Royals complete second day of draft

Kansas City, MO (June 5, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals completed the second day of the 2012 First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft today, selecting 14 players after drafting University of San Francisco pitcher Kyle Zimmer in the first round (fifth overall) on Monday. 

Kansas City’s first selection of the day came in the second round (66th overall) with 21-year-old Sam Selman, a left-handed pitcher from Vanderbilt University.  Left-hander pitcher Colin Rodgers, from Parkview Baptist (La.) High School, was the club’s third round pick (100th overall). 

The club selected eight players out of high school and six from the college ranks today, including two junior college picks. Among the 15 players selected over the first two days, the position-by-position breakdown includes: eight pitchers (three right-handers, five left-handers), two catchers, two infielders and three outfielders.

Below is a complete list of the players selected by the Kansas City Royals through the first two days of the 2012 Rule 4 First-Year Player Draft.  The draft concludes with rounds 16 through 40 on Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. CDT.

Rnd

Sel #

Name

DOB

Pos

B

T

Ht

Wt

School

City, State

1

5

Zimmer, Kyle

9/13/91

RHP

R

R

6’3”

210

Univ. of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

2

66

Selman, Sam

11/14/90

LHP

R

L

6’3”

185

Vanderbilt Univ.

Nashville, TN

3

100

Rodgers, Colin

12/2/93

LHP

L

L

6’0”

180

Parkview Baptist HS

Baton Rouge, LA

4

133

Diekroeger, Kenny

11/5/90

SS

R

R

6’2”

200

Stanford Univ.

Stanford, CA

5

163

Johnson, Chad

5/31/94

C

R

R

6’1”

175

Galesburg HS

Galesburg, IL

6

193

Lovvorn, Zachary

5/26/94

RHP

R

R

6’0”

185

Oxford HS

Oxford, AL

7

223

Ford, Fred

4/10/92

OF

R

R

6’5”

200

Jefferson CC

Hillsboro, MO

8

253

Escalera-Maldonado, Alfredo

2/17/95

CF

R

R

6’1”

180

The Pendleton School

Bradenton, FL

9

283

Stumpf, Daniel

1/4/91

LHP

L

L

6’2”

200

San Jacinto North CC

Houston, TX

10

313

Rivera, Alexis

6/17/94

OF

L

L

6’2”

225

Montverde Academy

Montverde, FL

11

343

Sneed, Zebulon

3/19/91

RHP

R

R

6’4”

190

Northwest Nazarene Univ.

Nampa, ID

12

373

Willeford, Jackson

3/10/94

2B

L

R

5’9”

180

Ramona HS

Ramona, CA

13

403

Haynes, Hunter

2/12/94

LHP

L

L

5’9”

175

Mexico HS

Mexico, MO

14

433

Morin, Parker

7/2/91

C

L

R

5’11”

195

Univ. of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

15

463

Sons, Dylan

7/15/93

LHP

L

L

6’3”

175

Halifax County HS

South Boston, VA