Butler County Times Gazette
  • Royals sign 17 draft picks

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  • 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.
    The signees were 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).
    The sixth-round selection Luke Farrell, a right-handed pitcher from Northwestern University.
    The Royals ninth-rounder Daniel Rockett, an outfielder the University of Texas-San Antonio.
    Their 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.
    The Royals 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.
    Their 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.
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