1978 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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1978 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB January Draft-Regular Phase

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
197811rg2626RoyalsNLee Cline (minors)RHPJCCollege of Southern Idaho (Twin Falls, ID)
197821rg5226RoyalsNEugene Picchena (minors)3BJCEdmonds College (Lynnwood, WA)
197831rg7826RoyalsYKeith Vranesh (minors)OFJCSaddleback College (Mission Viejo, CA)
197841rg10325RoyalsNDoug Wabeke (minors)SSJCGrand Rapids Community College (Grand Rapids, MI)
197851rg12623RoyalsYFrancis Mouse (minors)SSJCAllegany College of Maryland (Cumberland, MD)
197861rg14620RoyalsYLarry Onesi (minors)RHP
197871rg16418RoyalsNTom Chevolek (minors)LHPJCEast Los Angeles College (Monterey Park, CA)
197881rg17814RoyalsYJohn Melody (minors)LHP
197891rg19214RoyalsNRandy Cornelius (minors)RHP
1978101rg20311RoyalsNDonn Koch (minors)CJCScottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, AZ)

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

10 matching player(s). 0 played in the majors (0%). Total of 0.0 WAR, or -- 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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