2008 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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2008 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

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
2008133RoyalsY$6,000,000Eric Hosmer (minors)1B18.616896349198.276.762HSAmerican Heritage HS (Plantation, FL)
200813636RoyalsY$988,000Mike Montgomery (minors)LHP5.9117801.125.31118323343.841.353HSWilliam S. Hart HS (Santa Clarita, CA)
20082493RoyalsY$787,000Johnny Giavotella (minors)2B0.7360124614.255.6534YrUniversity of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
20083803RoyalsY$500,000Tyler Sample (minors)RHPHSMullen HS (Denver, CO)
200841153RoyalsY$1,250,000Tim Melville (minors)RHP-0.312100.200.40013256.751.790HSWentzville Holt HS (Wentzville, MO)
200851453RoyalsY$165,000John Lamb (minors)LHP-1.822360.056.164272136.251.630HSLaguna Hills HS (Laguna Hills, CA)
200861753RoyalsY$125,000Alex Llanos (minors)OFHSPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo, Puerto Rico)
200872053RoyalsNJason Esposito (minors)3BHSAmity Regional HS (Woodbridge, CT)
200882353RoyalsY$125,000Malcom Culver (minors)RHPHSPalmdale HS (Palmdale, CA)
200892653RoyalsY$75,000J.D. Alfaro (minors)SSJCGrayson College (Denison, TX)
2008102953RoyalsY$150,000Mauricio Matos (minors)CHSDeWitt Clinton HS (Bronx, NY)
2008113253RoyalsNMalcolm Bronson (minors)OFHSJasper HS (Jasper, TX)
2008123553RoyalsYAllen Caldwell (minors)OFJCSpartanburg Methodist College (Spartanburg, SC)
2008133853RoyalsYJohn Flanagan (minors)LHPJCSouthwestern Illinois College (Belleville, IL)
2008144153RoyalsY$150,000Chase Hentges (minors)RHPHSShakopee HS (Shakopee, MN)
2008154453RoyalsYAlberto Espinosa (minors)1BJCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
2008164753RoyalsY$100,000Derrick Saito (minors)LHP4YrCalifornia Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA)
2008175053RoyalsY$150,000Jake Kuebler (minors)RHPHSLincoln Southeast HS (Lincoln, NE)
2008185353RoyalsYCarlo Testa (minors)OF4YrBelmont University (Nashville, TN)
2008195653RoyalsYMiguel Moctezuma (minors)C4YrUniversity of Central Oklahoma (Edmond, OK)
2008205953RoyalsYShawn Griffin (minors)OF4YrUniversity of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN)
2008216253RoyalsYJacob Theis (minors)RHPHSMountlake Terrace HS (Mountlake Terrace, WA)
2008226553RoyalsYBlaine Hardy (minors)LHP4.31410.000.00023414113.781.3414YrLewis-Clark State College (Lewiston, ID)
2008236853RoyalsYDale De Schepper (minors)RHPJCMount San Jacinto College (San Jacinto, CA)
2008247153RoyalsYJason Morales (minors)3B4YrUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke (Pembroke, NC)
2008257453RoyalsYCarson Bryant (minors)RHP4YrAzusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA)
2008267753RoyalsYRyan Morgan (minors)RHP4YrRockhurst University (Kansas City, MO)
2008278053RoyalsYTim Huber (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Nebraska Omaha (Omaha, NE)
2008288353RoyalsY$150,000Greg Billo (minors)RHPHSCarl Sandburg HS (Orland Park, IL)
2008298653RoyalsNBeau Brett (minors)1BHSJoel E. Ferris HS (Spokane, WA)
2008308953RoyalsNRick Dodridge (minors)LHPHSOgemaw Heights HS (West Branch, MI)
2008319253RoyalsNRyan Curl (minors)OFHSSt. Francis DeSales HS (Columbus, OH)
2008329553RoyalsNRey Cotilla (minors)RHP4YrMiami Dade College, Kendall Campus (Miami, FL)
2008339853RoyalsNEric Swegman (minors)RHPJCYoung Harris College (Young Harris, GA)
20083410153RoyalsYBrett Richardson (minors)RHPJCWenatchee Valley College (Wenatchee, WA)
20083510453RoyalsNChris Balcom-Miller (minors)RHPJCWest Valley College (Saratoga, CA)
20083610753RoyalsNNick Purdy (minors)RHPHSSt. Mary's Catholic SS (Cobourg, ON)
20083711053RoyalsNBradin Hagens (minors)RHP0.02002013.382.630JCMerced College (Merced, CA)
20083811353RoyalsYJames Thompson (minors)RHP4YrColumbus State University (Columbus, GA)
20083911653RoyalsNJonathon Modglin (minors)RHPHSScott City HS (Scott City, MO)
20084011953RoyalsYPernell Halliman (minors)RHP4YrJackson State University (Jackson, MS)
20084112253RoyalsNDoug Joyce (minors)CHSStanwood HS (Stanwood, WA)
20084212553RoyalsNMarc Oslund (minors)RHPHSWest HS (Torrance, CA)
20084312853RoyalsNCory Kiefer (minors)RHPHSValley View HS (Moreno Valley, CA)
20084413153RoyalsNPatrick Johnson (minors)OFHSColony HS (Ontario, CA)
20084513443RoyalsNRay Anderson (minors)OFHSLassiter HS (Marietta, GA)
20084613723RoyalsNWilliam Beckwith (minors)1BHSWest Lowndes HS (Columbus, MS)
20084713993RoyalsYStephen Gilgenbach (minors)LHP4YrUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock (Little Rock, AR)
20084814263RoyalsNTerrence Buchanan (minors)SSHSMount Carmel HS (San Diego, CA)
20084914533RoyalsNAlan Salgado (minors)3BHSSan Ysidro HS (San Diego, CA)
20085014803RoyalsY$100,000Travis Jones (minors)CHSSabino HS (Tucson, AZ)

Other Years: 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011

51 matching player(s). 7 played in the majors (13%). Total of 27.4 WAR, or 3.9 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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