KANSAS CITY – With Bobby Witt Jr. drafted second overall and ten collegiate players selected in the first two days of the MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals put the finishing touches on their draft Wednesday.
The Royals concluded the draft with 41 total selections, twenty-six of them being pitchers. Majority of the focus was directed to collegiate players, drafting 35 in total.
Pitching was the primary focus on the final day. The Royals nabbed 20 pitchers with their 30 total picks.
Following Witt Jr.’s selection at No. 2 overall, the Royals did not choose a high school talent again until pick No. 16. The remaining high schoolers the Royals selected were taken near the end of the draft. Four of the final five rounds were used to take prep talent.
The Royals will have until August 15 to reach an agreement with the 41 draftees.
|Round 11||Vinnie Pasquantino||1B||Old Dominion University|
|Round 12||Adam Lukas||RHP||University of Evansville|
|Round 13||Tyler Tolbert||SS||University of Alabama Birmingham|
|Round 14||Justin Hooper||LHP||UCLA|
|Round 15||Sean Bretz||RHP||University of Houston|
|Round 16||Erick Figueroa||RHP||Juan Jose Maunez HS (Puerto Rico)|
|Round 17||A.J. Franklin||LHP||Vanderbilt|
|Round 18||Burle Bixon||CF||Cosumnes River College|
|Round 19||Austin Manning||LHP||USC|
|Round 20||Cody Davenport||RHP||University of Central Arkansas|
|Round 21||Matthew Stil||RHP||Rowan College at Gloucester Co.|
|Round 22||Jake Means||3B||Indiana State University|
|Round 23||Elliot Anderson||LHP||Auburn University|
|Round 24||Alex Smith||LHP||University of Memphis|
|Round 25||Josh Broughton||RHP||Valdosta State University|
|Round 26||Jay Charleston||2B||University of Tennessee|
|Round 27||Zack Phillips||LHP||University of Mississippi|
|Round 28||Riley Boyd||RHP||Jefferson College|
|Round 29||Jon Beymer||RHP||Wabash Valley College|
|Round 30||Jimmy Govern||2B||Eastern Illinois University|
|Round 31||Mikey Filia||CF||UC Irvine|
|Round 32||Saul Garza||C||Louisiana State University|
|Round 33||Patrick Smith||LHP||Purdue|
|Round 34||Justin Fall||LHP||Brookdale CC|
|Round 35||Jonah Dipoto||RHP||UC San Diego|
|Round 36||Andy Martín||CF||Hialeah Senior HS (Fla.)|
|Round 37||Reggie Crawford||LHP||North Schuylkill HS|
|Round 38||Augie Sylk||LHP||USC|
|Round 39||Jorge Corona||C||Miami Killian HS (Fla.)|
|Round 40||David Estevez||RHP||Pembroke Pines Charter HS (Fla.)|
Source: Fox Sports