Kansas City Royals 1st Round Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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Kansas City Royals 1st Round Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
2023188Y$4,897,500Blake Mitchell (minors)CHSSinton HS (Sinton, TX)
2022199Y$5,200,400Gavin Cross (minors)OF4YrVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
2021177Y$3,547,500Frank Mozzicato (minors)PHSEast Catholic HS (Manchester, CT)
2020144Y$6,670,000Asa Lacy (minors)P4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
202013232Y$3,000,000Nick Loftin (minors)SS1.032910.308.7544YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
2019122Y$7,787,400Bobby Witt Jr. (minors)SS8.7359143057.271.790HSColleyville Heritage HS (Colleyville, TX)
201811818Y$4,247,500Brady Singer (minors)RHP7.400010531334.311.3204YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
201813333Y$2,147,500Jackson Kowar (minors)RHP-2.600039269.122.0904YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
201813434Y$1,697,500Daniel Lynch IV (minors)LHP1.41005311235.041.5004YrUniversity of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)
201814040Y$1,597,500Kris Bubic (minors)LHP1.7250.000.0007010284.851.5204YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
201711414Y$3,450,000Nick Pratto (minors)1B-1.514446414.216.659HSHuntington Beach HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
201512121Y$2,190,200Ashe Russell (minors)RHPHSCathedral HS (Indianapolis, IN)
201513333Y$1,825,200Nolan Watson (minors)RHPHSLawrence North HS (Indianapolis, IN)
201411717Y$2,200,600Brandon Finnegan (minors)LHP2.247690.087.2416716184.111.3904YrTexas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
201412828Y$1,925,000Foster Griffin (minors)LHP-0.10007106.751.500HSThe First Academy (Orlando, FL)
201414040Y$1,350,000Chase Vallot (minors)CHSSt. Thomas More Catholic HS (Lafayette, LA)
2013188Y$2,200,000Hunter Dozier (minors)SS-2.6594209373.238.725100183.0004YrStephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX)
201313434Y$3,550,000Sean Manaea (minors)LHP13.28140.214.55220568574.061.2314YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
2012155Y$3,000,000Kyle Zimmer (minors)RHP0.040083525.191.5424YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
2011155Y$7,500,000Bubba Starling (minors)OF-1.8912455.204.544HSGardner-Edgerton HS (Gardner, KS)
2010144Y$2,750,000Christian Col�n (minors)SS1.11613781.249.6224YrCalifornia State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
200911212Y$1,500,000Aaron Crow (minors)RHP2.7170025420113.431.326
2008133Y$6,000,000Eric Hosmer (minors)1B18.516896349198.276.762HSAmerican Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
200813636Y$988,000Mike Montgomery (minors)LHP5.9117801.125.31118323343.841.353HSWilliam S. Hart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
2007122Y$4,000,000Mike Moustakas (minors)SS13.014275060215.247.739HSChatsworth Charter HS (Chatsworth, CA)
2006111Y$3,500,000Luke Hochevar (minors)RHP3.718160.063.12527946654.981.343
2005122Y$4,000,000Alex Gordon (minors)3B34.417536391190.257.74920019.294.2904YrUniversity of Nebraska-Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
200411414Y$1,450,000Billy Butler (minors)3B11.914145105147.290.795HSWolfson HS (Jacksonville, FL)
200412929Y$1,100,000*Matt Campbell (minors)lHP4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
20041s3131Y$1,000,000*J.P. Howell (minors)LHP7.8273130.154.30854736303.831.34224YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
2003155Y$2,100,000Chris Lubanski (minors)OFHSKennedy-Kenrick Catholic HS (Norristown, PA)
200313030Y$900,000*Mitch Maier (minors)C1.535997710.248.67120001.0004YrUniversity of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
2002166Y$2,475,000Zack Greinke (minors)RHP77.52605219.225.5985862251563.491.171HSApopka HS (Apopka, FL)
2001199Y$2,400,000Colt Griffin (minors)RHPHSMarshall HS (Marshall, TX)
2000144Y$2,500,000Mike Stodolka (minors)LHPHSCentennial HS (Corona, CA)
1999177Y$2,100,000Kyle Snyder (minors)RHP0.4420.000.000938175.571.5504YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
199912525Y$1,150,000*Mike MacDougal (minors)RHP3.814900407182341.55714YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
19991s3232Y$1,025,000*Jay Gehrke (minors)RHP4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
19991s4343Y$725,000*Jimmy Gobble (minors)LHP1.51320.000.00024722235.291.494HSJohn S. Battle HS (Bristol, VA)
1998144Y$2,700,000Jeff Austin (minors)RHP-0.71180.125.25038236.751.6804YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
199813030Y$975,000*Matt Burch (minors)RHP4YrVirginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
19981s3131Y$1,162,500*Chris George (minors)LHP-0.5230.333.8334714206.481.660HSKlein HS (Klein, TX)
1997177Y$1,450,000Dan Reichert (minors)RHP-0.11190.111.22212421255.551.6824YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
199611414Y$1,000,000Dee Brown (minors)OF-2.927181414.233.613HSMarlboro Central HS (Marlboro, NY)
199511919Y$650,000Juan LeBron (minors)OFHSCarmen Bozello Huyke HS (Arroyo, Puerto Rico)
199411616Y$1,000,000Matt Smith (minors)LHPHSGrants Pass HS (Grants Pass, OR)
1993155Y$695,000Jeff Granger (minors)LHP-0.990027019.092.3104YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
199211010Y$450,000Michael Tucker (minors)SS8.114174083125.256.7634YrLongwood University (Farmville, VA)
199211717Y$410,000*Jim Pittsley (minors)RHP-1.11750.200.733817126.021.710HSDuBois Area HS (DuBois, PA)
19921s3131Y*Sherard Clinkscales (minors)RHP4YrPurdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
19921s3535Y*Johnny Damon (minors)OF56.324909736235.284.785HSDr. Phillips HS (Orlando, FL)
1991177Y$345,000Joe Vitiello (minors)OF-0.628269326.248.7494YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
19911s3030Y*Jason Pruitt (minors)RHPHSRockingham County HS (Reidsville, NC)
198911313Y$138,000Brent Mayne (minors)C3.01279361438.263.68011002.0004YrCalifornia State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
198811818Y$116,000Hugh Walker (minors)OFHSJacksonville HS (Jacksonville, AR)
1987199Y$105,000Kevin Appier (minors)RHP54.541830.096.2144141691373.741.290JCAntelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA)
198612424UnkTony Bridges (minors)SSHSDon Antonio Lugo HS (Chino, CA)
198511717Y$125,000Brian McRae (minors)SS14.313545114103.261.727HSManatee HS (Bradenton, FL)
198411616Y$95,000Scott Bankhead (minors)RHP11.35490.222.44426757484.181.2914YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
198312121Y$60,000Gary Thurman (minors)OF-2.84247982.243.597HSNorth Central HS (Indianapolis, IN)
198211010Y$95,000John Morris (minors)OF-0.64026148.236.6144YrSeton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
198112323Y$70,000Dave Leeper (minors)OF-1.219400.075.1734YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
198011616Y$75,000Frank Wills (minors)RHP-0.600015422265.061.4664YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
197912121Y$65,000Atlee Hammaker (minors)LHP8.32243050.118.27324959673.661.2454YrEast Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
197812525Y$53,333Buddy Biancalana (minors)SS-1.63115506.206.553HSRedwood HS (Larkspur, CA)
197712121Y$40,000Mike Jones (minors)LHP-0.10007111104.431.490HSPittsford Sutherland HS (Pittsford, NY)
197611818Y$40,000Ben Grzybek (minors)RHPHSHialeah HS (Hialeah, FL)
1975199Y$50,000Clint Hurdle (minors)OF2.8515139132.259.745HSMerritt Island HS (Merritt Island, FL)
197411818Y$90,000Willie Wilson (minors)OF46.22154773141.286.702HSSummit HS (Summit, NJ)
1973199Y$64,000Lew Olsen (minors)RHPHSSan Ramon Valley HS (Danville, CA)
197211818Y$78,000Jamie Quirk (minors)SS0.7984226643.240.645HSSt. Paul HS (Santa Fe Springs, CA)
1971155Y$50,000Roy Branch (minors)RHP-0.30002017.941.680HSBeaumont HS (St. Louis, MO)
1970188Y$40,000Rex Goodson (minors)CHSPine Tree HS (Longview, TX)
196912323NJohn Simmons (minors)SSHSChildersburg HS (Childersburg, AL)

*Compensation Picks
Matt Campbell (Royals-1) - Pick from Giants as compensation for Free Agent Michael Tucker
31. J.P. Howell (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Ra�l Iba�ez
Mitch Maier (Royals-1) - Pick from Braves as compensation for Free Agent Paul Byrd
Mike MacDougal (Royals-1) - Pick from Red Sox as compensation for Free Agent Jos� Offerman
32. Jay Gehrke (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jos� Offerman
43. Jimmy Gobble (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Dean Palmer
Matt Burch (Royals-1) - Pick from Diamondbacks as compensation for Free Agent Jay Bell
31. Chris George (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jay Bell
Jim Pittsley (Royals-1) - Pick from Padres as compensation for Free Agent Kurt Stillwell
31. Sherard Clinkscales (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Danny Tartabull
35. Johnny Damon (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Kurt Stillwell
30. Jason Pruitt (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Steve Farr

Other Rounds: 1st round / 2nd round

74 matching player(s). 51 played in the majors (68%). Total of 402.2 WAR, or 7.9 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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