Royals complete second day of Draft06/10/2009 6:13 PM ET
Kansas City, MO (June 10, 2009) -- The Royals completed the second day of the 2009 First-Year Rule 4 Player Draft today, selecting 27 players after drafting two on Tuesday.
The Royals made history with their first pick of the day as they selected left-handed pitcher Christopher Dwyer from Clemson University in the fourth round. The 6'3", 210 lb. Dwyer is the first eligible freshman selected from a four-year college since the institution of the Draft in 1965. Dwyer became eligible for the 2009 Draft upon turning 21 in April.
The Royals closed the day by selecting Josh Worrell in the 30th round out of Indiana Wesleyan University. Worrell is the son of former St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Todd Worrell and the nephew of former Major League pitcher Tim Worrell.
Kansas City started the day with five consecutive pitchers from the college ranks. The club selected seven players out of high school and 20 from the college ranks today, including one junior college pick. Among the 29 players selected, the position-by-position breakdown includes: 16 pitchers (10 right-handers, six left-handers), two catchers, seven infielders and four outfielders.
Below is a complete list of the players selected by the Kansas City Royals through the first two days of the 2009 Rule 4 First-Year Player Draft. The draft concludes with rounds 31 through 50 on Thursday.
|3||91||Myers, Wil||12/10/1990||C||R||R||6'3"||190||Wesleyan Christian Academy||NC|
|4||122||Dwyer, Christopher||4/10/1988||LHP||R||L||6'3"||210||Clemson University||MA|
|5||152||Coleman, Harold||4/4/1986||RHP||R||R||6'3"||190||Louisiana State University||MS|
|6||182||White, Mathiew||1/22/1988||RHP||R||R||6'3"||205||University of New Mexico||TX|
|7||212||Baumann, George||12/9/1987||LHP||L||L||5'10"||180||Missouri State University||MO|
|8||242||Odenbach, Gardner||9/3/1987||RHP||R||R||6'3"||220||University of Connecticut||NY|
|9||272||Theriot, Benjamin||12/8/1987||C||L||R||6'1"||190||Texas State University||TX|
|10||302||Baldwin, Geoffrey||11/8/1990||1B||L||L||6'4"||195||Grand Junction HS||CO|
|11||332||Wood, Ryan||5/5/1987||SS||R||R||6'4"||185||East Carolina University||VA|
|12||362||Wooley, Nicholas||4/18/1988||RHP||R||R||6'2"||160||William Woods University||IL|
|13||392||Adams, Lane||11/13/1989||OF||R||R||6'4"||190||Red Oak HS||OK|
|14||422||Simmons, Crawford||6/10/1991||LHP||R||L||6'2"||185||Statesboro HS||GA|
|15||452||Lyons, Scott||12/30/1986||SS||R||R||6'0"||180||University of Arkansas||CA|
|16||482||Diaz, Eric||10/4/1988||LHP||L||L||6'2"||184||New Mexico JC||NJ|
|17||512||Tschepikow, Benjamin||9/22/1985||2B||L||R||5'11"||200||University of Arkansas||AR|
|19||572||Stovall, Cory||12/16/1986||3B||R||R||5'11"||190||Thomas University||FL|
|20||602||Keating, Patrick||6/9/1987||RHP||R||R||6'2"||220||University of Florida||FL|
|21||632||Cooper, Marvin||3/28/1988||CF||R||R||5'11"||186||Belhaven College||MS|
|22||662||Dennick, Ryan||1/10/1987||LHP||L||L||6'0"||205||Tennessee Tech University||OH|
|23||692||Kelley, Scott||10/2/1986||RHP||R||R||6'0"||200||Penn State University||IL|
|24||722||Jones, Zachary||12/4/1990||RHP||R||R||6'1"||185||Santa Teresa HS||CA|
|25||752||Folmer, Richard||11/24/1986||RHP||R||R||6'0"||215||Stephen F. Austin University||TX|
|26||782||Frazer, Matthew||5/23/1991||1B||L||R||6'4"||240||Nitro HS||WV|
|27||812||MacDougall, Gabriel||4/13/1987||LF||R||R||6'2"||210||Lynn University||CA|
|28||842||Peterson, Eric||10/8/1991||1B||L||R||6'3"||195||Liberty HS||WA|
|29||872||Zaharion, Nick||11/8/1990||RF||R||R||6'2"||220||South Fork HS||FL|
|30||902||Worrell, Josh||11/17/1986||RHP||R||R||6'5"||220||Indiana Wesleyan University||MO|
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