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Royals select first baseman Nick Pratto in first round of First-Year Player Draft

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 12, 2017) - The Kansas City Royals have selected Nick Pratto, a left-handed hitting first baseman from Huntington Beach High School (Calif.), with their top selection in the First-Year Player Draft, 14th overall in the first round.

Pratto, 18, a 6-foot-1, 195-pounder, hit .318 with seven home runs and 19 RBI as a senior. He was rated as the Best High School Hitter in the Draft, according to Baseball America.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 12, 2017) - The Kansas City Royals have selected Nick Pratto, a left-handed hitting first baseman from Huntington Beach High School (Calif.), with their top selection in the First-Year Player Draft, 14th overall in the first round.

Pratto, 18, a 6-foot-1, 195-pounder, hit .318 with seven home runs and 19 RBI as a senior. He was rated as the Best High School Hitter in the Draft, according to Baseball America.

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