The Royals have drafted Mike Moustakas with the 2nd overall pick.
A flurry of activity awaits the Royals this afternoon, as they finish up a three-game series in Cleveland beginning at 11:05, followed by the televised first round of the Draft at
Be here or be nowhere.
In Cleveland its Odalis Perez (3-5, 5.74 ERA) against Fausto Carmona (6-1, 3.29 ERA). With the mercurial Perez against the conflicted scientist who made a deal with the Devil, it should be a matchup for the ages. One we'll cherish for all time. With a win, the Royals sneak out of Cleveland with a series victory.
A Festival of Draft Links
-Bob Dutton reported yesterday that the Royals are avoiding Scott Boras, and will choose between Josh Vitters, Matt Moustakas, Jarrod Parker, and Devin Mesoraco.
-John Sickels ranks the top pitchers and hitters on the board.
-Jim Callis of Baseball America projects the Royals will take Vitters. (Hat Tip Royals Retro)
-Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus predicts the same.
-Rich Lederer and the Baseball Analysts discuss Josh Vitters here.
-Royal Expos Fan's prediction/preference Diary on the Draft.
-Jerry Crasnick chimes in with the obligatory story about late-round stars.
-Chris Constancio presents his study of High School Pitchers. Good read.