Full name is Patrick William Keating...Participated in the 2011 Royals FanFest...Graduated from Harrisburg (Ill.) High in 2005...threw a perfect game and three no-hitters as a sophomore to lead
his team to a state runner-up fi nish...led Harrisburg to a state championship in 2004 as he earned All-State honors
from the Chicago Tribune...fi nished his prep career 29-1 with a 0.85 ERA...Attended the University of Florida...earned All-South Region and All-SEC fi rst team honors as a junior, compiling
a 7-0 mark and a 3.28 ERA in nine SEC starts.2010Split a very successful second professional season between Wilmington (A Advanced) and NW Arkansas
(AA)...combined to allow just 51 hits in 71.0 innings, striking out 101 and walking 29...Led all Royals minor leaguers with 15 combined saves in 16 chances with Wilmington and NW Arkansas...his
10 saves in just 27 appearances for the Naturals tied for eighth in the Texas League...Pitched for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League and posted a 2-0 record with a 3.27 ERA in 10 relief appearances...
struck out 12 in 11.0 innings, holding the opposition to a .220 average.