Royals sign second-round pick Sam Selman

Kansas City, MO (June 14, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals today announced the club has signed second-round draft choice Sam Selman, the 66th overall selection in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft.

The 21-year-old Selman is a 6-foot-3, 185-pound left-hander from Vanderbilt University.  Selman was 9-3 for the Commodores in 2012, his junior season, with a 3.55 ERA in 17 games, including 13 starts.  The native of Austin, Texas, where he graduated from St. Andrews High School, helped lead Vanderbilt to the NCAA Regionals where they lost to North Carolina State.

The Royals have now signed 28 of the club’s 40 selections from last week’s First-Year Player Draft, including all of the top 11 picks.