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Second-round pick Selman close to signing

Second-round pick Selman close to signing

Second-round pick Selman close to signing
KANSAS CITY -- Second-round Draft pick Sam Selman was in Kansas City on Wednesday to have a physical examination, a Royals club official confirmed, and his signing appears imminent.

Selman, a left-handed pitcher out of Vanderbilt, is the teams' last remaining top-10 pick that has yet to sign.

In 17 games with the Commodores this season, Selman went 9-3 with a 3.55 ERA. He struck out 80 batters and walked 43 over 76 innings pitched.

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Additionally on Wednesday, the Royals announced the signing of their fourth-round pick, Stanford shortstop Kenny Diekroeger. Diekroeger was drafted in the second round of the 2009 Draft by Tampa Bay, but he passed on a contract to play for the Cardinal.

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