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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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YearRndDTOvPckRdPckTmNamePosWARGABHRBAOPSGWLERAWHIPSVTypeDrafted Out of
2008133RoyalsEric Hosmer (minors)1B5.5570218459.275.747HSAmerican Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
200813636RoyalsMike Montgomery (minors)LHPHSHart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
20082493RoyalsJohnny Giavotella (minors)2B-0.31254374.238.6124YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
20083803RoyalsTyler Sample (minors)RHPHSMullen HS (Denver, CO)
200841153RoyalsTim Melville (minors)RHPHSWentzville Holt HS (Wentzville, MO)
200851453RoyalsJohn Lamb (minors)LHPHSLaguna Hills HS (Laguna Hills, CA)
200861753RoyalsAlex Llanos (minors)OFHSPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, PR)
200872053RoyalsJason Esposito (minors)3BHSAmity Regional HS (Woodbridge, CT)
200882353RoyalsMalcom Culver (minors)RHPHSPalmdale HS (Palmdale, CA)
200892653RoyalsJ.D. Alfaro (minors)SSJCGrayson County College (Denison, TX)
2008102953RoyalsMauricio Matos (minors)CHSDeWitt Clinton HS (Bronx, NY)
2008113253RoyalsMalcolm Bronson (minors)OFHSJasper HS (Jasper, TX)
2008123553RoyalsAllen Caldwell (minors)OFJCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
2008133853RoyalsJohn Flanagan (minors)LHPJCSouthwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL)
2008144153RoyalsChase Hentges (minors)RHPHSShakopee HS (Shakopee, MN)
2008154453RoyalsAlberto Espinosa (minors)1BJCBroward Community College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2008164753RoyalsDerrick Saito (minors)LHP4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
2008175053RoyalsJake Kuebler (minors)RHPHSLincoln Southeast HS (Lincoln, NE)
2008185353RoyalsCarlo Testa (minors)OF4YrBelmont University (Nashville, TN)
2008195653RoyalsMiguel Moctezuma (minors)C4YrUniversity of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OK)
2008205953RoyalsShawn Griffin (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
2008216253RoyalsJacob Theis (minors)RHPHSMountlake Terrace HS (Mountlake Terrace, WA)
2008226553RoyalsBlaine Hardy (minors)LHP1.0380038212.541.3804YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
2008236853RoyalsDale De Schepper (minors)RHPJCMount San Jacinto College (San Jacinto, CA)
2008247153RoyalsJason Morales (minors)3B4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke (Pembroke, NC)
2008257453RoyalsCarson Bryant (minors)RHP4YrAzusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
2008267753RoyalsRyan Morgan (minors)RHP4YrRockhurst University (Kansas City, MO)
2008278053RoyalsTim Huber (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska at Omaha (Omaha, NE)
2008288353RoyalsGreg Billo (minors)RHPHSCarl Sandburg HS (Orland Park, IL)
2008298653RoyalsBeau Brett (minors)1BHSFerris HS (Spokane, WA)
2008308953RoyalsRick Dodridge (minors)LHPHSOgemaw Heights HS (West Branch, MI)
2008319253RoyalsRyan Curl (minors)OFHSSt. Francis DeSales HS (Columbus, OH)
2008329553RoyalsRey Cotilla (minors)RHP4YrMiami-Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
2008339853RoyalsEric Swegman (minors)RHPJCYoung Harris College (Young Harris, GA)
20083410153RoyalsBrett Richardson (minors)RHPJCWenatchee Valley College (Wenatchee, WA)
20083510453RoyalsChris Balcom-Miller (minors)RHPJCWest Valley College (Saratoga, CA)
20083610753RoyalsNick Purdy (minors)RHPHSSt. Mary's SS (Grafton, CA)
20083711053RoyalsBradin Hagens (minors)RHP0.02002013.382.630JCMerced College (Merced, CA)
20083811353RoyalsJames Thompson (minors)RHP4YrColumbus State University (Columbus, GA)
20083911653RoyalsJonathon Modglin (minors)RHPHSScott City HS (Scott City, MO)
20084011953RoyalsPernell Halliman (minors)RHP4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
20084112253RoyalsDoug Joyce (minors)CHSStanwood HS (Stanwood, WA)
20084212553RoyalsMarc Oslund (minors)RHPHSWest HS (Torrance, CA)
20084312853RoyalsCory Kiefer (minors)RHPHSValley View HS (Moreno Valley, CA)
20084413153RoyalsPatrick Johnson (minors)OFHSColony HS (Ontario, CA)
20084513443RoyalsRaymond Anderson (minors)OFHSLassiter HS (Marietta, GA)
20084613723RoyalsWilliam Beckwith (minors)1BHSWest Lowndes HS (Columbus, MS)
20084713993RoyalsStephen Gilgenbach (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
20084814263RoyalsTerrence Buchanan (minors)SSHSMount Carmel HS (San Diego, CA)
20084914533RoyalsAlan Salgado (minors)3BHSSan Ysidro HS (San Diego, CA)
20085014803RoyalsTravis Jones (minors)CHSSabino HS (Tucson, AZ)

51 matching player(s). 4 played in the majors (7%). Total of 6.2 WAR, or 1.6 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.