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2008 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft
    Other Years:2007 / 2008 / 2009

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
2008 1 3 3 Royals Eric Hosmer (minors) 1B 5.2 557 2139 58 .274 .745 HS American Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
2008 1 36 36 Royals Mike Montgomery (minors) LHP HS Hart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
2008 2 49 3 Royals Johnny Giavotella (minors) 2B -0.5 123 434 4 .235 .603 4Yr University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
2008 3 80 3 Royals Tyler Sample (minors) RHP HS Mullen HS (Denver, CO)
2008 4 115 3 Royals Tim Melville (minors) RHP HS Wentzville Holt HS (Wentzville, MO)
2008 5 145 3 Royals John Lamb (minors) LHP HS Laguna Hills HS (Laguna Hills, CA)
2008 6 175 3 Royals Alex Llanos (minors) OF HS Puerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
2008 7 205 3 Royals Jason Esposito (minors) 3B HS Amity Regional HS (Woodbridge, CT)
2008 8 235 3 Royals Malcom Culver (minors) RHP HS Palmdale HS (Palmdale, CA)
2008 9 265 3 Royals J.D. Alfaro (minors) SS JC Grayson County College (Denison, TX)
2008 10 295 3 Royals Mauricio Matos (minors) C HS DeWitt Clinton HS (Bronx, NY)
2008 11 325 3 Royals Malcolm Bronson (minors) OF HS Jasper HS (Jasper, TX)
2008 12 355 3 Royals Allen Caldwell (minors) OF JC Spartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
2008 13 385 3 Royals John Flanagan (minors) LHP JC Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL)
2008 14 415 3 Royals Chase Hentges (minors) RHP HS Shakopee HS (Shakopee, MN)
2008 15 445 3 Royals Alberto Espinosa (minors) 1B JC Broward Community College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2008 16 475 3 Royals Derrick Saito (minors) LHP 4Yr California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
2008 17 505 3 Royals Jake Kuebler (minors) RHP HS Lincoln Southeast HS (Lincoln, NE)
2008 18 535 3 Royals Carlo Testa (minors) OF 4Yr Belmont University (Nashville, TN)
2008 19 565 3 Royals Miguel Moctezuma (minors) C 4Yr University of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OK)
2008 20 595 3 Royals Shawn Griffin (minors) OF 4Yr University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
2008 21 625 3 Royals Jacob Theis (minors) RHP HS Mountlake Terrace HS (Mountlake Terrace, WA)
2008 22 655 3 Royals Blaine Hardy (minors) LHP 1.1 34 0 0 34 2 1 2.25 1.33 0 4Yr Lewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
2008 23 685 3 Royals Dale De Schepper (minors) RHP JC Mount San Jacinto College (San Jacinto, CA)
2008 24 715 3 Royals Jason Morales (minors) 3B 4Yr University of North Carolina at Pembroke (Pembroke, NC)
2008 25 745 3 Royals Carson Bryant (minors) RHP 4Yr Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
2008 26 775 3 Royals Ryan Morgan (minors) RHP 4Yr Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO)
2008 27 805 3 Royals Tim Huber (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE)
2008 28 835 3 Royals Greg Billo (minors) RHP HS Carl Sandburg HS (Orland Park, IL)
2008 29 865 3 Royals Beau Brett (minors) 1B HS Ferris HS (Spokane, WA)
2008 30 895 3 Royals Rick Dodridge (minors) LHP HS Ogemaw Heights HS (West Branch, MI)
2008 31 925 3 Royals Ryan Curl (minors) OF HS St. Francis DeSales HS (Columbus, OH)
2008 32 955 3 Royals Rey Cotilla (minors) RHP 4Yr Miami-Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
2008 33 985 3 Royals Eric Swegman (minors) RHP JC Young Harris College (Young Harris, GA)
2008 34 1015 3 Royals Brett Richardson (minors) RHP JC Wenatchee Valley College (Wenatchee, WA)
2008 35 1045 3 Royals Chris Balcom-Miller (minors) RHP JC West Valley College (Saratoga, CA)
2008 36 1075 3 Royals Nick Purdy (minors) RHP HS St. Mary's SS (Grafton, CA)
2008 37 1105 3 Royals Bradin Hagens (minors) RHP 0.0 2 0 0 2 0 1 3.38 2.63 0 JC Merced College (Merced, CA)
2008 38 1135 3 Royals James Thompson (minors) RHP 4Yr Columbus State University (Columbus, GA)
2008 39 1165 3 Royals Jonathon Modglin (minors) RHP HS Scott City HS (Scott City, MO)
2008 40 1195 3 Royals Pernell Halliman (minors) RHP 4Yr Jackson State University (Jackson, MS)
2008 41 1225 3 Royals Doug Joyce (minors) C HS Stanwood HS (Stanwood, WA)
2008 42 1255 3 Royals Marc Oslund (minors) RHP HS West HS (Torrance, CA)
2008 43 1285 3 Royals Cory Kiefer (minors) RHP HS Valley View HS (Moreno Valley, CA)
2008 44 1315 3 Royals Patrick Johnson (minors) OF HS Colony HS (Ontario, CA)
2008 45 1344 3 Royals Raymond Anderson (minors) OF HS Lassiter HS (Marietta, GA)
2008 46 1372 3 Royals William Beckwith (minors) 1B HS West Lowndes HS (Columbus, MS)
2008 47 1399 3 Royals Stephen Gilgenbach (minors) LHP 4Yr University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
2008 48 1426 3 Royals Terrence Buchanan (minors) SS HS Mount Carmel HS (San Diego, CA)
2008 49 1453 3 Royals Alan Salgado (minors) 3B HS San Ysidro HS (San Diego, CA)
2008 50 1480 3 Royals Travis Jones (minors) C HS Sabino HS (Tucson, AZ)

51 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (7%). Total of 5.8 WAR, or 1.5 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.