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Royals ink 16 First-Year Player Draft choices

Royals ink 16 First-Year Player Draft choices

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Royals ink 16 First-Year Player Draft choices
ANAHEIM -- Sixteen of the Royals' 50 selections in this week's First-Year Player Draft have agreed to contracts, the club announced on Friday.

Among them were right-handed pitchers Aaron Brooks, the ninth-round pick from Cal State-San Bernadino, and Matthew Murray, the 10th-round choice from Georgia Southern University.

Others signed thus far include: outfielders D'Andre Toney (14th round), Terrance Gore (20), Gabriel Gray (35) and Tyler Chism (43); shortstop Nicholas Cuckovich (17); right-handed pitchers Andrew Ferguson (18), Ali Williams (34), Christian Witt (36), Andrew Durden (38) and Julio Morales (45); left-handed pitcher David Middendorf (22); catchers Lance Harper (23) and Travis Lane (41), and third baseman Mark Threlkeld (25).

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