Breaking News: Royals select LHP Daniel Lynch from Virginia, the Royals third college arm in three picks

With the 34th pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, the Kansas City Royals selected LHP Daniel Lynch from the University of Virginia.

This pick surprised me a bit. I didn’t exactly expect Lynch to go in the first round, but if the Royals under-slot him a bit here, he’s a guy who could help the Royals afford Singer and Kowar, and maybe another big pick at 40.

Lynch works in the low-90’s and his best secondary offering is his changeup. He’ll be a quick riser through the system with a ceiling of probably a #4 SP in the big leagues. Lynch struck out 105 batters in 88.2 IP this season with only 24 walks. His ERA was 3.96 in 13 starts.

 

 

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