2016 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

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2016 Kansas City Royals Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

Other Years: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

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
201626726RoyalsY$1,200,000A.J. Puckett (minors)RHP4YrPepperdine University (Malibu, CA)
2016310326RoyalsY$750,000Khalil Lee (minors)CF-0.313201.100.400HSFlint Hill School (Oakton, VA)
2016413327RoyalsY$375,000Jace Vines (minors)RHP4YrTexas A&M University (College Station, TX)
2016516327RoyalsY$243,300Nicky Lopez (minors)SS5.954417066.249.63130010.82.7004YrCreighton University (Omaha, NE)
2016619327RoyalsY$250,000Cal Jones (minors)CFHSDadeville HS (Dadeville, AL)
2016722327RoyalsY$50,000Travis Eckert (minors)RHP4YrOregon State University (Corvallis, OR)
2016825327RoyalsY$125,000Chris DeVito (minors)1B4YrUniversity of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM)
2016928327RoyalsY$115,000Walker Sheller (minors)RHP4YrStetson University (DeLand, FL)
20161031327RoyalsY$100,000Richard Lovelady (minors)LHP0.240073265.261.3414YrKennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)
20161134327RoyalsY$105,000Vance Vizcaino (minors)CF4YrStetson University (DeLand, FL)
20161237327RoyalsY$100,000Jeremy Gwinn (minors)RHPJCColby Community College (Colby, KS)
20161340327RoyalsY$100,000Logan Gray (minors)2B4YrAustin Peay State University (Clarksville, TN)
20161443327RoyalsY$100,000David McKay (minors)RHP0.000030006.211.5304YrFlorida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL)
20161546327RoyalsY$25,000Mike Messier (minors)LHP4YrBellarmine University (Louisville, KY)
20161649327RoyalsY$100,000Nick Heath (minors)CF-0.335480.146.4424YrNorthwestern State University of Louisiana (Natchitoches, LA)
20161752327RoyalsY$100,000Dillon Drabble (minors)RHPJCSeminole State College (Seminole, OK)
20161855327RoyalsY$60,000Vance Tatum (minors)LHP4YrMississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS)
20161958327RoyalsY$102,500Tyler Fallwell (minors)RHPJCCochise College (Douglas, AZ)
20162061327RoyalsY$172,500Anthony Bender (minors)RHP1.75620.000.00082452.91.129JCSanta Rosa Junior College (Santa Rosa, CA)
20162164327RoyalsY$105,000Dalton Griffin (minors)CFHSSouth Effingham HS (Guyton, GA)
20162267327RoyalsY$100,000Cody Nesbit (minors)RHPJCSan Jacinto College, North Campus (Houston, TX)
20162370327RoyalsYKort Peterson (minors)OF4YrUniversity of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
20162473327RoyalsY$60,000Mike McCann (minors)C4YrSeattle University (Seattle, WA)
20162576327RoyalsYRobby Rinn (minors)1B4YrBryant University (Smithfield, RI)
20162679327RoyalsY$80,000John Brontsema (minors)3B4YrUniversity of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)
20162782327RoyalsYRex Hill (minors)LHP4YrTexas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX)
20162885327RoyalsYYordany Salva (minors)CJCBroward College (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
20162988327RoyalsYGrant Gavin (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Central Missouri (Warrensburg, MO)
20163091327RoyalsY$102,500Geoff Bramblett (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of Alabama (Tuscaloosa, AL)
20163194327RoyalsY$147,500Malcolm Van Buren (minors)RHPHSHanahan HS (Hanahan, SC)
20163297327RoyalsNLuke Bandy (minors)CFHSProvidence Academy (Rogers, AR)
201633100327RoyalsNKameron Misner (minors)OFHSPoplar Bluff HS (Poplar Bluff, MO)
201634103327RoyalsY$60,000Nate Webb (minors)RHPHSLee's Summit North HS (Lee's Summit, MO)
201635106327RoyalsYMark Sanchez (minors)C4YrCalifornia Baptist University (Riverside, CA)
201636109327RoyalsYAlex Massey (minors)RHP4YrTulane University (New Orleans, LA)
201637112327RoyalsYJustin Camp (minors)RHP4YrAuburn University (Auburn, AL)
201638115327RoyalsNJoey Fregosi (minors)SSHSMurrieta Valley HS (Murrieta, CA)
201639118327RoyalsYChase Livingston (minors)C4YrUniversity of Rhode Island (Kingston, RI)
201640121327RoyalsYTaylor Kaczmarek (minors)RHP4YrUniversity of San Diego (San Diego, CA)

Other Years: 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019

39 matching player(s). 6 played in the majors (15%). Total of 7.2 WAR, or 1.2 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.
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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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