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2002 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:2001 / 2002 / 2003

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
2002 1 6 6 Royals Zack Greinke (minors) RHP 40.4 326 203 3 .212 .577 321 118 88 3.58 1.23 1 HS Apopka HS (Apopka, FL)
2002 2 47 6 Royals Adam Donachie (minors) C HS Timber Creek HS (Orlando, FL)
2002 3 78 6 Royals Dave Jensen (minors) 1B 4Yr Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
2002 4 108 6 Royals Danny Christensen (minors) LHP HS Xaverian HS (Brooklyn, NY)
2002 5 138 6 Royals Donnie Murphy (minors) SS -0.8 335 838 33 .212 .674 JC Orange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
2002 6 168 6 Royals Brandon Jones (minors) SS -0.3 51 148 1 .257 .678 HS Wewahitchka HS (Wewahitchka, FL)
2002 7 198 6 Royals Jonah Bayliss (minors) RHP -1.1 61 0 0 61 5 4 6.75 1.63 0 4Yr Trinity College (Hartford, CT)
2002 8 228 6 Royals Kenard Springer (minors) 3B HS Nettleton HS (Nettleton, MS)
2002 9 258 6 Royals Matt Tupman (minors) C 0.1 1 1 0 1.000 2.000 4Yr University of Massachusetts Lowell (Lowell, MA)
2002 10 288 6 Royals Greg Atencio (minors) RHP JC Lamar Community College (Lamar, CO)
2002 11 318 6 Royals Kainoa Obrey (minors) 3B 4Yr Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
2002 12 348 6 Royals Adam Keim (minors) SS 4Yr Coastal Carolina University (Conway, SC)
2002 13 378 6 Royals Rusty Meyer (minors) C 4Yr Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)
2002 14 408 6 Royals Steve Chamberlain (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Portland (Portland, OR)
2002 15 438 6 Royals Kila Ka'aihue (minors) 1B -0.3 126 411 15 .221 .687 HS Iolani HS (Honolulu, HI)
2002 16 468 6 Royals Eric Ackerman (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA)
2002 17 498 6 Royals Jason Bartz (minors) RHP 4Yr University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
2002 18 528 6 Royals Donnie Poles (minors) OF JC Pitt Community College (Winterville, NC)
2002 19 558 6 Royals Alex Crooks (minors) 1B HS Sierra HS (Whittier, CA)
2002 20 588 6 Royals Nate Zettler (minors) RHP 4Yr Union College (Barbourville, KY)
2002 21 618 6 Royals Steve Mena (minors) 3B HS South HS (Miami, FL)
2002 22 648 6 Royals Nick Bates (minors) RHP 4Yr Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
2002 23 678 6 Royals Tim Frend (minors) OF 4Yr Davidson College (Davidson, NC)
2002 24 708 6 Royals Mike Aguilar (minors) RHP HS Franklin HS (Portland, OR)
2002 25 738 6 Royals Carlos Caballero (minors) OF HS Ines Maria Mendoza HS (San Juan, PR)
2002 26 768 6 Royals Joseph Brown (minors) OF HS Vicksburg HS (Vicksburg, MS)
2002 27 798 6 Royals Michael Hernandez (minors) OF HS Xaverian HS (Brooklyn, NY)
2002 28 828 6 Royals Robert Grana (minors) C JC College of Southern Nevada (Henderson, NV)
2002 29 858 6 Royals Mike Honce (minors) RHP HS Bridgeport HS (Bridgeport, WV)
2002 30 888 6 Royals Clinton Johnson (minors) RHP HS Murrah HS (Jackson, MS)
2002 31 918 6 Royals Matt Castillo (minors) OF JC Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ)
2002 32 948 6 Royals Bernard Stephens (minors) OF 4Yr Virginia State University (Petersburg, VA)
2002 33 978 6 Royals Cesar Carrillo (minors) RHP -0.7 3 3 0 .000 .000 3 1 2 13.06 2.71 0 HS Mount Carmel HS (Chicago, IL)
2002 34 1008 6 Royals Eric Lonnquist (minors) SS 4Yr Minnesota State University, Mankato (Mankato, MN)
2002 35 1038 6 Royals Robert Kimmons (minors) RHP HS Mandeville HS (Mandeville, LA)
2002 36 1068 6 Royals Chris Turner (minors) C HS El Dorado HS (El Dorado, AR)
2002 37 1098 6 Royals Jason Ward (minors) RHP JC Utah Valley State University (Orem, UT)
2002 38 1128 6 Royals Justin Taylor (minors) RHP 4Yr Baylor University (Waco, TX)
2002 39 1158 6 Royals Eric Hullinger (minors) RHP JC Kishwaukee College (Malta, IL)
2002 40 1188 6 Royals Vince Berry (minors) OF JC Triton College (River Grove, IL)
2002 41 1218 6 Royals Drew Endicott (minors) RHP 4Yr University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)
2002 42 1248 6 Royals Odell Cosby (minors) OF HS Paris HS (Paris, KY)
2002 43 1278 6 Royals David Nelson (minors) LHP 4Yr North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, NC)
2002 44 1306 5 Royals Bryan McCaulley (minors) RHP JC San Jacinto College (Pasadena, TX)
2002 45 1334 5 Royals Andrew Scholl (minors) OF JC Lamar Community College (Lamar, CO)
2002 46 1361 5 Royals Devan Ewell (minors) OF HS Osbourn HS (Manassas, VA)
2002 47 1387 5 Royals Ty Wallace (minors) C HS Newman Smith HS (Carrollton, TX)
2002 48 1413 5 Royals Lenny Bays (minors) RHP 4Yr Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, KY)
2002 49 1439 5 Royals Luis Rivera (minors) SS HS Carvin School HS (Carolina, PR)
2002 50 1463 5 Royals Matt Hobbs (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Missouri Columbia (Columbia, MO)

50 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (14%). Total of 37.3 WAR, or 5.3 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 2014 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.