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1981 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:1980 / 1981 / 1982

Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1981 1 23 23 Royals Dave Leeper (minors) OF -1.2 19 40 0 .075 .173 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1981 2 34 8 Royals via Cardinals *Mark Gubicza (minors) RHP 38.0 384 0 0 384 132 136 3.96 1.36 2 HS William Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, PA)
1981 2 49 23 Royals Tony Ferreira (minors) LHP -0.1 2 0 0 2 0 0 7.94 1.41 0 HS North Riverside HS (Riverside, CA)
1981 3 74 22 Royals David Cone (minors) RHP 62.5 451 412 0 .155 .369 450 194 126 3.46 1.26 1 HS Rockhurst HS (Kansas City, MO)
1981 4 100 23 Royals Shane Mack (minors) SS 21.7 923 2857 80 .299 .821 HS Gahr HS (Cerritos, CA)
1981 5 126 23 Royals Marty Wilkerson (minors) 3B 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1981 6 152 23 Royals Nicholas Harsh (minors) RHP 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1981 7 178 23 Royals John Davis (minors) RHP -0.7 71 1 0 .000 .000 71 7 9 4.92 1.65 4 HS Centennial HS (Pueblo, CO)
1981 8 204 23 Royals Warren Skelton (minors) SS HS Harrison HS (Evansville, IN)
1981 9 230 23 Royals John Bryant (minors) RHP 4Yr University of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
1981 10 256 23 Royals Randy Smith (minors) C HS Vallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
1981 11 282 23 Royals Warren Oliver (minors) SS 4Yr Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
1981 12 308 23 Royals Mark Williamson (minors) RHP 6.5 365 0 0 365 46 35 3.86 1.34 21 4Yr San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1981 13 334 23 Royals Lex Bleckley (minors) SS HS Pennsville HS (Pennsville, NJ)
1981 14 360 23 Royals Robert Merenda (minors) OF HS San Juan HS (Citrus Heights, CA)
1981 15 386 23 Royals Stanley Palmore (minors) OF HS Vocational HS (Chicago, IL)
1981 16 412 23 Royals Joe Citari (minors) 1B HS Oak Park & River Forest HS (Oak Park, y)
1981 17 438 23 Royals Rich Rodriguez (minors) LHP 5.3 610 28 0 .107 .301 609 31 22 3.81 1.41 8 HS Mountain View HS (Mountain View, CA)
1981 18 464 23 Royals Ken Spratke (minors) RHP HS Chippewa Valley HS (Mount Clemens, MI)
1981 19 490 23 Royals Thomas Mohr (minors) OF HS Rib Lake HS (Rib Lake, WI)
1981 20 516 23 Royals Mitchell Hawley (minors) RHP 4Yr University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
1981 21 542 23 Royals Thomas Thompson (minors) 1B 4Yr Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
1981 22 567 22 Royals Perry Swanson (minors) RHP 4Yr Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
1981 23 592 22 Royals Pat Saitta (minors) RHP HS Salesian HS (Bronx, NY)
1981 24 617 22 Royals Richard Plautz (minors) OF 4Yr Grand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
1981 25 641 21 Royals Martin Martino (minors) OF 4Yr Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
1981 26 664 20 Royals Jay Phillips (minors) 2B 4Yr Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
1981 27 686 19 Royals Mark Bloomfield (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
1981 28 708 19 Royals Mark Solz (minors) OF HS Santana HS (Santee, CA)
1981 29 730 19 Royals Glen Gwaltney (minors) OF HS Sylvan Hills HS (Sherwood, AR)
1981 30 749 17 Royals Meade Langhorne (minors) OF 4Yr University of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
1981 31 766 15 Royals Donald Seeker (minors) OF 4Yr Miami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
1981 32 782 14 Royals David Gaunce (minors) C 4Yr William Carey College (Hattiesburg, MS)
1981 33 796 12 Royals Allen Peake (minors) 1B HS Stafford HS (Stafford, VA)
1981 34 809 11 Royals Richard Sielicki (minors) RHP HS Bothell HS (Bothell, WA)

*Compensation Picks
Mark Gubicza (Royals-2) - Pick from Cardinals as compensation for Free Agent Darrell Porter

35 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (22%). Total of 132.0 WAR, or 16.5 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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