1997 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Draft Pick Search Options

Drafted From School Type (none set = return all)

Picks by Overall #

Pick #

Picks by Year/Round

Round #

Picks by Franchise/Year (& actives)


Picks by Franchise/Round

Round #

Picks by Position/Year


Picks by Position/Round

Round #

Player Name

Make sure name is 3+ characters.

Came From

enter 2-letter code for states

1997 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000

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
1997177RoyalsY$1,450,000Dan Reichert (minors)RHP-0.11190.111.22212421255.551.6824YrUniversity of the Pacific (Stockton, CA)
19972597RoyalsNDane Sardinha (minors)C-1.0591513.166.508HSKamehameha HS (Honolulu, HI)
19973917RoyalsYJeremy Affeldt (minors)LHP9.7573170.177.44077443463.971.4028HSNorthwest Christian HS (Spokane, WA)
199741217RoyalsYGoef Tomlinson (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Houston (Houston, TX)
199751517RoyalsYJason Gooding (minors)LHP4YrTexas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
199761817RoyalsNJason Anderson (minors)RHP-0.190032206.391.790HSDanville HS (Danville, IL)
199772117RoyalsYJoe Dillon (minors)1B0.61372173.263.7224YrTexas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
199782417RoyalsYEric Yanz (minors)RHP4YrKansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
199792717RoyalsYKris Wilson (minors)RHP-0.5130.333.667951495.441.5314YrGeorgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA)
1997103017RoyalsYDave Willis (minors)1B4YrUniversity of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
1997113317RoyalsYJoe Caruso (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
1997123617RoyalsYJason Gilfillan (minors)RHP-0.240013207.711.9604YrLimestone College (Gaffney, SC)
1997133917RoyalsYRyan Douglass (minors)RHPHSCanevin Catholic HS (Carnegie, PA)
1997144217RoyalsYTony Mancha (minors)RHPHSLas Cruces HS (Las Cruces, NM)
1997154517RoyalsYJustin Pederson (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
1997164817RoyalsNRolando Geigel (minors)RHPHSGeorgina Vaquaro HS (Canovanas, Puerto Rico)
1997175117RoyalsYJustin Lamber (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Richmond (Richmond, VA)
1997185417RoyalsNBruce Stanley (minors)RHP4YrBall State University (Muncie, IN)
1997195717RoyalsYTarik Graham (minors)OFHSEdgewater HS (Orlando, FL)
1997206017RoyalsYCarlos Pagan (minors)C4YrUniversity of Mobile (Mobile, AL)
1997216317RoyalsYRod Metzler (minors)2B4YrPurdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
1997226617RoyalsYTaco Woods (minors)CHSMuskegon HS (Muskegon, MI)
1997236917RoyalsYRickey Crutchley (minors)LHPHSEtowah HS (Woodstock, GA)
1997247217RoyalsYRashad Tillis (minors)OFJCLurleen B. Wallace Community College (Andalusia, AL)
1997257517RoyalsNRyan Hutchison (minors)RHPHSVincennes HS (Vincennes, IN)
1997267817RoyalsNMike Perkins (minors)RHPHSCharlotte HS (Punta Gorda, FL)
1997278117RoyalsNFontella Jones (minors)RHPJCMississippi Gulf Coast Community College (Perkinston, MS)
1997288417RoyalsYAaron Carter (minors)RHP4YrSt. Mary's University (San Antonio, TX)
1997298717RoyalsYDave Ullery (minors)C4YrIndiana State University (Terre Haute, IN)
1997309017RoyalsNRobert Balezentis (minors)RHP4YrMercyhurst University (Erie, PA)
1997319317RoyalsNGeorge Petticrew (minors)RHPHSLakeside HS (Nine Mile Falls, WA)
1997329617RoyalsNKyle Turner (minors)LHPHSAntioch HS (Antioch, CA)
1997339917RoyalsNNelson Bellido (minors)RHP
19973410217RoyalsNFreddie Fincher (minors)CJCGalveston College (Galveston, TX)
19973510517RoyalsNJohn Hale (minors)RHPHSRobert E. Lee HS (Midland, TX)
19973610817RoyalsNDonny Davis (minors)RHPHSEl Cerrito HS (El Cerrito, CA)
19973711117RoyalsNJohn Majors (minors)RHPHSFlomaton HS (Flomaton, AL)
19973811417RoyalsNJohn Raymer (minors)RHPHSWest Orange-Stark HS (Orange, TX)
19973911717RoyalsNAaron Melebeck (minors)SSJCGalveston College (Galveston, TX)
19974012017RoyalsNKendall Thomas (minors)CJCRowan College of South Jersey-Gloucester (Sewell, NJ)
19974112317RoyalsNChris Sampson (minors)SS2.1165550.127.27017420154.421.333JCLon Morris College (Jacksonville, TX)
19974212587RoyalsNChris Tallman (minors)OFJCRancho Santiago College (Santa Ana, CA)
19974312826RoyalsNQuentin Elder (minors)RHPHSCastlemont HS (Oakland, CA)
19974413056RoyalsNDan Martinez (minors)LHPHSSweetwater HS (National City, CA)
19974513265RoyalsNBret Halbert (minors)LHPJCCypress College (Cypress, CA)
19974613464RoyalsNGary Schulz (minors)LHPHSMontgomery HS (Montgomery, TX)
19974713654RoyalsNMark Villarreal (minors)CHSJohn Foster Dulles HS (Sugar Land, TX)
19974813834RoyalsNMatt Williams (minors)3BHSMillikan HS (Long Beach, CA)
19974914004RoyalsNCarlos Spikes (minors)OFHSNorth Florida Christian HS (Tallahassee, FL)

Other Years: 1994 / 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000

49 matching player(s). 8 played in the majors (16%). Total of 10.5 WAR, or 1.3 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

NOTES: We have not yet matched the 2023 debuts to their draft into. We hope to do so soon.
Please note that searches by state are not complete and not guaranteed to be accurate.
Players are listed regardless of whether they signed or not.
School names may change from year to year making it difficult to find all player drafted from a school.
Please let us know if you find what you believe is an error.

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.

More Draft Pages

Draft Index

Expansion Drafts

Draft Previews