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Royals complete second day of Draft
06/10/2009 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.

112Crow, Aaron11/11/1986RHPRR6'2"205NoneKS
391Myers, Wil12/10/1990CRR6'3"190Wesleyan Christian AcademyNC
4122Dwyer, Christopher4/10/1988LHPRL6'3"210Clemson UniversityMA
5152Coleman, Harold4/4/1986RHPRR6'3"190Louisiana State UniversityMS
6182White, Mathiew1/22/1988RHPRR6'3"205University of New MexicoTX
7212Baumann, George12/9/1987LHPLL5'10"180Missouri State UniversityMO
8242Odenbach, Gardner9/3/1987RHPRR6'3"220University of ConnecticutNY
9272Theriot, Benjamin12/8/1987CLR6'1"190Texas State UniversityTX
10302Baldwin, Geoffrey11/8/19901BLL6'4"195Grand Junction HSCO
11332Wood, Ryan5/5/1987SSRR6'4"185East Carolina UniversityVA
12362Wooley, Nicholas4/18/1988RHPRR6'2"160William Woods UniversityIL
13392Adams, Lane11/13/1989OFRR6'4"190Red Oak HSOK
14422Simmons, Crawford6/10/1991LHPRL6'2"185Statesboro HSGA
15452Lyons, Scott12/30/1986SSRR6'0"180University of ArkansasCA
16482Diaz, Eric10/4/1988LHPLL6'2"184New Mexico JCNJ
17512Tschepikow, Benjamin9/22/19852BLR5'11"200University of ArkansasAR
18542Lafferty, Brendan5/27/1986LHPLL6'5"215UCLACA
19572Stovall, Cory12/16/19863BRR5'11"190Thomas UniversityFL
20602Keating, Patrick6/9/1987RHPRR6'2"220University of FloridaFL
21632Cooper, Marvin3/28/1988CFRR5'11"186Belhaven CollegeMS
22662Dennick, Ryan1/10/1987LHPLL6'0"205Tennessee Tech UniversityOH
23692Kelley, Scott10/2/1986RHPRR6'0"200Penn State UniversityIL
24722Jones, Zachary12/4/1990RHPRR6'1"185Santa Teresa HSCA
25752Folmer, Richard11/24/1986RHPRR6'0"215Stephen F. Austin UniversityTX
26782Frazer, Matthew5/23/19911BLR6'4"240Nitro HSWV
27812MacDougall, Gabriel4/13/1987LFRR6'2"210Lynn UniversityCA
28842Peterson, Eric10/8/19911BLR6'3"195Liberty HSWA
29872Zaharion, Nick11/8/1990RFRR6'2"220South Fork HSFL
30902Worrell, Josh11/17/1986RHPRR6'5"220Indiana Wesleyan UniversityMO

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