Kansas City, MO (June 8, 2013) - The Kansas City Royals completed the third and final day of the 2013 First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft today, selecting a total of 41 players over three days.
The Royals selected 21-year old Hunter Dozier, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound shortstop from Stephen F. Austin University, with the eighth overall pick on Thursday. Dozier batted .396 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI this season for the Lumberjacks. He led the Southland Conference in batting average, slugging percentage (.755), doubles (25) and home runs, earning Louisville Slugger First Team All-America honors. He was a two-time All-Southland Conference selection, becoming the first shortstop in school history to earn that distinction, and was an All-South Central Region selection last year, when he hit .357 with 22 doubles, 10 homers and 37 RBI. He majored in kinesiology at Stephen F. Austin.
Local Royals selections include 12th-round selection Brandon Dulin (1B) from Longview College in Lee's Summit, Mo., 21st-round pick Shane Conlon (1B) from Kansas State, 25th-rounder Logan Gray (SS) from Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, 28th-round pick Kevin Kuntz (SS), who is also the son of Royals first base coach Rusty Kuntz, from the University of Kansas, 31st-rounder Dalton Moats (LHP), from Park Hill Senior High School in Kansas City and 40th-rounder Keeton Steele (RHP) from the University of Missouri.
Here is a breakdown of the Royals 41 selections from the 2013 draft:
- 12 high school selections
- 29 college selections (21 four-year and eight junior college)
- 21 pitchers (13 right-handers and eight left-handers)
- Three catchers
- 11 infielders
- Six outfielders