With the excitement of tomorrow’s First-Year Player Draft, the Fansided network will be hosting a live chat during the first round, the first supplemental round, and beyond (because the only thing more fun than a draft is talking about the results of the draft).
Check in at CallToThePen.com about 3:15 pm CST for the link to the chat room. Then, starting at 5:15 pm CST, join myself, our MLB Director Wally Fish, and other columnists from the Fansided MLB Network to discuss the picks as they come in. The draft starts at 6:00 pm CST.
As Royals fans, you may want to pop in early to be sure to catch our pick at #4 overall. Reports have pointed to KC taking University of Miami catcher Yasmani Grandal, though nothing’s official until it’s announced. Others who may be selected are Manny Machado and Jameson Taillon (if they happen to slip), Drew Pomeranz and Chris Sale.
We’ll see tomorrow. Thankfully, though, with the presence of Mike Moustakas, Michael Montgomery, Eric Hosmer, John Lamb and others, whoever the Royals take this year won’t be the top prospect by default. Considering the strength of this year’s first-round options, that’s a good sign for the Royals farm system.