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1998 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
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Drafted Players

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Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
1998 1 4 4 Royals Y Jeff Austin (minors) RHP -0.7 38 8 0 .125 .250 38 2 3 6.75 1.68 0 4Yr Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
1998 1 30 30 Royals via Diamondbacks Y *Matt Burch (minors) RHP 4Yr Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
1998 1s 31 31 Royals Y *Chris George (minors) LHP -0.4 47 3 0 .333 .833 47 14 20 6.48 1.66 0 HS Klein HS (Klein, TX)
1998 2 47 4 Royals Y Robbie Morrison (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
1998 3 77 4 Royals Y Ben Cordova (minors) OF HS Marian Catholic School HS (Poway, CA)
1998 4 107 4 Royals Y Monty Ward (minors) RHP 4Yr Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
1998 5 137 4 Royals Y Scott Chiasson (minors) RHP -0.3 10 0 0 10 1 1 11.12 2.12 0 4Yr Eastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, CT)
1998 6 167 4 Royals Y Mike Curry (minors) OF 4Yr University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
1998 7 197 4 Royals Y Jeremy Dodson (minors) OF 4Yr Baylor University (Waco, TX)
1998 8 227 4 Royals Y Norris Hopper (minors) SS 1.7 168 396 1 .316 .738 HS Shelby HS (Shelby, NC)
1998 9 257 4 Royals Y Paul Phillips (minors) OF 0.5 91 221 3 .262 .655 4Yr University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
1998 10 287 4 Royals Y Jeremy Jackson (minors) LHP 4Yr Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
1998 11 317 4 Royals Y Cary Ammons (minors) LHP HS Southeastern HS (Durant, OK)
1998 12 347 4 Royals Y Manny Santana (minors) C HS Ladislao Martinez HS (Vega Alta, PR)
1998 13 377 4 Royals Y Brian Shackelford (minors) OF 0.5 63 1 0 .000 .000 63 2 0 4.11 1.26 0 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1998 14 407 4 Royals Y Shawn Sedlacek (minors) RHP -0.3 16 6 0 .000 .000 16 3 5 6.72 1.60 0 4Yr Iowa State University (Ames, IA)
1998 15 437 4 Royals N Brock Griffin (minors) C HS Jesuit HS (Portland, OR)
1998 16 467 4 Royals Y Craig Jones (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1998 17 497 4 Royals Y Charlie Hamilton (minors) RHP HS Simmons HS (Hollandale, MS)
1998 18 527 4 Royals Y Ryan Hill (minors) RHP JC Wabash Valley College (Mount Carmel, IL)
1998 19 557 4 Royals N Aaron Fausett (minors) OF HS Beaverton HS (Beaverton, OR)
1998 20 587 4 Royals Y Javier Pamus (minors) RHP 4Yr San Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1998 21 617 4 Royals Y James Shanks (minors) OF HS Soloman HS (Appling, GA)
1998 22 647 4 Royals Y Wayne Lee (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1998 23 677 4 Royals Y Corey Hart (minors) 2B 4Yr University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1998 24 707 4 Royals Y Ryan Fry (minors) OF 4Yr University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
1998 25 737 4 Royals Y Jeremy Freitas (minors) OF 4Yr University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1998 26 767 4 Royals N Jeff Trzos (minors) LHP HS North Farmington HS (North Farmington, MI)
1998 27 797 4 Royals Y Yancy Ayres (minors) C 4Yr Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
1998 28 827 4 Royals Y Mike Russo (minors) RHP 4Yr Queens College (Flushing, NY)
1998 29 857 4 Royals Y Sean Bryan (minors) 3B HS Maple Woods HS (Kansas City, MO)
1998 30 887 4 Royals N Trevor Mote (minors) SS JC Yavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
1998 31 917 4 Royals N Michael Denard (minors) SS HS Technical HS (Oakland, CA)
1998 32 947 4 Royals Y Jim Essian (minors) C HS Troy HS (Troy, MI)
1998 33 977 4 Royals N Jason Bartz (minors) RHP HS Manatee HS (Bradenton, FL)
1998 34 1007 4 Royals N Damon Dombrowski (minors) RHP HS Truman HS (Independence, MO)
1998 35 1037 4 Royals N Gabe Boruff (minors) C HS Ephrata HS (Ephrata, WA)
1998 36 1067 4 Royals N Shane Scoville (minors) C HS Ridge HS (Basking Ridge, NJ)
1998 37 1097 4 Royals N Jeffrey Jobe (minors) RHP JC Seward County Community College (Liberal, KS)
1998 38 1127 4 Royals N Lane Crews (minors) RHP HS Glades Day HS (Belle Glade, FL)
1998 39 1157 4 Royals N Shawn Barksdale (minors) RHP JC Wallace State Community College (Hanceville) (Hanceville, AL)
1998 40 1187 4 Royals N Nathan Price (minors) RHP 4Yr Delta State University (Cleveland, MS)
1998 41 1217 4 Royals N Adam Lingenfelter (minors) RHP HS F. W. Buchholz HS (Gainesville, FL)
1998 42 1247 4 Royals Y Felipe Alou (minors) OF JC Canada College (Redwood City, CA)

*Compensation Picks
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

44 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (15%). Total of 1.0 WAR, or 0.1 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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