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2008 Kansas City Royals Draft Picks

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  • RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    13Eric Hosmer1BHigh SchoolAmerican Heritage (Plantation,FL)HSHSFLYes1B-DH6-4215LL1989-10-24Cooper City,FL
    2008-  1-   3-KCA
    MLB2011-20202008-2020
    136Mike MontgomeryPHigh SchoolHart (Newhall,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-5180LL1989-07-01Valencia,CA
    2008-  1-  36-KCA
    MLB2015-20202008-2020
    249Johnny Giavotella2BCollegeNew OrleansNCAA 1JrLAYes2B5-8185RR1987-07-10Metairie,LA
    2008-  2-  49-KCA
    MLB2011-20172006-2018
    380Tyler SamplePHigh SchoolMullen (Denver,CO)HSHSCOYesP6-7245LR1989-06-27Elizabeth,CO
    2008-  3-  80-KCA
    AA2008-2015
    4115Tim MelvillePHigh SchoolHolt (Wentzville,MO)HSHSMOYesP6-5210RR1989-10-09Wentzville,MO
    2008-  4- 115-KCA
    MLB2016-20192009-2019
    4115Tim MelvillePHigh SchoolHolt (Wentzville,MO)HSHSMOYesP6-5210RR1989-10-09Wentzville,MO
    2008-  4- 115-KCA
    MLB2016-20192009-2019
    5145John LambPHigh SchoolLaguna Hills (Laguna Hills,CA)HSHSCAYesP6-3185LL1990-07-10Laguna Hills,CA
    2008-  5- 145-KCA
    MLB2015-20182009-2018
    6175Alex LlanosOFHigh SchoolPuerto Rico Baseball Academy (Gurabo,PR)HSHSPRYesCF-OF6-1160RR1990-09-21Caguas,PR
    2008-  6- 175-KCA
    AA2008-2014
    7205Jason Esposito3BHigh SchoolAmity Regional (Woodbridge,CT)HSHSCTNo3B-1B6-1195RR1990-07-19Bethany,CT
    2011-  2-  64-BAL
    AA2009-2015
    8235Malcolm CulverPHigh SchoolPalmdale (Palmdale,CA)HSHSCAYesP-3B6-2185RR1990-02-09Palmdale,CA
    2008-  8- 235-KCA
    AAA2008-2017
    9265JD AlfaroSSCollegeGrayson County CollegeNJCAASoTXYesSS-3B5-9170RR1988-04-28Fort Worth,TX
    2008-  9- 265-KCA
    A+2008-2010
    10295Mauricio MatosCHigh SchoolDeWitt Clinton (Bronx,NY)HSHSNYYesC6-0185RR1990-09-10Larchmont,NY
    2008- 10- 295-KCA
    Rk2008-2009
    11325Malcolm BronsonOFHigh SchoolJasper (Jasper,TX)HSHSTXNoOF6-0185LR1990-05-11Jasper,TX
    2008- 11- 325-KCA
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    12355Allen CaldwellOFCollegeSpartanburg Methodist CollegeNJCAASoSCYesOF-RF5-11170LL1988-03-29Sumter,SC
    2008- 12- 355-KCA
    A+2008-2013
    13385John FlanaganPCollegeSouthwestern Illinois CollegeNJCAASoILYesP6-5200LL1988-06-15St. Charles,IL
    2008- 13- 385-KCA
    Rk2008-2010
    14415Chase HentgesPHigh SchoolShakopee (Shakopee,MN)HSHSMNYesP6-5180RR1990-05-15Shakopee,MN
    2008- 14- 415-KCA
    Rk2008-2014
    15445Alberto Espinosa1BCollegeBroward CollegeNJCAASoFLYes1B-C6-0220RR1986-09-15Miami,FL
    2008- 15- 445-KCA
    Rk2008-2015
    16475Derrick SaitoPCollegeCal PolyNCAA 1JrCAYesP5-9155LL1987-12-26Wailuku,HI
    2008- 16- 475-KCA
    A2006-2010
    17505Jake KueblerPHigh SchoolLincoln Southeast (Lincoln,NE)HSHSNEYes1B-P6-5190RR1989-09-03Lincoln,NE
    2008- 17- 505-KCA
    AA2008-2016
    18535Carlo TestaOFCollegeBelmontNCAA 1JrTNYesLF-RF6-3218LL1986-12-16Tallmadge,OH
    2008- 18- 535-KCA
    AA2006-2014
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    19565Miguel MoctezumaCCollegeCentral OklahomaNCAA 2JrOKYesC5-10190RR1987-01-14Edmond,OK
    2008- 19- 565-KCA
    Rk2006-2009
    20595Shawn GriffinOFCollegeTennesseeNCAA 1SrTNYesOF-LF6-3200LR1986-08-09Jacksonville,FL
    2008- 20- 595-KCA
    A2005-2009
    21625Jacob TheisPHigh SchoolMountlake Terrace (Mountlake Terrace,WA)HSHSWAYesP6-6220RR1990-04-08Brier,WA
    2008- 21- 625-KCA
    Rk2008-2008
    22655Blaine HardyPCollegeLewis-Clark State CollegeNAIAJrIDYesP6-2195LL1987-03-14Shoreline,WA
    2008- 22- 655-KCA
    MLB2014-20192006-2019
    23685Dale De SchepperPCollegeMt. San Jacinto CollegeCCCAAJrCAYesP6-2175RR1987-05-18---
    2008- 23- 685-KCA
    ---
    24715Jason Morales3BCollegeNorth Carolina at PembrokeNCAA 2JrNCYes3B-1B5-11200RR1985-12-09Fayetteville,NC
    2008- 24- 715-KCA
    A2008-2009
    25745Carson BryantPCollegeAzusa PacificNCAA 2SrCAYesP6-3195RR1986-06-06Bakersfield,CA
    2008- 25- 745-KCA
    A2008-2009
    26775Ryan MorganPHigh SchoolRockhurst (Kansas City,MO)HSSoMOYesP6-1190RR1987-01-29St. Louis,MO
    2008- 26- 775-KCA
    Rk2008-2009
    27805Tim HuberPCollegeNebraska at OmahaNCAA 2SrNEYesP5-10190LL1986-02-01Omaha,NE
    2008- 27- 805-KCA
    A2005-2008
    28835Gregory BilloPHigh SchoolCarl Sandburg (Orland Park,IL)HSHSILYesP6-4180RR1990-07-15Orland Park,IL
    2008- 28- 835-KCA
    AA2008-2014
    29865Beau Brett1BHigh SchoolJoel E. Ferris (Spokane,WA)HSHSWANo1B6-3185LL1989-07-14Spokane,WA
    2010- 35-1072-LAN
    Rk2009-2011
    30895Rick DodridgePHigh SchoolOgemaw Heights (West Branch,MI)HSHSMINoP6-5215LL1989-08-13West Branch,MI
    2008- 30- 895-KCA
    NCAA2009-2013
    31925Ryan CurlOFHigh SchoolSt. Francis de Sales (Columbus,OH)HSHSOHNoOF6-2190RR1990-08-04Columbus,OH
    2008- 31- 925-KCA
    Indy2009-2013
    32955Rey CotillaPCollegeMiami-Dade CollegeNJCAAFrFLNoP6-4195RR1988-12-14Miami,FL
    2009- 48-1456-MIL
    Indy2010-2013
    33985Eric SwegmanPCollegeYoung Harris CollegeNJCAAFrGANoP6-6215RR1988-08-03Cumming,GA
    2009- 28- 838-ATL
    NCAA2010-2011
    341015Brett RichardsonPCollegeWenatchee Valley CCNWAACCSoWAYesP6-3195RR1988-03-02Spokane,WA
    2008- 34-1015-KCA
    AAA2008-2009
    351045Chris Balcom-MillerPCollegeWest Valley CollegeCCCAAFrCANoP6-2190RR1989-03-03San Jose,CA
    2009-  6- 181-COL
    AA2009-2015
    361075Nick PurdyPHigh SchoolSt. Mary Catholic (Hamilton,ON)HSHSONNoP6-5205RR1989-10-02Grafton,ON
    2008- 36-1075-KCA
    A-2010-2015
    371105Bradin HagensPCollegeMerced CollegeCCCAAFrCANoP6-1175RR1989-05-12Denair,CA
    2009-  6- 186-ARI
    MLB2014-20142009-2019
    381135James ThompsonPCollegeColumbus StateNCAA 2SrGAYesP6-3195RR1987-08-15West Point,GA
    2008- 38-1135-KCA
    A+2008-2010
    RndOverallPlayer NamedPosSourceSchool Drafted FromSch LevelClassRegSignedPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
    391165Ryan ModglinPHigh SchoolScott City (Scott City,MO)HSHSMONoP6-2210LR1990-04-27Scott City,MO
    2008- 39-1165-KCA
    NCAA2009-2009
    401195Pernell HallimanPCollegeJackson StateNCAA 1JrMSYesP6-6240RR1986-12-20Fresno,CA
    2008- 40-1195-KCA
    Rk2008-2009
    411225Doug JoyceCHigh SchoolStanwood (Stanwood,WA)HSHSWANoC6-3215RR1989-09-16Stanwood,WA
    2008- 41-1225-KCA
    Indy2009-2014
    421255Marc OslundPHigh SchoolWest Torrance (Torrance,CA)HSHSCANoP6-5225RR1990-02-18Torrance,CA
    2008- 42-1255-KCA
    NCAA2009-2012
    431285Cory KieferPHigh SchoolValley View (Moreno Valley,CA)HSHSCANoP6-3170RR1990-05-28Amherst,NY
    2008- 43-1285-KCA
    NAIA2009-2010
    441315Patrick JohnsonOFHigh SchoolColony (Ontario,CA)HSHSCANoOF6-1175RR1990-07-02Ontario,CA
    2008- 44-1315-KCA
    ---
    451344Ray AndersonOFHigh SchoolLassiter (Marietta,GA)HSHSGANoOF5-9170LL1989-11-21Marietta,GA
    2008- 45-1344-KCA
    NCAA2010-2011
    461372William Beckwith1BHigh SchoolWest Lowndes (Starkville,MS)HSHSMSNo1B-3B6-2220RL1990-08-19Crawford,MS
    2010- 21- 644-ATL
    A+2010-2016
    471399Steve GilgenbachPCollegeArk-Little RockNCAA 1SrARYesP6-3220LL1986-02-12Cookeville,TN
    2008- 47-1399-KCA
    Rk2007-2008
    481426Terrence BuchananSSHigh SchoolMount Carmel (San Diego,CA)HSHSCANoSS6-1175RR1990-02-12Agoura Hills,CA
    2008- 48-1426-KCA
    ---
    491453Alan Salgado3BHigh SchoolSan Ysidro (San Diego,CA)HSHSCANo3B5-9190LR1989-07-26San Diego,CA
    2008- 49-1453-KCA
    ---
    501480Travis JonesCHigh SchoolSabino (Tucson,AZ)HSHSAZYesC-P6-2200RR1989-05-23Tucson,AZ
    2008- 50-1480-KCA
    A+2008-2012
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