Royals select pitcher Ashe Russell in first round of draft

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 8, 2015) - The Kansas City Royals have selected Ashe Russell, a right-handed pitcher from Cathedral Catholic High School in Indianapolis, with the 21st overall pick of the June Free Agent Draft. Russell was one of four prospects invited to attend the draft this evening.

Russell, 18, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound hurler, was 5-1 with a 1.02 ERA and 67 strikeouts to just nine walks in 41.0 innings as a senior. The two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in Indiana has committed collegiately to Texas A&M University.

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