Kansas City Royals 2015 MLB Draft Review

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Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Luna

Finally, the last pick of the second day of the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft for the Kansas City Royals was Alex Luna, a 6’4″, 200 lb right handed pitcher from the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

Luna was actually better during his junior campaign, when he posted a 7-1 record with a 1.76 ERA en route to being named to the All-Conference USA second team. However, this season was still solid, as Luna was 3-3 with a 3.44 ERA in 13 starts covering 70.2 innings.

Armed with a fastball in the low 90’s, Luna is more likely to rely upon his command than to fire the ball past the batter. With this profile, Luna may be more of a middle of the rotation starter instead of a potential ace, but he could be a nice prospect for the Royals in the next few years.

Alex Luna may never be the type of pitcher that ranks among the top prospects for the Kansas City Royals, but it would not be a surprise to see him rise through the minor leagues.

Next: Five Best Draft Picks in Royals History

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