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Yesterday, the Kansas City Royals, and the rest of baseball, took part in the second day of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft. With a pick in rounds three through ten, as well as their two first round picks and a second round pick, the Royals have now drafted eleven players this season.
While it is obviously ludicrous to expect that all of these players will make an impact upon the Royals during their careers, they are certainly worth watching. After all, how many later round draft picks have gone on to become solid players, or even stars in the Major Leagues? Perhaps, with their picks yesterday, the Royals were able to snag one of these players.
Yesterday, we took a look at Ashe Russell, the 21st overall selection of the draft. Standing at 6’4″ and weighing 195 lbs, his arm slot and mid 90’s fastball have drawn comparisons to Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz. If Russell can pitch like Buchholz can when he is in the right frame of mental state, he would certainly be quite the asset for the Royals in the next few years.
But what of the other players selected by the Kansas City Royals? How do they stack up? What type of player could then turn into? Well, let us take a look at the Royals draft picks from each of the first two days, starting with their second first round pick, Nolan Watson.
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