A Look at Early Stats From the Royals 2012 Draft Class


One of the better provisions in the new collective bargaining agreement called for the draft pick signing deadline to be moved up. Last year at this time, many potential Royals were still negotiating.

This year, with an earlier deadline, many draftees were signed quickly, and the Royals signed all but nine of their selections in the 2012 draft (and 28 of their top 30 picks), highlighted by Kyle Zimmer in the first round.

Most of this year’s draft picks have been assigned to short-season rookie leagues which are approaching the midway point in their seasons, so it seems like a good enough time to check in and see how the 2012 draft class has performed so far.

Some have done well – Zimmer just got promoted to Kane County, Colin Rodgers has been nearly unhittable and Kenny Diekroeger and Fred Ford are leading what is known as the “Burlington Bomb Squad”. Others are struggling in their first weeks as a pro player.

1RHPKyle Zimmer20Kane County10 IP 13 K 0 BB 0.90 ERA
2LHPSam Selman21Idaho Falls26.1 IP 205 ERA 35/7 K/BB
3LHPColin Rodgers18Burlington24.2 IP 0.73 ERA 0.649 WHIP 12/7 K/BB
42BKenny Diekroeger21Burlington.274/.324/.495 – 6 HR 102 PA
5CChad Johnson18Arizona.228/.413/.281 – 75 PA
6RHPZachary Lovvorn18Arizona22 IP, 15/14 K/BB 6.55 ERA
7OFFred Ford20Burlington.261/.391/.593 – 8 HR 110 PA
8OFAlfredo Escalera-Maldonado17Arizona.316/.353/.354 – 85 PA
9LHPDaniel Stumpf21Burlington13.2 IP 14/2 K/BB 1.98 ERA 0.805 WHIP
10OF/1BAlexis Rivera18Arizona.433/.476/.567 – 7/8 SB 103 PA
11RHPZeb Sneed21Idaho Falls6.31 ERA 23/10 K/BB 25.2 IP
13LHPHunter Haynes18Arizona8.47 ERA 17/8 K/BB 1.706 WHIP 17 IP
14CParker Morin21Idaho Falls.292/.319/.438 – 94 PA
15LHPDylan Sons19Arizona6.88 ERA 2.412 WHIP 12/15 K/BB 17 IP
16LHPAustin Fairchild18Burlington1 IP, 1 K 2 BB 2 ER
17OFAriel Estades18Arizona.240/.309/.340 – 4/5 SB 56 PA
19RHPAndrew Triggs23Kane County19.1 IP 1.15 ERA 1.149 WHIP 18/4 K/BB (mostly at Kane County)
20OFShane Halley22Not Assigned
21LHPMatthew Strahm20Idaho Falls13.1 IP 24/8 K/BB 6.75 ERA 1.575 WHIP
22RHPAlec Mills20Idaho Falls18.1 IP 3.93 ERA 1.473 WHIP 19/6 K/BB
23RHPKevin Allen21Idaho Falls14.2 IP 6.14 ERA 1.705 WHIP 13/5 K/BB
24CBeau Maggi21Burlington.164/.378/.262 – 82 PA
25LHPMatt Tenuta18Arizona19.2 IP 1.37 ERA 1.322 WHIP 13/9 K/BB
261BMark Donato20Arizona.292/.337/.494 – 9 2B 95 PA
27RHPAshton Goudeau20Arizona14.2 IP 2.045 WHIP 6.14 ERA 19/9 K/BB
281BSam Bates22Idaho Falls.222/.222/.444 – 18 PA
29RHPJohn Walter21Burlington13 IP 19/5 K/BB 1.38 ERA 1.000 WHIP
30OFEthan Chapman22Idaho Falls.338/.393/.446 – 10 SB 5 3B 146 PA
32LHPPatrick Conroy20Burlington27 IP 3.00 ERA 1.259 WHIP 21/8 K/BB
34OFMarsalis Holloway19Arizona.125/.300/.125 – 10 PA
37RHPJake Newberry17Arizona7.1 IP 1 R 0ER 3/1 K/BB 0.682 WHIP

Kane County is the Royals Low A affiliate, all others are different Rookie League teams