1979 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1979 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

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
197912121RoyalsY$65,000Atlee Hammaker (minors)LHP8.32243050.118.27324959673.661.2454YrEast Tennessee State University (Johnson City, TN)
197924721RoyalsYJohn Skinner (minors)RHP4YrNorth Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
197937321RoyalsYPat Sheridan (minors)OF5.4876241951.253.6904YrEastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
197949921RoyalsNDan Marino (minors)RHPHSCentral Catholic HS (Pittsburgh, PA)
1979512521RoyalsYMickey Palmer (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University, Fullerton (Fullerton, CA)
1979615121RoyalsYKenneth Pour (minors)RHPHSNew Athens HS (New Athens, IL)
1979717721RoyalsNCraig Lefferts (minors)LHP8.96101321.121.28769658723.431.251014YrUniversity of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
1979820321RoyalsNDoran Perdue (minors)2B4YrMurray State University (Murray, KY)
1979922921RoyalsYRobin Townley (minors)OF4YrCalifornia State University, Long Beach (Long Beach, CA)
19791025521RoyalsNBill Moore (minors)OF-0.16120.167.333HSCovina HS (Covina, CA)
19791128121RoyalsYOtis Irvin (minors)SSHSWendell Phillips HS (Chicago, IL)
19791230721RoyalsYRon Krauss (minors)LHPHSSeminole HS (Seminole, FL)
19791333321RoyalsYRon Batter (minors)C4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
19791435921RoyalsNOsbe Hoskins (minors)3BHSGrand Rapids Creston HS (Grand Rapids, MI)
19791538521RoyalsYWalt Vanderbush (minors)RHP4YrCollege of Wooster (Wooster, OH)
19791641121RoyalsYJohnny Barnette (minors)OFJCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
19791743721RoyalsNDavid Sullivan (minors)C4YrOklahoma State University (Stillwater, OK)
19791846321RoyalsNJohn Elway (minors)OFHSGranada Hills HS (Granada Hills, CA)
19791948921RoyalsYDaniel St. Clair (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
19792051521RoyalsYJames Atkinson (minors)3B4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
19792154020RoyalsYLarry Grahek (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
19792256520RoyalsYDavid Luethy (minors)SS4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
19792359020RoyalsYLarry Williams (minors)RHP4YrCentral Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI)
19792461420RoyalsYVinnie Yuhas (minors)RHPHSManalapan HS (Englishtown, NJ)
19792563820RoyalsYJeff Twitty (minors)LHP-0.600013216.041.7904YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
19792666220RoyalsYDaniel Fischer (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (Paradise, NV)
19792768519RoyalsNCraig Herberholz (minors)RHPHSDetroit Catholic Central HS (Novi, MI)
19792870617RoyalsNBryan Nabors (minors)RHPHSSouth Shore HS (Chicago, IL)
19792972717RoyalsNAndrew Basten (minors)RHPHSAshwaubenon HS (Ashwaubenon, WI)
19793074716RoyalsNMark Wakai (minors)CHSCumberland Regional HS (Seabrook, NJ)
19793176716RoyalsYCraig Patterson (minors)2B4YrFlorida State University (Tallahassee, FL)
19793278515RoyalsYKenny Kurtz (minors)LHP4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
19793380315RoyalsNJames Jones (minors)RHPHSRedwood HS (Larkspur, CA)
19793481813RoyalsYAllan Garray (minors)C4YrUniversity of Connecticut (Storrs, CT)
1979358288RoyalsNReggie West (minors)OFJCSanta Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)
1979368378RoyalsYLeon Vickers (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)
1979378446RoyalsNGreg Housner (minors)CHSBridgeport HS (Saginaw, MI)

Other Years: 1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981 / 1982

37 matching player(s). 5 played in the majors (13%). Total of 21.9 WAR, or 4.4 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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