabrook, NJ)
1979 31 767 16 Royals Craig Patterson (minors) 2B 4Yr Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
1979 32 785 15 Royals Kenny Kurtz (minors) LHP 4Yr Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
1979 33 803 15 Royals James Jones (minors) RHP HS Redwood HS (Greenbrae, CA)
1979 34 818 13 Royals Allan Garray (minors) C 4Yr University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
1979 35 828 8 Royals Reggie West (minors) OF JC Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
1979 36 837 8 Royals Leon Vickers (minors) OF 4Yr University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1979 37 844 6 Royals Greg Housner (minors) C HS Bridgeport HS (Saginaw, MI)

37 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (13%). Total of 22.6 WAR, or 4.5 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.