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1981 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984

Drafted Players

Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
198112323RoyalsDave Leeper (minors)OF-1.219400.075.1734YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
19812348Royals via Cardinals*Mark Gubicza (minors)RHP38.0384003841321363.961.362HSWilliam Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, PA)
198124923RoyalsTony Ferreira (minors)LHP-0.12002007.941.410HSNorth Riverside HS (Riverside, CA)
198137422RoyalsDavid Cone (minors)RHP62.54514120.155.3694501941263.461.261HSRockhurst HS (Kansas City, MO)
1981410023RoyalsShane Mack (minors)SS21.7923285780.299.821HSGahr HS (Cerritos, CA)
1981512623RoyalsMarty Wilkerson (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1981615223RoyalsNick Harsh (minors)RHP4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1981717823RoyalsJohn Davis (minors)RHP-0.77110.000.00071794.921.654HSCentennial HS (Pueblo, CO)
1981820423RoyalsWarren Skelton (minors)SSHSHarrison HS (Evansville, IN)
1981923023RoyalsJohn Bryant (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
19811025623RoyalsRandy Smith (minors)CHSVallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
19811128223RoyalsWarren Oliver (minors)SS4YrTexas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
19811230823RoyalsMark Williamson (minors)RHP6.53650036546353.861.34214YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
19811333423RoyalsLex Bleckley (minors)SSHSPennsville HS (Pennsville, NJ)
19811436023RoyalsRobert Merenda (minors)OFHSSan Juan HS (Citrus Heights, CA)
19811538623RoyalsStanley Palmore (minors)OFHSVocational HS (Chicago, IL)
19811641223RoyalsJoe Citari (minors)1BHSOak Park-River Forest HS (Oak Park, IL)
19811743823RoyalsRich Rodriguez (minors)LHP5.3610280.107.30160931223.811.418HSMountain View HS (Mountain View, CA)
19811846423RoyalsKen Spratke (minors)RHPHSChippewa Valley HS (Mount Clemens, MI)
19811949023RoyalsThomas Mohr (minors)OFHSRib Lake HS (Rib Lake, WI)
19812051623RoyalsMitchell Hawley (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
19812154223RoyalsThomas Thompson (minors)1B4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
19812256722RoyalsPerry Swanson (minors)RHP4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
19812359222RoyalsPat Saitta (minors)RHPHSSalesian HS (Bronx, NY)
19812461722RoyalsRichard Plautz (minors)OF4YrGrand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
19812564121RoyalsMartin Martino (minors)OF4YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
19812666420RoyalsJay Phillips (minors)2B4YrVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
19812768619RoyalsMark Bloomfield (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
19812870819RoyalsMark Solz (minors)OFHSSantana HS (Santee, CA)
19812973019RoyalsGlen Gwaltney (minors)OFHSSylvan Hills HS (Sherwood, AR)
19813074917RoyalsMeade Langhorne (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
19813176615RoyalsDonald Seeker (minors)OF4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
19813278214RoyalsDavid Gaunce (minors)C4YrWilliam Carey College (Hattiesburg, MS)
19813379612RoyalsAllen Peake (minors)1BHSStafford HS (Stafford, VA)
19813480911RoyalsRichard Sielicki (minors)RHPHSBothell 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
  • NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2016 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
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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.