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.

MyMLBDraft.comKyle Zimmer, RHP/San Francisco
MLB Draft InsiderKevin Gausman, RHP/LSU
Bleacher ReportKyle Zimmer
WalterFootball.comRichie Shaffer, 3B/Clemson
Jonathan Mayo/MLB.comKevin Gausman
MLB Draft Data Base
Draft SiteLucas Giolito, RHP/HS
Minor League BallKyle Zimmer
Through the FenceLucas Giolito
Jim Callis/Baseball AmericaKyle Zimmer
Kevin Goldstein/Baseball Pros.Max Fried, LHP/HS
Robbie Knopf/Seedling to StarsKyle Zimmer
Dave Perkin/SI.comKevin Gausman