1978 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1978 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

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
197812525RoyalsY$53,333Buddy Biancalana (minors)SS-1.63115506.206.553HSRedwood HS (Larkspur, CA)
197825125RoyalsYDarryl Motley (minors)OF0.5413133344.243.682HSU. S. Grant HS (Portland, OR)
197837725RoyalsYMark Ryal (minors)OF-1.41272237.211.599HSDewar HS (Dewar, OK)
1978410325RoyalsYDavid Mangrum (minors)RHPHSBells HS (Bells, TX)
1978512925RoyalsYDave Hogg (minors)C4YrNorthwestern University (Evanston, IL)
1978615525RoyalsYJesse Lucious (minors)OFHSRich East HS (Park Forest, IL)
1978718125RoyalsNTim Rodgers (minors)RHPHSBixby HS (Bixby, OK)
1978820725RoyalsYJeff Cornell (minors)RHP-1.02340.000.00023136.11.9004YrUniversity of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
1978923325RoyalsYErik Hendricks (minors)RHP4YrChapman University (Orange, CA)
19781025925RoyalsNHarold Bright (minors)OFHSMumford HS (Detroit, MI)
19781128525RoyalsYUlises Infante (minors)3BHSSt. Patrick's HS (Elizabeth, NJ)
19781231125RoyalsYRobert Ganger (minors)RHP4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
19781333725RoyalsYJames Davidson (minors)OF4YrAlma College (Alma, MI)
19781436325RoyalsYIra Turner (minors)1B4YrBethune-Cookman University (Daytona Beach, FL)
19781538925RoyalsNDon Heinkel (minors)RHP-0.6760.000.25028114.741.421HSHorlick HS (Racine, WI)
19781641525RoyalsNFrank Viola (minors)LHP47.0871850.141.3114211761503.731.300HSEast Meadow HS (East Meadow, NY)
19781744125RoyalsYJames Canfield (minors)LHPHSWayne Memorial HS (Wayne, MI)
19781846624RoyalsNBob Fiala (minors)3B4YrOklahoma City University (Oklahoma City, OK)
19781949023RoyalsNBradley Kast (minors)LHPHSReading HS (Reading, MI)
19782051322RoyalsNTom Willette (minors)LHP4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
19782153521RoyalsYSteven Porter (minors)OF4YrUpsala College (East Orange, NJ)
19782255721RoyalsYAnthony Washington (minors)OF4YrSoutheastern Oklahoma State University (Durant, OK)
19782357618RoyalsYJim McCoy (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)
19782459518RoyalsYRon Johnson (minors)1B-0.422460.261.6634YrCalifornia State University, Fresno (Fresno, CA)
19782561318RoyalsYChristopher Czarka (minors)RHP4YrCentral Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
19782663017RoyalsNBuddy Bailey (minors)C4YrUniversity of Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA)
19782764616RoyalsNMark Terrill (minors)RHPHSGilroy HS (Gilroy, CA)
19782866216RoyalsNJohn Seneca (minors)RHP4YrSeton Hall University (South Orange, NJ)
19782967816RoyalsNCharles Curry (minors)INF4YrSouthern Illinois University Carbondale (Carbondale, IL)
19783069315RoyalsYCraig Pippin (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Florida (Gainesville, FL)
19783170714RoyalsNGregg Baker (minors)RHPHSMarcos de Niza HS (Tempe, AZ)

Other Years: 1975 / 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981

31 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (22%). Total of 42.5 WAR, or 6.1 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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