These players could play for the Chukars: Royals complete 2019 draft


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Idaho Falls, ID — On Wednesday, the 2019 MLB 1st Year Player Draft wrapped up with rounds 11-40 occurring. Monday and Tuesday saw the first ten rounds occur with two additional compensation rounds. The Kansas City Royals, the parent club of the Idaho Falls Chukars, selected 41 players in the draft, with one of the players coming in the compensation round.

Kansas City held the second overall pick in the draft and selected Bobby Witt Jr., a shortstop from Colleyville Heritage High School in Colleyville, TX. Witt is the son of former major league pitcher Bobby Witt, who pitched in the big leagues for parts of 16 seasons. The elder Witt was drafted third overall by the Texas Rangers in the 1985 MLB 1st Year Player Draft, making it the first father-son duo to be drafted in the top five picks in MLB history.

After Witt, the Royals selected Division 1 collegiate players with 16 of their next 17 picks. Florida shortstop Brady McConnell was taken with the Royals’ second round pick, while Arizona State right-handed pitcher Alec Marsh was taken in Compensation Round B. A full list of the Royals’ 2019 draft picks are listed below.

2019 Draft Selections

1 - Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville Heritage High school (Texas)

2 - Brady McConnell, SS, University of Florida

CBB - Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

3 - Grant Gambrell, RHP, Oregon State

4 - Michael Massey, 2B, University of Illinois

5 - John Rave, OF, Illinois State

6 - Dante Biasi, LHP, Penn State

7 - Noah Murdock, RHP, University of Virginia

8 - Drew Parrish, LHP, Florida State

9 - Clay Dungan, SS, Indiana State

10 - Anthony Veneziano, LHP, Coastal Carolina

11 - Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B, Old Dominion

12 - Adam Lukas, RHP, University of Evansville

13 - Tyler Tolbert, SS, University of Alabama Birmingham

14 - Justin Hooper, LHP, UCLA

15 - Sean Bretz, RHP, University of Houston

16 - Erick Figueroa, RHP, Juan Jose Maunez High School (Puerto Rico)

17 - A.J. Franklin, LHP, Vanderbilt University

18 - Burle Dixon, OF, Cosumnes River College

19 - Austin Manning, LHP, USC

20 - Cody Davenport, RHP, Central Arkansas

21 - Matthew Stil, RHP, Rowan College at Gloucester

22 - Jake Means, 3B, Indiana State

23 - Elliott Anderson, LHP, Auburn University

24 - Alex Smith, LHP, University of Memphis

25 - Josh Broughton, RHP, Valdosta State

26 - Jay Charleston, 2B, University of Tennessee

27 - Zack Phillips, LHP, Ole Miss

28 - Riley Boyd, RHP, Jefferson College (Missouri)

29 - Jon Beymer, RHP, Wabash Valley College,

30 - Jimmy Govern, 2B, Eastern Illinois University

31 - Mike Filia, OF, UC Irvine

32 - Saul Garza, C, LSU

33 - Patrick Smith, LHP, Purdue University

34 - Justin Fall, LHP, Brookdale CC

35 - Jonah Dipoto, RHP, UC San Diego

36 - Andy Martin, OF, Hialeah Senior High School (Florida)

37 - Reggie Crawford, LHP, North Schuylkill High School (Pennsylvania)

38 - Augie Sylk, LHP, USC

39 - Jorge Corona, C, Miami Killian High School (Florida)

40 - David Estevez, RHP, Pembroke Pines Charter High School (Florida)

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