A Look at Early Stats From the Royals 2012 Draft Class


One of the better provisions in the new collective bargaining agreement called for the draft pick signing deadline to be moved up. Last year at this time, many potential Royals were still negotiating.

This year, with an earlier deadline, many draftees were signed quickly, and the Royals signed all but nine of their selections in the 2012 draft (and 28 of their top 30 picks), highlighted by Kyle Zimmer in the first round.

Most of this year’s draft picks have been assigned to short-season rookie leagues which are approaching the midway point in their seasons, so it seems like a good enough time to check in and see how the 2012 draft class has performed so far.

Some have done well – Zimmer just got promoted to Kane County, Colin Rodgers has been nearly unhittable and Kenny Diekroeger and Fred Ford are leading what is known as the “Burlington Bomb Squad”. Others are struggling in their first weeks as a pro player.

RD POS Player AGE LEVEL STATS
1 RHP Kyle Zimmer 20 Kane County 10 IP 13 K 0 BB 0.90 ERA
2 LHP Sam Selman 21 Idaho Falls 26.1 IP 205 ERA 35/7 K/BB
3 LHP Colin Rodgers 18 Burlington 24.2 IP 0.73 ERA 0.649 WHIP 12/7 K/BB
4 2B Kenny Diekroeger 21 Burlington .274/.324/.495 – 6 HR 102 PA
5 C Chad Johnson 18 Arizona .228/.413/.281 – 75 PA
6 RHP Zachary Lovvorn 18 Arizona 22 IP, 15/14 K/BB 6.55 ERA
7 OF Fred Ford 20 Burlington .261/.391/.593 – 8 HR 110 PA
8 OF Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado 17 Arizona .316/.353/.354 – 85 PA
9 LHP Daniel Stumpf 21 Burlington 13.2 IP 14/2 K/BB 1.98 ERA 0.805 WHIP
10 OF/1B Alexis Rivera 18 Arizona .433/.476/.567 – 7/8 SB 103 PA
11 RHP Zeb Sneed 21 Idaho Falls 6.31 ERA 23/10 K/BB 25.2 IP
13 LHP Hunter Haynes 18 Arizona 8.47 ERA 17/8 K/BB 1.706 WHIP 17 IP
14 C Parker Morin 21 Idaho Falls .292/.319/.438 – 94 PA
15 LHP Dylan Sons 19 Arizona 6.88 ERA 2.412 WHIP 12/15 K/BB 17 IP
16 LHP Austin Fairchild 18 Burlington 1 IP, 1 K 2 BB 2 ER
17 OF Ariel Estades 18 Arizona .240/.309/.340 – 4/5 SB 56 PA
19 RHP Andrew Triggs 23 Kane County 19.1 IP 1.15 ERA 1.149 WHIP 18/4 K/BB (mostly at Kane County)
20 OF Shane Halley 22 Not Assigned
21 LHP Matthew Strahm 20 Idaho Falls 13.1 IP 24/8 K/BB 6.75 ERA 1.575 WHIP
22 RHP Alec Mills 20 Idaho Falls 18.1 IP 3.93 ERA 1.473 WHIP 19/6 K/BB
23 RHP Kevin Allen 21 Idaho Falls 14.2 IP 6.14 ERA 1.705 WHIP 13/5 K/BB
24 C Beau Maggi 21 Burlington .164/.378/.262 – 82 PA
25 LHP Matt Tenuta 18 Arizona 19.2 IP 1.37 ERA 1.322 WHIP 13/9 K/BB
26 1B Mark Donato 20 Arizona .292/.337/.494 – 9 2B 95 PA
27 RHP Ashton Goudeau 20 Arizona 14.2 IP 2.045 WHIP 6.14 ERA 19/9 K/BB
28 1B Sam Bates 22 Idaho Falls .222/.222/.444 – 18 PA
29 RHP John Walter 21 Burlington 13 IP 19/5 K/BB 1.38 ERA 1.000 WHIP
30 OF Ethan Chapman 22 Idaho Falls .338/.393/.446 – 10 SB 5 3B 146 PA
32 LHP Patrick Conroy 20 Burlington 27 IP 3.00 ERA 1.259 WHIP 21/8 K/BB
34 OF Marsalis Holloway 19 Arizona .125/.300/.125 – 10 PA
37 RHP Jake Newberry 17 Arizona 7.1 IP 1 R 0ER 3/1 K/BB 0.682 WHIP

Kane County is the Royals Low A affiliate, all others are different Rookie League teams

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