This is our third and final installment of the draft review series. This post will cover rounds 11-40.
11. RHP Sal Biasi, Penn State
Reliever turned into starter at Penn State. Struck out 88 batters in 72.1 innings, walking 39. Throws fastball, slider, changeup. Might have some potential as a reliever.
12. RHP Collin Snider, Vanderbilt
Had a subpar junior year at Vanderbilt after two impressive years. Struggled with commanding his pitches.
13. RHP Cason Sherrod, Texas A&M
The hard throwing reliever was hard to hit (6.2 H/9 this year) but struggled with command (5.4 BB/9).
14. OF Isaiah Henry, North Shore HS (TX)
Fastball reaches mid-90s. Athletic two-way player in high school. Very toolsy.
15. LHP Robert Garcia, UC Davis
Pitched better than his 5.18 ERA would suggest. Throws fastball, slider, changeup. Has pitched well early on in the AZL.
16. C Christopher Hudgins, Cal State Fullerton
Aggressive approach at the plate. Had a .633 OPS this year.
17. SS Julio Gonzalez, Florida Gulf Coast
One of my more favorite picks of the draft. Great presence at the plate. All he did was hit in college, with a line of .321/.435/.441. Increased his ISO every year in college.
18. LHP Marlin Willis, McEachern HS (GA)
Lefty that projects to be a starter.
19. SS Kerry Howell, Kirkwood JC (IA)
Flashed all five tools at JUCO level.
20. RHP Bryar Johnson, Carolina Forest HS (SC)
Big righty that has room to grow with coaching.
21. OF Isaiah Smith, Battle Ground HS (WA)
Good defensive outfielder. Athletic player.
22. LHP Josh Mitchell, Pittsburgh
Another reliever turned into starter. Improved his K/BB ratio from 1.17 to 2.95 this year.
23. SS Matt Morales, Palm Beach State JC (FL)
Hit .311 with 15 SB at NJCAA school.
24. RHP Connor Mayes, Texas
Has struggled since his good freshman at Texas. Needs to work on control.
25. OF Tyler James, William Carey
46 stolen bases at NAIA school this year.
26. RHP Garrett Suchey, Alabama
Pitched well against competition at Wallace State CC. Put up a 3.18 ERA in a swingman role for Alabama this year
27. C Nick Hutchins, Southern Illinois
Hutchins hit .233/.310/.330 in three seasons at a Southern Illinois.
28. RHP Tylor Fischer, Langham Creek HS (TX)
Tall frame that sits in the lower-90s. Could have room to add MPH.
29. OF Travis Jones, Texas
Showed good on-base skills at Texas. Was 21 for 21 in SB attempts in his three years of college. Is 5 for 8 so far for the AZL Royals.
30. LHP Adam Bainbridge, Old Dominion
Had 25 Ks to 19 BBs this year in 58.2 innings.
31. C Justin Vought, Wyoming Valley West HS (WV)
6-3, 195 lb catcher.
32. RHP Andrew Beckwith, Coastal Carolina
After posting a 1.94 ERA in 111.1 innings last year, he posted a 4.34 ERA in 91.1 innings this year.
33. RHP Damon Olds, Indiana State
Posted a 2.85 ERA in 41 innings last year. Had 44 Ks to 16 BBs. Pitched a scoreless inning in his AZL Royals debut.
34. OF Jack Klein, Stanford
Raised his batting average from .197 to .293 this year.
35. OF Reed Rohlman, Clemson
Hit .361/.448/.542 this year at Clemson. Hit 59 doubles in his three years of college. Has hit .313 his first five games at Burlington this year.
36. C Brady Cox, Texas-Arlington
Hit .229 this year. Assigned to the AZL Royals.
37. SS Trevor Hauver, Perry HS (AZ)
Good power potential. Versatile infielder.
38. OF Montae Bradshaw, Patrick Henry JC (VA)
5-10, 170 lb. Speedy outfielder. Son of former major leaguer and current Royals minor league coach Terry Bradshaw.
39. C Justin Mitchell, Platte County HS (MO)
Only local player the Royals drafted. Very good skills at catcher.
40. SS Yaniel Ramos, Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy (PR)
Could have the arm to move to the outfield. Nice speed.
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