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Royals picking fifth in First-Year Player Draft

Royals picking fifth in First-Year Player Draft

KANSAS CITY -- The Royals are a team that has built through the draft.

They'll have a chance to add to their stockpile of young talent on June 4, when the annual First-Year Player Draft kicks off. The draft order was announced Tuesday, and the Royals hold the fifth pick in the first round.

The Royals have already reaped rewards of high draft picks. Current players Alex Gordon, Luke Hochevar, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer were all selected with top five picks. Last year, the Royals selected Bubba Starling with the fifth overall pick. They'll have another crack at landing a future big-leaguer come June.

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