Some very news regarding roster transactions for the Royals came about today, as according to Baseball America, the Royals have signed RHP Jacob Condra-Bogan from the Frontier League’s Washington Wild Things.
A South Carolina native, Condra-Bogan played his college ball at nearby Wofford College and Georgia Southern. Having a fair amount of experience both starting and relieving in college, he was selected in the 32nd round of last year’s amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, but he never put the pen to paper.
Condra-Bogan went on with his baseball career, playing Independent Baseball with the Frontier League’s Washington Wild Things. He appeared in eleven games with them, putting up a 1.17 ERA in a total of 15 innings, striking out 15 and walking three.
Condra-Bogan works on the mound with a lofty frame, standing at 6’3″ 225 lbs. His fastball comes with heat, reaching the mid-to-upper 90s with his fastball. He also features a slider that works 83-86 and a changeup that sits 80-84.
The last pitcher the Royals picked up from the Frontier League was Kevin Lenik, signed last year from the Windy City ThunderBolts. In his debut season with the Royals, he posted a 1.96 ERA across 37 innings, striking out 39 and walking 14.