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Royals sign 27 draft picks

The Kansas City Royals announced today that 27 of the team's 41 selections from last week's First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft have signed with the organization, highlighted by third-round pick, outfielder Anderson Miller (Western Kentucky University) and fifth-round selection, outfielder Roman Collins (Florida Atlantic University). The 27 draft picks that have signed with the Royals are listed below.

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The Kansas City Royals announced today that 27 of the team's 41 selections from last week's First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft have signed with the organization, highlighted by third-round pick, outfielder Anderson Miller (Western Kentucky University) and fifth-round selection, outfielder Roman Collins (Florida Atlantic University). The 27 draft picks that have signed with the Royals are listed below.

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Sel #

Name

DOB

Pos

B

T

Ht

Wt

School

City, State

3

98

Anderson Miller

5/6/94

CF

L

L

6'3"

208

Western Kentucky Univ.

Lexington, KY

5

159

Roman Collins

6/17/94

CF

L

L

6'2"

210

Florida Atlantic University

Maple Grove, MN

7

219

Gabriel Cancel

12/8/96

SS

R

R

6'1"

185

Padre Anibal Reyes Belen HS (PR)

Arecibo, PR

8

249

Byron Davis

9/29/93

LHP

L

L

6'6"

225

University of Arkansas -Pine Bluff

Castro Valley, CA

9

279

Joseph Markus

5/29/96

LHP

R

L

6'7"

220

Indian River State College (FL)

Deland, FL

10

309

Alex Luna

2/11/93

RHP

R

R

6'4"

200

University of Alabama-Birmingham

Huntsville, AL

11

339

Ben Johnson

5/4/94

OF

R

R

6'0"

190

University of Texas

Austin, TX

12

369

Daniel Concepcion

9/3/93

RHP

R

R

6'4"

230

Virginia Commonwealth University

Dorado, PR

14

429

Nick Dini

7/27/93

C

R

R

5'8"

180

Wagner College (NY)

Monroe Township, NJ

16

489

Matt Ditman

8/13/92

RHP

R

R

6'1"

195

Rice University

Richmond, TX

17

519

Matt Portland

2/11/94

LHP

R

L

6'3"

225

Northwestern University

Victor, NY

18

549

Brian Bayliss

8/4/94

RHP

R

R

6'2"

200

Saint Joseph's College (IN)

Clawson, MI

19

579

Emmanuel Rivera

6/29/96

SS

R

R

6'2"

195

Universidad Interamericana (PR)

Mayaguez, PR

21

639

Austin Bailey

7/3/92

SS

S

R

5'10"

160

University of San Diego

Temecula, CA

22

669

Drew Milligan

3/14/93

LHP

L

L

6'6"

230

Delta State University (MS)

Olive Branch, MS

23

699

Colton Frabasilio

4/18/93

OF

R

R

6'2"

205

Saint Louis University

Chandler, AZ

24

729

Jonathan McCray

1/8/95

2B

S

R

5'10'

180

San Bernardino Valley College

Riverside, CA

25

759

Tyler Carvalho

12/15/94

RHP

R

R

5'11"

160

Mesa Community College (AZ)

Lancaster, CA

26

789

Alex Close

3/19/93

C

R

R

6'3"

225

Liberty University (VA)

Hoover, AL

27

819

Jacob Bodner

1/31/93

RHP

R

R

5'10"

185

Xavier University

Danville, KY

29

879

Mark McCoy

4/30/94

LHP

L

L

6'2"

200

Rutgers University

Barnegat, NJ

30

909

Luke Willis

11/9/92

OF

R

R

5'11"

190

George Mason University

Annandale, VA

31

939

Brian Bien

9/2/92

SS

R

R

6'0"

175

Bowling Green State Univ.

Cincinnati, OH

32

969

Jake Kalish

7/9/91

LHP

S

L

6'2"

210

George Mason University

Shrewsbury, NJ

33

999

Nate Esposito

6/25/93

C

R

R

5'11"

195

Concordia University (OR)

Granite Bay, CA

34

1029

Taylor Ostrich

9/16/92

1B

L

R

6'3"

220

Old Dominion University

Carroll, IA

35

1059

Trey Stover

6/10/93

SS

R

R

5'10"

175

University of Hartford

Lock Haven, PA

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