1981 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1981 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984

Drafted Players

  • Links to minor league stats are incomplete and may not indicate a player signing
Drafted Players Table
Year Rnd DT OvPck RdPck Tm Signed Bonus Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
198111rg2424RoyalsYRichard Rizzo (minors)OF4YrColorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, CO)
198121rg5024RoyalsYThomas McHugh (minors)1BJCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
198131rg7624RoyalsYJames Brittman (minors)1B
198141rg10224RoyalsYJames Minor (minors)RHPJCFullerton College (Fullerton, CA)
198151rg12824RoyalsNDave Johnson (minors)RHP-0.45007722255.111.4704YrBaltimore City Community College (Baltimore, MD)
198161rg15323RoyalsYTracy Hall (minors)OF
198171rg17823RoyalsNRuss Morman (minors)OF-0.120747010.249.670JCIowa Western Community College (Council Bluffs, IA)
198181rg19919RoyalsNCarl Davis (minors)OF
198191rg21716RoyalsNJeff Kobernus (minors)LHPJCLaney College (Oakland, CA)
1981101rg23415RoyalsYBill Pecota (minors)3B9.1698152722.249.67620061.670JCDe Anza College (Cupertino, CA)
1981111rg24812RoyalsYJohn Antonelli (minors)CJCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus (Catonsville, MD)
1981121rg26011RoyalsYDavid Spalt (minors)SSHSPatterson HS (Baltimore, MD)
1981131rg27211RoyalsNCraig Stump (minors)3BJCCommunity College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus (Catonsville, MD)

Other Years: 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982 / 1983 / 1984

13 matching player(s). 3 played in the majors (23%). Total of 8.6 WAR, or 2.9 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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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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