June 8, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; TCU Horned Frogs pitcher Brandon Finnegan (29) against the UCLA Bruins during the Los Angeles super regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Royals select TCU lefty Brandon Finnegan with 17th pick

With the 17th pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft, the Kansas City Royals chose Brandon Finnegan, LHP from Texas Christian University. Finnegan is a 5’11″, 184lb collegiate.

Finnegan had been previously drafted in 2011 by the Texas Rangers. He has had shoulder injuries but appears to be healthy now. Finnegan throws in the low 90s, and as high as 97. His fastball shows good life, his slider is above average and he has a good change up.

He was on the 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team and was All-Big 12 Honorable Mention in 2013.

He went 4-5 with a 3.47 ERA in 2012, and 0-8 with a 3.18 ERA in 2013. In 141 innings, he only surrendered three home runs in those two years.

The Royals also own the 28th, 40th and 56th picks.


1. Brady Aiken, LHP, Houston Astros
2. Tyler Kolek, RHP, Miami Marlins
3. Carlos Rondon, LHP, Chicago White Sox
4. Kyle Schwarber, C, Chicago Cubs
5. Nick Gordon, SS, Minnesota Twins
6. Alex Jackson, OF, Seattle Mariners
7. Philadelphia Phillies, RHP, Aaron Nola
8. Colorado Rockies, LHP, Kyle Freeland
9. Toronto Blue Jays, RHP, Jeff Hoffman
10.  New York Mets, OF, Michael Conforto
11. Toronto Blue Jays, C, Max Pentecost
12. Milwaukee Brewers, LHP, Kodi Medeiros
13. San Diego Padres, SS, Trea Turner
14. San Francisco Giants, RHP, Tyler Beede
15. Los Angeles Angels, LHP, Sean Newcomb
16. Arizona Diamondbacks, RHP, Touki Toussaint
17. Kansas City Royals, LHP, Brandon Finnegan

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  • Cbprxh3

    Looks great.. Need a lefty in the pipeline.

  • Cbprxh3

    Times 2

  • Ryan Caltrider

    Looks like a left handed Aaron Crow. Can’t wait to see him in the bullpen in 2016.

    • jimfetterolf

      Crow still doesn’t have a change, so kinda blows that comp.

      • Ryan Caltrider

        I guess I meant more in terms of a first round pick that will likely turn into a reliever.