Royals select OF Parker Bates in the 9th round

With the 259th pick, the Royals selected OF Parker Bates from Louisiana Tech. Bates lead Conference USA in on-base percentage and was a first team All-Conference Player. He was named Pre-season Conference USA Player of the Year by four different outlets as well as a Third-Team All-American. Baseball America called Bates the best defensive outfielder…

Royals select SS Ryan Cepero in the 8th round

The Royals took Puerto Rico talent Ryan Cepero in the 8th round. Cepero is a product of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy. He is 6’1″ and committed to Florida Southwestern State Community College. Cepero is a right-handed hitter who is known more for his defense. That does not mean he is a defensive only prospect…

Royals select LHP Noah Cameron at 199

The Royals selected Central Arkansas LHP Noah Cameron in the 7th round. Cameron is a 6’3″ LHP who played high school ball at St. Joe Central in St. Joseph. Cameron missed the 2021 season after surgery but is a strike thrower. In his time at Central Arkansas, Cameron has walked just 21 batters in 122.2…

Royals select 2B Dayton Dooney in the 6th round

The Royals selected JuCo product Dayton Dooney 169th overall. Dooney started his career at Arizona where he was a Freshman All-American, transfered to Central Arizona, and was committed to Tennessee for 2022. He was a very coveted recruit for next season ultimately selecting Coach Vitello’s program. Dooney played hurt most of the year as he…

Royals select RHP Shane Panzini in the 4th round

The Royals continue to select high upside high school pitchers as they selected RHP Shane Panzini from Red Bank Catholic High School in New Jersey. He is a Virginia commit. Panzini has a strong lower half and can bring his fastball in up to 97 mph. In the state tournament, he was 91 to 94…

Royals select Park Hill C Carter Jensen

The Royals selected Park Hill HS catcher Carter Jensen with the 78th overall pick. Jensen is committed to LSU. Jensen is 6’1″ and listed at 210. He is called a bat first catcher with a chance to stick at the position who has a possible plus arm. The good news for Jensen is the Royals…

Royals select 2B Peyton Wilson from Alabama

With their CBB pick, the Royals took Peyton Wilson from Alabama 66th overall. The switch-hitting infielder has a lot of pop with an aggressive swing. He has good speed, a very good arm, and could play whatever position you want with his great athleticism. The Royals really like guys with versatility and Wilson offers that…

Okay…so now what?

I knew last night was going to get nutty and I kind of figured at least one team would do something crazy I just…didn’t expect it to be Kansas City and I definitely didn’t expect it to be in the drafting of LHP Frank Mozzicato. Here’s the link to our write up from last night…

Draft Day Predictions

I mentioned it in our more in-depth draft day guide this morning, but I really think this draft could have some fireworks. I can’t wait for tonight. I gave you a quick prediction of the first 7 picks this morning, so I want to recap that, explain it a little better, and then give one…

Happy Draft Day!

Today ought to be a lot of fun. The Royals are probably going to get swept by Cleveland, putting them in a good position to continue solidifying their draft position in 2022. Bobby Witt Jr. and Nick Pratto are going to play in the All-Star Future’s Game in Denver, Colorado, one of the premier prospect…