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Grade the Royals 2008 Amateur Draft

Round 

Player 

School 

Bonus

1

Eric Hosmer, 1B

American Heritage HS, Plantation , Fla.

$6,000,000

1s

Mike Montgomery, LHP

Hart HS, Newhall , Calif.

  $988,000

2

Johnny Giovatella, 2B

New Orleans

  $787,000

3

Tyler Sample, RHP

Mullen HS, Denver

$500,000

4

Tim Melville, RHP

Holt HS, Wentzville , Mo.

$1,250,000

5

John Lamb, LHP

Laguna Hills ( Calif. ) HS

$165,000

6

Alex Llanos, CF

Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.

  $125,000

7

Jason Esposito, 3B

Amity Regional HS, Woodbridge , Conn.

 

8

Malcolm Culver, RHP

Palmdale ( Calif. ) HS

  $125,000

9

J.D. Alfaro, SS

Grayson County ( Texas ) JC

  $75,000

10

Mauricio Matos, C

Clinton HS, Bronx , N.Y.

  $150,000

11

Malcolm Bronson, OF

Jasper ( Texas ) HS

 

12

Keven Caldwell, OF

Spartanburg Methodist (S.C.) JC

  $65,000

13

John Flanagan, LHP

Southwestern Illinois JC

  $85,000

14

Chase Hentges, RHP

Shakopee ( Minn. ) HS

 

15

Alberto Espinosa, 1B

Broward ( Fla. ) CC

 

16

Derrick Saito, LHP

Cal Poly

$100,000

17

Jacob Kuebler, 3B

Lincoln ( Neb. ) Southeast HS

  $150,000

18

Carlo Testa, OF

Belmont

 

19

Miguel Moctezuma, C

Central Oklahoma

 

20

Shawn Griffin, OF

Tennessee

 

21

Jacob Theis, RHP

Mountlake Terrace ( Wash. ) HS

 

22

Blaine Hardy, LHP

Lewis-Clark State ( Idaho ) College

 

23

Dale De Schepper, RHP

Mount San Jacinto ( Calif. ) JC

 

24

Jason Morales, 3B

UNC Pembroke

 

25

Carson Bryant, RHP

Azusa Pacific ( Calif. )

 

26

Ryan Morgan, RHP

Rockhurst ( Mo. )

 

27

Timothy Huber, LHP

Nebraska-Omaha

 

28

Gregory Billo, RHP

Sandburg HS, Orland Park , Ill.

5th Round $$$

29

Beau Brett, 1B

Ferris HS, Spokane , Wash.

 

30

Dieterick Dodridge, LHP

Ogemaw Heights HS, West Branch, Mich.

 

31

Ryan Curl, OF

St. Francis Desales HS, Columbus , Ohio

 

32

Rey Cotilla, RHP

Miami-Dade CC

 

33

Eric Swegman, RHP

Young Harris ( Ga. ) JC

 

34

Brett Richardson, RHP

Wenatchee Valley ( Wash. ) CC

 

35

Chris Balcom-Miller, RHP

West Valley ( Calif. ) JC

 

36

Nick Purdy, RHP

St.Mary's SS, Grafton, Ont.

 

37

Bradin Hagens, RHP

Merced ( Calif. ) JC

 

38

Jason Thompson, RHP

Columbus State ( Ga. )

 

39

Ryan Modglin, RHP

Scott City ( Mo. ) HS

 

40

Pernell Halliman, RHP

Jackson State

 

41

Doug Joyce, C

Stanwood ( Wash. ) HS

 

42

Marc Oslund, RHP

West HS, Torrance , Calif.

 

43

Cory Kiefer, RHP

Valley View HS, Moreno Valley , Calif.

 

44

Patrick Johnson, OF

Colony HS, Ontario , Calif.

 

45

Raymond Anderson, OF

Lassiter HS, Marietta , Ga.

 

46

William Beckwith, 1B

West Lowndes HS, Columbus, Miss.

 

47

Stephen Gilgenbach, LHP

Arkansas-Little Rock

 

48

Terrence Buchanan, SS

Mount Carmel HS, San Diego

 

49

Alan Salgado, 3B

San Ysidro HS, San Diego

 

50

Travis Jones, C

Sabino HS, Tucson

Bold = signed

The Royals signed 27 of their first 29 picks, including at least seven over slot bonuses.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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