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The Royals announced today they have signed 27 draft picks, all college players, including third-round outfielder Anderson Miller.

Rnd Sel # Name DOB Pos School Bonus Slot
3 98 Anderson Miller 5/6/1994 CF Western Kentucky Univ. $581,300 $581,300
5 159 Roman Collins 6/17/1994 CF Florida Atlantic University $275,000 $322,700
7 219 Gabriel Cancel 12/8/1996 SS Padre Anibal Reyes Belen HS (PR) $200,000 $181,200
8 249 Byron Davis 9/29/1993 LHP University of Arkansas -Pine Bluff $25,000 $168,000
9 279 Joseph Markus 5/29/1996 LHP Indian River State College (FL) $130,000 $157,000
10 309 Alex Luna 2/11/1993 RHP University of Alabama-Birmingham $5,000 $149,700
11 339 Ben Johnson 5/4/1994 OF University of Texas
12 369 Daniel Concepcion 9/3/1993 RHP Virginia Commonwealth University
14 429 Nick Dini 7/27/1993 C Wagner College (NY)
16 489 Matt Ditman 8/13/1992 RHP Rice University
17 519 Matt Portland 2/11/1994 LHP Northwestern University
18 549 Brian Bayliss 8/4/1994 RHP Saint Joseph’s College (IN)
19 579 Emmanuel Rivera 6/29/1996 SS Universidad Interamericana (PR)
21 639 Austin Bailey 7/3/1992 SS University of San Diego
22 669 Drew Milligan 3/14/1993 LHP Delta State University (MS)
23 699 Colton Frabasilio 4/18/1993 OF Saint Louis University
24 729 Jonathan McCray 1/8/1995 2B San Bernardino Valley College
25 759 Tyler Carvalho 12/15/1994 RHP Mesa Community College (AZ)
26 789 Alex Close 3/19/1993 C Liberty University (VA)
27 819 Jacob Bodner 1/31/1993 RHP Xavier University
29 879 Mark McCoy 4/30/1994 LHP Rutgers University
30 909 Luke Willis 11/9/1992 OF George Mason University
31 939 Brian Bien 9/2/1992 SS Bowling Green State Univ.
32 969 Jake Kalish 7/9/1991 LHP George Mason University
33 999 Nate Esposito 6/25/1993 C Concordia University (OR)
34 1029 Taylor Ostrich 9/16/1992 1B Old Dominion University
35 1059 Trey Stover 6/10/1993 SS University of Hartford

The Royals have spent $1,216,300 of their allocated $7,499,358 draft bonus pool, leaving them $6,283,058 to sign their remaining five picks in the first ten rounds, including top pick Ashe Russell.

The Idaho Falls Chukars also announced their tentative roster today. Idaho Falls is usually for advanced players in their first professional season, or players that have graduated from lower levels. They begin play in the Pioneer League on June 18. Interestingly, sixth-round pick outfielder Cody Jones is listed on the roster, even though he is currently playing for TCU in the College World Series.

Catchers (3): Nicholas Dini, Pedro Gonzalez, Kyle Pollock

Infielders (6): Josh Banuelos, Ryan Dale, D.J. Burt, Marten Gasparini, Jeckson Flores, Luis Valenzuela

Outfielders (6): Roman Collins, Amalani Fukofuka, Brawlun Gomez, Cody Jones, Riley King, Alexis Rivera

Pitchers (12): Brian Bayliss, Tripp Davis, Todd Eaton, Cruz Guevara, Hunter Haynes, Carlos Herrera, Drew Milligan, Matt Portland, Alberto Rodriguez, Dylan Sons, Brandon Thomas, Ian Thomas

Idaho Falls press release here.