1998 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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1998 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001

Drafted Players

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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
1998144RoyalsY$2,700,000Jeff Austin (minors)RHP-0.71180.125.25038236.751.6804YrStanford University (Palo Alto, CA)
199813030Royals via DiamondbacksY$975,000*Matt Burch (minors)RHP4YrVirginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA)
19981s3131RoyalsY$1,162,500*Chris George (minors)LHP-0.5230.333.8334714206.481.660HSKlein HS (Klein, TX)
19982474RoyalsY$475,000Robbie Morrison (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Miami (Coral Gables, FL)
19983774RoyalsY$400,000Ben Cordova (minors)OFHSMarian Catholic HS (San Diego, CA)
199841074RoyalsYMonty Ward (minors)RHP4YrTexas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)
199851374RoyalsYScott Chiasson (minors)RHP-0.31000101111.122.1204YrEastern Connecticut State University (Willimantic, CT)
199861674RoyalsYMike Curry (minors)OF4YrUniversity of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)
199871974RoyalsYJeremy Dodson (minors)OF4YrBaylor University (Waco, TX)
199882274RoyalsYNorris Hopper (minors)SS1.71683961.316.738HSShelby HS (Shelby, NC)
199892574RoyalsYPaul Phillips (minors)OF0.5912213.262.6554YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
1998102874RoyalsYJeremy Jackson (minors)LHP4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
1998113174RoyalsYCary Ammons (minors)LHPHSSoutheastern HS (Durant, OK)
1998123474RoyalsYManny Santana (minors)CHSLadislao Martinez HS (Vega Alta, Puerto Rico)
1998133774RoyalsYBrian Shackelford (minors)OF0.56210.000.00063204.111.2604YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1998144074RoyalsYShawn Sedlacek (minors)RHP-0.3260.000.00016356.721.6004YrIowa State University (Ames, IA)
1998154374RoyalsNBrock Griffin (minors)CHSJesuit HS (Beaverton, OR)
1998164674RoyalsYCraig Jones (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1998174974RoyalsYCharlie Hamilton (minors)RHPHSSimmons HS (Hollandale, MS)
1998185274RoyalsYRyan Hill (minors)RHPJCWabash Valley College (Mount Carmel, IL)
1998195574RoyalsNAaron Fausett (minors)OFHSBeaverton HS (Beaverton, OR)
1998205874RoyalsYJavier Pamus (minors)RHP4YrSan Jose State University (San Jose, CA)
1998216174RoyalsYJames Shanks (minors)OFHSSolomon Christian School (North Augusta, SC)
1998226474RoyalsYWayne Lee (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Washington (Seattle, WA)
1998236774RoyalsYCorey Hart (minors)2B4YrUniversity of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
1998247074RoyalsYRyan Fry (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
1998257374RoyalsYJeremy Freitas (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)
1998267674RoyalsNJeff Trzos (minors)LHPHSNorth Farmington HS (North Farmington, MI)
1998277974RoyalsYYancy Ayres (minors)C4YrKansas State University (Manhattan, KS)
1998288274RoyalsYMike Russo (minors)RHP4YrQueens College (Flushing, NY)
1998298574RoyalsYSean Bryan (minors)3BHSMaple Woods HS (Kansas City, MO)
1998308874RoyalsNTrevor Mote (minors)SSJCYavapai College (Prescott, AZ)
1998319174RoyalsNMichael Denard (minors)SSHSOakland Technical HS (Oakland, CA)
1998329474RoyalsYJim Essian (minors)CHSTroy HS (Troy, MI)
1998339774RoyalsNJason Bartz (minors)RHPHSManatee HS (Bradenton, FL)
19983410074RoyalsNDamon Dombrowski (minors)RHPHSTruman HS (Independence, MO)
19983510374RoyalsNGabe Boruff (minors)CHSEphrata HS (Ephrata, WA)
19983610674RoyalsNShane Scoville (minors)CHSRidge HS (Basking Ridge, NJ)
19983710974RoyalsNJeffrey Jobe (minors)RHPJCSeward County Community College (Liberal, KS)
19983811274RoyalsNLane Crews (minors)RHPHSGlades Day School (Belle Glade, FL)
19983911574RoyalsNShawn Barksdale (minors)RHPJCWallace State Community College (Hanceville, AL)
19984011874RoyalsNNathan Price (minors)RHP4YrDelta State University (Cleveland, MS)
19984112174RoyalsUnkAdam Lingenfelter (minors)RHPHSF. W. Buchholz HS (Gainesville, FL)
19984212474RoyalsYFelipe Alou (minors)OFJCCaada College (Redwood City, CA)

*Compensation Picks
Matt Burch (Royals-1) - Pick from Diamondbacks as compensation for Free Agent Jay Bell
31. Chris George (Royals-1s) - Supplemental Pick for loss of Free Agent Jay Bell

Other Years: 1995 / 1996 / 1997 / 1998 / 1999 / 2000 / 2001

44 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (15%). Total of 0.9 WAR, or 0.1 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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