Kansas City Royals sign 17 draftees

COURTESY: Kansas City Royals Sports Information

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 11, 2013) —The Kansas City Royals announced today that 17 of the team’s 41 selections from last week’s First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft have signed with the organization, highlighted by first-round selection Hunter Dozier (eighth overall), who signed Monday.

The other draft pick signings include: fifth-round pick Amalani FukoFuka, a center fielder from James Logan High School (CA); sixth-round selection Luke Farrell, a right-handed pitcher from Northwestern University; ninth-rounder Daniel Rockett, an outfielder the University of Texas-San Antonio; 12th-round pick Brandon Dulin, a first baseman from Longview College (MO); 13th-round selection Jonathan Dziedzic, a left-handed pitcher from Lamar University; 14th-round pick Chase Darhower, a right-handed pitcher from Northwest Florida State College; 15th-round selection Dominique Taylor, a center fielder from UC-Irvine; 16th-round selection Kevin McCarthy, a right-handed pitcher from Marist College (NY); 17th-rounder Kevin Perez, a right-handed pitcher from Miami Dade Community College; 18th-rounder Frank Schwindel, a catcher from St. John’s University; 20th-round selection Glenn Sparkman, a right-handed pitcher from Wharton County Junior College; 22nd-round pick Andrew Brockett, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Richmond; 24th-rounder Riley King, a center fielder from Carroll College (MT); 28th-round selection Kevin Kuntz, a shortstop from the University of Kansas; 29th-round pick Alex Black, a right-handed pitcher from Columbia University and 30th-round selection Andrew Ayers, a second baseman from Sacramento State University.

The 17 draft picks that have signed with the Royals are listed below.

Rnd

Sel #

Name

DOB

Pos

B

T

Ht

Wt

School City, State

1

8

Hunter Dozier

8/22/91

SS

R

R

6’4”

220

Stephen F. Austin Nacogdoches, TX

5

144

Amalani FukoFuka

9/25/95

CF

R

R

6’1”

180

James Logan HS (CA) Union City, CA

6

174

Luke Farrell

6/7/91

RHP

L

R

6’6”

210

Northwestern Evanston, IL

9

264

Daniel Rockett

11/9/90

OF

R

R

6’2”

200

UT-San Antonio San Antonio, TX

12

354

Brandon Dulin

12/29/92

1B

L

R

6’3”

225

Longview College Lee’s Summit, MO

13

384

Jonathan Dziedzic

2/4/91

LHP

R

L

6’0”

200

Lamar University Beaumont, TX

14

414

Chase Darhower

1/12/93

RHP

R

R

6’4”

215

Northwest Florida State Niceville, FL

15

444

Dominique Taylor

8/11/92

CF

R

R

6’1”

200

UC-Irvine Irvine, CA

16

474

Kevin McCarthy

2/22/92

RHP

R

R

6’3”

200

Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY

17

504

Kevin Perez

8/1/93

RHP

R

R

6’0”

205

Miami Dade CC South Miami, FL

18

534

Frank Schwindel

6/29/92

C

R

R

6’1”

205

St. John’s University Queens, NY

20

594

Glenn Sparkman

5/11/92

RHP

S

R

6’2”

210

Wharton County JC Wharton, TX

22

654

Andrew Brockett

7/5/92

RHP

R

R

5’11”

185

Richmond Richmond, VA

24

714

Riley King

4/23/94

CF

R

L

6’4”

210

Carroll College Helena, MT

28

834

Kevin Kuntz

5/29/90

SS

S

R

6’1”

185

Kansas Lawrence, KS

29

864

Alex Black

2/27/91

RHP

R

R

6’3”

210

Columbia New York, NY

30

894

Andrew Ayers

4/20/91

2B

R

R

5’11”

190

Sacramento State Sacramento, CA
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