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 Name Pos WAR G AB HR BA OPS G W L ERA WHIP SV Type Drafted Out of
201711414Nick Pratto (minors)1BHSHuntington Beach HS (Huntington Beach, CA)
201512121YAshe Russell (minors)RHPHSCathedral HS (Indianapolis, IN)
201513333YNolan Watson (minors)RHPHSLawrence North HS (Indianapolis, IN)
201411717YBrandon Finnegan (minors)LHP3.165620.097.2676216153.831.3404YrTexas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
201412828YFoster Griffin (minors)LHPHSThe First Academy (Orlando, FL)
201414040YChase Vallot (minors)CHSSt. Thomas More HS (Lafayette, LA)
2013188YHunter Dozier (minors)SS0.08190.211.5494YrStephen F Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX)
201313434YSean Manaea (minors)LHP4.25350.000.1675318194.221.3104YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
2012155YKyle Zimmer (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)
2011155YBubba Starling (minors)OFHSGardner-Edgerton HS (Gardner, KS)
2010144YChristian Colon (minors)SS1.81423491.252.6304YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
200911212YAaron Crow (minors)RHP2.42540025420113.431.326
2008133YEric Hosmer (minors)1B14.110383959126.284.781HSAmerican Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
200813636YMike Montgomery (minors)LHP4.6106401.150.40010615193.491.273HSWilliam S. Hart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
2007122YMike Moustakas (minors)SS11.38273011118.252.731HSChatsworth HS (Chatsworth, CA)
2006111YLuke Hochevar (minors)RHP3.1280160.063.12527946654.981.343
2005122YAlex Gordon (minors)3B33.014035142159.259.7604YrUniversity of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, NE)
200411414YBilly Butler (minors)3B11.514145105147.290.795HSWolfson HS (Jacksonville, FL)
200412929Y*Matt Campbell (minors)lHP4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
20041s3131Y*J.P. Howell (minors)LHP8.0547130.154.30854736303.831.34224YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
2003155YChris Lubanski (minors)OFHSKennedy-Kenrick Catholic HS (Norristown, PA)
200313030Y*Mitch Maier (minors)C1.436097710.248.6712000.001.0004YrUniversity of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
2002166YZack Greinke (minors)RHP61.04274046.215.5654201721063.381.181HSApopka HS (Apopka, FL)
2001199YColt Griffin (minors)RHPHSMarshall HS (Marshall, TX)
2000144YMike Stodolka (minors)LHPHSCentennial HS (Corona, CA)
1999177YKyle Snyder (minors)RHP0.49320.000.000938175.571.5504YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
199912525Y*Mike MacDougal (minors)RHP3.94070040718234.001.55714YrWake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC)
19991s3232Y*Jay Gehrke (minors)RHP4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
19991s4343Y*Jimmy Gobble (minors)LHP1.524720.000.00024722235.291.494HSJohn S. Battle School HS (Bristol, VA)
1998144YJeff Austin (minors)RHP-0.73880.125.25038236.751.6804YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
199813030Y*Matt Burch (minors)RHP4YrVirginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
19981s3131Y*Chris George (minors)LHP-0.44730.333.8334714206.481.660HSKlein HS (Klein, TX)
1997177YDan Reichert (minors)RHP0.012490.111.22212421255.551.6824YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
199611414YDee Brown (minors)OF-2.927181414.233.613HSCentral HS (Marlboro, NY)
199511919YJuan LeBron (minors)OFHSCarmen Bozello Huyke HS (Arroyo, Puerto Rico)
199411616YMatt Smith (minors)LHPHSGrants Pass HS (Grants Pass, OR)
1993155YJeff Granger (minors)LHP-0.9270027019.092.3104YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
199211010YMichael Tucker (minors)SS8.114174083125.256.7634YrLongwood University (Farmville, VA)
199211717Y*Jim Pittsley (minors)RHP-1.08150.200.733817126.021.710HSDubois Area HS (Dubois, PA)
19921s3131Y*Sherard Clinkscales (minors)RHP4YrPurdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
19921s3535Y*Johnny Damon (minors)OF56.024909736235.284.785HSDr. Phillips HS (Orlando, FL)
1991177YJoe Vitiello (minors)OF-0.528269326.248.7494YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
19911s3030Y*Jason Pruitt (minors)RHPHSRockingham County HS (Reidsville, NC)
198911313YBrent Mayne (minors)C3.01279361438.263.6801100.002.0004YrCalifornia State University Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
198811818YHugh Walker (minors)OFHSJacksonville HS (Sherwood, AR)
1987199YKevin Appier (minors)RHP54.9414830.096.2144141691373.741.290JCAntelope Valley College (Lancaster, CA)
198612424YTony Clements (minors)SSHSDon Antonio Lugo HS (Chino, CA)
198511717YBrian McRae (minors)SS14.113545114103.261.726HSManatee HS (Bradenton, FL)
198411616YScott Bankhead (minors)RHP11.426790.222.44426757484.181.2914YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
198312121YGary Thurman (minors)OF-2.74247982.243.597HSNorth Central HS (Indianapolis, IN)
198211010YJohn Morris (minors)OF-0.54026148.236.6144YrSeton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
198112323YDave Leeper (minors)OF-1.219400.075.1734YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
198011616YFrank Wills (minors)RHP-0.61540015422265.061.4664YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
197912121YAtlee Hammaker (minors)LHP8.52493050.118.27324959673.661.2454YrEast Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
197812525YBuddy Biancalana (minors)SS-1.53115506.205.553HSRedwood HS (Greenbrae, CA)
197712121YMike Jones (minors)LHP0.071007111104.431.490HSSutherland HS (Pittsford, NY)
197611818YBen Grzybek (minors)RHPHSHialeah HS (Hialeah, FL)
1975199YClint Hurdle (minors)OF2.8515139132.259.745HSMerritt Island HS (Merritt Island, FL)
197411818YWillie Wilson (minors)OF46.02154773141.285.702HSSummit HS (Summit, NJ)
1973199YLew Olsen (minors)RHPHSSan Ramon Valley HS (Danville, CA)
197211818YJamie Quirk (minors)SS0.8984226643.240.645HSSt. Paul HS (Santa Fe Springs, CA)
1971155YRoy Branch (minors)RHP-0.32002017.941.680HSBeaumont HS (St. Louis, MO)
1970188YRex 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 Raul Ibanez
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 Jose Offerman
32. Jay Gehrke (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jose 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

64 matching player(s). 41 played in the majors (64%). Total of 357.7 WAR, or 8.7 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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