1981 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1981 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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
198112323RoyalsY$70,000Dave Leeper (minors)OF-1.219400.075.1734YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
19812348Royals via CardinalsY*Mark Gubicza (minors)RHP37.40003841321363.961.362HSWilliam Penn Charter School (Philadelphia, PA)
198124923RoyalsYTony Ferreira (minors)LHP-0.10002007.941.410HSJohn W. North HS (Riverside, CA)
198137422RoyalsYDavid Cone (minors)RHP62.31934120.155.3694501941263.461.261HSRockhurst HS (Kansas City, MO)
1981410023RoyalsNShane Mack (minors)SS21.7923285780.299.821HSRichard Gahr HS (Cerritos, CA)
1981512623RoyalsYMarty Wilkerson (minors)3B4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1981615223RoyalsYNick Harsh (minors)RHP4YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
1981717823RoyalsYJohn Davis (minors)RHP-0.7610.000.00071794.921.654HSCentennial HS (Pueblo, CO)
1981820423RoyalsYWarren Skelton (minors)SSHSHarrison HS (Evansville, IN)
1981923023RoyalsYJohn Bryant (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of La Verne (La Verne, CA)
19811025623RoyalsYRandy Smith (minors)CHSVallejo HS (Vallejo, CA)
19811128223RoyalsYWarren Oliver (minors)SS4YrTexas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
19811230823RoyalsNMark Williamson (minors)RHP6.610036546353.861.34214YrSan Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
19811333423RoyalsNLex Bleckley (minors)SSHSPennsville Memorial HS (Pennsville, NJ)
19811436023RoyalsNBob Merenda (minors)OFHSSan Juan HS (Citrus Heights, CA)
19811538623RoyalsYStan Palmore (minors)OFHSVocational HS (Chicago, IL)
19811641223RoyalsYJoe Citari (minors)1BHSOak Park-River Forest HS (Oak Park, IL)
19811743823RoyalsNRich Rodriguez (minors)LHP5.0505280.107.30160931223.811.418HSMountain View HS (El Monte, CA)
19811846423RoyalsNKen Spratke (minors)RHPHSChippewa Valley HS (Mount Clemens, MI)
19811949023RoyalsYTom Mohr (minors)OFHSRib Lake HS (Rib Lake, WI)
19812051623RoyalsYMitch Hawley (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
19812154223RoyalsYThomas Thompson (minors)1B4YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
19812256722RoyalsYPerry Swanson (minors)RHP4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
19812359222RoyalsNPat Saitta (minors)RHPHSSalesian HS (Bronx, NY)
19812461722RoyalsYRick Plautz (minors)OF4YrGrand Canyon University (Phoenix, AZ)
19812564121RoyalsYMarty Martino (minors)OF4YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
19812666420RoyalsUnkWilliam Phillips (minors)2B4YrVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA)
19812768619RoyalsYMark Bloomfield (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (Paradise, NV)
19812870819RoyalsNMark Solz (minors)OFHSSantana HS (Santee, CA)
19812973019RoyalsUnkGlen Gwaltney (minors)OFHSSylvan Hills HS (Sherwood, AR)
19813074917RoyalsYMeade Langhorne (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
19813176615RoyalsYDon Seeker (minors)OF4YrMiami University of Ohio (Oxford, OH)
19813278214RoyalsYBill Gaunce (minors)C4YrWilliam Carey University (Hattiesburg, MS)
19813379612RoyalsYAllen Peake (minors)1BHSStafford HS (Falmouth, VA)
19813480911RoyalsYRichard Sielicki (minors)RHPHSBothell HS (Bothell, WA)

*Compensation Picks
Mark Gubicza (Royals-2) - Pick from Cardinals as compensation for Free Agent Darrell Porter

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

35 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (22%). Total of 131.0 WAR, or 16.4 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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