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Kansas City Royals First Round Draft Picks

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The Kansas City Royals first round draft picks include 66 players, with 36 being pitchers and 36 of those being drafted out of high school. The Royals have selected 12 outfielders, nine shortstops, three catchers, two third basemen and two first basemen in the first round of the MLB draft. Of the pitchers taken, the Royals have selected 22 right-handers and 14 left-handers.

The Royals have drafted 29 college players with their first round selection, with the last being Brandon Finnegan in 2014. Kansas City has selected first overall once, with the team picking Luke Hochevar in 2006.

YearPlayerPosSchoolPickSigning Bonus
1969John SimmonsSSChildersburg HS (AL)23Did Not Sign
1970Rex GoodsonCPine Tree HS (TX)8
1971Roy BranchRHPBeaumont HS (MO)5
1972Jamie QuirkSSSt. Paul HS (CA)18$78,000
1973Lew OlsenRHPSan Ramon Valley HS (CA)9
1974Willie WilsonOFSummit HS (NJ)15
1975Clint HurdleOFMerritt Island HS (FL)9
1976Ben GrzybekRHPHialeah HS (FL)18
1977Mike JonesLHPSunderland HS (NY)21
1978Buddy BiancalanaSSRedwood HS (CA)25
1979Atlee HammakerLHPEast Tennessee State University21
1980Frank WillsRHPTulane University16
1981Dave LeeperOFUSC23
1982John MorrisOFSeton Hall University10
1983Gary ThurmanOFNorth Central HS (IN)21
1984Scott BankheadRHPUniversity of North Carolina16
1985Brian McRaeSSManatee HS (FL)17$125,000
1986Tony ClementsSSDon Antonio Lugo HS (CA)24
1987Kevin AppierRHPAntelope Valley College9
1988Hugh WalkerOFJacksonville HS (AR)18
1989Brent MayneCCalifornia State University, Fullerton13$138,000
1991Joe VitielloOFUniversity of Alabama7$345,000
1991Jason PruittRHPRockingham County HS (NC)30
1992Michael TuckerSSLongwood College10$450,000
1992Jim PittsleyRHPDuBois Area HS (PA)17$410,000
1992Sherard ClinkscalesRHPPurdue University31
1992Johnny DamonOFDr. Phillips HS (FL)35
1993Jeff GrangerLHPTexas A&M University5$695,000
1994Matt SmithLHPGrants Pass HS (OR)16$1,000,000
1995Juan LebronOFCarmen Bozello Huyke HS (PR)19$650,000
1996Dee BrownOFMarlboro Central HS (NY)14$1,000,000
1997Dan ReichertRHPUniversity of the Pacific7$1,450,000
1998Jeff AustinRHPStanford University4$2,700,000
1998Matt BurchRHPVirginia Commonwealth University30$975,000
1998Chris GeorgeLHPKlein HS (TX)31$1,162,500
1999Kyle SnyderRHPUniversity of North Carolina7$2,100,000
1999Mike MacDougalRHPWake Forest University25$1,150,000
1999Jay GehrkeRHPPepperdine University32$1,025,000
1999Jimmy GobbleLHPJohn S. Battle HS (VA)43$725,000
2000Mike StodolkaLHPCentennial HS (CA)4$2,500,000
2001Colt GriffinRHPMarshall HS (TX)9$2,400,000
2002Zack GreinkeRHPApopka HS (FL)6$2,475,000
2003Chris LubanskiOFKennedy–Kenrick Catholic HS (PA)5$2,100,000
2003Mitch MaierCUniversity of Toledo30$900,000
2004Billy Butler3BWolfson HS (FL)14$1,450,000
2004Matt CampbellLHPUniversity of South Carolina29$1,100,000
2004J.P. HowellLHPUniversity of Texas31$1,000,000
2005Alex Gordon3BUniversity of Nebraska2$4,000,000
2006Luke HochevarRHPUniversity of Tennessee1$3,500,000
2007Mike MoustakasSSChatsworth HS (CA)2$4,000,000
2008Eric Hosmer1BAmerican Heritage HS (FL)3$6,000,000
2008Mike MontgomeryLHPHart HS (CA)36$988,000
2009Aaron CrowRHPFort Worth Cats12$1,500,000
2010Christian ColonSSCalifornia State University, Fullerton4$2,750,000
2011Bubba StarlingOFGardner Edgerton HS (KS)5$7,500,000
2012Kyle ZimmerRHPUniversity of San Francisco5$3,000,000
2013Hunter DozierSSStephen F. Austin State University8$2,200,000
2013Sean ManaeaLHPIndiana State University34$3,550,000
2014Brandon FinneganLHPTCU17$2,200,600
2014Foster GriffinLHPThe First Academy (FL)28$1,925,000
2014Chase VallotLHPSt. Thomas More HS (LA)40$1,350,000
2015Ashe RussellRHPCathedral HS (IN)21$2,190,200
2015Nolan WatsonRHPLawrence North HS (IN)33$1,825,200
2017Nick Pratto1BHuntington Beach HS (CA)14$3,450,000

Hall of Fame

None

World Series Winners with Royals

Willie Wilson (1985), Buddy Biancalana (1985), Alex Gordon (2015), Luke Hochevar (2015), Mike Moustakas (2015), Eric Hosmer (2015), Christian Colon (2015)

AL MVP Award Winners with Royals

None

AL Cy Young Award Winners with Royals

Zack Greinke (2009)

Rookie of the Year Award with Royals

None

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