Royals Sign 18 Draft Picks

By: Royals PR (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)
By: Royals PR (posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 11, 2013) —The Kansas City Royals just announced on Royals Live on Fox Sports Kansas City that they have agreed to terms with second-round pick Cody Reed, a left-handed pitcher from Northwest Mississippi Community College. It brings the Royals’ total to 18 of its 41 selections signed from last week’s Rule 4 First-Year Player Draft.

Reed, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound southpaw, led the Northwest Mississippi with 8 wins and set a new single-season school record with 96 strikeouts in 73.1 innings. At one point during the season, Reed struck out 57 batters in five starts, including a career-high 15 against Coahoma in a 1-hit shutout. He was 8-3 with a 2.39 ERA and opponents hit just .201 against him. An NJCAA Third Team All-American, NJCAA All-Region 23 and MACJC First Team All-State selection, Reed ends his Northwest career as the school's all-time leader in strikeouts (161), wins (16), innings pitched (137.2), batters faced (601), starts (23) and shutouts (five).

The 18 draft picks that have signed with the Royals are listed below.

Original story:

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 11, 2013) —The Kansas City Royals announced today that 17 of the team’s 41 selections from last week’s First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft have signed with the organization, highlighted by first-round selection Hunter Dozier (eighth overall), who signed Monday.

The other draft pick signings include: fifth-round pick Amalani FukoFuka, a center fielder from James Logan High School (CA); sixth-round selection Luke Farrell, a right-handed pitcher from Northwestern University; ninth-rounder Daniel Rockett, an outfielder the University of Texas-San Antonio; 12th-round pick Brandon Dulin, a first baseman from Longview College (MO); 13th-round selection Jonathan Dziedzic, a left-handed pitcher from Lamar University; 14th-round pick Chase Darhower, a right-handed pitcher from Northwest Florida State College; 15th-round selection Dominique Taylor, a center fielder from UC-Irvine; 16th-round selection Kevin McCarthy, a right-handed pitcher from Marist College (NY); 17th-rounder Kevin Perez, a right-handed pitcher from Miami Dade Community College; 18th-rounder Frank Schwindel, a catcher from St. John’s University; 20th-round selection Glenn Sparkman, a right-handed pitcher from Wharton County Junior College; 22nd-round pick Andrew Brockett, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Richmond; 24th-rounder Riley King, a center fielder from Carroll College (MT); 28th-round selection Kevin Kuntz, a shortstop from the University of Kansas; 29th-round pick Alex Black, a right-handed pitcher from Columbia University and 30th-round selection Andrew Ayers, a second baseman from Sacramento State University.

The 17 draft picks that have signed with the Royals are listed below.

# # #

Rnd
Sel #
Name
DOB
Pos
B
T
Ht
Wt
School
City, State

1
8
Hunter Dozier
8/22/91
SS
R
R
6’4”
220
Stephen F. Austin
Nacogdoches, TX

5
144
Amalani FukoFuka
9/25/95
CF
R
R
6’1”
180
James Logan HS (CA)
Union City, CA

6
174
Luke Farrell
6/7/91
RHP
L
R
6’6”
210
Northwestern
Evanston, IL

9
264
Daniel Rockett
11/9/90
OF
R
R
6’2”
200
UT-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

12
354
Brandon Dulin
12/29/92
1B
L
R
6’3”
225
Longview College
Lee’s Summit, MO

13
384
Jonathan Dziedzic
2/4/91
LHP
R
L
6’0”
200
Lamar University
Beaumont, TX

14
414
Chase Darhower
1/12/93
RHP
R
R
6’4”
215
Northwest Florida State
Niceville, FL

15
444
Dominique Taylor
8/11/92
CF
R
R
6’1”
200
UC-Irvine
Irvine, CA

16
474
Kevin McCarthy
2/22/92
RHP
R
R
6’3”
200
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY

17
504
Kevin Perez
8/1/93
RHP
R
R
6’0”
205
Miami Dade CC South
Miami, FL

18
534
Frank Schwindel
6/29/92
C
R
R
6’1”
205
St. John’s University
Queens, NY

20
594
Glenn Sparkman
5/11/92
RHP
S
R
6’2”
210
Wharton County JC
Wharton, TX

22
654
Andrew Brockett
7/5/92
RHP
R
R
5’11”
185
Richmond
Richmond, VA

24
714
Riley King
4/23/94
CF
R
L
6’4”
210
Carroll College
Helena, MT

28
834
Kevin Kuntz
5/29/90
SS
S
R
6’1”
185
Kansas
Lawrence, KS

29
864
Alex Black
2/27/91
RHP
R
R
6’3”
210
Columbia
New York, NY

30
894
Andrew Ayers
4/20/91
2B
R
R
5’11”
190
Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA


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