Royals Sign Eight More Draft Picks


The Royals are filling up their minor league system by adding to their draft class. Today, they confirmed the signing of eight more players, including third rounder Carter Hope out of Texas and fourth round catcher Zane Evans.

The full list of today’s signees:

That leaves just competitive balance pick Sean Manaea and Cody Stubbs as the lone unsigned draftees out of the top 10 rounds. Manaea is reportedly “very likely” to sign, though he won’t be signing for a discount. The slot amount for Manaea, the 34th overall selection, is $1.623 million, and the Royals have signed many of their players in the first ten rounds to under-slot deals to accommodate a higher signing bonus. They’re currently comfortably under their draft bonus pool cap at $1.6 million under budget.

Stubbs shouldn’t be a difficult signing. He’s a senior in college as it is. He hasn’t signed yet because North Carolina is playing in the College World Series. Once UNC is eliminated, he should sign quickly. He’ll likely be the last to sign out of the first ten rounds. First round pick Hunter Dozier signed early and is already set to head to Idaho Falls to start his professional career.

1SSHunter Dozier8/22/1991Stephen F Austin6/10/13 – $2.2 million
CBLHPSean Manaea2/1/1992Indiana State
2LHPCody Reed4/15/1993NW Mississippi CC6/11/13 – $1,198,500
3RHPCarter Hope2/5/1995Woodlands HS (TX)6/14/13
4CZane Evans11/29/1991Georgia Tech6/14/13 – $400,000
5OFAmalani Fukofuka9/25/1995James Logan HS (CA)6/11/13 – $175,000
6RHPLuke Farrell6/7/1991Northwestern6/11/13
7LHPKyle Bartsch3/10/1991University of South Alabama6/14/13
81BCody Stubbs1/14/1991North Carolina
9OFDaniel Rockett11/9/1990UT-San Antonio6/11/13 – $147,000
10OFAlex Newman12/7/1992Cypress College (CA)6/13/13 – $125,000
11CXavier Fernandez7/15/1995Puerto Rico BB Academy6/14/13
121BBrandon Dulin12/29/1992Longview College MO)6/11/13
13LHPJonathan Dziedzic2/4/1991Lamar University6/11/13
14RHPChase Darhower1/12/1993NW Florida St College6/11/13
15OFDominique Taylor8/11/1992UC Irvine6/11/13
16RHPKevin McCarthy2/22/1992Marist6/11/13
17RHPKevin Perez8/1/1993Miami Dade CC South6/11/13
18CFrank Schwindel6/29/1992St. John’s6/11/13
19RHPAndrew Edwards10/7/1991Western Kentucky University6/14/13
20RHPGlenn Sparkman5/11/1992Wharton County JC (TX)6/11/13 – $100,000
211BShane Conlon2/27/1992Kansas State University
22RHPAndrew Brockett7/5/1992Richmond University6/11/13
23LHPJavier Reynoso10/31/1992Middle Georgia College6/14/13
24OFRiley King4/23/1994Carroll College (MT)6/11/13
25SSLogan Gray1/12/1995Rockhurst HS
26SSTrace Tam Sing12/7/1991Washington State University
27LHPChristian Flecha5/9/1995Caguas Military Academy (PR)6/14/13
28SSKevin Kuntz5/29/1990University of Kansas6/11/13
29RHPAlex Black2/27/1991Columbia University6/11/13
302BAndrew Ayers4/20/1991California St Sacramento6/11/13
31RHPTimothy Zeuch8/1/1995Mason HS (OH)
32RHPMichael Shawaryn9/17/1994Gloucester Catholic HS (NJ)
33LHPDalton Moats5/24/1995Park Hill Senior HS (KC MO)
34RHPIsaac Anderson9/4/1993College of Southern Idaho
35LHPClay Miller7/1/1994Bayfield HS (CO)
361BRyan McBroom4/9/1992West Virginia University
373BWill Craig11/16/1994Science Hill HS (TN)
38OFJake Matthews12/29/2004Ironwood Ridge HS (AZ)
39SSJohn Sternagel9/21/1994Rockledge HS (FL)
40RHPKeaton Steele10/30/1991Missouri