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1997 Kansas City Royals Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    17Dan ReichertPCollegePacificNCAA 1---CAYesP-OF6-3175RR1976-07-12Monterey,CA
    1997-  1-   7-KCA
    MLB1999-20031997-2012
    259Dane SardinhaCHigh SchoolKamehameha (Kahuku,HI)HSHSHINoC-1B5-11215RR1979-04-08Honolulu,HI
    2000-  2-  46-CIN
    MLB2003-20111998-2011
    391Jeremy AffeldtPHigh SchoolNorthwest Christian (Colbert,WA)HSHSWAYesP6-4185LL1979-06-05Phoenix,AZ
    1997-  3-  91-KCA
    MLB2002-20151997-2015
    4121Goef TomlinsonOFCollegeHoustonNCAA 1---TXYesOF6-1190LL1976-08-19St. Elizabeth,JM
    1997-  4- 121-KCA
    AAA1995-2014
    5151Jason Gooding---CollegeTexas TechNCAA 1---TXYesP5-11190RL1974-07-29Cambridge,ON
    1997-  5- 151-KCA
    AAA1997-2002
    6181Jason AndersonPHigh SchoolDanville (Danville,IL)HSHSILNoP6-0170RR1979-06-09Danville,IL
    2000- 10- 308-NYA
    MLB2003-20051998-2011
    7211Joe Dillon1BCollegeTexas TechNCAA 1---TXYes3B-1B6-2205RR1975-08-02Modesto,CA
    1997-  7- 211-KCA
    MLB2005-20091997-2010
    8241Eric YanzPCollegeKansas StateNCAA 1SrKSYesP6-3210RR1974-11-02Golden,CO
    1997-  8- 241-KCA
    A1994-1998
    9271Kris WilsonPCollegeGeorgia TechNCAA 1---GAYesP6-3225RR1976-08-06Washington,DC
    1997-  9- 271-KCA
    MLB2000-20061997-2006
    10301David Willis1BCollegeUC Santa BarbaraNCAA 1---CAYes1B-3B6-5240RR1974-07-18Arcadia,CA
    1997- 10- 301-KCA
    AA1997-2000
    11331Joe Caruso2BCollegeAlabamaNCAA 1---ALYes2B-3B5-9190RR1974-12-30South Williamsport,PA
    1997- 11- 331-KCA
    AAA1991-2003
    12361Jason GilfillanpCollegeLimestone CollegeNCAA 2---SCYesP6-5220RR1976-08-31Blacksburg,SC
    1997- 12- 361-KCA
    MLB2003-20031997-2004
    13391Ryan DouglasspHigh SchoolBishop Canevin Catholic (Pittsburgh,PA)HSHSPAYesP6-3210RR1978-12-03Pittsburgh,PA
    1997- 13- 391-KCA
    AA1997-2005
    14421Tony ManchapHigh SchoolLas Cruces (Las Cruces,NM)HSHSNMYesP6-2200BR1978-10-09Las Cruces,NM
    1997- 14- 421-KCA
    A1997-2002
    15451Justin PedersonpCollegeMinnesotaNCAA 1---MNYesP6-1190RR1974-09-05Eau Claire,WI
    1997- 15- 451-KCA
    A+1997-2000
    16481Rolando GeigelpHigh SchoolGeorgina Vaquero (Canovanas,PR)HSHSPRNoP6-2190RR1979-09-18Rio Piedras,PR
    1997- 16- 481-KCA
    A+2000-2003
    17511Justin LamberpCollegeRichmondNCAA 1---VAYesP6-0210LL1976-05-22Ridgewood,NJ
    1997- 17- 511-KCA
    AA1995-2005
    18541Bruce StanleypCollegeBall StateNCAA 1---INNoP6-2210RR1975-03-07Middletown,IN
    1997- 18- 541-KCA
    NCAA1996-1997
    19571Tarik GrahamOFHigh SchoolEdgewater (Orlando,FL)HSHSFLYesOF5-11185RL1979-08-11Orlando,FL
    1997- 19- 571-KCA
    Rk1997-1998
    20601Carlos PaganCCollegeMobile (Ala.)NAIA---ALYesC-3B5-9190RR1975-11-02Chicago,IL
    1997- 20- 601-KCA
    A+1996-2004
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    21631Rod Metzler2BCollegePurdueNCAA 1---INYes2B-OF5-11185BR1974-11-19Austin,TX
    1997- 21- 631-KCA
    AA1997-2001
    22661James WoodsCHigh SchoolMuskegon (Muskegon,MI)HSHSMIYesC6-1185BR1978-05-10St. Louis,MO
    1997- 22- 661-KCA
    Rk1997-1997
    23691Rickey CrutchleypHigh SchoolEtowah (Woodstock,GA)HSHSGAYesP6-0160RL1978-11-07Acworth,GA
    1997- 23- 691-KCA
    Rk1997-1997
    24721Rashad TillisOFCollegeLurleen B. Wallace CCNJCAA---ALYesOF6-2200BR1977-02-25Opp,AL
    1997- 24- 721-KCA
    Rk1997-2001
    25751Ryan HutchisonpHigh SchoolLincoln (Vincennes,IN)HSHSINNoP6-0205RR1978-08-09Vincennes,IN
    2001- 17- 500-PHI
    AAA2001-2005
    26781Michael PerkinspHigh SchoolCharlotte (Punta Gorda,FL)HSHSFLNoP6-1195RR1979-05-29Punta Gorda,FL
    1997- 26- 781-KCA
    ---
    27811Fontella JonespCollegeMiss Gulf CoastNJCAA---MSNoP-OF6-2210RR1975-05-25Biloxi,MS
    1998- 24- 716-MIL
    A+1998-2007
    28841Aaron CarterpCollegeSt. Mary'sNAIA---TXYesP6-2190RR1974-12-19Adkins,TX
    1997- 28- 841-KCA
    A1997-1998
    29871Dave UlleryCCollegeIndiana StateNCAA 1---INYesC-1B6-3220LR1974-12-16Brazil,IN
    1997- 29- 871-KCA
    AAA1995-2004
    30901Bob BalezentispCollegeMercyhurstNCAA 2---PANoP------RR------
    1997- 30- 901-KCA
    ---
    31931George PetticrewpHigh SchoolLakeside (Nine Mile,WA)HSHSWANoP6-3190RR1979-02-27Nine Mile,WA
    1997- 31- 931-KCA
    ---
    32961Kyle TurnerpHigh SchoolAntioch (Antioch,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-2215LL1978-10-14Antioch,CA
    1997- 32- 961-KCA
    A1998-2000
    33991Nelson Bellidop------------NoP6-3170RR1976-11-26Brooklyn,NY
    1997- 33- 991-KCA
    ---
    341021Freddie FincherCCollegeGalveston CollegeNJCAA---TXNoC6-1200RR1978-07-31---
    1997- 34-1021-KCA
    ---
    351051John HalepHigh SchoolRobert E. Lee (Midland,TX)HSHSTXNoP6-2175RR1978-12-13Midland,TX
    1997- 35-1051-KCA
    ---
    361081Donny DavispHigh SchoolEl Cerrito (El Cerrito,CA)HSHSCANoP6-2200RR1979-07-17El Cerrito,CA
    1997- 36-1081-KCA
    ---
    371111John MajorspHigh SchoolFlomaton (Flomaton,AL)HSHSALNoP6-2160RR1979-03-21Flomaton,AL
    1997- 37-1111-KCA
    ---
    381141John RaymerpHigh SchoolWest Orange-Stark (Orange,TX)HSHSTXNoP6-3205LR1979-05-27Orange,TX
    1997- 38-1141-KCA
    ---
    391171Aaron MelebeckSSCollegeGalveston CollegeNJCAA---TXNoSS5-11175RR1978-01-05Omaha,NE
    2000- 19- 554-KCA
    A-1999-2000
    401201Ken ThomasCCollegeRowan-GloucesterNJCAA---NJNoC6-0185RR1977-08-30Pennsauken,NJ
    1997- 40-1201-KCA
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    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    411231Chris SampsonSSCollegeLon Morris CollegeNJCAAFrTXNoP-SS6-0170RR1978-05-23Pasadena,TX
    1999-  8- 263-HOU
    MLB2006-20101999-2011
    421258Chris TallmanofCollegeSantiago Canyon CollegeCCCAA---CANoOF6-6235LR1977-12-13Mission Viejo,CA
    1997- 42-1258-KCA
    ---
    431282Quentin ElderpHigh SchoolCastlemont (Oakland,CA)HSHSCANoP6-2170RR1978-01-03Oakland,CA
    1997- 43-1282-KCA
    ---
    441305Daniel MartinezpHigh SchoolSweetwater Union (National City,CA)HSHSCANoP6-6209LL1978-12-31National City,CA
    1997- 44-1305-KCA
    ---
    451326Bret HalbertpCollegeCypress CollegeCCCAA---CANoP6-3190LL1977-10-14Buena Park,CA
    1997- 45-1326-KCA
    ---
    461346Gary SchulzpHigh SchoolMontgomery (Montgomery,TX)HSHSTXNoP6-0190LL1979-03-25Montgomery,TX
    1997- 46-1346-KCA
    ---
    471365Mark VillarrealCHigh SchoolDulles (Sugar Land,TX)HSHSTXNoC6-0195RR1978-10-01Sugar Land,TX
    1997- 47-1365-KCA
    NCAA1999-1999
    481383Matt Williams3BHigh SchoolMillikan (Long Beach,CA)HSHSCANo3B-1B6-1210RR1979-03-24Bellflower,CA
    2001- 15- 464-SLN
    A+1999-2003
    491400Carlos SpikesofHigh SchoolNorth Florida Christian (Tallahassee,FL)HSHSFLNoOF6-1190RR1979-03-13Tallahassee,FL
    1997- 49-1400-KCA
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