Several mock MLB Drafts have RHP Kyle Zimmer of the University of San Francisco joining Eric Hosmer and the Royals. Photo Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

What They’re Saying: The Royals #5 Overall Draft Pick

Today the Kansas City Royals will take the next step in adding to what is considered one of the best collections of minor league talent in baseball. Based on several mock drafts, Kyle Zimmera RHP at the University of San Francisco seems to be coming up as the favorite for the Royals pick in the first round.

Other names that could be in line are: LSU RHP Kevin Gausman, Richie Shaffer 3B from Clemson and Lucas Giolito of Harvard-Westlake School in California. In addition here are a few more names that have shown up during searches, Mike Zunino catcher from Florida, Max Fried who is a high school teammate of Giolito’s in California and Carlos Correa from Puerto Rico Baseball Academy.

Site Pick
MyMLBDraft.com Kyle Zimmer, RHP/San Francisco
MLB Draft Insider Kevin Gausman, RHP/LSU
Bleacher Report Kyle Zimmer
WalterFootball.com Richie Shaffer, 3B/Clemson
Jonathan Mayo/MLB.com Kevin Gausman
MLB Draft Data Base
Draft Site Lucas Giolito, RHP/HS
Minor League Ball Kyle Zimmer
Through the Fence Lucas Giolito
Jim Callis/Baseball America Kyle Zimmer
Kevin Goldstein/Baseball Pros. Max Fried, LHP/HS
Robbie Knopf/Seedling to Stars Kyle Zimmer
Dave Perkin/SI.com Kevin Gausman

 

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