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Friday, May 11, 2012

If the PTBNL from the Royals is a 2011 Draft Pick

With the 2012 Draft on June 4 less than four weeks away and the PTBNL in the Astros/Royals Spring Training trade still unnamed, it is tempting to assume that the player to be named will be one of Kansas City's 2011 draft picks. A player cannot be traded until one year after he is drafted. This restriction would explain the delay in announcing the name of the player the Astros will receive in addition to Kevin Chapman.

Following is a listing of the 17 players the Royals drafted AND signed in the first 20 rounds of last summer's draft. Only three of these players are currently playing on a full season affiliate.

1. Bubba Starling, 19, OF. Starling has yet to play professionally.(Royals' #2 Prospect according to Baseball America)

2. Cam Gallagher, 19, C. 2011 Short Season-.157, two HR, nine RBI, 28 games.(Royals' #23 Prospect according to Baseball America)

3. Bryan Brickhouse, 19, RHP. Brickhouse, from the Woodlands, TX, has yet to play professionally.(Royals' #16 Prospect according to Baseball America)

4. Kyle Smith, 19, RHP. (Royals' #31 Prospect according to Baseball America)

5. Patrick Leonard, 19, OF. Leonard played for Craig Biggio at St. Thomas High School.

6. Cesar Ogando, 19, LHP. 2011 Short Season- 12 Games, 10.52 ERA, 32 IP, 23 K.

7. Kellen Moen, 23, RHP, Kane County. So far this season, Moen has made seven starts, pitched 35 2/3 innings struck out 35 and posted a 4.79 ERA in Low A.

9. Aaron Brooks, 22, Kane County. Brooks has seven starts for the Cougars. He has posted a 6.40 ERA with 31 K in 32 1/3 innings as a starter in 2012.

10. Matt Murray, 22, RHP. 2011 Short Season- 12 Games started. 53 IP, 58 K, 3.40 ERA.

11. Jerrell Allen, 19, OF. 2011 Short Season- .242, 5 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 12 RBI, 5 SB, 42 Games.

13. Stephen Lumpkins, 22, LHP. 2011 Short Season- 10 Games, 33 1/3 IP, 26 K, 7.02 ERA

14. D'Andre Toney, 20, OF. 2011 Short Season- .340, 5 HR, 29 RBI, .587 slugging, 43 games.

15. Dean Espy, 22, 1B, Kane County. Espy has eight hitless at bats so far in 2012.

16. Jack Lopez, 19, SS.(Royals' #25 Prospect according to Baseball America)

17. Nick Cuckovich, 20, SS. 2011 Short Season- .302, 7 2B, 19 RBI, 37 games.

18. Andy Ferguson, 22, RHP. 2011 Short Season- 20 games, 36 1/3 IP, 33 K, 5.45 ERA.

20. Terrance Gore, 20, OF. 2011 Short Season- .340, 16 RBI, 35 games.

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