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.com||Kyle Zimmer, RHP/San Francisco|
|MLB Draft Insider||Kevin Gausman, RHP/LSU|
|Bleacher Report||Kyle Zimmer|
|WalterFootball.com||Richie Shaffer, 3B/Clemson|
|Jonathan Mayo/MLB.com||Kevin Gausman|
|MLB Draft Data Base|
|Draft Site||Lucas Giolito, RHP/HS|
|Minor League Ball||Kyle Zimmer|
|Through the Fence||Lucas Giolito|
|Jim Callis/Baseball America||Kyle Zimmer|
|Kevin Goldstein/Baseball Pros.||Max Fried, LHP/HS|
|Robbie Knopf/Seedling to Stars||Kyle Zimmer|
|Dave Perkin/SI.com||Kevin Gausman|