Kansas City Royals 1st Round Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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Kansas City Royals 1st Round Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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Drafted Players

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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
198611rg2323NKevin Maynagh (minors)RHPJCShelton State Community College (Tuscaloosa, AL)
198511rg1818NScott Boudreaux (minors)RHPJCWharton County Junior College (Wharton, TX)
198411rg1515YJefferey Redus (minors)OFJCSnead State Community College (Boaz, AL)
198311rg2222YMark Van Blaricom (minors)SSJCOrange Coast College (Costa Mesa, CA)
198211rg99NBobby Ralston (minors)2BJCChabot College (Hayward, CA)
198111rg2424YRichard Rizzo (minors)OF4YrColorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, CO)
198011rg1515NTy Hubbard (minors)RHPJCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
197911rg2222YMike Brewer (minors)RHP-0.212180.167.472JCFoothill College (Los Altos Hills, CA)
197811rg2626NLee Cline (minors)RHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
197711rg2222YClifford Roberts (minors)OFJCEastern Florida State College (Cocoa, FL)
197611rg1717YStephen Beene (minors)C4YrUniversity of Central Arkansas (Conway, AR)
197511rg1010NSteven Manley (minors)PJCKingsborough Community College (Brooklyn, NY)
197411rg1717YMark Souza (minors)LHP-0.30005007.712.000JCCollege of San Mateo (San Mateo, CA)
197311rg1010NMarty French (minors)RHPJCGrossmont College (El Cajon, CA)
197211rg1717YKenzie Davis (minors)OFJCChaffey College (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
197111rg44YJohn Wathan (minors)C4.9860250521.262.6614YrUniversity of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
197011rg77NJack Peres (minors)RHPJCLos Angeles Harbor College (Wilmington, CA)
196911rg2222YRonald Opatkiewicz (minors)SSJCMount San Antonio College (Walnut, CA)

Other Rounds: 1st round / 2nd round

18 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (16%). Total of 4.4 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

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2023 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.

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