Elijah Green is another prepster the KC Royals might pick up in the draft.
Also standing at 6-feet-3, Elijah Green is thicker than Druw Jones at 225 pounds. But he’s still very fast with good exit velocity even at this young age, and an outfielder KC President of Baseball Operations Dayton Moore and General Manager J.J. Picollo should have on their radar.
While he has committed to the University of Miami for college, a chance to earn big money and play in the majors at an early age might be too hard for Green to pass up.
His follow-through on a home run this year may remind you of a certain outfielder who gave the Royals several years of solid production. Kansas City fans would love to have a player who can match Lorenzo Cain’s talent level in the OF.
Stanford’s Brock Jones is another outfielder the Royals should consider.
Although Brock Jones is off to a slow start this season, the Stanford junior left-hander has a ton of potential. He smacked 18 homers while showing great plate discipline with a .453 OBP last season.
Some accolades for him from 2021 include All-Pac-12 First Team, Baseball America All-America Second Team, and College World Series All-Tournament Team. Jones was athletic enough to also play on the Stanford football team in 2019.
His play earned him a spot on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team. Playing alongside the best in college baseball, Jones hit three homers and legged out a triple.
If his numbers rebound to where they were last season, Jones could be gone before the Royals have a chance to select him. He could also fall to them and be a steal to help fill a void in the team’s organization.