Welcome to day 3 of the MLB draft! Day 2 happened yesterday, because that’s how numbers work. The Royals made eight selections between 80th overall and 289th overall and continued their streak of acquiring college players; all eight selections came from college.
Just to quickly recap: On day one of the draft, the Royals selected Texas prep infielder Bobby Witt, Jr. with the second overall pick. When he signs he will easily be the top prospect in the system, and likely a top 50 prospect in all of baseball. With their second round pick, the Royals selected Florida Gators infielder Brady McConnell, who shows good pop but also strikes out a lot and may have some questions about where he ends up defensively. With their Competitive Balance pick, the Royals selected Arizona State right-handed pitcher Alec Marsh, who was their Friday starter, featuring a good five-pitch mix that includes a low-to-mid-90s fastball.
On day two, the Royals selected eight players.
In text form, here are the Royals selections from yesterday’s drafting, in order from the third round through the 10th:
- Grant Gambrell, RHP, Oregon State
- Michael Massey, 2B, Illinois
- John Rave, OF, Illinois State
- Dante Biasi, LHP, Penn State
- Noah Murdock, RHP, Virginia
- Drew Parrish, LHP, Florida State
- Clay Dungan, SS, Indiana State
- Anthony Veneziano, LHP, Coastal Carolina
Looking to waste some time at work (hey, we don’t judge) and follow along for day three? Here’s your info.
Where can I watch it?
MLB.com. It is not on MLB.tv.
When does it start?
11am Central. Or 12pm Eastern, I guess, if that’s how you roll.
What rounds will it cover?
Day three will cover the rest of the draft. That’s rounds 11 through 40, and will cover 900 (!) selections. The Royals themselves will add 30 more players.
That’s a lot of players! Will they all sign?
No. Some will. Others—specifically, the high schoolers—will probably go to college, especially deep into the later rounds. For instance, the Royals drafted Kameron Misner in the 33rd round of the 2016 draft. He went to Mizzou, and was selected 35th overall in this draft.
What more draft content can we expect from Royals Review?
Tomorrow, we’ll have a recap of the entire draft with a full list of all drafted players. We’ll also have a second draft podcast and a staff roundtable.
Are there any players left that you’d like the Royals see take a chance on today?