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Here are the 2018 Royals picks

Each pick for the Royals in the 2018 MLB draft

Jay Binkley
June 02, 2018 - 12:38 pm
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Dayton Moore and the Kansas City Royals had 5 picks out of the first 58 picks of the MLB Draft Monday night which was tied with the Rays for the most in MLB.  Day 1 rounds 1 and 2 picks 1-78.  Day 2 will be rounds 3-10 and day 3 will be rounds 10-40.

MLB DRAFT ORDER:

**All the Royals picks will be updated here. 

DAY 1:

*ROUND 1 PICK 18- Brady Singer RHP Florida

*COMP PICK 33- Jackson Kowar RHP Florida

*COMP PICK 34- Daniel Lynch LHP Virginia 

*COMPETITIVE BALANCE ROUND A PICK 40- Kris Bubic LHP Stanford

*2ND ROUND PICK 58-Jonathan Bowlan RHP Memphis

Wrap up from Royals PR from Day 1:

ROYALS SELECT FIVE PLAYERS ON

FIRST DAY OF MLB FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 4, 2018) – The Kansas City Royals made five selections on the first day of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, including University of Florida right-handed pitcher, Brady Singer, with their top pick, 18th overall in the first round.

Singer went 11-1 with a 2.27 ERA (24 ER in 95.0 IP) and 98 strikeouts in 14 starts as a junior and was named the 2018 SEC Pitcher of the Year while leading the conference in wins and ERA.

With the 33rd overall pick, which the Royals received as compensation for Lorenzo Cain signing with Milwaukee, Kansas City selected another right-handed pitcher from the University of Florida, Jackson Kowar, who went 9-4 with a 3.21 ERA (33 ER in 92.2 IP) and 91 strikeouts in 15 starts as a junior this season. In 2017, Kowar earned his first career save in Game 2 of the College World Series Finals vs. LSU, recording the final five outs to clinch the first national title in school history.

With the 34th pick, which the Royals received as compensation for Eric Hosmer signing with San Diego, Kansas City selected Daniel Lynch, a left-handed pitcher from the University of Virginia. The 21-year old went 4-4 in 13 starts with a 3.96 ERA (39 ER in 88.2 IP) and 105 strikeouts (10.6 K/9) as a junior this season.

In the Competitive Balance Round A, the Royals selected Kris Bubic, a left-handed pitcher from Stanford University, with the 40th selection overall. Bubic went 8-1 with a 2.62 ERA (25 ER in 86.0 IP), 101 strikeouts (10.6 K/9) and a .199 opponents’ average as a junior this season. He was named the Cape Cod Pitcher of the Year in 2017, going 4-1 with a 1.65 ERA.

In the second round (58th overall), the Royals selected Jonathan Bowlan, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Memphis. He had 104 strikeouts in 85.0 innings (11.0 K/9) as a junior this season, including a school-record 18 strikeouts vs. South Florida on April 28, the most strikeouts in a NCAA Division I game this year. He is the son of Mark Bowlan, who threw the only perfect game in Memphis history in 1987.

Five selections within the first 58 are the most by Kansas City since 1999, when it owned six of the top 58 picks in the Draft. In 1992, they had five of the top 44. The Draft continues tomorrow with rounds 3-10 starting at 12:05 p.m. CT.

DAY 2 rounds 3-10:

*ROUND 3-Kyle Isbel CF UNLV

*ROUND 4-Eric Cole CF Arkansas

*ROUND 5-Austin Cox LHP Mercer (GA)

*ROUND 6-Zach Haake RHP Kentucky

*ROUND 7-Tyler Gray RHP Central Arkansas 

*ROUND 8-Jackson Lueck LF Florida State

*ROUND 9-Kevon Jackson CF Queen Creek HS

*ROUND 10-Austin Lambright LHP University of Central Oklahoma

Wrap up from the Royals PR on Day 2:

ROYALS SELECT EIGHT PLAYERS ON

SECOND DAY OF FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT                                                                                                    

Kansas City, MO (June 5, 2018) – The Kansas City Royals made eight selections during the second day of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, seven of which were from the college ranks. In total, the Royals selected: four pitchers (2 right-handed, 2 left-handed), three outfielders and one infielder.

With their first pick on day two, the Royals selected second baseman Kyle Isbel in the third round (94th overall) from UNLV. Isbel, 21, earned Mountain West All-Conference First Team honors as a junior this season, ranking third in the conference with 14 home runs and fourth with a .357 average (85-for-238). He joins Khalil Lee (2016), Eric Skoglund (2014), Wil Myers (2009) and Danny Duffy (2007) as recent third-round picks by Kansas City.

With their fourth-round pick (122nd overall), the Royals selected outfielder Eric Cole from the University of Arkansas. Cole, 21, hit .318/.414/.543 (81-for-247) with a team-best 13 HR as a junior.

In the fifth round (152nd overall), Kansas City selected left-handed pitcher Austin Cox from Mercer University. Cox, 21, had 124 strikeouts in 87.2 innings as a junior (12.7 K/9), the second-best DI strikeout rate this year, trailing only South Florida’s Shane McClanahan (14.1 K/9), who was selected 31st overall by Tampa Bay.

The Royals selected right-handed pitcher Zach Haake (pronounced “hockey”) out of the University of Kentucky in the sixth round (182ndoverall). He made 15 appearances (6 starts) this spring, after going 8-1 with a 2.52 ERA (22 ER in 78.2 IP) and 91 strikeouts (10.4 K/9) at John A. Logan Junior College in 2017, where he ranked as the No. 6 JUCO prospect by Perfect Game.

With their seventh-round pick (212nd overall), the Royals selected Tyler Gray, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Central Arkansas. Gray, 21, earned Southland Conference Pitcher of the Year honors this season, going 6-2 with a 3.32 ERA (36 ER in 97.2 IP) and 116 strikeouts (10.7 K/9), including a school-record 15 strikeouts on May 4 vs. Abilene Christian.

In the eighth round (242nd overall), Kansas City selected outfielder Jackson Lueck out of Florida State University. Lueck, 21, hit a career-high and team-leading 15 HR as a junior this spring, after earning ACC Championship MVP honors as a sophomore in 2017.

The Royals selected outfielder Kevon Jackson out of Queen Creek HS (Ariz.) in the ninth round (272nd overall), their first high school selection of this year’s Draft. Jackson, 17, hit .364 with 24 steals in 29 attempts this season.

To end the day, Kansas City selected left-handed pitcher Austin Lambright out of the University of Central Oklahoma in the 10th round (302nd overall). Lambright, 23, is a fifth-year senior transfer from Abilene Christian University, who missed the 2016 season due to injury.

Additional notes on all 13 players selected by the Royals through the first two days are attached. The draft concludes with rounds 11-40 tomorrow, beginning at 11:05 a.m. CT.

DAY 3 Rounds 10-40-

*ROUND 11-Michael Emodi C Creighton

*ROUND 12-Rylan Kaufman LHP San Jacinto College North (TX)

*ROUND 13-Jon Heasley RHP Oklahoma State

*ROUND 14-Christian Cosby RHS Champman U.

*ROUND 15-Milan Walla CF Tivy HS

*ROUND 16-Kyle Hinton RHR U. Deleware

*ROUND 17-Noah Bryant RHR Georgia Hylands Col

*ROUND 18-R.J. Dabovich RHS Central Arizona Col

*ROUND 19-Hunter Wolfe SS Walters State CC (TN)

*ROUND 20-Josh Hendrickson LHS Barton County CC

*ROUND 21-Nathan Eaton C Virginia Military Institute

*ROUND 22-Bryce Hensley LHS UNC Greensboro

*ROUND 23-Josh Dye LHS Florida Gulf Coast U.

*ROUND 24-Gage Hughes SS Greenup County HS (KY)

*ROUND 25-Hunter Strong OF U Central Arkansas

*ROUND 26-Daniel James P U Texas Arlington

*ROUND 27-Derrick Adams LHS Jacksonville St U

*ROUND 28-Rhett Aplin RF Florida State

*ROUND 29-Andres Nunez P Florida International U

*ROUND 30-Kyle Kasser SS Oregon

*ROUND 31-William Hancock Central Arkansas (AR)

*ROUND 32-Brhet Bewley 3b University Of San Diego (CA)

*ROUND 33-Ted Cillis LHR Hofstra U.

*ROUND 34-Ty Madden RHP Cypress Ranch HS (TX)

*ROUND 35-Kody Hoese 3B Tulane U

*ROUND 36-Elijah Pleasants RHP Rossview HS (TN)

*ROUND 37-David Hollie OF Cross Creek HS (GA)

*ROUND 38-Trae Robertson LHP Hickman HS (MO)

*ROUND 39-Adam Hackenberg C Miller School of Albermarle (VA)

*ROUND 40-KY Bush LHP Fremong HS (UT)

Wrap up from Royals PR Day 3:

ROYALS COMPLETE FINAL DAY OF

2018 FIRST-YEAR PLAYER DRAFT                                                                                                    

Kansas City, MO (June 6, 2018) – The Kansas City Royals completed the third and final day of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft today, selecting a total of 43 players.

With their first pick (18th overall) on Monday, the Royals selected University of Florida right-handed pitcher Brady Singer, who today was named one of four finalists for the Golden Spikes Award, bestowed annually to the best amateur player in the country.

With the 33rd overall pick, which the Royals received as compensation for Lorenzo Cain signing with Milwaukee, they selected another Gator: right-handed pitcher Jackson Kowar. With the next pick, 34th overall, which the Royals received as compensation for Eric Hosmer signing with San Diego, they selected left-handed pitcher Daniel Lynchfrom the University of Virginia.

Kansas City selected 34 college players, including three from the University of Central Arkansas: right-handed pitcher Tyler Gray (7th round), outfielder Hunter Strong (25th round) and catcher William Hancock (31st round).

Here is a breakdown of the Royals’ 43 selections from the 2018 Draft:

·        Nine high school selections

·        34 college selections (29 four-year and 5 junior college)

·        26 pitchers (14 right handers, 12 left handers)

·        Four catchers

·        Six infielders

·        Seven outfielders

*In the meantime here is Dayton Moore on with Fescoe in The Morning last Friday:

06/01 - Dayton Moore

*Here is Ned Yost on Wednesday for his weekly appearance with Fescoe In the Morning and it was pure gold:

06/06 - Ned Yost

**For daily Royals news check out Vern's notes on 610sports.com.

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