Royals Sign Eight More Draft Picks

The Royals are filling up their minor league system by adding to their draft class. Today, they confirmed the signing of eight more players, including third rounder Carter Hope out of Texas and fourth round catcher Zane Evans.

The full list of today’s signees:

That leaves just competitive balance pick Sean Manaea and Cody Stubbs as the lone unsigned draftees out of the top 10 rounds. Manaea is reportedly “very likely” to sign, though he won’t be signing for a discount. The slot amount for Manaea, the 34th overall selection, is $1.623 million, and the Royals have signed many of their players in the first ten rounds to under-slot deals to accommodate a higher signing bonus. They’re currently comfortably under their draft bonus pool cap at $1.6 million under budget.

Stubbs shouldn’t be a difficult signing. He’s a senior in college as it is. He hasn’t signed yet because North Carolina is playing in the College World Series. Once UNC is eliminated, he should sign quickly. He’ll likely be the last to sign out of the first ten rounds. First round pick Hunter Dozier signed early and is already set to head to Idaho Falls to start his professional career.

Rd Pos Name DOB From Signed?
1 SS Hunter Dozier 8/22/1991 Stephen F Austin 6/10/13 – $2.2 million
CB LHP Sean Manaea 2/1/1992 Indiana State
2 LHP Cody Reed 4/15/1993 NW Mississippi CC 6/11/13 – $1,198,500
3 RHP Carter Hope 2/5/1995 Woodlands HS (TX) 6/14/13
4 C Zane Evans 11/29/1991 Georgia Tech 6/14/13 – $400,000
5 OF Amalani Fukofuka 9/25/1995 James Logan HS (CA) 6/11/13 – $175,000
6 RHP Luke Farrell 6/7/1991 Northwestern 6/11/13
7 LHP Kyle Bartsch 3/10/1991 University of South Alabama 6/14/13
8 1B Cody Stubbs 1/14/1991 North Carolina
9 OF Daniel Rockett 11/9/1990 UT-San Antonio 6/11/13 – $147,000
10 OF Alex Newman 12/7/1992 Cypress College (CA) 6/13/13 – $125,000
11 C Xavier Fernandez 7/15/1995 Puerto Rico BB Academy 6/14/13
12 1B Brandon Dulin 12/29/1992 Longview College MO) 6/11/13
13 LHP Jonathan Dziedzic 2/4/1991 Lamar University 6/11/13
14 RHP Chase Darhower 1/12/1993 NW Florida St College 6/11/13
15 OF Dominique Taylor 8/11/1992 UC Irvine 6/11/13
16 RHP Kevin McCarthy 2/22/1992 Marist 6/11/13
17 RHP Kevin Perez 8/1/1993 Miami Dade CC South 6/11/13
18 C Frank Schwindel 6/29/1992 St. John’s 6/11/13
19 RHP Andrew Edwards 10/7/1991 Western Kentucky University 6/14/13
20 RHP Glenn Sparkman 5/11/1992 Wharton County JC (TX) 6/11/13 – $100,000
21 1B Shane Conlon 2/27/1992 Kansas State University
22 RHP Andrew Brockett 7/5/1992 Richmond University 6/11/13
23 LHP Javier Reynoso 10/31/1992 Middle Georgia College 6/14/13
24 OF Riley King 4/23/1994 Carroll College (MT) 6/11/13
25 SS Logan Gray 1/12/1995 Rockhurst HS
26 SS Trace Tam Sing 12/7/1991 Washington State University
27 LHP Christian Flecha 5/9/1995 Caguas Military Academy (PR) 6/14/13
28 SS Kevin Kuntz 5/29/1990 University of Kansas 6/11/13
29 RHP Alex Black 2/27/1991 Columbia University 6/11/13
30 2B Andrew Ayers 4/20/1991 California St Sacramento 6/11/13
31 RHP Timothy Zeuch 8/1/1995 Mason HS (OH)
32 RHP Michael Shawaryn 9/17/1994 Gloucester Catholic HS (NJ)
33 LHP Dalton Moats 5/24/1995 Park Hill Senior HS (KC MO)
34 RHP Isaac Anderson 9/4/1993 College of Southern Idaho
35 LHP Clay Miller 7/1/1994 Bayfield HS (CO)
36 1B Ryan McBroom 4/9/1992 West Virginia University
37 3B Will Craig 11/16/1994 Science Hill HS (TN)
38 OF Jake Matthews 12/29/2004 Ironwood Ridge HS (AZ)
39 SS John Sternagel 9/21/1994 Rockledge HS (FL)
40 RHP Keaton Steele 10/30/1991 Missouri


Topics: Carter Hope, Kansas City Royals, Zane Evans

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